I have 1 felv, Annie.  She is now 8 years plus, healthy, sassy and  8 lbs.Don't 
give up on your Hodor mand take the advice of members hwo have been through 
this.


---- "Katherine K." <kaths...@gmail.com> wrote: 
> Hodor is STUNNING. Looks like a combination of my 2 kitties. Glad you found
> our group, we're here to support you as you support Hodor. Thanks for
> helping him.
> When my cat first got sick, I had my vet order LTCI injections. They seemed
> to help, but they were expensive. Hugs to both of you!
> 
> On Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 2:16 PM, Margo <toomanykitti...@earthlink.net>
> wrote:
> 
> > Hi Elizabeth,
> >
> >               Sorry you have to be here, but glad you found us. Thank you
> > for not allowing the Vet to euthanize. I'm appalled that a ACVIM Vet would
> > recommend that. What happened with the floss and GI involvement? Has his
> > RBC/HCT held? How does he feel and act?
> >
> >                I have two FeLV+ cats on Interferon, and they have been on
> > it for 3+ years. I can't swear it helps, but I'm sure not going to stop it
> > :) You might try DMG, some people have had luck withthat, for mine, it
> > hasn;t hurt to stop it, but I would start again if either started going
> > south.
> >
> >                 As to your other cat, I see no point in separating them,
> > as my Vet said, "That ship has sailed". I would probably vaccinate your
> > negative cat, but I didn't. I do vaccinate anyone new who may have contact.
> >
> > Don't give up :)
> >
> > Margo, Mako, Gribble and assorted negatives...
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Liz McCarty
> > Sent: Sep 15, 2016 1:39 PM
> > To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> > Subject: [Felvtalk] My baby recently diagnosed with FeLV
> >
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > Looking for support, suggestions, and information. I've never had a cat
> > with FeLV. We took our 1 year old, Hodor, to the vet because he seemed
> > lethargic and in his stool there was a piece of floss that was red. At the
> > vet things escalated and they told us he was severely anemic and would need
> > a transfusion that day. I took off work and rushed him to a specialist. The
> > vet there told us she would run an FeLV test before doing anything in case
> > we wanted to avoid the extra tests and procedures. She told us he was FeLV
> > positive and persistently talked to me and my fiance about euthanizing him
> > which was out of the question for us. I took him to the vet thinking it was
> > going to be minor and then she's talking to me about killing him! We went
> > forward with the blood transfusion. It's been almost 3 weeks now. They had
> > him on doxycycline  in case there was a bacterial cause, and prednisone.
> > Last week he started interferon... Does anyone have experience with that
> > and know if it was effective? I also started him on Pet Tinic.   Any other
> > suggestions? Any insight into whether you think he will be able to pull
> > through? He doesn't have cancer, they ran the tests but don't know if it's
> > in the bone marrow.  I'm scared. We have another one year old, unrelated,
> > and they are best friends. It breaks my heart to think they might be
> > separated. She's not FeLV positive.
> >
> > Additionally I have set up a go fund me to help with the costs we
> > incurred, and I want to donate half to FeLV research if anyone is
> > interested.
> > http://www.gofundme.com/2mzdpgk
> >
> > Mainly looking for support and advice. Thank you in advance.
> >
> > Elizabeth McCarty, ASW #36438
> >
> >
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