Alice....I'm thrilled for you. I've been concerned...things didn't look too good not so long ago. Congratulations!
Sara -----Original Message----- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Alice Flowers Sent: Friday, October 01, 2010 1:13 PM To: email@example.com Subject: [Felvtalk] Murphy's little comeback-he definitely has 9 lives!! We just got back from Murphy's vet check. The end of July, he was crashing with anemia-(in office PCV 18) HCT 22.3 RBC 3.5 HGB 5.1 even his Absolute Reticulocyte count was 35200 and the lab notation said a count of over 50000 was evidence of regenerative anemia-which he was below that level. Our vet had us give him Procrit 3x a week, Doxy, Cypro and an iron supplement. He was getting Interferon 2x a day and we bumped the LTCI to every 2 weeks. He rebounded from that-in 2 months he went to HCT 38.7 RBC 6.48 HGB 11.6. Then 2 weeks ago he seemed to be breathing really fast-I took him in and his lung sounds were raspy and an ultrasound showed lots of fluid pockets, so much that she couldn't see his heart or lungs-she suspected Lymphoma-sent us home with Lasix and Prednisolone to add to his meds 2x a day, lowered the Procrit to 2x a week and we bumped his LTCI to once a week. Dawn on this list said Rutin helped-I immediately went to the health food store and bought the tablets and a pill grinder and put the powder into #3 gel caps and gave him 2 a day. She thought that he may not make 2 weeks judging by the fluid and how much trouble he was having with his fast breathing-it's 2 weeks today and his lung sounds are good-the fluid is 99.5% gone!!! His gums are still nice and pink. We did not do a CBC, but the in office PCV was 36!! I told her about the Rutin and she was impressed (thank you Dawn!!!) and said that they had used it for other conditions, but didn't think of using it on FeLV cats-now she will!! We will stay on the same meds for now but drop the Procrit to only once a week since he seems to be regenerating now. I am so grateful for this list and all of the selfless people out there trying to give these kitties a good life, no matter how short. I have learned so much from all of you and I am no longer afraid to ask my vet questions and to do what I feel is good for my babies. We are all in a limbo trying keep our cats healthy and happy. This disease is horrible-we lost the 4 brothers a year ago....I was not ready to lose Murphy-he is such a happy and silly cat-he's a poly with 3 thumbs-he goes click click when trotting down the hallway and acts more like a puppy than a cat. He's not a lap cat, but is right there and likes to lay nearby and reach out and keep a paw on you-just likes to touch. He and Rosie automatically come into the kitchen morning and night and wait for their meds-she is just on Interferon and LTCI monthly-her HCT was 44.7 a few weeks ago. Our vet said to come back in a month for CBCs!! Purrayers and positive thoughts-at least today.....Alice and the furry cats that own us!! _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org __________ NOD32 5496 (20101001) Information __________ This message was checked by NOD32 antivirus system. http://www.eset.com _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org