[Felvtalk] Aggie Introduction Part 1

2010-10-11 Thread Andy Domek
This is the first of two posts--my wordy self had originally tried to post one long email, but I was over the limit. So, I thought it was a good idea to break it up. Without further ado--here is part 1--part 2 is being posted momentarily. Hi all, I've been following for awhile, but

[Felvtalk] Aggie Introduction Part 2

2010-10-11 Thread Andy Domek
Our story continues with Aggie introduction, part 2.. At this point, I would have chalked the seizure up to the mirtaziprine if it wasn't for the fact that the day before we gave her the drug, Aggie was meowing very loudly and had thrown up a bit of a clear liquid. While my wife didn't

[Felvtalk] LTCI reply for nephew's FELV + kitten

2010-11-29 Thread Andy Domek
Hi all, This is in reply to the poster who asked about anyone with recent successes with LTCI. My 6 year old FELV + (since birth) cat, Aggie, has been on LTCI since June and her bloodwork has improved a great deal. For the first time in her life, her WBC is firmly in the normal range.

Re: [Felvtalk] LTCI, and FELV Fevers and Treatments

2010-12-09 Thread Andy Domek
Re: :LTCH--I've had reasonable success with LTCI. If you do a search in the archives, you can read what I've written about my journey with my cat, Aggie. She's still kicking at 6 and a half years. I've had her on Alpha Interferon every day of her life, 1 cc every morning (and after she

Re: [Felvtalk] LTCI, and FELV Fevers and Treatments

2010-12-10 Thread Andy Domek
While Aggie doesn't have symptoms outwardly at present, she has always tested positive on bothe Elisa test and IFA tests from the time she was 3 months old. We've had her tested no less than 7 or 8 time--the most recent being after her cancer surgery in 2009. She's been on LTCI every two

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2010-12-10 Thread Andy Domek
Aggie has had interferon every day of her life since I've had her (for 6 and a half years) and has had no noticeable side effects. But--she is still alive and happy, so I suppose you could consider that a side-effect. Might also be chalked up to good luck, but I'm sure the Interferon hasn't

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon

2010-12-10 Thread Andy Domek
Hi Brenda, I had zero intention of being sarcastic! I know you are just researching what is best for your baby, and I know how scary this is. I meant no disrespect to you, or anyone else. In thinking back over Aggie's life, I was honestly trying to think of anything that might be

Re: [Felvtalk] LTCI Injections

2011-01-03 Thread Andy Domek
Hi, The LTCI injection that Aggie gets are given in her hind leg area. Not up on the medical lingo--but it looks just like a regular vaccination type shot. It is not given intravenously, or under the skin like fluids. Hope this helps. Andy

[Felvtalk] Mick and Spanky

2011-01-03 Thread Andy Domek
Just a quick note of condolence to Stacy and Sherry--know that I'm thinking of both of you at this difficult time. I hope time and the good memories of your critters bring you peace. Andy ___

Re: [Felvtalk] LTCI injections

2011-01-03 Thread Andy Domek
Hi Shannon, It isn't intravenous at all. When I said it wasn't under the skin like like fluids, I just meant that it wasn't done between shoulder blades. It is usually given in her hind flank. Here is the info from the product insert: Lymphocyte T-Cell Immunomodulator is administered by

Re: [Felvtalk] Purrayers for our Rosie

2011-02-22 Thread Andy Domek
Oh Alice--I'm sending good thoughts for Rosie! The neck is where we discovered Aggie's lump in the summer of 09, but it was Adenocarcinoma of the Salivary gland--not lymphoma. Hoping it is just an infected gland or a cyst or a nothing at all though! Stay strong Rosie!

Re: [Felvtalk] Rosie's mass has returned

2011-03-22 Thread Andy Domek
Alice, I am so sorry to hear Rosie's mass has returned. Could this be to the decrease in pred? If so, could an increase help things out again? I am so sorry to hear that this is happening. Little Rosie, and Pirate Miso and Sachi are in my thoughts and prayers (and you too, of course!)

[Felvtalk] LTCI answer

2011-03-24 Thread Andy Domek
Hi Sean, Our vet just ordered LTCI directly from the company, and it was about $100 cheaper for the ten pack then the previous outside distributor. So glad it is working for you! We've used it with our almost 7 year old Aggie (FELV+ since birth) since June of last year, and had some good

Re: [Felvtalk] Time to step down from rescuing for a time being

2011-03-28 Thread Andy Domek
Terrie, You have done so much for so many, and it is good that you are taking this break to be with your husband. Know that you and your husband are in my thoughts and prayers for the foreseeable future. Peace to you, Andy

[Felvtalk] Please add Aggie to the CLS

2011-06-07 Thread Andy Domek
Hi all, I know I haven't posted in awhile, but I wanted to offer an update to those of you who followed our story with our little bundle of spunk, Aggie. We helped Aggie cross over this morning, and it was one of the hardest things I've had to do. It was also the right thing to do. Her

Re: [Felvtalk] LTCI

2011-06-07 Thread Andy Domek
Hi Pam, LTCI is short for lymphocyte t-cell immune modulator. It is supposed to increase the body's production of t-cells, the killer cells who fight viruses. It ain't cheap, but it worked for us when we needed it last summer and I believe it bought us some good quality time with Aggie. We

Re: [Felvtalk] LTCI

2011-06-07 Thread Andy Domek
Contact your vet and bring them the information on the site. If you have them order it directly through the company as opposed to a distributor, you will save some money. It was about $45 a shot through T-cyte the last time I ordered it. Your vet can show you how to give the shots at home