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
I've been following for awhile, but
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
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: :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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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!
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!)
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
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,
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
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
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
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