Hello again, Stanley has suddenly taken a turn for the worse. In the last two weeks, he has gotten very lethargic and not eaten well. We've taken two sets of x-rays: the first showed all his organs well, then the second two weeks later his organs weren't even visible because of all the fluid buildup in his belly. We have him on buprenorphine, prednisolone, and appetite stimulant. He doesn't have anemia yet and has a low grade fever of 103.. He is responding to the medication as well as could be expected, I suppose. The fluid in his belly has also seemed to stabilize a bit since he had the last xray this past Monday. He actually does eat some--he likes his treats and I'm going to make him the liver shake to see if he'll eat that.
I have a few questions I'd like to get some opinions on. I have some alpha interferon and was wondering if it was too late to try some of that and, if so, what dosage should I give him? The second is should I have the fluid removed from his belly? I think he'd be more comfortable, although I'm sure the procedure is probably painful. Can he be anesthesized for that procedure and is it worth putting him through the pain? Thanks for some opinions. Diane -- Diane Tyler Spenser's Legacy Animal Rescue www.SpensersLegacy.org _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org