Maureen,

Would you mind responding to Marcia B's thread regarding her "1yr old just 
diagnosed"? You explain things so much better than I do!

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  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Maureen Olvey 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 5:27 PM
  Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Fletch


  I don't have as much experience as others but I know cats can get grouchy 
when they don't feel well.  That's probably it.
   
  Your vet is probably right about him having FeLV because he appears to be 
ill.  But, that's a probably, not a definite.  It wouldn't hurt to re-test.  
Well other than the cost.  That always hurts.  I think an IFA test is about 
$100 on average.
   
  Why are they giving him amoxi?  Does he definitely have an infection of some 
sort?  Depends on the infection as to the type of antibiotic.  I can't tell you 
what every antibiotic is for but I'm wondering what type of specific infection 
she thinks he has.  I guess giving him prednisone depends on what she says is 
wrong with him.  Why did he go blind?  Is that something FeLV can cause?  I've 
never read about it.
   
  Has she suggested trying immunoreglin?  You need to ask her about it.  It's 
what I hear a lot of people give to their FeLV kitties when they get sick.  I 
think it's a super-power immune system stimulant but you can read more about it 
online.  There's another one called interferon.  I think there's different type 
of interferon and some are given as injections.  I've never used immunoreglin 
or interferon because my FeLV kitty died within 24 hours of me noticing 
something was wrong with her breathing and it was only at her necropsy and 
blood test done then that we found out about the FeLV, but I know that's what 
sick FeLV kitties are supposed to get.  Seems like I've heard of other things 
but the immunoreglin is always in the conversation.


  “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are 
profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon 
unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me 
sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.” – Mark Twain
   

  > Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2011 17:01:50 -0400
  > From: felineres...@frontier.com
  > To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
  > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Fletch
  > 
  > On 08-24, Marcia Baronda wrote:
  > 
  > > Fletch is exceptionally grouchy today. He swatted at one of the other
  > > cats today and continually growls at me(-; I asked my vet about
  > > retesting him and she said it's not necessary since he's already
  > > cliically ill. I know after reading everything all of you have posted
  > > that you don't agree. that is why I am here, for outside help from
  > > people that have years of experience with this. I will have him
  > > retested of course. Do you think his grouchiness is from not feeling
  > > well, or could he have some neurological issues? I know that he has
  > > totally lost his sight and I'm sure that is really scary to him, poor
  > > little guy.He's om amoxicillin and they said he could stay on that
  > > indefinitely. Do you agree? She also said we could try some
  > > prednisone. What are you opinions??
  > 
  > I think being blind would be terribly frightening for him until 
  > he adjusted to it. Also being in pain and sick would make him
  > irritable. Can he be in a quiet room by himself for awhile?
  > 
  > Lorrie 
  > 
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