No, we didn't get a good reason as to why it really happened. And to be honest, after looking back on everything I'm not even sure they checked her blood type. =( It was definitely a learning lesson though for the future.
Michelle Brockman "It is when we forget ourselves that we do the things which will be remembered" > Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2010 13:59:31 -0700 > From: mr_mok...@yahoo.com > To: email@example.com > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] URGENT: help needed re: info on transfusions/epogen, > etc > > did the vet have any idea about why a rejection would occur? > surely it's standard to type the donor and donee before transfusing... > > it's an option in the tool box and knowing about it is good. also, every cat > is > different [just like us] and mileage may vary when it comes to various > treatments > Barb+Smoky the House Puma+El Bandito Malito > > > "My cat the clown: paying no mind to whom he should impress. Merely living > his > life, doing what pleases him, and making me smile." > > - Anonymous > > > > > ________________________________ > From: Michelle Brockman <teals...@hotmail.com> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Sent: Tue, August 24, 2010 3:53:45 PM > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] URGENT: help needed re: info on transfusions/epogen, > etc > > > I always caution people about transfusions based on my own experience. Our > kitten needed a transfusion due to her levels being so low which she did get. > After the transfusion she perked up and seemed like she was getting better > however an hour and half after she started to crash. Three hours later she > was > dead. The vet said that cats can have a bad reaction to the transfusion and > in > essence 'reject' the new blood. I wasn't aware if this before hand. I would > have > rather had a few more days with her rather than be blindsided by her death by > transfusion....if she was going to die anyway. > > > Hopefully someone can give some helpful suggestions - I just know that > transfusions, depending on the circumstances aren't always the best answer. I > know too that we tried procrit but that took too long to have any effect and > ultimately was pointless. > > Prayers for Josie... > > > > Michelle Brockman > "It is when we forget ourselves that we do the things which will be > remembered" > > > > > > > > From: twelvehousec...@gmail.com > > Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2010 15:57:26 -0400 > > To: lini...@fastmail.fm; gcru...@centurytel.net; ma...@bemikitties.com; > >FeLVTalk@felineleukemia.org; felvpositivec...@yahoogroups.com; > >cats.ro...@gmail.com > > Subject: [Felvtalk] URGENT: help needed re: info on transfusions/epogen, etc > > > > just got an email from a rescue i work with, about someone who adopted > > a FeLV positive a few months ago. kitty is NOT doing well--with a > > hematocrit of 8. she asked her vet about doing a transfusion, and he > > said that's not done with FeLV cats. well, other than getting a new > > vet, i'm asking you guys for help. (he's also saying it could be > > whatever-they're-now-calling-hemobartenellosis.) i've got all the info > > from the rescue, and the contact info of the cat's mom. > > > > i know that some of you have experience with this, which i do not: if > > any of you are willing/able to help walk lisa (the human) and josie > > (the cat) through this, please let me know! feline anemia boards? i've > > suggested she check www.adopt.bemikitties for local vets (she MAY be > > in the miami, FL area, but not sure on that yet--that's where the > > rescue is), as well as amer assn of feline practitioners for a vet > > near her, but i think that talking with someone who knows what they're > > talking about would be a big help..... > > > > thanks! > > > > MC, out of her depth > > -- > > Spay & Neuter Your Neighbors! > > Maybe That'll Make The Difference.... > > > > MaryChristine > > Special-Needs Coordinator, Purebred Cat Breed Rescue (www.purebredcats.org) > > Member, SCAT (Special-Cat Action Team) > > > > _______________________________________________ > > 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 > _______________________________________________ > 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