Sorry to tag on to this most recent message, but don't have time at the moment to get to a direct reply to Laura.
Was just on the LTCI Now portion of Immulan's website, and they list doctors/vet clinics that are using the therapy. One of them is the Greater Atlanta Veterinary Medical Group (in Georgia, yes?), and Dr. Jory W. Olsen is listed as the specific vet using the therapy. It certainly might be worth a call to this facility to start a conversation between Dr. Olsen and your local vet in GA. Of course, once can't believe everything read on the web, but it's a good indication that someone in Georgia is able to get the drug. I also read that LTCI is becoming so popular that it is now on back-order. If we're thinking we will be needing doses fairly soon, it would be good to get the orders in well ahead of time. Sara -----Original Message----- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of jbero tds.net Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 11:42 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Help - I can't get LTCI in Georgia! Laura, I am sorry to hear about your situation. To be honest, I would probably contact a vet out of state, pick up the injections and do it myself. They are simply subcutaneous injections that can be easily given. If you are near a state border, I would drive and personally pick it up myself. Imulan can give you the name of vets in a particular area that have or have used to drug. If you are having difficulty with this, let me know where you are and I can contact them. Then contact the vet and ask if you could simply pick up the medication. I did this. It took a little talking and open communication between vets, but in the end wasn't all that difficult. You can get a three or ten pack, bring it home (kept in the fridge, in the dark) and do the injections as needed. (weekly and first, then biweekly then monthly) You don't have to go to the vet every time. Then simply bring him to your vet to check a CBC (completely blood count) and intermittently a BMP (basic metabolic panel) and follow his response. Other options include acemannan (an injection into the abdominal cavity - more difficult injection) or ambotrose (similar to acemannan but oral - can be ordered from Mannatech corp) or interferon (you haven't had much luck I guess), or you could try Vitamin C (as has been the hot topic recently). Personally, I have an FIV cat that I am planning on trying this on. I want to see if it is possible to reverse his FIV status to negative with it. I will let you know. Good luck and may God bless you. Jenny On 12/10/09, LauraM <hingebacktorto...@yahoo.com> wrote: > As some of you may have read in my post from last week, my vet and I had > planned to start Bridget on LTCI. Unfortunately, when my vet tried to order > it, there was a problem. For some reason, the GA state vet isn't allowing > the drug into the state at this time, for anybody - some legal issue. > So.....what are my options? I was excited & hopeful about the possibilities > of this drug & now Bridget can't have it. > What other therapies can you folks recommend? I've used interferon with two > cats with no success. Bridget is currently asymptomatic, but I would like to > try something, anything, to buy her as much time as possible. I'd appreciate > any suggestions. Thanks. > Laura > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org __________ NOD32 4694 (20091216) Information __________ This message was checked by NOD32 antivirus system. http://www.eset.com _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org