We use prednisolone. Our cats hematocrit was 9%. we did a blood transfusion. We also used LTCI injections and Interferon. He now tests negative, although we still battle with anemia.
Sent from my iPhone On Sep 28, 2010, at 12:24 AM, "A D" <unspecifie...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi, my cat was the picture of health about two weeks ago. She’s 2 years > old, female, spayed, orange tabby. She would literally bounce off the walls > running around the house. She’s so wonderful ♥ > > Anyway, about two weeks ago, she started sleeping constantly, and one day > (9/17) I noticed her nose, gums, and pads had turned white…instead of > their normal pink. So I took her in and they took some blood…said that day > that she is VERY anemic L Since that was a Friday, we got the results the > following Monday. FeLV L She barely eats, almost never uses the litter box > (and her urine is pretty dark when she does go), sleeps almost 24 hours a > day, and has lost a bit of weight (not good when she only started at 7lbs > in the first place L). > > > > I got her Pet-tinic vitamins cuz a vet suggested them. I tried to get her > to drink kitten formula cuz I figured part of it’s job is to help kittens > build up their immune systems. She was put on antibiotics the Monday that > her tests came back. After 4-5 days, she began refusing the medicine. It’s > a liquid and she would spit it all back out. So, she probably didn’t get > all she was supposed to. > > > > When she does eat, it is usually just the liquid part of canned cat food. > She is still able to jump off the bed and walk to the kitchen (where the > dry food bowl and litter box are), but usually wears out on her way back > out of the kitchen, and lays down. She is so skinny…I’m not even sure she > has much muscle left. She has always been skinny, but not like this. > > > > Well, a few days ago, her white pads and nose started turning yellow. I > know that has something to do with her liver not working right. > > > > Oh yeah…the way the vet put her anemia…normal range is 29%-45% (or > something like that), and my kitty’s came back at 16% L > > > > Does anyone have any advice as to what we could do to help her? How will we > know if she has pain? > > > > The vet that gave us the results (a substitute cuz regular vet was out for > the week) said if she makes it the next couple months, and seems any > better, to get her re-tested. That some cats fight it off and can test > negative a couple months later. So, that means SOME cats get over this. And > I read online that some cats live for a few years with it, after showing > symptoms. Just gives me a little hope…then I look at her…and she looks so > bad…and I think there isn’t much hope. So hard to watch. > > > > At what point do you give up and have an FeLV+ cat put to sleep? I figured > if she shows signs of being in pain (once I know what those are), or has a > seizure, or absolutely stops eating and drinking anything, that it would be > time. I don’t want her to suffer, but I also want to give her every chance > to survive…ya know? > > > > Anyway, thanks for letting me go on and on…as you can tell this is really > very hard on me emotionally, as I’m sure it is on anyone and everyone who > has to deal with it. > > > > ~Anndrea > > _______________________________________________ > 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