[Felvtalk] resending: ?prices for raltegravir and generic Truvada?

2019-02-28 Thread Lorraine Johnston
Hello, Has anyone found especially good U.S. or Canadian prices for the antiretrovirals raltegravir and generic Truvada? Thank you, - Lorraine ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

Re: [Felvtalk] resending: ?prices for raltegravir and generic Truvada?

2019-03-01 Thread LORRAINE JOHNSTON
with your vet''s practice. > > > > On Thu, Feb 28, 2019, 1:02 PM Lorraine Johnston mailto:johnston1...@comcast.net > wrote: > > > > > > Hello, > > > > > > > > Has anyone found especially g

Re: [Felvtalk] resending: ?prices for raltegravir and generic Truvada?

2019-03-01 Thread LORRAINE JOHNSTON
> > > > > On Fri, Mar 1, 2019 at 11:10 AM LORRAINE JOHNSTON < > johnston1...@comcast.net mailto:johnston1...@comcast.net > wrote: > > > > > > Thank you, Pam and Ardy. > > > > > > -Lorraine > &

Re: [Felvtalk] resending: ?prices for raltegravir and generic Truvada?

2019-03-01 Thread Lorraine Johnston
Fri, Mar 1, 2019 at 11:22 AM LORRAINE JOHNSTON wrote: Back in 2014 I purchased just 5 or so capsules of a human anti-cancer drug for Chewy Joey, who had an aggressive lymphoma/leukemia. The compounding pharmacy nearby was able to titrate those down into many capsules containing a cat-size dose.

Re: [Felvtalk] Baby's intro

2019-02-22 Thread Lorraine Johnston
given him several blood transfusions, which obviously were only a temporary fix.) I hope this helps. Amani From: Felvtalk On Behalf Of Lorraine Johnston Sent: February 21, 2019 7:23 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] Baby's intro Hello, I’m a

Re: [Felvtalk] Baby's intro

2019-02-22 Thread Lorraine Johnston
e starting the Winstrol. (His haematocrit was FIVE, with ZERO percent reticulocytes, and I had given him several blood transfusions, which obviously were only a temporary fix.) I hope this helps. Amani From: Felvtalk On Behalf Of Lorraine Johnston Sent: February 21, 20

[Felvtalk] Cleaning? Retesting?

2019-02-22 Thread Lorraine Johnston
Hello again, For those of you who have both FELV+ and - cats, how strenuous are your cleaning efforts? For instance, do you wash hands after just petting? Do you have your negative cats retested every year? Thank you, - Lorraine "Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine

Re: [Felvtalk] Cleaning? Retesting?

2019-02-22 Thread Lorraine Johnston
r rescuing them, I would get your non-Leuk guys vaccinated just as extra protection. Maribel - Original Message ----- From: Lorraine Johnston To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Fri, 22 Feb 2019 10:10:16 -0500 (EST) Subject: [Felvtalk] Cleaning? Retesting? Hello again,

Re: [Felvtalk] Cleaning? Retesting?

2019-02-22 Thread Lorraine Johnston
Thank you. I guess I should have phrased my question to indicate that I was concerned about spreading FeLV to my non-FeLV cats. If I understand correctly, your cats are, or were, all FeLV-positive, so there would not have been any non-FeLV cats to spread it to? I told my cousin back in

Re: [Felvtalk] Cleaning? Retesting?

2019-02-22 Thread Lorraine Johnston
e had FeLV. No other cat ever got the infection. Amani From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lorraine Johnston Sent: February-22-19 2:04 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Cleaning? Retesting? Thank you. I guess I should have

[Felvtalk] Thank you

2019-02-22 Thread Lorraine Johnston
Thank you so much to everyone who has replied regarding handling Baby. The viewpoints are so useful to me and will be to my cousin as well. Thank you, - Lorraine "Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of who do the things no one can imagine." - Alan Turing

[Felvtalk] Baby's intro

2019-02-21 Thread Lorraine Johnston
Hello, I'm a new member. While caring for my cousin's cat Baby here in my home during his 2-week vacation in Mexico, we had bloodwork done ahead of the dental cleaning that my husband and I agreed to have done for her. She turned up positive for FeLeuk on ELISA, IFA, and PCR--the triple whammy.

Re: [Felvtalk] Rescued kitten felv +

2019-06-04 Thread Lorraine Johnston
Patricia, I would go with the transfusion and also start erythropoietin. Stanozolol is supposed to stimulate erythropoietin production, but she might need a boost of the ready-made drug just to keep her alive until then. - Lorraine "Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine

Re: [Felvtalk] Rescued kitten felv +

2019-06-07 Thread Lorraine Johnston
Patricia, Has Nori been tested for mycoplasma? That can cause a sometimes fatal anemia and is treated (usually) with doxycycline. http://veterinarymedicine.dvm360.com/help-clients-stay-optimistic-when-felv-results-are-positive Also, some members of the FIV-Healthscience discussion

Re: [Felvtalk] Rescued kitten felv +

2019-06-07 Thread Lorraine Johnston
Hi, Patricia, I’ve asked fiv-healthscience members using RetroMad1 for FeLV cats to contact me if it’s okay to pass their email addresses along to you. In the meantime, this is what fiv-healthscience website manager Joel Kehler has written about RetroMad1:

[Felvtalk] Happy Father's Day

2019-06-16 Thread Lorraine Johnston
In the US, today is Father's Day. We wish all cat fathers in our group, in the US and worldwide, a happy Father's Day. Thank you for loving your FeLV cats and caring so well for them. Best regards, - Lorraine and Larry ___ Felvtalk

[Felvtalk] FDA Increases Total Individual Award Amount for Minor Use/Minor Species Grants

2019-06-15 Thread Lorraine Johnston
Perhaps there will be additional funding for FeLV research resulting from this change. - Lorraine If your email program has trouble displaying this email, view it as a web page

[Felvtalk] more re feline interferon omega

2019-06-09 Thread Lorraine Johnston
I see that feline interferon omega was discussed here a number of years ago. Below is recent information about feline interferon omega, shared by a biologist who is a member of another feline discussion group. Feline interferon omega is different from human interferon alfa, which will

Re: [Felvtalk] Rescued kitten felv +

2019-06-09 Thread Lorraine Johnston
Excellent news about Nori! - Lorraine "Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of who do the things no one can imagine." - Alan Turing From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Patricia Oliveira Sent: Sunday, June 9, 2019 2:09 PM To:

[Felvtalk] Nori - neuro symptoms

2019-06-09 Thread LORRAINE JOHNSTON
Hi, Patricia, Just a thought to mention to the neurologist: if Nori is having neurologic symptoms, perhaps a test for toxoplasmosis would be wise. And you might also want to mention to the treating vets that opiates allow some drugs that would not otherwise cross the blood/brain barrier to

[Felvtalk] feline interferon omega ?

2019-06-08 Thread Lorraine Johnston
Is anyone here using feline interferon omega (FIO) for FeLV cats? Thank you, - Lorraine "Sometimes it is the people no one can imagine anything of who do the things no one can imagine." - Alan Turing ___ Felvtalk mailing list

Re: [Felvtalk] Rescued kitten felv +

2019-06-11 Thread Lorraine Johnston
Dear Patricia, I am so sorry about Nori dying. She was a very lucky girl to have had you to help her at the end of her life. Sadly, - Lorraine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yesterday hospital called me saying Nori could come home. I went there after work and, while i

Re: [Felvtalk] Hyper thyroid in cats

2019-04-20 Thread Lorraine Johnston
Hello, We have taken numerous cats to Radiocat for iodine-131 treatment -- at least 10 -- in the past 15-20 years. In spite of our mostly good experiences with I-131, I would think hard before putting a FeLV cat through it. If the Felimazole is working, I would be inclined to continue with it.

Re: [Felvtalk] Hyper thyroid in cats

2019-04-20 Thread Lorraine Johnston
Amani, I’m not sure who you’re addressing with this latest message, or what you mean by “don’t remember that being mentioned,” but I was responding to the original poster (dlg...@windstream.net – see bottom) who said that her cat is on Felimazole and that one

[Felvtalk] Price of FeLV viral-load test (Scanelis, France)

2019-05-03 Thread Lorraine Johnston
Hi, dlgegg, The FeLV viral-load test was USD $98, but friends have quoted a charge of USD $109, so I guess it goes up and down a little with the exchange rate for the Euro. My vet paid for the overseas shipping (via USPS) and passed that cost along to me, as I expected. The shipping

[Felvtalk] Baby's other bloodwork - also good news :)

2019-05-02 Thread Lorraine Johnston
Hello again, Here are the results of my cousin Tom's cat Baby's traditional (non-viral-load) bloodwork. Her anemia is gone! This is VERY good new! And all the rest of her bloodwork is entirely normal. By all measures, it is better than February's was, done soon after she was bitten. I

[Felvtalk] Baby's viral load - good news :)

2019-05-02 Thread Lorraine Johnston
Hello, Our vet sent a sample of my cousin Tom's FeLV cat Baby (*) to Scanelis in France to determine her viral load -and the news was good! She is found to have a very low viral load, 8.77 x 103 per 2.5 microliters of blood examined. This is encouraging as, first, it matches her absence

Re: [Felvtalk] Hyper thyroid in cats

2019-04-20 Thread Lorraine Johnston
o the FeLV status of Dlgegg’s cat, and that is what I was referencing. You seemed to be suggesting that you had had good experience with the radioactive iodine treatment but would reticent to contemplate the use of that treatment on a FeLV cat. Amani From: Felvtalk On Behalf Of Lorraine

Re: [Felvtalk] Hyper thyroid in cats

2019-04-21 Thread Lorraine Johnston
You might also want to consider the methimazole gel that can be rubbed onto the inside of the tip of the ear. We’ve had great luck with that. It bypasses all the GI upset that oral methimazole can cause. - Lorraine On April 18, 2019 at 3:12 PM "dlg...@windstream.net" wrote: Hello

Re: [Felvtalk] PLEASE HELP ASAP - VERY SICK FELV CAT

2019-09-19 Thread LORRAINE JOHNSTON
Oral dosing is okay with human interferon Alfa 2b. You might want to try retromad1, imported from Malaysia. There is a man, John B., on the fivtherapy yahoogroup who has a colony of felv and fiv cats, and lots of good advice. You might want to join that group (felv is discussed there, even

Re: [Felvtalk] PLEASE HELP ASAP - VERY SICK FELV CAT - REPOSTING WITH FULL BLOOD WORK

2019-09-19 Thread LORRAINE JOHNSTON
You are using feline interferon omega, yes? Not human interferon? The human version can be given orally for stomatitis but if injected it will eventually cause an allergic reaction. - Lorraine > On September 19, 2019 at 2:02 AM Wendy wrote: > > > Hello, Our FELV positive neutered male