Catherine -

Pcv of 10 is dangerously low. I've never had an FeLV cat recover from one that 
low. I don't know if anyone else has, but a pcv that low needs to be checked 
frequently (once or twice per week).


Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter!

 From: I-Chun C. C. Chang <>
Sent: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 3:46 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] seeking advice for treating FeLV positive old CKD cats with 
the new drugs

Dear Felvalk friends, 

I am very new to this group and was hoping to get some advice for the treatment 
 about my currently very sick cat.

My cat is 16 years old, who came to the States with me 6 years ago. I got her 
when she was 7 (she was abandoned by the previous house owner...)  After I got 
her, she was tested twice negative for FeLV and vaccinated for four years. From 
then she has been a totally indoor cat. I later adopted another cat,  who was 
also tested negative twice and vaccinated for three years.  From then on, since 
they have been complete indoor apartment cats with no exposure to other cats 
and the little one always got some reaction to the vaccine, we stopped 
vaccinating them for FeLV.    

Last Friday, my 16 years old cat was getting weak, my husband and I rushed her 
to the ER and were told that she was in sever anemia (pcv less than 10%) due to 
her chronic kidney disease. Two blood transfusions has been done, but her 
response to blood transfusions was poor. Doctors then concerned that not only 
her red blood cell count is low, her white blood cell count is also very low. 
So the doctors ran the FeLV test again on Tuesday, and it came back positive 
(!!) (we also rushed our younger one for test yesterday; but he stays negative, 
and we added a booster vaccine on him). 

We are getting our 16 years old back tonight. Doctors implicitly has mentioned 
that FeLV has no cure, plus her Kidney situation (late stage CKD), she may not 
live long... we were also suggested to consider putting her into sleep soon. 
But I luckily found last night there is this emailist, and on the website there 
are several drugs listed for possible treatment plans: ImmunoRegulin, 
Acemannan, Interferon Alpha etc.  

Do anyone in this emaillist have experience about treatment on old FeLV cat 
with CKD by using these new drugs? If yes, may I learn your experience? I 
really don't want to lose my girl in this way.....I am getting my degree soon, 
and do hope at least I can have her come back to my home country with me... 

Sorry for such a long email, and thank you very much!

I. Catherine  

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