Can anyone use a jumbo bottle of Immunoregulin?

2005-05-20 Thread Melbeach
I realized the other day that I still have a bottle of Immunoregulin that I don't need anymore. I'd hate to just throw it out. It's the jumbo size, so someone with lots of cats like Hideyo or Sally might be a good candidate. Only thing is that it requires IV injection. My vet charged $10 per IV,

Re: Akira needs prayers......

2005-05-06 Thread Melbeach
I'm pulling for you here too. Saying a prayer for you guys. -Kyle - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Friday, May 06, 2005 9:27 AM Subject: Akira needs prayers.. Hi everyone, well it seems like for every

Re: Kyle, how's Brissle tonight?

2005-05-02 Thread Melbeach
Well Brissle is doing about the same.She has enough energy to get around. Still barely eating, if at all yesterday. I think today I will focus more on food than on Transfer Factor, like I was doing yesterday. It's just so hard to medicate her and syringe feeding is about the same as

Re: Update on Grace

2005-05-02 Thread Melbeach
Nina, That's great news that Grace checked out okay! I know you must have been worried. It's funny, sometimes Brissle gets stressed out going to the vet. While other times, she just sits there and purrs. That doesn't happen at the internist's though. She really hates going there and starts

Re: Kyle, how's Brissle tonight?

2005-05-02 Thread Melbeach
Thanks for the suggestion Michelle. Hopefully, it won't come down to that. I'm going to the store now to try baby food and different gourmet wet foods. I'll see how that works. -Kyle - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Monday, May 02, 2005

Re: Dexamethasone side effects?

2005-04-30 Thread Melbeach
Okay I'm a little relieved. It turns out that it was depomedrol that Brissle was given. I read it takes about 3 days to take effect. Yesterday was a little scary. I made the liver shake and gave some to Brissle yesterday. I think that may have stimulated her to eat a little. This morning, she ate

Re: Dexamethasone side effects?

2005-04-30 Thread Melbeach
Thanks Michelle. That's what I'm hoping for (that the depo will work). The next couple of days could be tedious. Now that I think about it, I think 3 days was for humans. As far as telling my internist to contact your oncologist, if I did that at this point, it would be strictly an ego thing. And

Re: I'm scared for Grace - dilated left pupil

2005-04-29 Thread Melbeach
We're saying a prayer for you guys. Hopefully the list is right and it's just a strange quirk with felv. -Kyle - Original Message - From: Nina [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2005 8:59 PM Subject: I'm scared for Grace - dilated left pupil I

Ordering feline interferon

2005-04-28 Thread Melbeach
Nina/Michelle, How do your vets place orders? I know it's thru Abbeyvet. Just not sure about the exact procedure. I'm sure they want to get paid first. How does that work? -Kyle

Re: Ordering feline interferon

2005-04-28 Thread Melbeach
I'm trying to get it. I'll be going to my regular vet in a few minutes. Maybe he already ordered. He was waiting for a response from Abbeyvet. But I did tell him I would pay down on it first. So he might be waiting for that. But if everything works out, you are on the top of my list Michelle. I

Re: Brissle crashing again, bloodwork looks grim.

2005-04-27 Thread Melbeach
Thanks Michelle. You've enlightened me once again! I was at my regular vet's last night to give Brissle an Immunoregulin injection and we talked about using Epogen. He didn't have any on hand. So he was going to order some today. The dexamethasone and depomedrol combo sounds like a good idea too.

Re: Brissle crashing again, bloodwork looks grim.

2005-04-25 Thread Melbeach
Thanks so much Sally for the insightful reply! I have been thinking this over the past couple of days and now I think I'm leaning towards taking the holistic approach and letting nature take it's course. I just have to wonder if chemo or steroids could ever make Brissle a happy cat again. Can

Re: Turn for the worse

2005-04-25 Thread Melbeach
Wow that really is good news! It didn't sound very promising for Roxie at first. -Kyle - Original Message - From: Lisa Roberts To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Monday, April 25, 2005 9:41 AM Subject: Re: Turn for the worse Well, good news. Roxie seems

Re: Brissle crashing again, bloodwork looks grim.

2005-04-25 Thread Melbeach
: Melbeach [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Monday, April 25, 2005 10:36 AM Subject: Re: Brissle crashing again, bloodwork looks grim. Thanks so much Sally for the insightful reply! I have been thinking this over the past couple of days and now I think I'm leaning towards

Re: transfusion donors

2005-04-24 Thread Melbeach
I'm wondering also if there are cheaper places to have transfusions done. My internist charged $412. Out of that, $30 was for the red blood count. -Kyle - Original Message - From: catatonya To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Saturday, April 23, 2005 5:36 PM

Re: Brissle crashing again, bloodwork looks grim.

2005-04-23 Thread Melbeach
Brissle is doing okay now after the transfusion. She drank a ton of water last night. She has eaten a little bit. It's a cruel trick, the way they appear to make a complete turnaround after a transfusion. Maybe I can make this one take better. I could have done a much better job with food

Re: Brissle crashing again, bloodwork looks grim.

2005-04-23 Thread Melbeach
Jenn, I thought about that after the last transfusion. My vet mentioned that they had a cat on hand for doing transfusions. What an awful fate! Spending your life in a cage, waiting to have a needle stuck in your arm. I was definitely disturbed when I heard about this. That's why I offered

Re: o/t blockage question

2005-04-18 Thread Melbeach
That almost happened to my male non+. He had to stay at the vet's twice with a catheter. The second time for almost a week. They said if it happened again, the would probably have to "make him a girl". We were feeding Max Cat Adult at the time, due to no by-products on the label. So if I

Re: My beautiful angel Jazz is gone

2005-04-10 Thread Melbeach
Oh no Nina how could this happen so fast? I've been sitting here bawling my eyes out, thinking of how much you and Gracie must miss your baby! This is really a huge blow! Just don't blame yourself, you know you had her in the best care. Hang in there, we're all here for you! -Kyle - Original

Re: need advice for Kurt

2005-04-08 Thread Melbeach
That sounds like better news. Don't know anything about IBD, but sending good vibes your way! -Kyle - Original Message - From: maca cats [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 3:28 PM Subject: Re: need advice for Kurt thank for all the advice

Re: OT: help me, please

2005-04-08 Thread Melbeach
Hideyo, that's good news! If it's him, I'm sure he'll come back to you. He'd be crazy not to! Sending positive vibes your way! -Kyle - Original Message - From: Hideyo Yamamoto To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 3:55 PM Subject: RE: OT:

Re: Brissle Update - Good News and Bad News

2005-04-08 Thread Melbeach
I guess we'll find out about Baytril. I had our rx for Baytril refilled and already gave Brissle one earlier today. You give one pill a day. They're pretty big.I made an appt with an internistfor Monday. He turned out to be the same guy my vet suggested going to. I'm curious to see what he

Re: Muscle Spasms in TeeCee

2005-04-08 Thread Melbeach
That's real good news that he's eating! Sounds like you're doing something right. So how bad are the muscle spasms? Is it just slight twitching? You think it's worth changing what you're doing now? Such a puzzle! I did a quick Google search and it looks like alot of info. Did you put muscle spasms

Re: Ginger - throwing up

2005-04-08 Thread Melbeach
Hideyo, I didn't notice any side effects from the Immunoregulin. But I think Brissle is lucky that way. I'm wondering if Tabbys are a little bit hardier than other breeds? I think others have had issues with getting the dosage right? We used 0.5 ml on 7 lb Brissle, who used to be 9 lb. I

Re: Brissle Update - Good News and Bad News

2005-04-08 Thread Melbeach
Chewable, like Flinstones? Brissle does have a sweet tooth. I'll have to ask about that! Probably tuna flavor? -Kyle - Original Message - From: TenHouseCats To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 9:45 PM Subject: Re: Brissle Update - Good

Re: Brissle Update - Good News and Bad News

2005-04-07 Thread Melbeach
come up with anything else to say. Why does your vet suspect cancer? She's acting fine? The WBC is indicative of infection, right? What is L/M? Damn it Kyle, I feel like throwing a tantrum. Nina Melbeach wrote: I just spoke with my vet after Brissle's blood tests from today. The good news: Her

Re: Brissle Update - Good News and Bad News

2005-04-07 Thread Melbeach
Thanks Michelle! Something told me you'd straighten me out! Everythingyou said makes sense.I really do need to see a specialist. I'll look for an interntomorrow. You know, I knew I should have asked for a hemobart test. We never had one in the first place. Brissle was on Baytril, then Dox

Re: Jazz update and Newbie Questionnaire

2005-04-04 Thread Melbeach
). What do you think? I guess we should talk to the list administrators about this. Once again, thank you Kyle and everyone else for your continued support and help, Much love to all of you, Nina Melbeach wrote: Nina, what's going on with Jazz? Is she not responding to VO? I'm so sorry

Re: Update on TeeCee

2005-04-03 Thread Melbeach
Stephanie, I know this is tough, but you don't have to give up yet. A blood transfusionis a quick fix that should turn things aroundtemporarily.If it takes, you will see Tee Cee eating again and acting more normal.If you want to take aserious shot at this, a blood transfusion is the

Re: Food for FeLV plus Urine Crystals, Brissle Update

2005-04-02 Thread Melbeach
of dry at night,each but not every night) the 3 that had blockages would not touch the canned s/d and I didn't want to feed them dry s/d after reading the info on www.holisticat.com website. barbara - Original Message - From: Melbeach To: felvtalk

Re: Immuno-regulin

2005-04-01 Thread Melbeach
Here's where I bought Immunoregulin myself:http://www.revivalanimal.com/product.asp?pn=31-020ss=immunoregulin If you hurry, you might be able to get an order in today. Hopefully, they can do Express Mail for Saturday delivery. -Kyle - Original Message - From: [EMAIL

Re: Food for FeLV plus Urine Crystals, Brissle Update

2005-04-01 Thread Melbeach
Thank's Michelle. I checked on the IVD Dissolution and Wysong real quick-like. They both sound better than Science Diet for sure. I definitely need a better wet food. I've been giving them Friskie's regular wet food. They won't eat the Friskie'sSpecial Diet. Either way, I'm sure it's tons

Re: Food for FeLV plus Urine Crystals, Brissle Update

2005-04-01 Thread Melbeach
is about 3 years now she has not had any reoccurences. Don't know if it has any byproducts though. Kathy Melbeach [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Well I'm at the end of my bag of Science Diet CD/S. So it's time to buy more food. Here's my dilemma. Brissle is my

Re: RE: Find the Pit Bull--Memories!

2005-03-31 Thread Melbeach
You want to hear something weird? I always take fortune cookies seriously. I don't know. I guess you could call me superstitious. But I always get the really profound one for some reason. Anyway last night I'm finishing my Chinese food and I get to the fortune cookie and I gulp and take a deep

Re: Felix update

2005-03-31 Thread Melbeach
Patti, is Felix FeLV+? Either way, 19 is awesome! -Kyle - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2005 8:40 AM Subject: Felix update I finally heard from Susan, Angel's Gate, and my Felix

Re: RE: Find the Pit Bull--Memories!

2005-03-31 Thread Melbeach
Bull--Memories! No, it wasn't the yellow lab that attacked the kitty, it was a black female German Shepherd who's always gotten along with and been gentle with kitties. I guess this is a question for animal behaviorists. Bonnie - Original Message - From: Melbeach [EMAIL PROTECTED

Food for FeLV plus Urine Crystals, Brissle Update

2005-03-31 Thread Melbeach
Well I'm at the end of my bag of Science Diet CD/S. So it's time to buy more food. Here's my dilemma. Brissle is my FeLV+ female. Her FeLV- brother Squermie has urine crystal issues. They are both 8 years old. Squermie was about 2 when he had his urine crystals episode. It was really bad.

Re: Brownie needs good thoughts

2005-03-30 Thread Melbeach
Julie, Sending you and Brownie positive thoughts. Hope the surgery works out (if he needs it). -Kyle - Original Message - From: Julie Johnson To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2005 9:18 AM Subject: Brownie needs good thoughts

Re: Find the Pit Bull--problems w/ legislating

2005-03-30 Thread Melbeach
Belinda, you're right. Educating people on dealing with animals is very important. It's definitely another one of those things they never taught us in school, but should have. Ant I think I'm definitely guilty of stereotyping here. When I hear pitbull, a certain picture of the owner comes to mind.

Re: Pekoe Digby - Update - Antibiotics, esophagus ulcers?

2005-03-21 Thread Melbeach
Has anyone else hadany problems with esophagus ulcers? I'm asking because when I started giving Brissle liquid dox, one time right after giving it to her and she sat there spitting it out, there was some blood mixed in. I checked it out and sure enough, it's a known issue in humans that dox

Re: Pekoe Digby - Update - Antibiotics, esophagus ulcers?

2005-03-21 Thread Melbeach
Michelle, what's Nutrical? -Kyle - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Monday, March 21, 2005 8:08 AM Subject: Re: Pekoe Digby - Update - Antibiotics, esophagus ulcers? I put the dox in a glob of Nutrical,

Paolo's Info Pack

2005-03-15 Thread Melbeach
Just pay attention to two or three ERRATA CORRIGE in between... == Hi to the Virbagen Conspiracy ;) to relief the work of those who didn't get the Feline Interferon story from the beginning, I have decided to put together a big

Re: interferon

2005-03-15 Thread Melbeach
Here's a good interferon resource I came across: http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pointe/9352/interferon.html. Also, I saw an interesting post on the list from a couple years ago. The info comes from an Italian girl that Paolo talked to. It talks about cycling on and off to try and correspond

Re: Update at Nina's house - stretched the VO for Jazz

2005-03-14 Thread Melbeach
Nina, Sending you prayers for your kids. That's good news about Grace and Zevon. Hopefully Jazz and Gypsy will come around. Keep your head up! Thanks for all your help! -Kyle - Original Message - From: Nina [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Monday, March 14,

Re: Feline Interferon

2005-03-13 Thread Melbeach
Thanks for all the input. I've been real busy the past couple of days. But I did manage to get Brissle in yesterday and get started on the VO. So today I'll be giving her second shot. So far, no reactions I can see. I pray she's one of the lucky ones to respond. As far as combination

Re: Anakin is gone

2005-03-10 Thread Melbeach
Oh Anita, that really sucks. I'm sorry. -Kyle - Original Message - From: catstevens To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 10:30 PM Subject: Anakin is gone When I took him to the vet he could not even stand.The vet said most of

Re: Feline Interferon

2005-03-10 Thread Melbeach
It was extremely thoughtful for Michelle to share. I was surprised to say the least! Hopefully I can return the favor to someone one of these days. Right now, I'm running into a stubborn vet. I gave him Nina's vet's info on Monday and he still hasn't called her. I think he's just

Re: Uh-oh-oh update -pls help!!

2005-03-10 Thread Melbeach
Great news! -Kyle - Original Message - From: Hideyo Yamamoto To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Wednesday, March 09, 2005 6:42 PM Subject: RE: Uh-oh-oh update -pls help!! I just talked to my vet about Uh-oh-oh’s low RBC – and she told me not to

Re: Feline Interferon

2005-03-10 Thread Melbeach
Thanks for the advice Sally. We're really close now. So I think I'll stick it thru with my vet. Really, we just have one or two humps to get over and we should be on the same page. I think I'm forcing him to hit the books again. One of the assistants told me I'm the first person she's seen

Re: Uh-oh-oh update -pls help!!

2005-03-09 Thread Melbeach
Hideyo, I had this page bookmarked that briefly explains the charts: http://www.dogsadversereactions.com/labtests.html. Of course this is a dog website. But the descriptions should still apply. My chart for Brissle didn't even have RBC, only HCT. I'm no expert in deciphering charts. Sorry

Re: Some More Virbagen Omega Info

2005-03-09 Thread Melbeach
encouraging though. -Kyle - Original Message - From: Melbeach To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2005 8:04 PM Subject: Some More Virbagen Omega Info Found some more info on VO ya'll might be interested in. From Virbac's FAQ

Re: OT - We need your prayers

2005-03-08 Thread Melbeach
Sending payers your way now! -Kyle - Original Message - From: Nina [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2005 12:42 AM Subject: OT - We need your prayers Hi Everyone, Bruce and I just got back from the Vet. Our 8 year old German Shepherd Dog,

Re: Lucy doesn't need surgery (probably)!

2005-03-08 Thread Melbeach
Michelle, Well that's great news! OMG you have a sick horse too? Your pets are lucky to have you looking out for them! I'll keep you posted on Brissle. -Kyle - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org; [EMAIL PROTECTED]; [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent:

Re: Intercat by Toray Industries

2005-03-08 Thread Melbeach
It says "Recombinant feline interferon". So that's VO. Please let us know if they correspond with you. -Kyle - Original Message - From: Cherie A Gabbert To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2005 2:35 PM Subject: Re: Intercat by Toray

Re: Additional information for those interested in Virbagen Feline Omega Interferon

2005-03-08 Thread Melbeach
Glenda, Seroconversion is what you want right? Or is it the other way around. I noticed that seroconversion only occured with Example 1. Is this bad news or good? -Kyle - Original Message - From: gg To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Monday, March 07, 2005 4:12

Some More Virbagen Omega Info

2005-03-08 Thread Melbeach
Found some more info on VO ya'll might be interested in. From Virbac's FAQ: http://www.virbagenomega.com/uk/faqcat Q: After reconstitution of Virbagen® Omega, can the vial be stored overnight and used on an animal the next day? A: Studies have demonstrated a stability of the molecule up

Re: New FeLV+ Cat, transfusion yesterday. Please see blood results.

2005-02-28 Thread Melbeach
cheerful so far. But I'm not one of those people that consider pets possessions. If it turns to daily suffering, I'll know I did everything I could. Thanks again guys. -Melbeach

Re: New FeLV+ Cat, transfusion yesterday. Please see blood results.

2005-02-28 Thread Melbeach
. Is the feline Interferonknown for treating anemia? Thanks for your othersuggestions too. I will ask about the dexamethasone depomedrol today- taking Brissle's brother in for testing. Thanks again! -Melbeach - Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: New FeLV+ Cat, transfusion yesterday. Please see blood results.

2005-02-28 Thread Melbeach
No they don't have the immunoregulin in stock. I told my vet I would look for it and let him know so he could order it. Turns out I could order it myself from Revival Animal Health. So it should be here tomorrow. So how'd the immunoregulin do for you? Thanks. -Melbeach - Original Message

New FeLV+ Cat, transfusion yesterday. Please see blood results.

2005-02-27 Thread Melbeach
, thymus, echinacea, Periactin, liver shakes. Does PetSmart carry any of this stuff? I'll keep reading Thanks! Any help would be greatly appreciated. -Melbeach