[Felvtalk] Xana, FelV positive - interferon?

2009-09-27 Thread Esther Jorda
I am new to this group. I live in Spain and have some language difficults, so, sorry for the faults. I am an active member of a cat rescue group. In july I found a kitten in the street with the eyes seriously dammaged. We went to the vet and all was well, excep the positive result to FelV.

Re: [Felvtalk] PA Sanctuary

2009-09-27 Thread MaryChristine
fyi, there is no evidence that FIVs are any less able to throw off FeLV than are other cats--in fact, FIVs tend to be the healthiest populations in all sanctuary settings. while it might not be the optimum arrangement, until there are more places who are willing to take positive of both sorts in,

Re: [Felvtalk] Sally and Lukey

2009-09-27 Thread MaryChristine
great information, jenny. thanks for sharing it with us, as it can make such a difference when we know the right things to discuss with our vets! On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 4:13 PM, jbero tds.net -- Spay Neuter Your Neighbors! Maybe That'll Make The Difference MaryChristine Special-Needs

Re: [Felvtalk] Xana, FelV positive - interferon?

2009-09-27 Thread Second Chance Meows
I run a FeLV sanctuary here in the states and have found that the best treatment is love and attention. Having spent almost a year on interferon, I know the side effects of it very well, and would not wish them on any living being.( human or feline). spend time with them, show them that

Re: [Felvtalk] Xana, FelV positive - interferon?

2009-09-27 Thread Belinda Sauro
That's great news to hear Michael, you sure are doing something right!! -- Belinda happiness is being owned by cats ... http://bemikitties.com http://BelindaSauro.com ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] Xana, FelV positive - interferon?

2009-09-27 Thread Lorrie
Michael, you are doing such a wonderful thing with your FelV sanctuary, and I agree that love and a stress free environment are what keeps them going. I am not in favor of heroic measures, that are extremely stressful and often painful for our fur babies. Lorrie On 09-27, Second Chance Meows

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Q re Staph Protein A

2009-09-27 Thread S. Jewell
Thanks, Diane. As it turns out, I took Lukey to the vet today and his HCT was down to 12 and they thought it best to transfuse. He is still getting the blood as I write and after that they will be putting in the e-tube. The good news is that both his lymphocyte and reticulocyte counts were up

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Q re Staph Protein A

2009-09-27 Thread S. Jewell
Thanks, Diane. As it turns out, I took Lukey to the vet today and his HCT was down to 12 and they thought it best to transfuse. He is still getting the blood as I write and after that they will be putting in the e-tube. The good news is that both his lymphocyte and reticulocyte counts were up

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Q re Staph Protein A

2009-09-27 Thread S. Jewell
Hi, Jenny, Got a new CBC today and his lymphocyte and reticulocyte numbers are much better than Friday. Call me when you get time and I'll go over them with you. They went ahead and did the transfusion and e-tube placement today and I've been a nervous wreck. Still waiting to hear how it all

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Q re Staph Protein A

2009-09-27 Thread S. Jewell
Hi, Jenny, Got a new CBC today and his lymphocyte and reticulocyte numbers are much better than Friday. Call me when you get time and I'll go over them with you. They went ahead and did the transfusion and e-tube placement today and I've been a nervous wreck. Still waiting to hear how it all