Great news! If Whitey/Blanco (lol) was in such bad shape I wouldn't involve
the owners either!
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
Ok, guys, here's the update for the day. First of all, I am even more
convinced now, and I stand by my decision to not contact his previous owners.
Autumn is sick again! Despite all of our precautions which include Lysol-ing
the bottom of our shoes when we come in from outside. This has been a
really bad illness for her. She was lethargic Monday afternoon so I checked
and found one of her glands in her throat swollen. I immediately made a
Where are you located? I have two that will consult by phone. Obviously not
as good as in person but, if you are interested, I will find contact
information. Try changing shoes instead of Lysoling them.
If you have men who will
I do know of one cat that has had many transfusions, more than 5, I
think it was one of Hideyo's cats, I seem to remember her posting it on
the anemia list I'm on. I believe it was because the epogen quit
working or her vet thought the cat had developed aiitbodies. I will
write her and
I do not want to give you false hope because Autumn is very young,
and on her own path,
but 4 months ago I faced almost identical symptoms as you do. MeMe
had a gland at the base
of her throat that felt like a ping pong ball and I thought she was
having trouble swallowing.
The vet I was taking Monkee to wouldn't do more than 2 transfusions. We only
did one. When it wore off, it wore off bad. I realize now that Monkee was
suffering much more than he let on and I just didn't know it at the time
because he was such a toughie, with a real zest for life. I think
I remember Monkee and all the heartache you guys went through.
I would be doing all positives a disservice though if I didn't make a
point about what my vet told me and I have personally seen happen with
some cats on the lists I'm on.
Sometimes for what ever reason it takes 2
I know, you are also right. But I didn't want to make Monkee go through the
bone marrow aspirate because he'd already been through so much, since we did
Chemo on him (which, in hindsight, I will NOT do again with another animal).
I'm sure it's possible the chemo itself brought up the anemia,
Similar with my vet - limited # of transfusions. But it didn't have
any ill effects on mine, only positive, then after a time they went
down again. Gloria
On Oct 17, 2007, at 9:06 AM, Caroline Kaufmann wrote:
The vet I was taking Monkee to wouldn't do more than 2
Blood transfusions really are emotionally taxing. Olive was only given one,
because at the time I took her to the vet, I had no idea what was wrong with
her. The vet discovered she was extremely anemic, but didn't know why, and said
that if I wanted her to live, she needed one. I didn't know
I'm sorry to read that Autumn is ill again. I agree with Marylyn that
changing or removing shoes are way better options than Lysol use.
Does your vet know about ImmunoRegulin? It is a fairly
inexpensive treatment that has had helpful results for some
FeLV+ cats. It is not a cure, but it
I tried to prepare you for that when you first joined the list due to Olive's
condition with relaying to you Monkee's experience. But it's never as bad as
it is when you actually experience it yourself. Our experiences were similar
in so many ways.
-Caroline Subject: RE: blood
Not sure your vet knew this but the most reliable way to get all the
cancer when it is on a limb is amputation of that limb and then possibly
chemo. Animals do very well with missing limbs.
happiness is being owned by cats ...
Nina, Hideyo and Lance for offering help to Susan with Autumn.
I remember feeling overwhelmed with fear and sadness several
months ago and you really pulled us through.
I really appreciate your input.
Thank-you for the replies. My cat Sunny had follow-up bloodwork on Tuesday and
has had modest improvement, which makes me very happy. He was diagnosed with
feline leukemia just a week before. Neutered, fully vaccinated and before this
completely healthy. I noticed his gums were pale and he lost
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