Alice I understand how stressful this is for all of you. Here is a link to a site that helps explain test results Broadway Vet BW Explanations http://tinyurl.com/2ex549 Just click on the item and open the pdf file. For example it says moderately elevated HCT could possibly be a sign of dehydration.
After fighting anemia with a CRF kitty and several FeLV kitties I understand your frustration. I didn't get alarmed until the HCT fell below 20%. I did use supplements like NutriVed, Super B Complex. B12 and folic acid to help them build new red blood cells. I rescued a litter of 4 positive 4 week old kittens and lost all 4 of them. Mattie who was blind made it the longest to about 16 months. I had adopted 2 positive kittens from a nearby rescue group and lost them after just a few months to FIP. I had earlier rescued 2 positive kittens, about 4 month old. I only have Rocket left. She is just over 3 now and is starting to show signs of the disease. The heartbreak doesn't get any easier. The thought that keeps me going is they had a good life for as long as they were on this earth. They were loved and cared for. So many wonderful kitties don't even have that and they aren't FeLV kitties. We do what we can with the resources we have. And we treasure each day we have these wonderful companions. Hugs top Murphy and all of you Sharyl --- On Sat, 7/24/10, Alice Flowers <aliceflow...@sbcglobal.net> wrote: > From: Alice Flowers <aliceflow...@sbcglobal.net> > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Now it's Murphy-I can't take much more > To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Date: Saturday, July 24, 2010, 7:02 PM > Terry-thank you for keeping Murphy in > your thoughts. He has consistently tested > negative for Hemotropic Mycoplasmas. His Absolute > Reticulocyte count is now > 35200. Both Murphy and Rosie have been on LTCI injections > since last September. > We began treatment before any symptoms appeared and their > HCT levels were in the > high 30s, low 40s. I just got the faxes on their blood > tests. Murphy's HCT is > 22.3, Rosie's is 46.5. I am thinking of giving them another > injection tomorrow, > the last one was June 27-it will be 28 days-but the other > thing is, should I do > both cats or just Murphy? Is there such a thing as having a > too high HCT level > (like Rosie's 46.5)? Just watching my Murphy sleep > and hurting because we can't > stop this train wreck. Alice > _______________________________________________ > 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