Alice, You are riding quit the roller coaster. I have to tell you that I think the hematocrit is fantastic. Was epogen given, I don't recall. To reverse anemia in felv cat is a great accomplishment. It suggests that he still has normal progenitor cells capable of making healthy RBCs which means the virus has not completely won.
Fever can come from a lot of things - infection, stress, lymphoma, toxins, autoimmune diseases, etc. In human medicine, when all identifiable causes of fever are ruled out, it is called and FUO - fever of unknown origin. There are a lot of cytokines and fever producing molecules/proteins that are associated with hematologic processes. Often fever is a result of the immune system being active - whether this is in response to infection, toxin or neoplastic disease. Although, I would be very cautious about a fever and look for any source of infection or neoplasm, I would also not consider a fever to be a bad thing. There is so much that is unknown about felv and how the body reacts to it especially in the presence of treatment. I would not consider it out of the realm of possibility that the treatment you have provided is aiding him in fighting the virus. This could easily cause a low grade fever. What I am trying to say is that a fever may in fact indicate something positive rather than negative. Again, I would be cautious and look for any sign of infection of neoplasm. I would also still follow the CBC. The hematocrit, though is wonderful. I will continue to pray for all of you. Jenny On 8/6/10, Alice Flowers <aliceflow...@sbcglobal.net> wrote: > > What the heck-we can't get well!!! His gums are looking nice and pink-his > PCV in > the office is up to 27-28 from 2 weeks ago. His temp was 104.7 today when > it had > been 101.6 the last 2 visits-7/23 and 7/29. That explains his dry, warm > nose. > They gave him a shot of PennG and I will repeat in 5 days at home and to > keep > him on all the meds like we have been the last 2 weeks. He's been on > Doxycycline > for 2 weeks. He is down only 2.5 oz but overall has gone from 11 lb 15 oz > in > November to 10 lb 2 oz today. He looks bright, but is sleeping a lot. I > don't > get it-what is causing the fever??? > _______________________________________________ > 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