Re: Please Help! Anakin is very sick

2005-03-09 Thread Belinda Sauro
Epogen and injectable steroids may help but that takes time to kick in and you would probably have to give him a transfusion or two to buy enough time to see if that would help. EPOGEN may ALSO help if the bone marrow is no longer producing enough RBC's as I have said time and time again,

Re: Please Help! Anakin is very sick

2005-03-08 Thread Lernermichelle
Anita, Try Immuno-regulin if your vet can get it; I think there are reports it has helped with FeLV-related anemia. There is an article on this group's web site about it. He will probably need a transfusion if he is to last long enough to try the Immuno-regulin, though. I would do a

Re: Please Help! Anakin is very sick

2005-03-08 Thread carlas
Anita Sending healing vibes Anakin's way. Carla

Re: Please Help! Anakin is very sick

2005-03-08 Thread Belinda Sauro
It really sounds like Anakin is very anemic, I would get him started right away on doxocycline just in case it is due to hemobartenella. There has also been some discussion recently of immunoregalin helping with anemia and a certain steroid whose name I can't remember Michelle?? A blood

Re: Please Help! Anakin is very sick

2005-03-08 Thread Lernermichelle
To get him to eat more, try making the liver shake. The recipe is in the archives or I can send it again if you can't find it. They will often eat this when they won't eat anything else, and it is full of nutrients so even if they just eat a little they get a lot out of it. Also try sour

Re: Please Help! Anakin is very sick

2005-03-08 Thread Lernermichelle
Dexamethasone, which works quickly, combined with Depomedrol, which works over time. Michelle In a message dated 3/8/05 9:17:53 AM Eastern Standard Time, [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: a certain steroid whose name I can't remember Michelle??

Re: Please Help! Anakin is very sick

2005-03-08 Thread Tad Burnett
Michelle I also wish you would repost the recipe for liver shake... Tad [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: To get him to eat more, try making the liver shake. The recipe is in the archives or I can send it again if you can't find it. They will often eat this when they won't eat anything

Re: Please Help! Anakin is very sick

2005-03-08 Thread Lernermichelle
1. Kelp is a seaweed and spirulina is a single cell green food like algae. Both are available at health food stores, either in powder or in capsules that can be opened. 2. The only person I know of on this list who has had a cat recover from anemia long-term is someone (i can not remember

Re: Please Help! Anakin is very sick

2005-03-08 Thread catstevens
@felineleukemia.org Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2005 12:13 PM Subject: Re: Please Help! Anakin is very sick 1. Kelp is a seaweed and spirulina is a single cell green food like algae. Both are available at health food stores, either in powder or in capsules that can be opened

RE: Please Help! Anakin is very sick

2005-03-08 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
liver, but I know that they are not always available. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of [EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, March 08, 2005 12:34 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: Please Help! Anakin is very sick Ok, here

Re: Please Help! Anakin is very sick

2005-03-08 Thread Lernermichelle
I have heard, and would believe, that cats' stomach acid is so much stronger that they do not get salmonella the way that humans do. Which would make sense, since in the wild they eat meat raw all the time. I know it is hard to digest liver. I don't know what to say about that. I have

Re: Please Help! Anakin is very sick

2005-03-08 Thread Tad Burnett
Hi Anita Yes...I have a 14 year old FeLV+ that was so bad that the rescue people that I got her from didn't know if she would survive the 300 mile trip home..But she was going to be PTS if I didn't take herShe was loaded with fleas and that was the cause of her anemia... All I did was get

Re: Please Help! Anakin is very sick

2005-03-08 Thread Skf95111
Dear Anita: If Anakin is severely anemic and you know he is FeLV+, did your vet do anything to determine the cause of his anemia? You said the vet mentioned his bone marrow is not producing RBC...did they do a test to determine that or is that just the vet's guesstimate? It is quite likely

Re: Please Help! Anakin is very sick

2005-03-07 Thread Cherie A Gabbert
Michelle would probally be the best bet, she went through so much with Simon, I am sorry to hear about Anakin...you guys are in my thoughts, and good vibes are coming your way Cheriecatstevens [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Anakin is very sick.All he does is sleep.I checked his gums tong are

RE: Please Help! Anakin is very sick

2005-03-07 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
Does that mean the transfusion will not help either? Will immnogloublin not help?? -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of catatonya Sent: Monday, March 07, 2005 5:14 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: Please Help! Anakin

RE: Please Help! Anakin is very sick

2005-03-07 Thread Hideyo Yamamoto
@felineleukemia.org Subject: RE: Please Help! Anakin is very sick Does that mean the transfusion will not help either? Will immnogloublin not help?? -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of catatonya Sent: Monday, March 07, 2005 5:14 PM

Re: Please Help! Anakin is very sick

2005-03-07 Thread catstevens
the emails of suggestions,love support. Anita - Original Message - From: Hideyo Yamamoto To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Monday, March 07, 2005 4:20 PM Subject: RE: Please Help! Anakin is very sick Does that mean the transfusion will not help either

Re: Please Help! Anakin is very sick

2005-03-07 Thread Barbara Lowe
but was wasting away in front of me. let us know what happens tomorrow at the vet. regards, barbara - Original Message - From: catstevens To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Monday, March 07, 2005 6:43 PM Subject: Re: Please Help! Anakin is very sick Sorry I have