Matt,
I'm sorry Roughy is having a hard time. I'm thinking of you both this
morning.
Katherine

On Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 8:59 PM, Maya D'Alessio <mde...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Just wanted to send my emotional support to you and Roughy.  I will keep
> you in my thoughts.
>
> I lost my cat soul-mate, Yang to a VERY sudden and shocking onset of FeLV
> (we didn't know she was positive, and she was only 3) only a few months
> ago.  I hope your outcome is much happier.  Just remember that you've given
> Roughy an amazing life, and continue to do so for as long as he is in your
> life.
>
> Sending all our love!
>
> On Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 8:16 PM, Matt Pardo <mpa...@velocitystorm.com>
> wrote:
>
>>  Thanks Marsha! I will check it out!
>>
>>
>>
>> *From:* Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] *On Behalf
>> Of *Marsha
>> *Sent:* Sunday, September 14, 2014 2:39 PM
>>
>> *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
>> *Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] need some help/advice
>>
>>
>>
>> There are also veterinarians available on JustAnswer.com.  $20.  I gave
>> Milkdud dexamethasone injections, rather than the pills, so that may be
>> different.
>>
>> Marsha
>>
>> On 9/14/2014 1:47 PM, Matt Pardo wrote:
>>
>> Thanks so much, Susan! I will get on that page asap. I am sticking with
>> the label since I am hoping the system is more correct.
>>
>>
>>
>> I appreciate the quick reply!
>>
>>
>>
>> *From:* Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
>> <felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org>] *On Behalf Of *Susan Grimes
>> *Sent:* Sunday, September 14, 2014 1:40 PM
>> *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
>> *Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] need some help/advice
>>
>>
>>
>> Hi Matt and Roughy!!
>>
>> I just read your email and sense you need a quick answer to appropriate
>> dosage for dex (which is a steroid).  I don't have a for-sure answer for
>> you but, I can say this....I am a health care therapist and also a patient
>> due to several autoimmune diseases.  This I know in humans, oral steroids
>> are given in most cases in multiple doses (2-4) a day as it is a short
>> acting medication.
>>
>>
>>
>>  I would go by the printed dosage which is usually correct.  The best
>> avenue to get quick feedback is on Face Book.  There is a page for "Owners
>> of Feline Leukemia and FIV cats"  There are some very active ppl with a lot
>> of experience that will answer pretty quickly.  I have had only a couple
>> posts here.  I like and post a lot on the face book page almost daily.
>>
>>
>>
>> Wishing you and Roughy the best, and good health,
>>
>> Susan and Sophia
>>
>>
>>
>> On Sunday, September 14, 2014 12:12 PM, Matt Pardo <
>> mpa...@velocitystorm.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>> Hi everyone, I am new to the list. I have been looking through the
>> archives for an answer, but haven’t found it yet. Sorry if this has been
>> answered before.
>>
>>
>>
>> My cat, named Roughy, was a feral cat with FIV and FeLV. I have had him
>> for about four years now with only minor infections. However, on Thursday,
>> he didn’t eat. On Friday, I took him to the vet. The vet said he was
>> extremely anemic…unfortunately, I was too shell shocked to ask for a copy
>> of the lab results so I can’t say what that means. He gave him a shot of
>> dexamethasone on Friday and gave him fluids. He seemed much better when I
>> took him home. He gave me some dex to give him to him. I could have sworn
>> he said one time a day, but the label says 2 times per day (every 12
>> hours). My concern is that I am giving him too much dex. The dosage per
>> pill is 0.5 mg which nets to 1 mg per 24 hours. Is this ok/normal? This is
>> the first anemia I have experienced and I am really worried. Poor Roughy
>> had a really rough night Friday. Last night was a bit better, but he still
>> seems to be struggling. I would really appreciate it if anyone knows if
>> that dosage is ok. Of course, I have tried contacting my vet, but I can’t
>> get him.
>>
>>
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>>
>>
>> Matt
>>
>>
>>
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