[Felvtalk] Buzzy still has hemolytic anemia

2008-10-27 Thread Sue Frank Koren
My Buzz had anemia back in July and because of the advise of this group and my vet who is very proactive his life was saved. We have been slowly weaning him off of the Prednisolone for the past several months. He was down to 1/2 of a 5mg tablet one time a day. Unfortunately his red blood

Re: [Felvtalk] Buzzy still has hemolytic anemia

2008-10-27 Thread Kelley Saveika
I lost a cat to AIHA last year. If you do a search, Hideyo had some suggestions. We did not use Chlorambucil, we used Leukeran. On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 6:22 PM, Sue Frank Koren [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: My Buzz had anemia back in July and because of the advise of this group and my vet who is

Re: [Felvtalk] Buzzy still has hemolytic anemia

2008-10-27 Thread Jane Lyons
Hi Sue I sent your post to some former list members who might be able to give you some help. I know how scary it is. Hopefully they will contact you and will be able to share their experience with anemia or maybe someone on the list will. Hang in there ...we're rooting for Buzz. Jane

Re: [Felvtalk] Buzzy still has hemolytic anemia

2008-10-27 Thread Sue Frank Koren
My vet told me that the Chlorambucil is the generic for Leukeran (or vise versa). Is it a type of chemo? Dr. Tom says it is not in his marrow. - Original Message - From: Kelley Saveika [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Monday, October 27, 2008 7:25 PM Subject:

Re: [Felvtalk] Buzzy still has hemolytic anemia

2008-10-27 Thread Kelley Saveika
Leukeran is a chemotherapy drug. The problems we had with Leukeran was that it helped his anemia, but brought his immune system down so low that he got some sort of opportunistic infection. AIHA is not a good diagnosis. On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 7:57 PM, Sue Frank Koren [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

[Felvtalk] ALL KITTENS NEGATIVE !!!! YIPPE !!!!!!!!!

2008-10-27 Thread [EMAIL PROTECTED]
This is a story that I am hoping will give those of you who have a positive Mom, with a litter of kittens, some hope! I was told by so many rescues and cat related people and vets etc that because Mom tested positive, the kitten would no doubt be also. I was also told by the rescue I am working

Re: [Felvtalk] ALL KITTENS NEGATIVE !!!! YIPPE !!!!!!!!!

2008-10-27 Thread Carmen Conklin
That's really good news!! We've seen a lot of pos. moms and many of the kittens are negative. And on occasion we had a negative mom (on three tests) have 2 pos. kittens out of five. the rest were negative. We learned then we had to test every kitten every time, no matter what. that was a long