Just an addendum -- don't get the stuff that's formulated for humans, there are unhealthy-for-cats additives. Get the pure stuff from a health food/supplement store. Best of luck with Leona Jean.
Diane R. -----Original Message----- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of katskat1 Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2011 8:57 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Leona Jean Yahmuna Megan, I am in Ohio so can't help you that way but would strongly recommend you get Leona Jean on L-Lysine. I cannot tell you exactly what it is or how it does what it appears to do but I am sure some of the others can fill you in. I have two cats that are FIV positive and have had them on L-Lysine for well over a year. After a few weeks any recurrence of their upper respiratory symptoms was negligible and neither of them has had a recurrence at all in many months. Both are fat and sassy, with clear eyes and noses. No sneezing, rattling, etc. It apparently helps bolster their immune system and while I in no way think it is a miracle or the end-all for this nasty disease, I think it is of great value. Go on line and look for it or go to a local health food store. If your cat is picky or hard to pill or medicate I suggest the soft treats. A bit more expensive but great for fickle cats. My two will fight over the things and come running when I rattle the container they are in. Kat On 2/20/11, czadna sacarawicz <czadnasacaraw...@hotmail.com> wrote: > > Leona Jean is the FIV female who came to my patio on Thanksgiving Day. > I have written of her before and was graciously advised to check out > the FIV group. > > Her upper respiratory symptoms are back - - the worst since she presented. > Leona Jean is now having a little goop in the corners of her eyes and > the mucous is beginning to string. She has been on about four > different antibiotics. The vet said on the last visit that her lungs sounded clear. > Does that mean nose & sinuses are where the infection is? We just finished > the 200 mg azithromycin the vet put her on last time. Leona Jean's > respiratory symptoms diminish only somewhat but really don't even come > close to clearing. > > The vet had advised to use the azithromycin daily and then on > alternate days. Humidity and hydrating with juice don't seem to help > like they did before. She won't drink homemade chicken broth either. > > comments? > > I wouldn't fight at all if someone knew of a superb FIV home for her. > My own local inquires have come up empty. She is sweet, sleeps with > me, maybe has a megacolon. We are in the Piedmont of NC. > > Thank you. > > Megan > > which brings the third comment: dealing with personal exhaustion; finding a > balance; $ issues. > _______________________________________________ > 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