Saw it, but so far I have been lucky and had no experience with it.
---- Lisa Conner <lisa.con...@syniverse.com> wrote: > > > Hi All, > > I think everyone was so hung up with this politcal debate, no one saw my 2 > questions on Interferon and the length of years a Felv + cat has lived. > > Ok- so, I joined when my 9 + year old boy, Prancer became very > sick..literally overnight. He breathing was extremely labored and I rushed > him to the Emergency Vet. They said he was critical , and didn't think he > was going to make it. May be best to put him to sleep since he was Felv+ and > needed oxygen and and his gums were pale. That night they extracted 3 ½ cups > of fluid from his lungs. Thank goodness, because that saved his life. In > the morning we transferred him to our regular vet and our vet thought it was > his heart. He was right. The ultrasound showed a huge mass tumor at the > base of his heart. The vet wasn't sure how much time Prancer had, however, > he said it might be a day or week, depending on how much fluid built up in > his lung area. Within 4 days, the fluid was back and I could not have him > suffer as I lost my Dad to the the suffering of congestive heart failure > (with build up of fluid in the lungs). > > So, my vet believes that Interferon might have helped Prancer over the years, > since in all his years in practice, they have not seen a cat like Prancer, > great health for 9 ½ years, but be Felv +. > > Has anyone in this group used Interferon with their cats and what is the > typical avg span life for Felv+ cats? > > Thanks! _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org