[Felvtalk] Fwd: Free the Rockville 15

2012-07-04 Thread jbero tds.net
-- Forwarded message -- From: jbero tds.net jb...@tds.net Date: Wed, Jul 4, 2012 at 2:35 PM Subject: Fwd: Free the Rockville 15 To: 2...@googlegroups.com -- Forwarded message -- From: PCRM's Elizabeth Kucinich ncalla...@pcrm.org Date: Wed, Jul 4, 2012 at 12:45

Re: [Felvtalk] please add Sylvia to the CLS

2012-05-22 Thread jbero tds.net
Oh Anna, I am so sorry. My heart breaks just reading your story. You loved her, cared for her, and gave her everything you had. What more could any of us ask for. It is really hard to be only human sometimes and so limited in our abilities to change the many injustices that seem to surround

Re: [Felvtalk] update on Sylvia

2012-05-05 Thread jbero tds.net
Hello Anna, I am happy to hear about the increase in Hct. That is wonderful! Sounds like your on the right track. I would only suggest something additional for immune suppport. Perhaps interferon, LTCI injections, lysine (I think you said you were giving that - I don't remember), transfer

Re: [Felvtalk] sick FLV+ kitty, worried owner

2012-04-22 Thread jbero tds.net
My advice to you right now is don't give up on her. She has survived with felv for four years. Most cats that can do that have a greater chance of making it. Did you vet check for hemobartonella? Did they find the source of the infection - pneumonia, bacteremia, URI, UTI, etc? Is she on

Re: [Felvtalk] sick FLV+ kitty, worried owner

2012-04-22 Thread jbero tds.net
. As the diarrhea developed they gave her Metronidazole. I hope this helps. If Laura is out there and remembers the details of what happened she may be a great source of help. Please let me know that you got this email. Jenny On Sun, Apr 22, 2012 at 7:53 PM, jbero tds.net jb...@tds.net wrote: My

Re: [Felvtalk] NYC: pathetic maybe-FeLV needs foster/adopter

2012-04-10 Thread jbero tds.net
Is there a national organization that networks and unifies non kill animal shelters in the US? A way to help minimize this horrible type of situation? It seems to me a lot of people want to help these animals but don't know how to. If there was a way to unify or somehow connect all the non

Re: [Felvtalk] Uveitis

2012-03-12 Thread jbero tds.net
I have had a kitten with a severely scratched cornea. After treatment for a week the eye continued to not heal and ultimately the eye was surgically removed. After that it healed well. Her eye was in really bad shape though. Corneal abrasions generally heal quickly, but with felv it may hinder

Re: [Felvtalk] Off topic but if anyone can help with info? fluid in lungs

2012-03-04 Thread jbero tds.net
I hate to tell you this, but I just had to put my cat down two weeks ago because of pleural effusions (fluid around the lungs). He had lung cancer. I had the fluid drained about five times in the course of three weeks. The fluid build up got too rapid and I couldn't put him through any more

Re: [Felvtalk] Off topic but if anyone can help with info? fluid in lungs

2012-03-04 Thread jbero tds.net
Duh - I forgot There is a very high possibility of heart failure. If that is the case, lasix will help tremendously. There are a host of treatment options for heart failure. I have a cat with it and I give her coq 10. There is a fairly easy blood test for heart failure. Otherwise it's

Re: [Felvtalk] Is my kitten having his first FIV/FELV episode?

2012-02-27 Thread jbero tds.net
I agree, a vet visit is advised. First, recheck your records. FIV is very different than Felv. You would prefer to be dealing with FIV. If it was felv then you may be in for a very rough road. Rapid breathing can be from anemia, pain, fluid in the chest, heart failure, infection (like

Re: [Felvtalk] FIP

2012-02-20 Thread jbero tds.net
Dear Vicky, I haven't been involved in the felvtalk emails for awhile and I really do not know the history of your cat or why you are considering FIP. I do know that FIP is often fatal and relatively rapidly so. If you are truely dealing with FIP, I have known only one individual who has

Re: [Felvtalk] Homey and her crystals

2011-12-14 Thread jbero tds.net
1 hr afterwards. jbero tds.net jb...@tds.net wrote: Forgive me as I have missed the beginning of this email thread. With respect to urinary crystals diet is huge. Every cat that has ever been brought to me with crystals has responded to diet with complete eradication of crystals (make

Re: [Felvtalk] Homey and her crystals

2011-12-09 Thread jbero tds.net
Forgive me as I have missed the beginning of this email thread. With respect to urinary crystals diet is huge. Every cat that has ever been brought to me with crystals has responded to diet with complete eradication of crystals (make sure you know what type of crystals you're dealing though).

Re: [Felvtalk] Rescue Kitten FeLV+

2011-07-10 Thread jbero tds.net
Jenny, Most people in this group have heardr this story a dozen or five dozen times before. In general the reponse is to wait and retest. I, personally, take a more aggressive stance. First of all, I agree with making sure it was felv and not fiv. fiv is usually transmitted through bites

Re: [Felvtalk] Another plea for our FELV+ mom

2011-05-24 Thread jbero tds.net
Kelly, Okay, I am way full with animals over here, but I have one felv+ female who is separate from the rest of the household. She is about 8 and very healthy. I would qualify her as a carrier of the virus. She doesn't love other cats, but has been more and more interested in companionship

Re: [Felvtalk] Sub Q fluids

2011-02-13 Thread jbero tds.net
If still sealed in the sterile bag, check the expiration date. Once the sterile bag is opened, keep the fluids refrigerated. I only keep an opened bag for one week, always refrigerated and always do my best to keep it sterile. The biggest problem is contamination and bacterial growth. If the

Re: [Felvtalk] Spanky Fluid in chest

2010-11-24 Thread jbero tds.net
Stacey, Fluid buildup in the chest is common in heart failure. The quick and dirty thing to do is tap. There are always risks with this, including but not limited to, anesthesia complications, hemorrhage, and to me the most dreaded is flash pulmonary edema. This occurs if the fluid is removed

Re: [Felvtalk] Immunity to Felv once exposed then test neg?

2010-10-04 Thread jbero tds.net
Nina, I haven't done a recent search on the persistence of felv but judging from the quote you had in your email, I can tell you what it sounds like they think. PCR is a very senstive test for DNA or RNA. Basically you have a probe that attaches to the DNA or RNA of interest. You then amplify

Re: [Felvtalk] Update on our Lydia

2010-10-01 Thread jbero tds.net
Anndrea, First, my greatest sympathy for your current situation. Second, this is the first email I've seen concerning Lydia so I don't know anymore than what's in this email. Here's what I can tell you: 1. felv, especially in younger cats and kittens can be horrible. 2. The main problems

Re: [Felvtalk] Murphy's little comeback-he definitely has 9 lives!!

2010-10-01 Thread jbero tds.net
Alice, This is fantastic news. I think you are the first person I know to have reversed a nonregenerative anemia without transfusion. There are probably others but I do not know of them. I would love to recreate your success. To recap since the anemia (was this hemolytic - sounds like since

Re: [Felvtalk] Murphy's check up and the week after / Dawn-I got the Rutin

2010-09-23 Thread jbero tds.net
I am one hundred percent in agreement with Natalie. The tonic is an all herbal mixture that has anti-cancer effects. It also has anti-inflammatory effects which would help as well. It seems worth a try to me. Jenny On 9/23/10, Alice Flowers aliceflow...@sbcglobal.net wrote: Dawn-I went to

Re: [Felvtalk] update on josie, kitty with low hematocrit

2010-08-26 Thread jbero tds.net
I'm glad to hear it. Way to go Lisa and Josie Jenny On 8/25/10, MaryChristine twelvehousec...@gmail.com wrote: she's on doxy, they did a partial transfusion (1/2 the amount), because they're an after-hours-only practice? but her hematocrit went from 8 to 12 just with that, she's perky,

Re: [Felvtalk] Lymphoma/Brain Inflammation, etc.

2010-08-24 Thread jbero tds.net
Michelle, If you have a cat with SCC, I would highly highly recommend doing the salve. If you join the group (I can send you an email from the group and you can join it) the woman who runs it generally makes the salve and you can get it from her. It's not expensive. I have seen it work

Re: [Felvtalk] URGENT: help needed re: info on transfusions/epogen, etc

2010-08-24 Thread jbero tds.net
Team) On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 5:24 PM, jbero tds.net jb...@tds.net wrote: Hey, With respect to blood transfusions in cats. Most cats are blood group A - around 99% in the US. As it is in people you need to match the blood types. Because there is such a high prevelance of type

Re: [Felvtalk] Lymphoma/Brain Inflammation, etc.

2010-08-23 Thread jbero tds.net
Tracy, I am so sorry. Personally, I agree with Natalie. I have been involved with that group as well and have been impressed with what can be done with the tonic (and salve for that matter). I do not believe it has been used specifically to treat felv but you never know, neem especially has a

Re: [Felvtalk] Wolfie - Please add to CLS

2010-08-23 Thread jbero tds.net
Amy, I am sorry. You know, if life is about the journey and not the destination, you gave Wolfie one heck of a wonderful trip. What more can any of us ask for. God bless you for loving and caring. Jenny On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 2:30 PM, Amy awilkin...@yahoo.com wrote: Wolfie left us today

Re: [Felvtalk] Murphy is improving!!

2010-08-16 Thread jbero tds.net
Alright Alice, It is so rare to have good news in this group. I am so happy for you and Murphy. You really hit him with some good stuff, I will pray that it continues to work. Right on!!! Jenny On 8/15/10, Alice Flowers aliceflow...@sbcglobal.net wrote: It is one day at a time-the roller

Re: [Felvtalk] Murphy-PCV is up to 27-28 but has a fever

2010-08-10 Thread jbero tds.net
Alice, You are riding quit the roller coaster. I have to tell you that I think the hematocrit is fantastic. Was epogen given, I don't recall. To reverse anemia in felv cat is a great accomplishment. It suggests that he still has normal progenitor cells capable of making healthy RBCs which

Re: [Felvtalk] Wolfie and weakness

2010-07-28 Thread jbero tds.net
. Amy --- On Mon, 7/26/10, jbero tds.net jb...@tds.net wrote: From: jbero tds.net jb...@tds.net Subject: [Felvtalk] Wolfie and weakness To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Monday, July 26, 2010, 1:09 PM Amy, I don't have much input on restricting activity. In general it seems

Re: [Felvtalk] Restricting cat from stairs

2010-07-26 Thread jbero tds.net
Amy, I don't have much input on restricting activity. In general it seems to me that once a cat realizes his limitations he'll limit himself. I am not big on limiting them. They generally do that on their own. I guess it's a personal opinion. Certainly something could happen, but something

Re: [Felvtalk] Now it's Murphy-I can't take much more

2010-07-26 Thread jbero tds.net
Alice, I am so sorry. I was really hoping the LTCI would do it. Pet tinic and epogen and whatever else may help with anemia is usually only a temporary fix. The real problem is the underlying bone marrow deficiency due to infectivity with virus. I have been with this group long enough to have

[Felvtalk] Fwd: Restricting cat from stairs

2010-07-26 Thread jbero tds.net
-- Forwarded message -- From: jbero tds.net jb...@tds.net Date: Jul 26, 2010 11:04 AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Restricting cat from stairs To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Amy, I don't have much input on restricting activity. In general it seems to me that once a cat realizes his

[Felvtalk] Fwd: Now it's Murphy-I can't take much more

2010-07-26 Thread jbero tds.net
-- Forwarded message -- From: jbero tds.net jb...@tds.net Date: Jul 26, 2010 11:26 AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Now it's Murphy-I can't take much more To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Alice, I am so sorry. I was really hoping the LTCI would do it. Pet tinic and epogen and whatever

[Felvtalk] Not sure my emails are posting

2010-07-26 Thread jbero tds.net
I just wanted to make sure my emails were getting through. I sent two emails to the group concerning Murphy and Wolfie, just wanted to make sure they were sent. Jenny ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

[Felvtalk] Wolfie and weakness

2010-07-26 Thread jbero tds.net
Amy, I don't have much input on restricting activity. In general it seems to me that once a cat realizes his limitations he'll limit himself. I am not big on limiting them. They generally do that on their own. I guess it's a personal opinion. Certainly something could happen, but something

[Felvtalk] Murphy

2010-07-26 Thread jbero tds.net
Alice, I am so sorry. I was really hoping the LTCI would do it. Pet tinic and epogen and whatever else may help with anemia is usually only a temporary fix. The real problem is the underlying bone marrow deficiency due to infectivity with virus. I have been with this group long enough to have

Re: [Felvtalk] Now it's Murphy-I can't take much more

2010-07-26 Thread jbero tds.net
Thanks Natalie Jenny On 7/26/10, Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote: The fourth herb is Andrographis. Natalie -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of jbero tds.net Sent: Monday, July 26, 2010 12:27 PM

Re: [Felvtalk] Maggie

2010-07-08 Thread jbero tds.net
Hello Tanya, HCM is tough. In people it's often hereditary and treated with ACE inhibitors (like enalapril), beta blockers (sotalol, metropolol,etc.) and/or diuretics (lasix), and sometimes aspirin or other agent to inhibit blood clots. Transplants are used in certain situations. My

Re: [Felvtalk] Wolfie and weakness in hind legs

2010-07-04 Thread jbero tds.net
-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of jbero tds.net Sent: Friday, July 02, 2010 3:12 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] Wolfie and weakness in hind legs I did a little research on neurologic disorders in felv cats. I found

[Felvtalk] Wolfie and weakness in hind legs

2010-07-02 Thread jbero tds.net
I did a little research on neurologic disorders in felv cats. I found a nice article written on 2002 describing about 20 felv cats with neurologic symptoms and the necropsy reports. Most of the cats did not have any tumors. Basically what they found was axonal and myelin degeneration (the

Re: [Felvtalk] rear leg weakness- Revolution used? and update

2010-06-30 Thread jbero tds.net
Forgive me, but I'm not sure of Wolfie's history. With respect to hypercalcemia there are multiple causes.If you want to treat it you need to identify the underlying cause. This is often challenging and the treatment (at least the immediate way to decrease the Ca levels) is with diet, fluids

Re: [Felvtalk] rear leg weakness- Revolution used? and update

2010-06-30 Thread jbero tds.net
Amy, I have to agree with Sharyl. Taking everything into consideration I probably would not proceed with evaluating the levels. In human medicine we don't treat unless the value is at least 1.0 greater than the upper limit of norma. My understanding in fact is that steroids can help lower

Re: [Felvtalk] Please add Ellie to CLS :(

2010-06-04 Thread jbero tds.net
Kathi, I am so sorry. I was told something once that always comforts me when I lose someone I care about. I believe there is life after this one and perhaps our soul is split such that part of our soul is here in our bodies and the other is in heaven. When we die, perhaps those two parts come

Re: [Felvtalk] Immunity

2010-06-01 Thread jbero tds.net
Interesting question. I guess that answer would be, it depends. If he was exposed to the virus, and he probably was given the close contact litter mates have, it is possible he has developed an immunity. To the best of my knowledge, vets do not currently measure antibody titers to felv - not

Re: [Felvtalk] Please add Sissy to the CLS

2010-05-11 Thread jbero tds.net
Sharyl, I am so sorry. These are the emails I dread seeing in the group. It is painful for us all and it is never easy to accept. Thank you for giving her the life she had while she was with you. May God bless you and your household. Jenny On 5/9/10, Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com wrote: Like

Re: [Felvtalk] trying again to post Murphy's results

2010-05-09 Thread jbero tds.net
Alice, I don't want to say this, but the bloodwork worries me. The neutrophils are elevated- which alone would comfort me in believing that there is simply a bacterial infection that could be treated with antibiotics. Whatever else, the elevated neutrophils highly suggests a bacterial infection

[Felvtalk] Kia and Janet

2010-05-06 Thread jbero tds.net
Janet, I just read the email I sent you and it was convoluted, sorry I must have been tired. Here's the short and long. Not a ton of information of specifics of dosing for treating lymphoma with orthomolecular therapy (high dose vitamins) in cats. The recommendation I am familiar with

Re: [Felvtalk] fyi: pet food buyout

2010-05-06 Thread jbero tds.net
I am utterly devastated. This is terrible. Thanks for the info, I guess it's time to search for a new product. Jenny On 5/6/10, MaryChristine twelvehousec...@gmail.com wrote: http://www.truthaboutpetfood.com/articles/breaking-news-proctor--gamble-purchases-natura-pet-products.html --

Re: [Felvtalk] more about Kia

2010-05-02 Thread jbero tds.net
Janet, It sounds like you have been through alot. It also sounds to me like your little one has lymphoma although the specifics of the bloodwork would be more telling. Did your vet happen to do a feline leukemia virus test? This virus can cause lymphomas and leukemias but lymphomas and

Re: [Felvtalk] more about Kia

2010-05-02 Thread jbero tds.net
Janet, One would think there would be treatment, but to be honest, most researchers aren't that interested in curing cat illnesses. Usually their discoveries are a result of trying to find cures in human medicine. Anyway, a lymphocyte count that high (38,000) is really suggestive of a lymphoma.

Re: [Felvtalk] Thanks Jenny--- Kia

2010-05-02 Thread jbero tds.net
Janet, Probably the best approach to the vitamins is to do cod liver oil - nordic natural pet cod liver oil. It contains the fish oil, vitamin A and Vitamin D. You can order this online or get it from pretty much any holistic vet. I believe the dosage is one quarter teaspoon daily, but check

Re: [Felvtalk] Losing weight

2010-04-27 Thread jbero tds.net
Nortina, My heart goes out to you. This is very possibly a manifestation of the disease. If you've been following this group you know what the results can be and that there isn't any 100% effective treatment out there. There's a lot of ideas in my head so I'm going to try to be as exact as I

[Felvtalk] Felv type C mutation - current articles

2010-04-23 Thread jbero tds.net
MC, Here is an article discussing felv type C as a mutated felv. I have to tell you that it is my gut level feeling that this is where the virus acts and how it causes such disease. Do a search for flvcr - this is where it's at. Here's the website:

Re: [Felvtalk] Knox and treatment of felv

2010-04-21 Thread jbero tds.net
: there's no mention of it in the 2008 AAFP guidelines, and i would expect it to be there. On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 4:51 PM, jbero tds.net jb...@tds.net wrote: Granted it is older, but I see nothing in the literature later to refute this information. On 4/20/10, MaryChristine

Re: [Felvtalk] Knox and treatment of felv

2010-04-20 Thread jbero tds.net
Yeah, it's felv type c. You know how there are three types A and B being those transmitted and C being the mutated form that primarily causes disease. Let me see if I can find a good paper. Jenny On 4/20/10, MaryChristine twelvehousec...@gmail.com wrote: jeni, i have NEVER seen or heard

Re: [Felvtalk] Knox and treatment of felv

2010-04-20 Thread jbero tds.net
, jbero tds.net jb...@tds.net wrote: Yeah, it's felv type c. You know how there are three types A and B being those transmitted and C being the mutated form that primarily causes disease. Let me see if I can find a good paper. Jenny On 4/20/10, MaryChristine twelvehousec...@gmail.com wrote

Re: [Felvtalk] Knox and treatment of felv

2010-04-20 Thread jbero tds.net
On 4/20/10, MaryChristine twelvehousec...@gmail.com wrote: i do know that there are different strains, but really haven't encountered this before--so anything you send to the list will be gratefully digested! On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 4:17 PM, jbero tds.net jb...@tds.net wrote: Yeah, it's

Re: [Felvtalk] Knox and treatment of felv

2010-04-20 Thread jbero tds.net
On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 4:31 PM, jbero tds.net jb...@tds.net wrote: Okay, this is kind of technical but it basically supports the idea that mutations (in this case deletions in DNA) result in a more virulent and pathogenic virus worsening the disease state as these mutations are gained

[Felvtalk] Knox and treatment of felv

2010-04-19 Thread jbero tds.net
I just wanted to update you all where I'm at now. I got an email from Dr. Van Dyke, the biochemist involved in this treatment plan. To set a few things straight - he was doing research to find a cure for HIV/AIDS and using cats as an animal model. The intermixed use of FIV/HIV/Felv was in part

[Felvtalk] Found some of original paper on therapy for felv

2010-04-17 Thread jbero tds.net
I did a little searching and found a more detailed paper on what was done with these few cats using antioxidant therapy and resulting change in viral status to negative. I copied and pasted it. EXAMPLES In vivo testing was performed to demonstrate the startling effectiveness of the treatment

Re: [Felvtalk] Gary - info on acemannan,etc

2010-04-16 Thread jbero tds.net
okay, I have been trying to send this but it's too big to go through so I copied and pasted onto a word document the abstracts of four articles relating to acemannan (or related polysaccharides and viral infections) These were really to answer the specific question of oral mannose versus IP

Re: [Felvtalk] New to the FELV+ kitty group

2010-04-16 Thread jbero tds.net
Stacy, Hi. I am sorry to hear you got a postive felv. I think it's a good idea to either retest with the elisa (snap test) or send for IFA. The ELISA can show you a transient infection (one in which your cat can fight off the virus and survive without complication) wherein the test will become

[Felvtalk] Possible therapy for felv

2010-04-16 Thread jbero tds.net
Okay, I am always questioning people that claim a cure, but here is a small study done that caused a man to patent the treatment concerning felv. This a group dedicated to looking into any avenue that may help our little ones, so I'm putting this out there. I copied and pasted this from the

Re: [Felvtalk] Possible therapy for felv

2010-04-16 Thread jbero tds.net
I have to be honest, I am skeptical myself. In general, it is a group of individuals looking to find a treatment for AIDS/HIV in people and the cats were a model for disease (I hate that they do this, but if they do I will learn everything I possibly can from it). It is somewhat old so I do not

[Felvtalk] Gary - info on acemannan,etc

2010-04-09 Thread jbero tds.net
Gary, A little slow, but here are a few paper abstracts dealing with the issue. If you want the full text, let me know. I'm not sure if the full text is on ovid for them all, I may have to fax you the full report if you want it. Jenny ___ Felvtalk

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV Positive Young Mom Cat Babies

2010-04-06 Thread jbero tds.net
new owner's Aloe Vera Plant. Beth --Original Message-- From: jbero tds.net Sender: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org ReplyTo: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV Positive Young Mom Cat Babies Sent: Mar 28, 2010 7:51 PM Gary

Re: [Felvtalk] PS Whimsy - twitching/jerking

2010-03-31 Thread jbero tds.net
Shannon, I feel for your position. There are many animals needing help and it is overwhelming sometimes. I must agree with the others that your best bet is to try to find help for this little guy. There is a large differential of diagnoses for him - including: felv sequelae possibly an

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV Positive Young Mom Cat Babies

2010-03-28 Thread jbero tds.net
or studies relating to the use of oral Acemannan. Thanks, Gary jbero tds.net wrote: Minnie, 3. Acemannan - a supplement known to help fight off the virus. I would get them on an oral dose of this daily. ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV Positive Young Mom Cat Babies

2010-03-25 Thread jbero tds.net
Minnie, I am sorry for your recent discovery. I am not sure how many responses you got from the group as they usually have a great deal of insight and suggestions. I can give you mine. First testing positive - you can get a false positive test but given that three of the five tested positive,

Re: [Felvtalk] spastic pupil syndrome

2010-01-06 Thread jbero tds.net
Dear Kerry, I do not know if you have had much response to your email or not, but I can tell you what I know. Opthalmic disease in cats is often secondary to an underlying disease (as in your case felv), It suggests central nervous system involvement either by the virus (or other infectious

Re: [Felvtalk] Suggestion

2009-12-16 Thread jbero tds.net
Thanks Sara for your input. I wholeheartedly agree and, by the way, well said. Jenny On 12/15/09, Sara Kasteleyn skastel...@cicresearch.com wrote: Good morning everyone, I'm new to the list, so please take my suggestion with the appropriate weight, but it seems to me that every approach

Re: [Felvtalk] Help - I can't get LTCI in Georgia!

2009-12-16 Thread jbero tds.net
Laura, I am sorry to hear about your situation. To be honest, I would probably contact a vet out of state, pick up the injections and do it myself. They are simply subcutaneous injections that can be easily given. If you are near a state border, I would drive and personally pick it up myself.

Re: [Felvtalk] Introducing Cliff

2009-11-26 Thread jbero tds.net
Hey Renee Welcome to the US. Not a great start finding out you have a little bundle of joy with a deadly virus. You do have an advantage, however. You have a chance to fight this early. I would not let this window of opportunity close. Felv cats are susceptible to secondary infections as

Re: [Felvtalk] WBC/RBC/platelet count decreasing

2009-11-26 Thread jbero tds.net
Amy, You have a cat in the stages that most of us dread. You have a few options available to you. You can follow conventional advice or you can take a chance. From what I've seen conventional medicine does not help in this scenario. My first question is this; Why is he on prednisone? The

Re: [Felvtalk] WBC/RBC/platelet count decreasing

2009-11-26 Thread jbero tds.net
Belinda, Wow. You have a sick little kitty. I don't know if you're looking for input or not; and I know nothing about his history but I would suggest two things. 1. Find a holistic vet. 2. Check a basic metabolic panel. CRF patients often have electrolyte imbalances that can cause seizures.

Re: [Felvtalk] Reversal of FIP in my six-month-old kitten

2009-11-25 Thread jbero tds.net
and wanting to punish some innocents. All the best vibes to the kitten in question! Hang in there, darlin'. Diane R. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of jbero tds.net Sent: Monday, November 23, 2009 4:30

Re: [Felvtalk] Rosie and Murphy Update-LTCI

2009-11-23 Thread jbero tds.net
Alice, Thank you so much for letting us know. I am so happy this has worked for them. It seems to have great promise if started early enough. It appears to have some ability to help once symptoms begin but if you can start early that seems to be your best bet. Oh, yeah. It is wonderful to

Re: [Felvtalk] Reversal of FIP in my six-month-old kitten

2009-11-23 Thread jbero tds.net
I find the skepticism and questioning surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of FIP interesting. I have to say, however, that every laboratory test, whether it be in human or veterinary medicine, is subject to failure; either giving false positives or false negatives. This is a far more common

Re: [Felvtalk] Bridget - new positive kitten - questions about treatment

2009-11-20 Thread jbero tds.net
Laura, I am glad to hear your vet is willing to try something. It is so hard to watch these healthy young beautiful felv kittens and cats deteriorate so rapidly and die. The treatments I am aware of include interferon - an oral preparation most vets are familiar with and cheap, LTCI (an

[Felvtalk] Crystal and Nibbler

2009-11-19 Thread jbero tds.net
Hello Crystal, I love the people in this group. They are compassionate and knowledgable. Here are my suggestions. 1. The upper respiratory infection - common in felv kittens. I have fought this battle. As far as an effective antibiotic - Azithromycin works wonders. It is not currently

Re: [Felvtalk] Kitten Problems - Please Help

2009-11-19 Thread jbero tds.net
Hello Crystal, I love the people in this group. They are compassionate and knowledgable. Here are my suggestions. 1. The upper respiratory infection - common in felv kittens. I have fought this battle. As far as an effective antibiotic - Azithromycin works wonders. It is not currently

Re: [Felvtalk] Maggie's not acting normal, advice is appreciated

2009-11-15 Thread jbero tds.net
Hello Tanya, I can't blaim you for being nervous about odd behavior in a felv cat. Interferon can cause side effects in humans that can actually lead to cessation of treatment, they can include gastrointestinal disturbances, depression, sleep disturbances, irritability, and flu like symptoms.

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey

2009-11-14 Thread jbero tds.net
Hello Joyce, You have a kind heart. It's hard to take in a felv cat and sounds like everyone in your world is going through alot. With respect to felv, it's true, stress is tough on these guys. There's alot of variables, opinions and conflicting ideas about the disease. Some cats do fine,

Re: [Felvtalk] Jenny-How is Autumn??

2009-11-01 Thread jbero tds.net
Hey Alice, Thanks for asking. Actually, Autumn stopped eating again last week and I found a large (3-4 inch) mass in her abdomen. I knew it was a large lymphoma so I let her stop eating and she died two days ago. I miss her deeply. She was so young and vital so full of life and love. I

Re: [Felvtalk] rabies shot needed for transport?

2009-10-14 Thread jbero tds.net
If you can avoid it, I would not get the rabies vaccine. Is there anyway she will be exposed to a bat or raccoon or infected animal on the way? I doubt it. The vaccines and their requirements were started, and are likely still in place, more to protect people than the animal. I would steer far

Re: [Felvtalk] New Here w/Questions

2009-10-13 Thread jbero tds.net
Hi Ellie, I agree with everyone else. Stress is huge in fostering illness in cats, especially felv+. They also can need more vet. care, high quality food, supplements, and lots of patience and love. I would do something now for treatment, don't wait until they start acting sick - they go

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon thoughts?

2009-10-08 Thread jbero tds.net
Jeff, I would definitely start something whether it be interferon or the LTCI injections. They may not look sick when first diagnosed but they go downhill quickly and you feel helpless. There is some suggestion of thymic hypoplasia in these young cats with felv+. (the thymus is responsible for

Re: [Felvtalk] New to FLV and have a cat that just tested positive...

2009-10-06 Thread jbero tds.net
Hello Anna, I am sorry for your situation. Felv is an illusive, unpredictable and sometimes devastating disease. I think the people in this group have good advice and knowledge pertaining to this group of cats. In my experience, 2 died from the anemia and bone marrow suppression that often

[Felvtalk] CBCs-Rosie and Murphy/Autumn update

2009-10-05 Thread jbero tds.net
Alice I am so happy for you and your two little ones. They are looking better both clinically and with respect to the lab values. That's fantastic I am so happy you started early with them. That seems to be their best chance at responding. I have heard a number of individuals whose cats

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Q re Staph Protein A

2009-09-26 Thread jbero tds.net
boy . . . we're so worried Sally -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk- boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of jbero tds.net Sent: Friday, September 25, 2009 11:47 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Q re

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Q re Staph Protein A

2009-09-25 Thread jbero tds.net
Hey everyone, I haven't been following the emails concerning strep A. but I actually looked into this when trying to figure out what to do with Autumn. There were a few studies out there but they were done about a decade or more ago, mostly by a vet in Texas. I called his lab to speak with

[Felvtalk] Sally and Lukey

2009-09-25 Thread jbero tds.net
Sally, Not a good report, but not entirely without hope either. Do you happen to know the specific numbers on the CBCs? Get a copy of the reports. Read them carefully - vets miss things sometimes and don't always remember to convey all the information they have when they meet with you. It

[Felvtalk] Did you get my message?

2009-09-25 Thread jbero tds.net
Sally, I sent an email response to your story on Lukey. It bounced because it was too big. I sent it again without the forwarded and replied emails but don't know if it got through. Let me know if you didn't get it. Jenny ___ Felvtalk mailing list

Re: [Felvtalk] Did you get my message?

2009-09-25 Thread jbero tds.net
Thanks Laurie, How are you doing? Hope all is well your feline family. Jenny On 9/25/09, Laurieskatz lauriesk...@mchsi.com wrote: Jenny, I got it.. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of jbero

Re: [Felvtalk] Autumn update and everyone else

2009-09-22 Thread jbero tds.net
Hi Sally, I really hope the blood work looks good for Lukey. I'll keep him in my prayers. Great news about the FIV cat. I have one FIV cat perhaps I will try the injection with him. Thanks for the info. Jenny On 9/21/09, Belinda Sauro ma...@bemikitties.com wrote: Hi All, This email

[Felvtalk] Autumn update and everyone else

2009-09-21 Thread jbero tds.net
Hey everybody, I am so glad to hear all the positive things in the world of cat health going on in this group. Autumn is doing great. She is eating independently (and everyday a little bit more - in fact last night I had pizza and had to practically fight her off for the cheese.) Her energy

Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject)

2009-09-10 Thread jbero tds.net
Sally, I hope this gets to you. I don't always get all of the emails from this group so I hope you get this one. I just wanted to answer your question about diarrhea. Diarrhea can be difficult to diagnose a cause. In general, the first thing I would rule out are intestinal parasites - a stool

[Felvtalk] Autumn update and Sally

2009-09-08 Thread jbero tds.net
Hey everyone, First of all, Sally, I am glad you are getting some food down him. That will help tremendously. The fact that he hasn't thrown it up is even more fantastic. I just wanted to give you a quick update on Autumn. I got the full results of the CBC (although a path review is pending).

Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject)

2009-09-07 Thread jbero tds.net
Sally, Hi, this is Jenny. I tried calling but you weren't home. Maybe you will get this first. There's a couple of issues here. Number one depending on how anemic he is, I would likely do a blood transfusion simply to buy him enough time for the injection to work. Please know that I am still

[Felvtalk] Autumn update and TCLI

2009-09-06 Thread jbero tds.net
Hey everyone, I just wanted to keep you updated on Autumn. Autumn's looking good. She's drinking water like it's going out of style - I tried to keep her hydrated while she was anorexic but she is far better at doing that herself. She's eating independently - for the first time in about two

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