Re: re Foxy/ bad news

2008-04-01 Thread Belinda Sauro
This may be too late already but what does your vet say is causing the anemia If he said it is the FeLV causing it RUN to another vet Is she getting doxycycline in case she has hemobartonella, something positives are prone to get and VERY hard to test for??? Bailey was anemic

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Re: re Foxy/ bad news

2008-04-01 Thread Gloria Lane
Thanks, Belinda, appreciate knowing that - I've had FELV cats died with anemia, although usually mediastinal lymphoma - and I'll remember about the epogen if I need to next time. Gloria On Apr 1, 2008, at 7:28 AM, Belinda Sauro wrote: This may be too late already but what does your vet

Re: re Foxy/ bad news

2008-04-01 Thread Kathy Dillard
First of all- thank-you for your response. When Foxy went to the vet yesterday they gave her steroid shot, and antibiotic (shot) and fluid under the skin (shot) as she was dehydrated. They did a blood test and said her white count was almost nonwxisent and her red count was at 10- even too low

Re: re Foxy/ bad news

2008-04-01 Thread Gloria Lane
I'm so sorry that you and Foxy are having to go thru this difficult time. Wondering if the vet said anything else about her condition, or did an xray or anything? The steroid, and fluids apparently helped her feel much better, maybe the abx in case there was infection. Maybe since she's

Re: re Foxy/ bad news

2008-04-01 Thread Sally Davis
HI Kathy Hopefully someone here can give you an answer. Junior was anemic when he first got sick and was treated for uncomfirmed hemobatenella(sp). He got over the anemia his HCT was 23. Not as bad as Foxy. He lated tested positive for FELV. I too used Pet Tinic. He also went through the

Re: re Foxy/ bad news

2008-04-01 Thread Jane Lyons
Since Foxy has been healthy to this point, maybe this event is an anomaly and that with the correct care she will be able to rebound. Is the vet that you are using up on FeLV? As Belinda suggests, there may be a way to reverse her anemia. There are people on the list who may be able to give

Re: re Foxy/ bad news

2008-04-01 Thread laurieskatz
Doxycycline (in case he had hemobartonella), appetite stimulant and pain meds are what we gave our rescue kitten who was severely anemic and in kidney failure. He was also hospitalized for 2 of his first 3 weeks with us so they could IV feed him. We could not get him to eatfinally he

I really need some advice

2008-04-01 Thread buttonstc
I recently adopted a 4 yr old cat from an ad on the local Detroit Metro Craigslist. I also have Velvet whom I adopted from the SPCA 16 yrs ago who obviously has been tested then and free from both FELV and FIV. I had been keeping the new cat, Binxy, totally separate in the bathroom until she

Re: I really need some advice

2008-04-01 Thread Gloria Lane
What a difficult situation, my heart goes out to you. When I got my Calawalla, she was 6 months old, a pretty little calico girl kitten, just off the street. I couldnt' believe she would ever die, but she did at about 3 yrs old. I kind of feel like if they make it past 3, they're gonna