Alright Alice, It is so rare to have good news in this group. I am so happy for you and Murphy. You really hit him with some good stuff, I will pray that it continues to work. Right on!!!
Jenny On 8/15/10, Alice Flowers <aliceflow...@sbcglobal.net> wrote: > > It is one day at a time-the roller coaster is going up this week. Last > Sunday > evening I thought he would not make it through the night. I had spent the > weekend hand feeding and watering him with a syringe-he spent most of the > time > stretched out on the bed. We went ahead and gave him the Procrit (Epogen) > and > LTCI shot-I put them in one syringe so I would only have to give him one > shot. > He didn't even flinch. I thought he'd be gone by morning. I woke up at 5:30 > to > get ready for work and I didn't see him on the bed-I went to the kitchen > and saw > both he and Rosie sitting at the open slider door screen (it was a nice > cool > evening-we left it open) watching the birds at the feeders!! He came > trotting > over complaining about breakfast-got his meds and ate a decent amount of > wet and > a few morsels of dry. He slowly improved over the week and we had a vet > appt on > Friday (8/13). They did an in house PCV, but it was 19-I think the last > time he > may have been dehydrated-it was 27-28 and the time before it was > 18.5 (7/23). > She was happy with the pinkness of his gums-not real pink, but not that > death > white color we dread. His fever was gone, back down to 100.5 from 104.7 > the > week before. She suspected he had a herpes virus-he developed a little > lesion on > the top of his nose that has healed. Luckily we picked up our LTCI order > that > day-she said she wanted to keep him on it weekly for now until his numbers > get > back up. I will never try and space the LTCI 8-10 weeks apart. That is when > he > crashed with this anemia. Luckily his last CBC on 8/7 stated that the > Absolute > Reticulocyte count of 70610 shows that it is so far a regenerative anemia. > I > have the higher calorie wet food from the vet and he really likes it. We > are > taking it a day at a time, but he is perking up-he still sleeps alot-but in > his > usual spots near the desk and he is wanting to stay near us. He isn't up to > leaping for the top of the bookcase yet. When I woke up this morning, he > was > jabbering at me, lying between the pillows and watching the young pheasants > eating spilled birdseed from the feeders through the low bedroom window at > the > head of the bed. We watched the birds for awhile, then I got up-he raced to > the > kitchen ahead of me, wanting his breakfast! He got his pills and a good > breakfast. I don't know what tomorrow will bring, but today is a good day. > He is > to stay on the Procrit 3x a week, doxy 2x a day, interferon 2x a day, LTCI > once > a week, and iron capsules once a day. We will give one more PennG shot for > good > measure-they last 5 days. I am grateful for your purrayers-I do believe > they > help immensely! I am lucky to have such kind vets-they take us at a moments > notice. I think it helps to have a cat only practice to go to, (Sacramento > Cat > Hospital) plus they are open minded and progressive-they did not hesitate > when I > asked them to order the Imulan after they read up on it. This is a hard > journey > we are all on, we lost the 4 brothers last year despite trying the > transfusion > and other meds. It helps to have people who understand-sometimes even > family > members look at us like we are insane-LOL Alice and Glenn - owned by > Sweet > Rosie and Mr Murphy! > _______________________________________________ > 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