It sounds like she is very jaundiced? (yellow) Is she being treated? Sounds like liver failure/hepatic lipidosis. This is "treatable", but often deadly if not treated immediately & carefully....it is usually a somewhat long road to stabilize I believe, though have heard or one or two making great improvements within a couple of weeks.
Usually they would need to be force feed or have a feeding tube, and would be an a SAME based med, such as Denosyl or Denamarin. My vet in these cases has prescribed a "cocktail" including other supplements such as arginine and cartinine...I can't recall what else, and of course don't know what specifics in the bloodwork may or may not call for particular supplements. Please pardon if I missed something, as I see mention of her eating on her own, just worried since it sounds like she is jaundiced, if that was being treated....I'm at work so read quickly, but if she is jaundiced she definitely needs to be treated. Caution in amounts is imperative, there is an excellent Yahoo group for feline assist feeding I have seen mentioned on this website, if that is needed. On Sat, Oct 2, 2010 at 1:28 PM, Anndrea DeLozier <unspecifie...@gmail.com>wrote: > Oh, I guess I hadn't put her name in the first message, so I can see why > people don't know what I'm talking about :) > > > > The heading was: > > [Felvtalk] Questions about FeLV > > > > My name came up as: > > A D > > > > And it was posted: > Tue, 28 Sep 2010 00:26:52 -0700 > > > > Anyway, any idea how much Pet Tinic I should give her? > > > > Any thoughts on an iron supplement? Liquid seems to be the way to go :) > > > > Also, and I hope I don't sound too dumb.but can kitty have human blood in a > transfusion? > > > > And/Or, can her sister (if she's FeLV negative) donate blood to her? > Biological sister, not adopted sister :) > > > > Would a vet do a transfusion from one cat to another? Any idea if it would > be extremely expensive? > > > > We are going to be moving 1400 miles away, and we leave on the 15th. It'll > take a few days to get there. I know that will be stressful on her, is > there > anything I can do to make it any less stressful? Like if she rides on > someone's lap instead of in a crate.or get one of those "calming collars" > I've seen at Walmart.? They have some kind of pheromone or something on > them, I think.? > > > > There will be other cats in crates, and 2 dogs possibly in crates, possibly > not, but the dogs and this cat get along very well. > > > > She has continued to eat baby food.not a ton, but some.and she urinated the > other day (on the floor - missed the box, I guess) and it was a very > "string" yellow color, but not orange, brown, or red.like a.hi-liter > yellow, > but really concentrated. Like if you hi-lited the same spot on a piece of > paper over and over.hope that makes some sense.lol. > > > > She's still real yellow-skinned (and paw pads and nose and gums). She has > been more alert the last few days, but still not active much. > > > > The vet she saw was very sure that she won't make it. He kept saying he has > seen cats with the levels in her bloodwork, and it never turns out good. I > don't expect a miracle (thought it would be nice), but if she can live for > a > while, and not be in pain or discomfort, I have to try.ya know? > > > > If she makes it until the 15th, and makes the trip, I will be looking for a > vet that is maybe a bit more optimistic.but realistic, too. > > > > Oh.and guess what? She was purring for me the other morning :) That was the > first time I'd heard/felt that in a while. > > > > She seems to not want to be warm. She won't stay under the covers at night > like she used to, prefers the bare wood floor to the soft beds, and we even > found her in the empty bathtub yesterday. Most of her day is spent in the > top of a tall laundry basket, laying on a fleece blanket. At night she > sleeps at the foot of our bed. > > > > Anyway, any more info, encouragement, ideas, etc. are greatly appreciated > :) > > > > ~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