Jen is there a college near you? What state are you in? I work at an animal rescue and if I were you I would call them and explain your situation. They may be able to get you at least a discount at the vet because they often have great relationships with them. Also there's a website with a list of groups to help with vet bills.
Sent from my iPhone > On Oct 9, 2013, at 4:36 PM, Jennifer Ballew <balle...@gmail.com> wrote: > > Her Hgb was 8.3 if I remember correctly, not too bad, but not great. I > believe they said her WBCs were low, but I didn't get the exact number. So I > just tried finger feeding her some pate food and when I put it on her tongue > she seized up (seizure?) and practically become unresponsive for about a > minute or so. I about freaked out. Now I'm a mess... She's back to how she > was before I tried to feed her, but now I'm scared to death to do anything. > They did give me some Clovamax antibiotics yesterday to try on her, but I'm > afraid she'll seize up if I try forcing anything down her. I guess the > feeding tube might be the only way now, but I know those can be costly and I > don't have the money for it. :-( > > Jen > > >> On Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 4:30 PM, Margo <toomanykitti...@earthlink.net> wrote: >> Hi Jennifer, >> >> My first thought is to get her immediately on sub-q fluids, >> and join the yahoo CRF list >> http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Feline-CRF-Support/info . >> >> If you think about what a hangover feels like (or have >> someone who has over-imbibed explain the feeling) then you understand how >> dehydration makes her feel. Can you be a bit more specific about her blood >> counts? Is she anemic? Are her white cells low? What else is out of whack? >> >> Not everything that happens to an FeLV cat is FeLV >> related, but we do have to react faster, as they can't fight of even minor >> illness like a non-FeLV cat can. My + cats are on Interferon and DMG, >> probably for the duration. Anything else that pops up we treat very >> aggressively, and I have antibiotics on hand, which I often start even >> before we get to the Vet, with her blessing. >> >> Jennifer, it's unlikely she'll come out of it by herself. >> Just resolving the dehydration may be key to getting her going again, it can >> make a HUGE difference. I'd ask the Vet if it's possible that she has an >> infection that might be causing some of this with her kidneys, and if an >> antibiotic could be tried. >> >> I watch my positives carefully. When Gribble was first >> diagnosed, I was sure I would lose him. He had a fever of 107, which we >> brought down with ice and ketoprofen, and then his temp went down to 97. I >> did not expect him to live thru the night, so sat with him and moved him >> between bags of frozen veggies and a heating pad. He was about 2 at that >> time, early March of last year. He was assist fed, on two antibiotics (there >> wasn't time for a C&S) and started on Interferon ASAP. You might consider >> Immunoregulin, we bought it, but it's still on hold in case he relapses and >> doesn't respond to anything else. Mako also occasionally has some issues, >> and we treat with antibiotics and/or antivirals. The truth is that I don;t >> know if they get better because of that, or in spite of my efforts. >> >> My advice would be to try to resolve the dehydration, >> get some food into her, and request an antibiotic from the Vet (I use >> Zenequin, but others might be more appropriate). Keep her warm and quiet, >> and love her. >> >> All the best, >> >> Margo >> >> >> >> -----Original Message----- >> From: Jennifer Ballew >> Sent: Oct 9, 2013 4:48 PM >> To: firstname.lastname@example.org >> Subject: [Felvtalk] Fwd: virus has finally caught up with her :-( >> >> >> Hey all- >> >> >> This is the first time I have posted to the forum. I have two FeLV positive >> cats, one two and one three years old. The older cat has never had any >> issues with illness whatsoever, but the younger has only recently started >> showing signs that her illness has caught up with her. Just within the last >> few days she has become very lethargic, stopped eating (and only drinks a >> small amount) and whenever she stands or walks she seems very unsteady and >> wobbly. I took her to the vet yesterday; they checked her blood counts >> which were low and said her kidney enzymes were elevated. They also said >> they could hear a heart murmur which is probably related to possibly being >> dehydrated. They gave her a B12 shot and I took her home. I already said >> if worst came to worst I wouldn't put her through any unnecessary treatments >> or subject her to any painful procedures and that I would strive only to >> provide the best supportive care for her while she was alive so that she >> would have the best chances. I'm just wondering if any of you have gone >> through the same thing and if I can expect her to pull out of this on her >> own, or, if she doesn't, how long she might have left. I'm sincerely >> heartbroken. I really thought I had nursed her through the most risky part >> of her illness (kittenhood) and that she would now go on to live a halfway >> long life. In any case, if anyone has any advice or information I would >> greatly appreciate it. >> >> Thanks all, >> >> Jennifer >> >> -- >> "To love is to risk not being loved in return. >> To hope is to risk pain. >> To try is to risk failure, >> But risk must be taken, >> Because the greatest hazard in life >> Is to risk nothing." >> --Leo Buscaglia >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Felvtalk mailing list >> Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org >> http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > > > -- > "To love is to risk not being loved in return. > To hope is to risk pain. > To try is to risk failure, > But risk must be taken, > Because the greatest hazard in life > Is to risk nothing." > --Leo Buscaglia > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org
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