Hello, Our FELV positive neutered male cat approximately 1 and ½ years old has 
gotten very sick suddenly.  He is a house cat, and he was neutered in May of 
2019.  Would you please let us know what we can do to help our much-loved cat?  
A few days ago, he became lethargic and lost interest in eating.  We had his 
blood drawn yesterday and he had iv fluids yesterday, and today we were told he 
needed a blood transfusion (or two) and more iv fluids, and then a bone marrow 
test tomorrow.  We were told that the first blood transfusion today was not 
very effective because he got so many iv fluids at the same time, so now they 
are going to give him another transfusion.  As background, we rescued him as a 
stray from Barbados in October 2018 when he was about 6 months old, and he has 
been healthy, active, happy and gaining weight, despite being FELV positive.  
Since October 2018, we cured him of giardia and bartonella henselae.  On 
12/31/2018, he tested positive for the ELISA and IFA, although his blood work 
was in normal ranges at that time.  In 03/2019, we started giving him 1 t-cyte 
shot once per month, and we started giving him 1ml of interferon per days for 7 
days on and then 7 days off, repeated.  We have continued the interferon and 
t-cyte in this manner ever since 03/2019.  Just yesterday, here are the results 
of his blood work that are not in normal range:
AST (SGOT) 106
Glucose 178
CPK 711
WBC 20.5
RBC 2.5
HGB 4.5
HCT 14
Platelet Count 78
Neutrophils 1640
Lymphocytes 17630
Monocytes 1025
Basophils 205
Protein 2+
Reticulocyte 0.6 and 15000
Would you please let us know what we can do to help our cat?
Thank you, Wendy
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