Re: To Megan: Re: My cat was tested positive yesterday, and I don't know what to do.

2007-08-29 Thread Sally Davis
Hi Megan, I will second the endorsement on Immuno regulin. Junior was treated for hemobartonella in case he had it, but I think the immuno regulin got him through the crisis. He was on the first protocol listed on the web page. It is not expensive, although the vet or vet tech will have to give

RE: To Megan: Re: My cat was tested positive yesterday, and I don't know what to do.

2007-08-29 Thread Megan Heikkinen
Does immuno-regulin help with anemia? If the problem is her red blood cell count, couldn't it be bad if her white blood cell count was increased? = Original Message From Chris [EMAIL PROTECTED] = Don't know if it would help but my Tucson has had a couple of episodes of very low white

Re: My cat was tested positive yesterday, and I don't know what to do.

2007-08-29 Thread Belinda
Megan, My Bailey was my positive, he came to us at 5 months of age, he was positive then, my other 4 at that time were all negative and vaccinated. I had Bailey separate but found out my Joey was sneaking under the door to play with him while I was at work, he was Bailey's age and we

RE: My cat was tested positive yesterday, and I don't know what to do.

2007-08-29 Thread Melissa Lind
Best of luck Megan! I hope you have success. You are truly a compassionate person. Your kitties are blessed to have you caring for them. Melissa -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Megan Heikkinen Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2007 5:06 PM To:

Re: To Megan: Re: My cat was tested positive yesterday, and I don't know what to do.

2007-08-29 Thread Sally Davis
All I know is Junior has not been anemic since he had the immuno regulin. The vet says the last time she checked him his PVC was good for a FeLV cat. It was low end of normal I think around 30. Sally On 8/29/07, Megan Heikkinen [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Does immuno-regulin help with anemia? If

Re: My cat was tested positive yesterday, and I don't know what to do.

2007-08-29 Thread Gloria B. Lane
I'm so sorry to hear that, Megan. I haven't read all your other replies, but will try to keep this short. This is what I would do. First, these cats are siblings and have been together a while with plenty of opportunity to share diseases, so why separate them now? I'd keep the cats

Re: To Megan: Re: My cat was tested positive yesterday, and I don't know what to do.

2007-08-29 Thread Gloria B. Lane
I think the injections are the expensive feline interferon OMEGA, not the cheaper human interferon ALPHA. Gloria On Aug 28, 2007, at 8:32 PM, Susan Dubose wrote: Sorry, I have never heard of interferon injections, ONLY oral. Have I missed something all these years...? Susan J.

Re: My cat was tested positive yesterday, and I don't know what to do.

2007-08-29 Thread Susan Dubose
What we used to do when we worked w/interferon, is we would get the interferon @ 100% dosage and inject it into a 500cc bag of sterile water. The bag could be kept in the refrigerator then, and whatever dosage that you needed could be drawn out w/ a syringe. The sharp was then removed from the

My cat was tested positive yesterday, and I don't know what to do.

2007-08-28 Thread Megan Heikkinen
Hello everyone, My name is Megan. I'm a college student with three sibling cats, one of which was recently found to be FeLV-positive. We discovered this after Olive had a severe anemic episode last week all of the sudden and almost died. Her brother's blood was able to restore her, but how

Re: My cat was tested positive yesterday, and I don't know what to do.

2007-08-28 Thread OfALegend
Megan, I understand exactly where you’re coming from! Two of my three babies were diagnosed with FeLV last week. After much agonizing and listening to sound advice from the very educated people here, I’ve decided to not separate them right now. You can probably gather a LOT of

To Megan: Re: My cat was tested positive yesterday, and I don't know what to do.

2007-08-28 Thread wendy
Megan, Hi and welcome to the group. I'm sorry you had to find us but you've come to the best place there is for info. short of a Veterinary Internist. I hope this evening finds you better off than last night. Michael is right...going to the website and clicking into Archives and searching

Re: My cat was tested positive yesterday, and I don't know what to do.

2007-08-28 Thread glenda Goodman
Megan, The vet program at your school could be a real help. I am so sorry that you are going through this, especially with school just starting. It has to be horribly stressful for you... The most important thing, right now, is that you stay strong and remain focused. No matter what, you have to

RE: To Megan: Re: My cat was tested positive yesterday, and I don't know what to do.

2007-08-28 Thread Caroline Kaufmann
Having just gone through this recently and losing Monkee to anemia/FelV, I can provide this: Blood transfusion: wears off in 10 days, if not less. Signs of it wearing off are pretty clear: lack of energy, less moving around, white gums/nose (Monkee's nose was "perfect pink" and when his

Re: To Megan: Re: My cat was tested positive yesterday, and I don't know what to do.

2007-08-28 Thread Marylyn
Just so you know, some vets carry the oral interferon. The vets I have in Louisville keep it on hand. If you decide on this you may want to call around. A month's supply runs about $10. If you have men who will exclude any of God's

Re: To Megan: Re: My cat was tested positive yesterday, and I don't know what to do.

2007-08-28 Thread Susan Dubose
Sorry, I have never heard of interferon injections, ONLY oral. Have I missed something all these years...? Susan J. DuBose ^..^ www.PetGirlsPetsitting.com www.Tx.SiameseRescue.org www.shadowcats.net As Cleopatra lay in state,

Re: My cat was tested positive yesterday, and I don't know what to do.

2007-08-28 Thread Susan Dubose
Ahhh., Megan, you have already had some wonderful advice fromWendy, Michael Caroline (did I miss anyone? Sorry if I did). There is nothing that I can add to their words of wisdom except, once again, I will say, You need to take care of yourself, and don't forget to breathe. We

RE: To Megan: Re: My cat was tested positive yesterday, and I don't know what to do.

2007-08-28 Thread Megan Heikkinen
Olive actually did test negative on the ELISA test, although it wasn't a strong negative. The IFA was done twice and came up positive both times. We skipped the ELISA test on my other two, and instead are having the blood shipped to the vet school for the IFA. I don't think that my vet seems to

To Megan: Re: My cat was tested positive yesterday, and I don't know what to do.

2007-08-28 Thread Susan Dubose
Well, Megan, I could be the one who is wrong. I have just never heard of Interferon shots, just oral. Someone will be popping in to let us know,there is LOTS of great experience on this list.. Susan J. DuBose ^..^ www.PetGirlsPetsitting.com www.Tx.SiameseRescue.org www.shadowcats.net

Re: To Megan: Re: My cat was tested positive yesterday, and I don't know what to do.

2007-08-28 Thread Tad Burnett
Probably close to 4 years ago I mentioned interferon to my vet... He had never worked with an FeLV+ cat before... He had used it with cows before and it was given IV to them... He grabbed his medical book and there were words in there about giving it both ways to cats but he decided that with the

Re: To Megan: Re: My cat was tested positive yesterday, and I don't know what to do.

2007-08-28 Thread Susan Dubose
Thanks, Tad, and you are right. Willingness to learn in order to help patient client makes them worth their weight in gold. Susan J. DuBose ^..^ www.PetGirlsPetsitting.com www.Tx.SiameseRescue.org www.shadowcats.net As Cleopatra lay in state,

Re: To Megan: Re: My cat was tested positive yesterday, and I don't know what to do.

2007-08-28 Thread Tad Burnett
I should add that he was one that initially recommended PTS when the test was pos... When I said I can't do that he was quick to talk about keeping them... They are special needs cats and a good vet needs to know that the caretaker is ready for that... Tad Susan Dubose wrote: Thanks, Tad,

RE: To Megan: Re: My cat was tested positive yesterday, and I don't know what to do.

2007-08-28 Thread Chris
Don't know if it would help but my Tucson has had a couple of episodes of very low white blood count. Vet gave her a series of immune-regulin shots and it did perk her back up pretty quickly. Christiane Biagi 914-632-4672 Cell: 914-720-6888 [EMAIL PROTECTED] Katrina Animal Reunion Team