[Felvtalk] Fwd: virus has finally caught up with her :-(

2013-10-09 Thread Jennifer Ballew
Hey all- This is the first time I have posted to the forum. I have two FeLV positive cats, one two and one three years old. The older cat has never had any issues with illness whatsoever, but the younger has only recently started showing signs that her illness has caught up with her. Just

[Felvtalk] virus has caught up with her :-(

2013-10-09 Thread Jennifer Ballew
Hey all- This is the first time I have posted to the forum. I have two FeLV positive cats, one two and one three years old. The older cat has never had any issues with illness whatsoever, but the younger has only recently started showing signs that her illness has caught up with her. Just

Re: [Felvtalk] Fwd: virus has finally caught up with her :-(

2013-10-09 Thread Katherine K.
Hi Jennifer, Sorry to hear about your kitty. Has she had the virus since she was a kitten? Are you assist feeding her? I nursed my 10 year old out of a slump this summer (when I first found out he was pos) with sub-q fluids, assist feeding, low dose of prednisone and t-cyte injections. Just do

Re: [Felvtalk] Fwd: virus has finally caught up with her :-(

2013-10-09 Thread Jennifer Ballew
Her Hgb was 8.3 if I remember correctly, not too bad, but not great. I believe they said her WBCs were low, but I didn't get the exact number. So I just tried finger feeding her some pate food and when I put it on her tongue she seized up (seizure?) and practically become unresponsive for about

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2013-10-09 Thread Lauren Carlisle
Jennifer I'm literally going through the SAME thing. My 2.5 yo male was recently diagnosed as being FeLV+ and I was devastated. He was also diagnosed with a light heart murmur. He's on Prednisone .5 twice a day, 0.5 ml (50mg/ml) Doxycycline 2x day, Lysine (not so much bc he hates it), and 0.5

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2013-10-09 Thread Lauren Carlisle
Jen is there a college near you? What state are you in? I work at an animal rescue and if I were you I would call them and explain your situation. They may be able to get you at least a discount at the vet because they often have great relationships with them. Also there's a website with a list

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2013-10-09 Thread Sharyl
You have already gotten some good advise.  Assist feeding is critical if she is going to have the strength to fight through this slump.  Otherwise she'll starve to death.  Here is the link to the Yahoo assist feeding group. http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Feline-Assisted-Feeding/   Dehydrated

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2013-10-09 Thread katskat1
Good info Margo. You definitely have to hydrate and keep hydrating quickly Jennifer and force feed if necessary. Keep Amoxcillan (sp) on hand at the very least but I suggest talk to your vet and buy/keep several different types on hand with his/her help on determining which to start and when.

Re: [Felvtalk] virus has finally caught up with her :-(

2013-10-09 Thread Jennifer Ballew
Well she is still drinking water for now, albeit not very much. So I guess that's something. Jennifer On Oct 9, 2013 6:07 PM, katskat1 katsk...@gmail.com wrote: Good info Margo. You definitely have to hydrate and keep hydrating quickly Jennifer and force feed if necessary. Keep Amoxcillan

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2013-10-09 Thread katskat1
Rehydrate. Soon. On Wednesday, October 9, 2013, Jennifer Ballew wrote: Well she is still drinking water for now, albeit not very much. So I guess that's something. Jennifer On Oct 9, 2013 6:07 PM, katskat1 katsk...@gmail.com javascript:_e({}, 'cvml', 'katsk...@gmail.com'); wrote: Good

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2013-10-09 Thread Lance
Sub-q is definitely best, but I have syringed water (slowly and only about 1.5 ml at a time) to Ember when I was concerned about her. She's been given interferon orally for years, so she's used to it, but if she were actually dehydrated, I would do sub-q in a heartbeat. I've read it makes them

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2013-10-09 Thread moonsister22
Regular cats can also have those symptoms. The B12 shot is good. Does she have a fever? Many doctors completely neglect the simple task of taking the cat's temperature. An antibiotic injection might be of benefit. My hard and fast rule is to think simple first. My FIV positive cat had a lump on

Re: [Felvtalk] Fwd: virus has finally caught up with her :-(

2013-10-09 Thread Jennifer Ballew
They took her temp yesterday and no fever. She's not showing any outward signs of infection, so that's good I guess. I'm just wondering if she's going to be able to pull out of this. :-( Jennifer On Oct 9, 2013 8:27 PM, moonsister22 moonsiste...@yahoo.com wrote: Regular cats can also have