Re: [Felvtalk] OT: Fluid buildup in the chest

2009-10-24 Thread Gloria B. Lane
Hey James, I've had several FELV cats that developed mediastinal lymphoma. I tried chemo with one of them, but in general, the (traditional) treatment was prednisone, and drain the fluid. So I'd take the kitty in periodically to have the fluid drained. When they got anemic, then 1

Re: [Felvtalk] OT: Fluid buildup in the chest

2009-10-24 Thread Gloria B. Lane
Very interesting - thanks for posting that - Gloria On Oct 23, 2009, at 10:00 PM, S. Jewell wrote: Belinda, You would not have heard of it, unless you follow the likes of Robert Cathcart http://www.orthomed.com/publications1.html , Linus Pauling, Hugh Riordan, Irwin Stone, and Ewan

Re: [Felvtalk] Wolfie Update

2009-10-24 Thread gary
Hi Belinda, Sorry your little kitty is so sick, an HCT of 16% is serious, but not yet critical. The critical part is how fast it is dropping, 10% and under is critical. I have had a couple that were so fast nothing could be done. Now the bad news, you missed. There wouldn't be much wetness

Re: [Felvtalk] Wolfie Update

2009-10-24 Thread MaryChristine
thanks for the report on the acemannan, gary--i've heard really good things about it, not necessarily in terms of cure, but re: giving cats some additional months or years of quality time with their humans. AND there's research behind it. also thanks, as usual, for making the math of dosages

[Felvtalk] Renee'

2009-10-24 Thread lexingtongrn
I have a gray/white cat we (SunsetFelines) rescued behind a used car lot.  She's  10-12 months old, leukemia positive and living a crate for a good while now.   Renee's permanent home fell through the day I was to deliver her.  She's well mannered and very sweet. She's had all her vet care. She

Re: [Felvtalk] Renee'

2009-10-24 Thread MaryChristine
hey, paula! has she been retested with the IFA? (folks, this is the group who sent a FeLV up to gary last year, was it? who can remember!) MC On Sat, Oct 24, 2009 at 1:21 PM, lexingtongrn lexington...@yahoo.comwrote: I have a gray/white cat we (SunsetFelines) rescued behind a used car lot.

Re: [Felvtalk] Wolfie Update

2009-10-24 Thread dlgegg
thank you Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com wrote: Dorlis, Here is the link to the yahoo anemia group. http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Feline_Anemia/ Sharyl --- On Fri, 10/23/09, dlg...@windstream.net dlg...@windstream.net wrote: From: dlg...@windstream.net dlg...@windstream.net

Re: [Felvtalk] Wolfie Update

2009-10-24 Thread dlgegg
you probably did, just that i am playing late night catch up on e-mails and most likely missed it. dorlis double thank you gary gcru...@centurytel.net wrote: I thought I had answered this when the subject first came up, but with my memory, you never know. They don't have much of a

Re: [Felvtalk] Mystique Please add to the CLS

2009-10-24 Thread dlgegg
prayers for you. i lost 6 last year, i know how your heart aches. dorlis Lorrie felineres...@kvinet.com wrote: Sherry, I'm so sorry you lost Mystique. I know how sad you are, as I've gone through these losses so many times, and you never get hardened to it. It hurts terribly every

Re: [Felvtalk] Mystique Please add to the CLS :(

2009-10-24 Thread dlgegg
Pat, my prayers go out to you. i lost 6 last year and now have 6 more babies sent to me. dorlis Pat Kachur katn...@charter.net wrote: My little Mandy passed yesterday afternoon. In addition to her leukemia, she was partially blind, totally deaf and had a benign tumor which was on

Re: [Felvtalk] Acemannan Immunostimulant Update

2009-10-24 Thread Sharyl
Gary, thanks for the update one Acemannan Immunostimulant. Sounds promising. Sharyl --- On Sat, 10/24/09, gary gcru...@centurytel.net wrote: From: gary gcru...@centurytel.net Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Wolfie Update To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Saturday, October 24, 2009, 12:54 PM

Re: [Felvtalk] Renee'

2009-10-24 Thread gary
Yes, it is. Gary -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of MaryChristine Sent: Saturday, October 24, 2009 12:28 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Renee' hey, paula! has she been

Re: [Felvtalk] OT: Fluid buildup in the chest

2009-10-24 Thread James G Wilson
Thanks to everyone for the well wishes and suggestions on LG's chest fluid. Thankfully, he is not FeLV+. This fluid just seemed to come out of nowhere because he is so healthy otherwise. He is on prednisone and a diuretic (salix- 12.5mg). He is going to the litterbox about every three hours

Re: [Felvtalk] Wolfie Update

2009-10-24 Thread Belinda Sauro
Hi Gary, Fred's anemia is not FeLV related, he is negative, would the acemannan still be something to consider if the anemia is from insufficient renal function vs FeLV+ status? He is non regenerative anemia because of the renal insufficiency. -- Belinda happiness is being owned by

Re: [Felvtalk] Wolfie Update

2009-10-24 Thread MaryChristine
belinda, i can't remember if the archives from a couple of years ago survived the server issues, but there was a LOT of discussion on the list just over two years ago, i think, when hideyo was trying to obtain some--during the period it wasn't available for some administrative problem. i think

Re: [Felvtalk] Wolfie Update

2009-10-24 Thread Belinda Sauro
Thanks MC, I wrote to Hideyo and I think she wrote back will have to double check, I ended up getting the epogen because I needed to get Fred started on something right away and they could get that in 1 day. He gets his second shot tomorrow. -- Belinda happiness is being owned by cats

Re: [Felvtalk] Wolfie Update

2009-10-24 Thread Belinda Sauro
Gary, I tried the test with a used syringe and Fred's fur wasn't anywhere near that wet yesterday so I think I figured out what happened. When I tented and started giving him the shot, when he felt the epo going in he started to move and I pushed against him harder to keep him from

Re: [Felvtalk] Wolfie Update

2009-10-24 Thread MaryChristine
keeping all paws crossed. -- Spay Neuter Your Neighbors! Maybe That'll Make The Difference MaryChristine Special-Needs Coordinator, Purebred Cat Breed Rescue (www.purebredcats.org) Member, SCAT (Special-Cat Action Team) ___ Felvtalk mailing

Re: [Felvtalk] OT: Fluid buildup in the chest

2009-10-24 Thread Belinda Sauro
Hi James, Glad to hear LG is feeling better, I will pray he continues to improve and does well. Just curious they did check him for heart disease right? -- Belinda happiness is being owned by cats ... http://bemikitties.com http://BelindaSauro.com

Re: [Felvtalk] Wolfie Update

2009-10-24 Thread James G Wilson
MC, Belinda and all, Yes, the archives are intact. They are on a separate server, so they weren't affected by the issues we had back in July of '08. Belinda, I typed in Acemannan just to be sure. Here's the url: http://www.mail- archive.com/search?q=acemannanl=felvt...@felineleuk emia.org I

Re: [Felvtalk] OT: Fluid buildup in the chest

2009-10-24 Thread Gloria B. Lane
I guess it depends. I don't know where the fluid comes from, whether FELV or not, maybe it's all the same. With my sister, it was coming from the liver, being taken over by cancer and putting out fluid in the process. But that was a different type of cancer. Wonder if it comes from

Re: [Felvtalk] Wolfie Update

2009-10-24 Thread Jane Lyons
Gary are their side effects to the Acemannan? I have never heard about it from my vets, although they always seem the last to know. My cat is Felv but stable now although she has stomatitis. Do you think it might help? Thanks Jane On Oct 24, 2009, at 12:54 PM, gary wrote: Hi Belinda, Sorry

Re: [Felvtalk] Wolfie Update

2009-10-24 Thread gary
Hi Belinda, OK, just didn't want him to miss out. I didn't realize he wasn't FeLV positive. I don't think the Acemannan would be of help with his CRF, Epogen is the way to go for that. Are you on the FCRF yahoo list? Lots of good info on just about every therapy and support for crf kitties

Re: [Felvtalk] Wolfie Update

2009-10-24 Thread gary
I don't believe I have seen any side effects listed anywhere and the two I have on it have just gotten their 4th shot with no noticeable side effects. One is just about 11 weeks old and pretty small, the other about 5 months and both seem to be doing fine. I don't really know if it would help

Re: [Felvtalk] Wolfie Update

2009-10-24 Thread dlgegg
Hi Belinda, i have only given fluids to my Lil Bit, but i learned fast to put the bag in water same temperature as my body. first time i gave her fluids, she nearly jumped out of my lap. it was room temperature (70) and cold to her. next day i put the bag in the sink with warm water until

Re: [Felvtalk] Wolfie Update

2009-10-24 Thread dlgegg
prayres for Fred dorlis Belinda Sauro ma...@bemikitties.com wrote: Thanks MC, I wrote to Hideyo and I think she wrote back will have to double check, I ended up getting the epogen because I needed to get Fred started on something right away and they could get that in 1 day. He