[Felvtalk] Hello - New to the group

2009-01-12 Thread jbero
Hello. My name is Jenny. I recently found out about this group and am so glad it exists. I really need any help or support any of you could give. There is a terrible shelter in West Bend WI that a group of us are trying to get shut down. Unfortunately, feline leukemia is running through

Re: [Felvtalk] LTCI by Imulan

2009-01-12 Thread jbero
Jenny, I am sorry to hear about your situation. I had a very ill felv cat that weighted less than 4 pounds when I got her and was severely anemic. An alternative vet that I saw suggested something for the anemia - anem-o-aid I belive, I will look when I get home. Initially, she received

Re: [Felvtalk] Benny and Hemobartinella

2009-01-14 Thread jbero
Hey with respect to Benny, In the cats in this situation that I have seen, a blood transfusion can really help. If their hematocrit is really low (15) this can be very helpful. In fact if the donor is a cat that has been given the felv vaccine, it may help convey passive immunity against the

Re: [Felvtalk] Hello - New to the group

2009-01-15 Thread jbero
Hi Sally, Thanks for the info. I am happy to hear a good ending with your story. I will search for non kill shelters and post adoptable felv cats when I can. Thanks again. Jenny SALLY NORDSTROM ms...@sbcglobal.net wrote: Hi, Jenny. Wisconsin Humane Society will, indeed, euthanize

Re: [Felvtalk] Benny

2009-01-15 Thread jbero
I am so sorry. It is one of the most horrible things to watch the ones you love die from this terrible disease. My heart and prays go out to you. Jenny April Martella aprilpres...@verizon.net wrote: I am sad to say that my baby Ben has gone home to be with the Lord at 2:53 a.m. on

Re: [Felvtalk] New to List

2009-01-19 Thread jbero
Hey Susan, It is a tough choice. In my experience when felv positive cats start with bone marrow suppression (low RBC,WBC and platelet counts) things progress downhill fairly rapidly. Not always, but often. This is only from my experience. I have given the transfusions, and they are life

Re: [Felvtalk] Anemia AZT

2009-01-21 Thread jbero
Graca, Hello. I responded to your email earlier but had some problems with my email and am not sure if you received it. This is basically what I said. If you get two emails for this sorry. AZT is an antiviral used in human medicine to treat HIV. It is generally used in combination with

Re: [Felvtalk] Anemia AZT

2009-01-26 Thread jbero
In human medicine (I would have to research veterinary but they generally follow human trends) herpes virus is better treated with something like ganciclovir or acyclovir. Jenny catatonya catato...@yahoo.com wrote: Do you think AZT could be used for cats with the herpes virus? tonya

[Felvtalk] Could anyone help?

2009-01-28 Thread jbero
You are a wonderful group of people with knowledge and connections that are fantastic. For that reason, I would like to ask for anyone's help or suggestions. There is a 'non-kill', all volunteer animal shelter in my community that is run by a 75 year old horder and her husband (the

Re: [Felvtalk] Could anyone help?

2009-01-29 Thread jbero
Hey everyone, I just wanted to thank all of you for your help, insight and suggestions. To answer your questions. The DA is in Washington County - Todd Martens, sorry not Milwaukee. I am sorry you have had a problem with the DA there, not a promising thought if we need to expand our scope.

Re: [Felvtalk] PCR test reliability

2009-02-09 Thread jbero
Stefania, Most vets us an in house test for felv/fiv - the snap test. The felv/fiv snap test is generally a pretty good test. (By the way, it does not utilize PCR, instead it is an ELISA test). It is certainly possible, however, to get a false positive result. In general, you can repeat

Re: [Felvtalk] Elevated liver enzymes

2009-02-16 Thread jbero
Hey, I wrote a fairly long reply on why liver enzymes may be elevated. Unfortunatley, my cat decided to hit the escape button while rolling over and I lost the whole thing. Anyway, here's the long and short of it. 1. The symptoms you are describing are common in urinary tract infections or

Re: [Felvtalk] Assisted Feeding

2009-02-18 Thread jbero
I agree with the others. If it's hemolytic anemia caused by hemobartonella - doxy and prednisone can help. Usually this can be identified on a blood smear. If it's strictly the felv, only a blood transfusion will help and this will only buy you some time - in the matter of weeks to months.

Re: [Felvtalk] Adoption

2009-02-26 Thread jbero
Mike, That is fantastic of you to take in a stray. I actually have a felv+ cat. She is about a year old, in good health and I have her separate from the other animals in the house. I am looking for a companion for her. There are two rooms I have her confined to. One with a big window and

Re: [Felvtalk] My cat

2009-02-26 Thread jbero
Hey, That's a common forum of debate in this circle. The best data that I have seen suggests that approximately 70% of cats exposed to the virus will be able to mount an immune response capable of irradicating the virus. If the cats are vaccinated, this number jumps about 85-90%. It is not

Re: [Felvtalk] My Mickey

2009-02-28 Thread jbero
I am so sorry for your loss. You gave him a wonderful life and I guess that's all any of us can ask for. May God bless you. Jenny Viky Digangi vdiga...@dss.state.la.us wrote: In October I joined the group requesting information on hemangio sarcoma which my felv cat was diagnosed

Re: [Felvtalk] OT: new research on hemobartenella (including its new name!)

2009-02-28 Thread jbero
Good to know. Thanks for the info. Jenny MaryChristine twelvehousec...@gmail.com wrote: -- Forwarded message -- From: Cat Health News from the Winn Feline Foundation w...@winnfelinehealth.org Date: Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 7:07 PM Subject: Cat Health News from the Winn

Re: [Felvtalk] Devastated and Ignorant-Confused-New Diagnosis in Multiple Cat Household

2009-03-21 Thread jbero
Steven, It is a difficult diagnosis to hear, so first, I am sorry. Second, Felv+ is not an immediate death sentence for all felines in a household. I agree with what has already been said, in that separating him may only cause stress, and this is a huge factor for felv+ cats. It can push

Re: [Felvtalk] OT - will kittens born to mom with URI have URI?

2009-04-14 Thread jbero tds.net
URIs in a mother can certainly be transmitted to the kittens after birth. It depends on the phase of infection the mother is in. If she is infectious when the kittens are born, certainly transmission is possible. If the infection is resolving, she will be less likely to transmit disease and will

Re: [Felvtalk] Difficult decision

2009-08-11 Thread jbero tds.net
Hello Lorrie, I am so sorry. I have been in your situation one three occasions. The first time I did nothing. I let her stop eating, as force feeding in this situation seems only to bother them and prolong their suffering. She lived for approximately two weeks after she stopped eating. She

[Felvtalk] Imulan - a t cell lymphocytic immunomodulator

2009-08-24 Thread jbero tds.net
Hello everyone, I really hope this email works. I have been a part of this community for awhile but don't often respond. I did, however, want to share this with you. I have had two cats die from severe anemia and bone marrow suppression associated from felv+. It is a common cause of death for

Re: [Felvtalk] Imulan - a t cell lymphocytic immunomodulator

2009-08-25 Thread jbero tds.net
that means $360 the first month, $200 the second month, and $90 a month after that. I have several cats and am trying to figure out if it's practical for me to start it. Thanks Amy --- On Mon, 8/24/09, jbero tds.net jb...@tds.net wrote: From: jbero tds.net jb...@tds.net Subject: [Felvtalk

Re: [Felvtalk] Imulan - a t cell lymphocytic immunomodulator

2009-08-25 Thread jbero tds.net
Mary Christine, I appreciate your skepticism. I am a pathology resident in human medicine and have no affiliation or connection with imulan. I am simply a cat lover who has lost two felv+ cats to this disease. It is devastating. I have seen them be happy, energetic, wonderful, loving cats and

[Felvtalk] Update on Autumn and Imulan LTCI

2009-08-26 Thread jbero tds.net
Hello Everyone I wanted to keep my promise and keep you updated on Autumn. After perking up a little following the initial LTCI injection she quickly went downhill. When I got home from work last night she was on the edge of dying. I had two phone numbers in front of me - one for the in home

[Felvtalk] Imulan and Autumn update

2009-08-31 Thread jbero tds.net
Hello everyone, I wanted to give you an update on Autumn and the TCLI injection(Imulan). When I brought her to the emergency center last Tuesday, she was starting with respiratory distress and crying out. Her hematocrit was 4%. She was on her way out. She got the transfusion - they called me

Re: [Felvtalk] Question about A/D

2009-09-02 Thread jbero tds.net
Generally you need a prescription for A/D food although it is usually easily acquired. You can get it at almost any vet clinic. It is called A/D food, made by Science Diet - they have a number of different types of food, with similiar names, depending on the disease process being targeted - i/d,

[Felvtalk] Autumn update and TCLI

2009-09-06 Thread jbero tds.net
Hey everyone, I just wanted to keep you updated on Autumn. Autumn's looking good. She's drinking water like it's going out of style - I tried to keep her hydrated while she was anorexic but she is far better at doing that herself. She's eating independently - for the first time in about two

Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject)

2009-09-07 Thread jbero tds.net
Sally, Hi, this is Jenny. I tried calling but you weren't home. Maybe you will get this first. There's a couple of issues here. Number one depending on how anemic he is, I would likely do a blood transfusion simply to buy him enough time for the injection to work. Please know that I am still

[Felvtalk] Autumn update and Sally

2009-09-08 Thread jbero tds.net
Hey everyone, First of all, Sally, I am glad you are getting some food down him. That will help tremendously. The fact that he hasn't thrown it up is even more fantastic. I just wanted to give you a quick update on Autumn. I got the full results of the CBC (although a path review is pending).

Re: [Felvtalk] (no subject)

2009-09-10 Thread jbero tds.net
Sally, I hope this gets to you. I don't always get all of the emails from this group so I hope you get this one. I just wanted to answer your question about diarrhea. Diarrhea can be difficult to diagnose a cause. In general, the first thing I would rule out are intestinal parasites - a stool

[Felvtalk] Autumn update and everyone else

2009-09-21 Thread jbero tds.net
Hey everybody, I am so glad to hear all the positive things in the world of cat health going on in this group. Autumn is doing great. She is eating independently (and everyday a little bit more - in fact last night I had pizza and had to practically fight her off for the cheese.) Her energy

Re: [Felvtalk] Autumn update and everyone else

2009-09-22 Thread jbero tds.net
Hi Sally, I really hope the blood work looks good for Lukey. I'll keep him in my prayers. Great news about the FIV cat. I have one FIV cat perhaps I will try the injection with him. Thanks for the info. Jenny On 9/21/09, Belinda Sauro ma...@bemikitties.com wrote: Hi All, This email

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Q re Staph Protein A

2009-09-25 Thread jbero tds.net
Hey everyone, I haven't been following the emails concerning strep A. but I actually looked into this when trying to figure out what to do with Autumn. There were a few studies out there but they were done about a decade or more ago, mostly by a vet in Texas. I called his lab to speak with

[Felvtalk] Sally and Lukey

2009-09-25 Thread jbero tds.net
Sally, Not a good report, but not entirely without hope either. Do you happen to know the specific numbers on the CBCs? Get a copy of the reports. Read them carefully - vets miss things sometimes and don't always remember to convey all the information they have when they meet with you. It

[Felvtalk] Did you get my message?

2009-09-25 Thread jbero tds.net
Sally, I sent an email response to your story on Lukey. It bounced because it was too big. I sent it again without the forwarded and replied emails but don't know if it got through. Let me know if you didn't get it. Jenny ___ Felvtalk mailing list

Re: [Felvtalk] Did you get my message?

2009-09-25 Thread jbero tds.net
Thanks Laurie, How are you doing? Hope all is well your feline family. Jenny On 9/25/09, Laurieskatz lauriesk...@mchsi.com wrote: Jenny, I got it.. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of jbero

Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Q re Staph Protein A

2009-09-26 Thread jbero tds.net
boy . . . we're so worried Sally -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk- boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of jbero tds.net Sent: Friday, September 25, 2009 11:47 AM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FW: Q re

[Felvtalk] CBCs-Rosie and Murphy/Autumn update

2009-10-05 Thread jbero tds.net
Alice I am so happy for you and your two little ones. They are looking better both clinically and with respect to the lab values. That's fantastic I am so happy you started early with them. That seems to be their best chance at responding. I have heard a number of individuals whose cats

Re: [Felvtalk] New to FLV and have a cat that just tested positive...

2009-10-06 Thread jbero tds.net
Hello Anna, I am sorry for your situation. Felv is an illusive, unpredictable and sometimes devastating disease. I think the people in this group have good advice and knowledge pertaining to this group of cats. In my experience, 2 died from the anemia and bone marrow suppression that often

Re: [Felvtalk] Interferon thoughts?

2009-10-08 Thread jbero tds.net
Jeff, I would definitely start something whether it be interferon or the LTCI injections. They may not look sick when first diagnosed but they go downhill quickly and you feel helpless. There is some suggestion of thymic hypoplasia in these young cats with felv+. (the thymus is responsible for

Re: [Felvtalk] New Here w/Questions

2009-10-13 Thread jbero tds.net
Hi Ellie, I agree with everyone else. Stress is huge in fostering illness in cats, especially felv+. They also can need more vet. care, high quality food, supplements, and lots of patience and love. I would do something now for treatment, don't wait until they start acting sick - they go

Re: [Felvtalk] rabies shot needed for transport?

2009-10-14 Thread jbero tds.net
If you can avoid it, I would not get the rabies vaccine. Is there anyway she will be exposed to a bat or raccoon or infected animal on the way? I doubt it. The vaccines and their requirements were started, and are likely still in place, more to protect people than the animal. I would steer far

Re: [Felvtalk] Jenny-How is Autumn??

2009-11-01 Thread jbero tds.net
Hey Alice, Thanks for asking. Actually, Autumn stopped eating again last week and I found a large (3-4 inch) mass in her abdomen. I knew it was a large lymphoma so I let her stop eating and she died two days ago. I miss her deeply. She was so young and vital so full of life and love. I

Re: [Felvtalk] introduction for Spicey

2009-11-14 Thread jbero tds.net
Hello Joyce, You have a kind heart. It's hard to take in a felv cat and sounds like everyone in your world is going through alot. With respect to felv, it's true, stress is tough on these guys. There's alot of variables, opinions and conflicting ideas about the disease. Some cats do fine,

Re: [Felvtalk] Maggie's not acting normal, advice is appreciated

2009-11-15 Thread jbero tds.net
Hello Tanya, I can't blaim you for being nervous about odd behavior in a felv cat. Interferon can cause side effects in humans that can actually lead to cessation of treatment, they can include gastrointestinal disturbances, depression, sleep disturbances, irritability, and flu like symptoms.

[Felvtalk] Crystal and Nibbler

2009-11-19 Thread jbero tds.net
Hello Crystal, I love the people in this group. They are compassionate and knowledgable. Here are my suggestions. 1. The upper respiratory infection - common in felv kittens. I have fought this battle. As far as an effective antibiotic - Azithromycin works wonders. It is not currently

Re: [Felvtalk] Kitten Problems - Please Help

2009-11-19 Thread jbero tds.net
Hello Crystal, I love the people in this group. They are compassionate and knowledgable. Here are my suggestions. 1. The upper respiratory infection - common in felv kittens. I have fought this battle. As far as an effective antibiotic - Azithromycin works wonders. It is not currently

Re: [Felvtalk] Bridget - new positive kitten - questions about treatment

2009-11-20 Thread jbero tds.net
Laura, I am glad to hear your vet is willing to try something. It is so hard to watch these healthy young beautiful felv kittens and cats deteriorate so rapidly and die. The treatments I am aware of include interferon - an oral preparation most vets are familiar with and cheap, LTCI (an

Re: [Felvtalk] Rosie and Murphy Update-LTCI

2009-11-23 Thread jbero tds.net
Alice, Thank you so much for letting us know. I am so happy this has worked for them. It seems to have great promise if started early enough. It appears to have some ability to help once symptoms begin but if you can start early that seems to be your best bet. Oh, yeah. It is wonderful to

Re: [Felvtalk] Reversal of FIP in my six-month-old kitten

2009-11-23 Thread jbero tds.net
I find the skepticism and questioning surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of FIP interesting. I have to say, however, that every laboratory test, whether it be in human or veterinary medicine, is subject to failure; either giving false positives or false negatives. This is a far more common

Re: [Felvtalk] Reversal of FIP in my six-month-old kitten

2009-11-25 Thread jbero tds.net
and wanting to punish some innocents. All the best vibes to the kitten in question! Hang in there, darlin'. Diane R. -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of jbero tds.net Sent: Monday, November 23, 2009 4:30

Re: [Felvtalk] Introducing Cliff

2009-11-26 Thread jbero tds.net
Hey Renee Welcome to the US. Not a great start finding out you have a little bundle of joy with a deadly virus. You do have an advantage, however. You have a chance to fight this early. I would not let this window of opportunity close. Felv cats are susceptible to secondary infections as

Re: [Felvtalk] WBC/RBC/platelet count decreasing

2009-11-26 Thread jbero tds.net
Amy, You have a cat in the stages that most of us dread. You have a few options available to you. You can follow conventional advice or you can take a chance. From what I've seen conventional medicine does not help in this scenario. My first question is this; Why is he on prednisone? The

Re: [Felvtalk] WBC/RBC/platelet count decreasing

2009-11-26 Thread jbero tds.net
Belinda, Wow. You have a sick little kitty. I don't know if you're looking for input or not; and I know nothing about his history but I would suggest two things. 1. Find a holistic vet. 2. Check a basic metabolic panel. CRF patients often have electrolyte imbalances that can cause seizures.

Re: [Felvtalk] Suggestion

2009-12-16 Thread jbero tds.net
Thanks Sara for your input. I wholeheartedly agree and, by the way, well said. Jenny On 12/15/09, Sara Kasteleyn skastel...@cicresearch.com wrote: Good morning everyone, I'm new to the list, so please take my suggestion with the appropriate weight, but it seems to me that every approach

Re: [Felvtalk] Help - I can't get LTCI in Georgia!

2009-12-16 Thread jbero tds.net
Laura, I am sorry to hear about your situation. To be honest, I would probably contact a vet out of state, pick up the injections and do it myself. They are simply subcutaneous injections that can be easily given. If you are near a state border, I would drive and personally pick it up myself.

Re: [Felvtalk] spastic pupil syndrome

2010-01-06 Thread jbero tds.net
Dear Kerry, I do not know if you have had much response to your email or not, but I can tell you what I know. Opthalmic disease in cats is often secondary to an underlying disease (as in your case felv), It suggests central nervous system involvement either by the virus (or other infectious

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV Positive Young Mom Cat Babies

2010-03-25 Thread jbero tds.net
Minnie, I am sorry for your recent discovery. I am not sure how many responses you got from the group as they usually have a great deal of insight and suggestions. I can give you mine. First testing positive - you can get a false positive test but given that three of the five tested positive,

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV Positive Young Mom Cat Babies

2010-03-28 Thread jbero tds.net
or studies relating to the use of oral Acemannan. Thanks, Gary jbero tds.net wrote: Minnie, 3. Acemannan - a supplement known to help fight off the virus. I would get them on an oral dose of this daily. ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk

Re: [Felvtalk] PS Whimsy - twitching/jerking

2010-03-31 Thread jbero tds.net
Shannon, I feel for your position. There are many animals needing help and it is overwhelming sometimes. I must agree with the others that your best bet is to try to find help for this little guy. There is a large differential of diagnoses for him - including: felv sequelae possibly an

Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV Positive Young Mom Cat Babies

2010-04-06 Thread jbero tds.net
new owner's Aloe Vera Plant. Beth --Original Message-- From: jbero tds.net Sender: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org ReplyTo: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FeLV Positive Young Mom Cat Babies Sent: Mar 28, 2010 7:51 PM Gary

[Felvtalk] Gary - info on acemannan,etc

2010-04-09 Thread jbero tds.net
Gary, A little slow, but here are a few paper abstracts dealing with the issue. If you want the full text, let me know. I'm not sure if the full text is on ovid for them all, I may have to fax you the full report if you want it. Jenny ___ Felvtalk

Re: [Felvtalk] Gary - info on acemannan,etc

2010-04-16 Thread jbero tds.net
okay, I have been trying to send this but it's too big to go through so I copied and pasted onto a word document the abstracts of four articles relating to acemannan (or related polysaccharides and viral infections) These were really to answer the specific question of oral mannose versus IP

Re: [Felvtalk] New to the FELV+ kitty group

2010-04-16 Thread jbero tds.net
Stacy, Hi. I am sorry to hear you got a postive felv. I think it's a good idea to either retest with the elisa (snap test) or send for IFA. The ELISA can show you a transient infection (one in which your cat can fight off the virus and survive without complication) wherein the test will become

[Felvtalk] Possible therapy for felv

2010-04-16 Thread jbero tds.net
Okay, I am always questioning people that claim a cure, but here is a small study done that caused a man to patent the treatment concerning felv. This a group dedicated to looking into any avenue that may help our little ones, so I'm putting this out there. I copied and pasted this from the

Re: [Felvtalk] Possible therapy for felv

2010-04-16 Thread jbero tds.net
I have to be honest, I am skeptical myself. In general, it is a group of individuals looking to find a treatment for AIDS/HIV in people and the cats were a model for disease (I hate that they do this, but if they do I will learn everything I possibly can from it). It is somewhat old so I do not

[Felvtalk] Found some of original paper on therapy for felv

2010-04-17 Thread jbero tds.net
I did a little searching and found a more detailed paper on what was done with these few cats using antioxidant therapy and resulting change in viral status to negative. I copied and pasted it. EXAMPLES In vivo testing was performed to demonstrate the startling effectiveness of the treatment

[Felvtalk] Knox and treatment of felv

2010-04-19 Thread jbero tds.net
I just wanted to update you all where I'm at now. I got an email from Dr. Van Dyke, the biochemist involved in this treatment plan. To set a few things straight - he was doing research to find a cure for HIV/AIDS and using cats as an animal model. The intermixed use of FIV/HIV/Felv was in part

Re: [Felvtalk] Knox and treatment of felv

2010-04-20 Thread jbero tds.net
Yeah, it's felv type c. You know how there are three types A and B being those transmitted and C being the mutated form that primarily causes disease. Let me see if I can find a good paper. Jenny On 4/20/10, MaryChristine twelvehousec...@gmail.com wrote: jeni, i have NEVER seen or heard

Re: [Felvtalk] Knox and treatment of felv

2010-04-20 Thread jbero tds.net
, jbero tds.net jb...@tds.net wrote: Yeah, it's felv type c. You know how there are three types A and B being those transmitted and C being the mutated form that primarily causes disease. Let me see if I can find a good paper. Jenny On 4/20/10, MaryChristine twelvehousec...@gmail.com wrote

Re: [Felvtalk] Knox and treatment of felv

2010-04-20 Thread jbero tds.net
On 4/20/10, MaryChristine twelvehousec...@gmail.com wrote: i do know that there are different strains, but really haven't encountered this before--so anything you send to the list will be gratefully digested! On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 4:17 PM, jbero tds.net jb...@tds.net wrote: Yeah, it's

Re: [Felvtalk] Knox and treatment of felv

2010-04-20 Thread jbero tds.net
On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 4:31 PM, jbero tds.net jb...@tds.net wrote: Okay, this is kind of technical but it basically supports the idea that mutations (in this case deletions in DNA) result in a more virulent and pathogenic virus worsening the disease state as these mutations are gained

Re: [Felvtalk] Knox and treatment of felv

2010-04-21 Thread jbero tds.net
: there's no mention of it in the 2008 AAFP guidelines, and i would expect it to be there. On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 4:51 PM, jbero tds.net jb...@tds.net wrote: Granted it is older, but I see nothing in the literature later to refute this information. On 4/20/10, MaryChristine

[Felvtalk] Felv type C mutation - current articles

2010-04-23 Thread jbero tds.net
MC, Here is an article discussing felv type C as a mutated felv. I have to tell you that it is my gut level feeling that this is where the virus acts and how it causes such disease. Do a search for flvcr - this is where it's at. Here's the website:

Re: [Felvtalk] Losing weight

2010-04-27 Thread jbero tds.net
Nortina, My heart goes out to you. This is very possibly a manifestation of the disease. If you've been following this group you know what the results can be and that there isn't any 100% effective treatment out there. There's a lot of ideas in my head so I'm going to try to be as exact as I

Re: [Felvtalk] more about Kia

2010-05-02 Thread jbero tds.net
Janet, It sounds like you have been through alot. It also sounds to me like your little one has lymphoma although the specifics of the bloodwork would be more telling. Did your vet happen to do a feline leukemia virus test? This virus can cause lymphomas and leukemias but lymphomas and

Re: [Felvtalk] more about Kia

2010-05-02 Thread jbero tds.net
Janet, One would think there would be treatment, but to be honest, most researchers aren't that interested in curing cat illnesses. Usually their discoveries are a result of trying to find cures in human medicine. Anyway, a lymphocyte count that high (38,000) is really suggestive of a lymphoma.

Re: [Felvtalk] Thanks Jenny--- Kia

2010-05-02 Thread jbero tds.net
Janet, Probably the best approach to the vitamins is to do cod liver oil - nordic natural pet cod liver oil. It contains the fish oil, vitamin A and Vitamin D. You can order this online or get it from pretty much any holistic vet. I believe the dosage is one quarter teaspoon daily, but check

[Felvtalk] Kia and Janet

2010-05-06 Thread jbero tds.net
Janet, I just read the email I sent you and it was convoluted, sorry I must have been tired. Here's the short and long. Not a ton of information of specifics of dosing for treating lymphoma with orthomolecular therapy (high dose vitamins) in cats. The recommendation I am familiar with

Re: [Felvtalk] fyi: pet food buyout

2010-05-06 Thread jbero tds.net
I am utterly devastated. This is terrible. Thanks for the info, I guess it's time to search for a new product. Jenny On 5/6/10, MaryChristine twelvehousec...@gmail.com wrote: http://www.truthaboutpetfood.com/articles/breaking-news-proctor--gamble-purchases-natura-pet-products.html --

Re: [Felvtalk] trying again to post Murphy's results

2010-05-09 Thread jbero tds.net
Alice, I don't want to say this, but the bloodwork worries me. The neutrophils are elevated- which alone would comfort me in believing that there is simply a bacterial infection that could be treated with antibiotics. Whatever else, the elevated neutrophils highly suggests a bacterial infection

Re: [Felvtalk] Please add Sissy to the CLS

2010-05-11 Thread jbero tds.net
Sharyl, I am so sorry. These are the emails I dread seeing in the group. It is painful for us all and it is never easy to accept. Thank you for giving her the life she had while she was with you. May God bless you and your household. Jenny On 5/9/10, Sharyl cline...@yahoo.com wrote: Like

Re: [Felvtalk] Immunity

2010-06-01 Thread jbero tds.net
Interesting question. I guess that answer would be, it depends. If he was exposed to the virus, and he probably was given the close contact litter mates have, it is possible he has developed an immunity. To the best of my knowledge, vets do not currently measure antibody titers to felv - not

Re: [Felvtalk] Please add Ellie to CLS :(

2010-06-04 Thread jbero tds.net
Kathi, I am so sorry. I was told something once that always comforts me when I lose someone I care about. I believe there is life after this one and perhaps our soul is split such that part of our soul is here in our bodies and the other is in heaven. When we die, perhaps those two parts come

Re: [Felvtalk] rear leg weakness- Revolution used? and update

2010-06-30 Thread jbero tds.net
Forgive me, but I'm not sure of Wolfie's history. With respect to hypercalcemia there are multiple causes.If you want to treat it you need to identify the underlying cause. This is often challenging and the treatment (at least the immediate way to decrease the Ca levels) is with diet, fluids

Re: [Felvtalk] rear leg weakness- Revolution used? and update

2010-06-30 Thread jbero tds.net
Amy, I have to agree with Sharyl. Taking everything into consideration I probably would not proceed with evaluating the levels. In human medicine we don't treat unless the value is at least 1.0 greater than the upper limit of norma. My understanding in fact is that steroids can help lower

[Felvtalk] Wolfie and weakness in hind legs

2010-07-02 Thread jbero tds.net
I did a little research on neurologic disorders in felv cats. I found a nice article written on 2002 describing about 20 felv cats with neurologic symptoms and the necropsy reports. Most of the cats did not have any tumors. Basically what they found was axonal and myelin degeneration (the

Re: [Felvtalk] Wolfie and weakness in hind legs

2010-07-04 Thread jbero tds.net
-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of jbero tds.net Sent: Friday, July 02, 2010 3:12 PM To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Subject: [Felvtalk] Wolfie and weakness in hind legs I did a little research on neurologic disorders in felv cats. I found

Re: [Felvtalk] Maggie

2010-07-08 Thread jbero tds.net
Hello Tanya, HCM is tough. In people it's often hereditary and treated with ACE inhibitors (like enalapril), beta blockers (sotalol, metropolol,etc.) and/or diuretics (lasix), and sometimes aspirin or other agent to inhibit blood clots. Transplants are used in certain situations. My

Re: [Felvtalk] Restricting cat from stairs

2010-07-26 Thread jbero tds.net
Amy, I don't have much input on restricting activity. In general it seems to me that once a cat realizes his limitations he'll limit himself. I am not big on limiting them. They generally do that on their own. I guess it's a personal opinion. Certainly something could happen, but something

Re: [Felvtalk] Now it's Murphy-I can't take much more

2010-07-26 Thread jbero tds.net
Alice, I am so sorry. I was really hoping the LTCI would do it. Pet tinic and epogen and whatever else may help with anemia is usually only a temporary fix. The real problem is the underlying bone marrow deficiency due to infectivity with virus. I have been with this group long enough to have

[Felvtalk] Fwd: Restricting cat from stairs

2010-07-26 Thread jbero tds.net
-- Forwarded message -- From: jbero tds.net jb...@tds.net Date: Jul 26, 2010 11:04 AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Restricting cat from stairs To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Amy, I don't have much input on restricting activity. In general it seems to me that once a cat realizes his

[Felvtalk] Fwd: Now it's Murphy-I can't take much more

2010-07-26 Thread jbero tds.net
-- Forwarded message -- From: jbero tds.net jb...@tds.net Date: Jul 26, 2010 11:26 AM Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Now it's Murphy-I can't take much more To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Alice, I am so sorry. I was really hoping the LTCI would do it. Pet tinic and epogen and whatever

[Felvtalk] Not sure my emails are posting

2010-07-26 Thread jbero tds.net
I just wanted to make sure my emails were getting through. I sent two emails to the group concerning Murphy and Wolfie, just wanted to make sure they were sent. Jenny ___ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org

[Felvtalk] Wolfie and weakness

2010-07-26 Thread jbero tds.net
Amy, I don't have much input on restricting activity. In general it seems to me that once a cat realizes his limitations he'll limit himself. I am not big on limiting them. They generally do that on their own. I guess it's a personal opinion. Certainly something could happen, but something

[Felvtalk] Murphy

2010-07-26 Thread jbero tds.net
Alice, I am so sorry. I was really hoping the LTCI would do it. Pet tinic and epogen and whatever else may help with anemia is usually only a temporary fix. The real problem is the underlying bone marrow deficiency due to infectivity with virus. I have been with this group long enough to have

Re: [Felvtalk] Now it's Murphy-I can't take much more

2010-07-26 Thread jbero tds.net
Thanks Natalie Jenny On 7/26/10, Natalie at...@optonline.net wrote: The fourth herb is Andrographis. Natalie -Original Message- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of jbero tds.net Sent: Monday, July 26, 2010 12:27 PM

Re: [Felvtalk] Wolfie and weakness

2010-07-28 Thread jbero tds.net
. Amy --- On Mon, 7/26/10, jbero tds.net jb...@tds.net wrote: From: jbero tds.net jb...@tds.net Subject: [Felvtalk] Wolfie and weakness To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Monday, July 26, 2010, 1:09 PM Amy, I don't have much input on restricting activity. In general it seems

Re: [Felvtalk] Murphy-PCV is up to 27-28 but has a fever

2010-08-10 Thread jbero tds.net
Alice, You are riding quit the roller coaster. I have to tell you that I think the hematocrit is fantastic. Was epogen given, I don't recall. To reverse anemia in felv cat is a great accomplishment. It suggests that he still has normal progenitor cells capable of making healthy RBCs which

Re: [Felvtalk] Murphy is improving!!

2010-08-16 Thread jbero tds.net
Alright Alice, It is so rare to have good news in this group. I am so happy for you and Murphy. You really hit him with some good stuff, I will pray that it continues to work. Right on!!! Jenny On 8/15/10, Alice Flowers aliceflow...@sbcglobal.net wrote: It is one day at a time-the roller

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