Hi Amani! Thanks for your help!
As far as I know his bloodwork came back normal other than the fever. I will talk to my vet about the meds you suggested. Unfortunately the two vets I have taken him haven’t really been forthcoming with treatment options. My husband is taking him back to the vet on Friday since we can’t seem to get the diarrhea/bloating under control. Have a great day! Kristy > On May 31, 2019, at 9:35 AM, Amani Oakley <aoak...@oakleylegal.com> wrote: > > Hi Kristy > > The advice I repeat to everyone is that the best combination I found to treat > a FeLV cat is with prednisone (prednisolone), Doxycycline and Stanozolol. I > don’t know if you have run blood work to determine the haematocrit/red cell > levels, but when a cat goes into crisis, it is usually because the red cells > are not being replenished by the infected bone marrow (which normally > produces new red cells) and the cat becomes severely anaemic. Other cell > lines in the blood soon follow (white cells and platelets) because the > progenitor cells which produce those blood cell lines are also found in the > infected bone marrow (which is attacked by the virus). The reticulocyte > count, which is a measure of new red cells being produced by the bone marrow, > is very low or even zero (which it was with my cat). > > I would not wait until your cat is in crisis to start the treatment. My > kitten was in severe crisis when I stumbled upon this combination therapy, > and it was the only thing that worked to reverse the severe anaemia. I had > tried three other treatments, while doing weekly blood testing, and none of > the other treatments (Interferon, LTCI and Immunoregulin) budged his results > upwards by even a single point, though I had used each treatment for weeks if > not months in looking for an effective treatment. > > If I were you, I would get him on Doxycycline rather than, or at least in > addition to the Clavamox. The Doxycycline has been found to interfere with > cell wall production with some viruses. If this were my kitten, I would get > started on the combination of prednisone/stanozolol/doxycycline right away. > You might want to test the blood work to get a baseline first, but given that > your kitten is not currently in crisis, that may not be entirely necessary. > > With respect to the intestinal issues, with my FeLV cat, I had identified > that there was intestinal involvement and my research confirmed that the > walls of the intestines can be affected by the virus. In my cat's case, the > intestines were swollen and the stool seemed to sit in there for a long time. > I used metoclopramide (tiny amount 1/4 to 1/5 of a tablet before each meal) > to keep everything moving along, because my cat was eating and then throwing > up. Metoclopramide helps with emptying of stomach contents and moving stool > out of the top 1/3 of the intestines. You might consider trying the > metoclopramide to see if it will help with the bloating and gas. > > Amani > > > > -----Original Message----- > From: Felvtalk <felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org> On Behalf Of Kristy > Sent: May 31, 2019 9:41 AM > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: [Felvtalk] New to Fel-V positive kitty > > Hi! > > My husband and I recently took in a Fel-V+ kitty that showed up outside our > house a couple of months ago. We already had 7 other kitties so we had to > keep Fergus (kitty’s name) isolated in the upstairs portion of our house. > > He is experiencing bloating, is very gassy, and still has diarrhea (softer > stools) and I was wondering if this is a typical symptom of a positive kitty. > > He’s been to the vet and no parasites were found, but he was running a fever. > He is on Clavamox to help with the fever, but other than the > bloating/gas/diarrhea he is a normal kitty. We’ve tried figuring out if he > had an issue or allergy to specific foods, but nothing we’ve done has changed > his bloating/gas/diarrhea. He did have an ultrasound at the vet visit and > there were no masses or obstructions. > > Is this possibly a symptom of the Fel-V? What sort of stuff should we be > looking for? > > He’s such a sweet, loving kitty and my husband’s baby! How can we help this > kitty? > > Thanks for any help you can provide! > Kristy > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org