Janet, One would think there would be treatment, but to be honest, most researchers aren't that interested in curing cat illnesses. Usually their discoveries are a result of trying to find cures in human medicine.
Anyway, a lymphocyte count that high (38,000) is really suggestive of a lymphoma. You know it's interesting about vitamin C. Recently they have looked into treating people with non Hodgkin's lymphoma with IV Vitamin C and had some good success. The research was abandoned in the past because oral vitamin C was studied and not as effective. Additionally Vitamin A, Vitamin D3 and Vitamin E have been proposed to help. You could get these at a natural food store and add them to the diet. I can check into the dosages. A high quality wet food like Wellness works well for mixing in supplements. Although I think a combination chemotherapy and orthomolecular treatment (high dose vitamin) would work best, I understand how finances can be limiting. To give the vitamin C IV, you have to bring your cat to the clinic and have a slow infusion. They can put in a catheter so you can do repeat infusions. Sally would know more about the specific protocol and doses. You also need a vet willing to try it as this is not the common approach. I'll try to contact Sally. Jenny On Sun, May 2, 2010 at 2:36 PM, kia <kia...@yahoo.com> wrote: > Hello all, > Thanks for the advice so far. > My vet did not do a leukemia test that I know of. This last time I think he > just did a CBC. Because her lymphocyte count had jumped from 25,000 to > 38,000 I guess he assumes she has leukemia/lymphoma. He did send the blood > to a university hospital but I don't know where. To my knowledge there are > no oncologists or hemotologists in my area. Unfortunately I cannot afford a > specialist any way. I would be willing to look into this vitamin C treatment > though if it was within our budget. Unfortunately for us all my husband is > not an animal lover like me and doesn't want to spend any extra money on Kia > or the others. > You'd think with all the medical advances these days, they would have a > cure for these common feline killers. > thanks again, > janet > > > > _______________________________________________ > 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