Our cat was put on LTCI, Interferon, and Prednisolone. The Pred keeps his hematocrit normal.
Christy Stetler On Jun 21, 2011, at 7:42 AM, Ben Williams <drsiebl...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hello, everyone... > > This is my first post to the list -- I just joined a few minutes ago. I'm > writing in regards to my cat, Dexter. Dexter was diagnosed with FeLV and > FIV this past October when he suffered a severe bout of life-threatening > anemia. By the time we found a vet who had any idea what was going on with > Dex (We had a slew of ridiculous diagnoses; including heartworm and herpes), > he was in need of a blood transfusion. The transfusion (at a whopping > $2200) and Acemannan treatment saved Dex's life and he bounced back within a > matter of weeks. All has been great with Dex - he's been on Interferon > Alpha 2B since and has been in seemingly great health. Until, that is, last > week. After seeing Dex start to show minute signs of anemia again, a quick > trip to the doctor confirmed that the infection was active and that Dex was > heading back down the same path as last October. Since then, we've been > racking our brains trying to figure out what to do for Dex. Our Doctor, Dr. > Benjamin Wright at Lakewood Vet Center in Dallas, has been exceptional. > He's been open to just about anything we can try to help Dex. As such, we > started Dex on Immunoregulin this past Friday and Dex just had his second > injection this morning. Unfortunately, Dex has seemed to go down hill in > the last 24 hours. He was at a relative high point on Sunday, seemed very > happy and lively, but as of yesterday and today, he is lethargic again and > obviously not happy at all, while his breathing has also become more > labored. Dr. Wright and I have been trying to contact the folks who make the > T-Cell Immunomodulator drug, but can't seem to get a call back from them. > Obviously, as I'm sure you all know, Carrington Labs, the makers of > Acemannan, are officially out of business as well, so that doesn't seem to > be an option. We also contacted the vet hospital that makes the Interferon > Omega packet available and haven't had a response from them. Where do we go > from here... Dex is only a year and a half old and is such a special cat. > We just want to do everything we can to help him. We'd do another blood > transfusion, but that's just too expensive at the moment. > > Thanks for reading, > > Ben > _______________________________________________ > 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