I definetly would ask more questions.  If the vet is not happy with that then 
maybe it is time to search for one who will welcome your interest in Fletch's 
health.  My vet encourages questions and any input I may have as to treatment.  
I even introduced him to this group.  He monitors the posts and said many good 
questions re:  felv have been brought up by the group.


---- Maureen Olvey <molvey...@hotmail.com> wrote: 
> 
> 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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