---- Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com> wrote: 
> Hi Matt -  I have had several cats who turned from FeLv+ to negative. One who 
> turned back to positive after turning to negative passed away very quickly. 
> Odd case because my other "turned cat" lived to be 12 years old. He was about 
> a year old when I rescued him, he was positive and then turned negative. 
> Lived a pretty long life too, considering he had been a street cat before I 
> got him.  I still have one who was both FeLv+ and FIV+. He turned negative 
> for leukemia but not for FIV but FIV is not a serious issue around my place. 
> They usually live as long as negative cats. 

I was under the impression that cats who are positive for leukemia are not 
supposed to be given cortisone shots or oral cortisone medication. It will 
increase a cat's appetite for a while, but not for long. Cortisone also has a 
bad effect on the cat's kidneys if given regularly. I could not find anything 
current on Facebook although there are a couple of pages for Leukemia positive 
cats but no postings since 2011 and 2012. I don't think you will be getting any 
up to the minute information on those pages.

On Sunday, September 14, 2014 12:12 PM, Matt Pardo <mpa...@velocitystorm.com> 

>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 
>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. 
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