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 hear about
these successes.  If you have time in the future, could you continue to
report on them.  It doesn't have to be all that often, but I would
appreciate hearing.  I am especially curious to see if there is a change in
viral status in the future.

I am so happy for your and your family, this is truely beautiful to read.
God bless and good luck.

Jenny



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[Felvtalk] Rosie and Murphy Update-LTCI

2009-11-22 Thread Alice Flowers







We just got the results back from the lastest blood tests-They are still doing 
great on the Imulan LTCI. We began them in Sept after losing 4 kitties in 5 
months (Rosie's brothers). Only one made it to a year old. They developed the 
anemia so quickly and died within a week of showing symptoms of slowing down. 
We were desperate to save the last 2 and found references to the Imulan product 
and begged our vet to order it for us. They have had 6 injections so far (1st 4 
were a week apart, then 2 weeks apart. We are at 4 weeks apart now-the next is  
Dec 4th-then we go to 6 weeks apart-very easy, we give the injections at home 
to save money) and their HCT levels are great-they have s much more energy 
and race around the house-I have never seen them play so much. We didn't want 
to wait until they showed signs of becoming anemic to try it, I hold onto hope 
that maybe, just maybe they can beat this blasted disease. But they have always 
tested positive (4
 tests in the past year) the last test June 3rd at UC Davis. I am almost afraid 
to get them tested again and probably won't for awhile. But their HCT levels 
range from 36-41 and Murphy has gained a half pound since Sept-Now up  to 11 
lbs 15.5 oz and little Rosie is a solid 10 lbs 1 oz-she surprises us because 
she is so petite-her paws look like kitten feet! But then you pick her up and 
get surprised, you expect maybe 5-6 pounds, not 10! Our vets are really excited 
about the product, this is their first experience with it. We are still giving 
the Interferon 1 cc orally 2x a day for good measure, since it is  relatively 
cheap and is also somewhat anti-viral. (I'm on the fence with the 
Interferon...we were giving it to the other 4 that died..I think the dose is 
really low to have much effect on the virus when it ramps up)  I am just glad 
we didn't wait to start. Even if we just gain months or even a year or two, it 
will be worth it-losing the 4 siblings
 in such a short time was heartbreaking. Another thing we noticed...knock on 
wood firstthey have not had a sneeze, vomited or had the runs since we 
began the LTCI, even Murphy's bad molar is pefectly fine, no gingivitus. We had 
open prescriptions for antibiotics in the past because of the constant 
infections. We are still very anxious over their health, but are beginning to 
relax a little bit. 


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Re: [Felvtalk] Rosie and Murphy Update-LTCI

2009-11-22 Thread Jane Lyons

Alice I am so glad to hear this news. I have been thinking about you.

I am splitting the first 10 dose supply with a woman who used to be  
on this list.


MeMe has been stable for almost two years but I am heading your (and  
Jenny's) advise
to act now and not wait until things go south. I am hoping it will  
help her stomatitis.
I do not have allusions of this being a cure but anything that  
improves the quality of her

life is so worth it to me.

Thanks for updating us and enjoy watching your kitties thrive. I am  
sure it is a great
feeling after the helplessness you felt when loosing those 4 babies  
at the same time.


Jane







On Nov 22, 2009, at 3:19 PM, Alice Flowers wrote:









We just got the results back from the lastest blood tests-They are  
still doing great on the Imulan LTCI. We began them in Sept after  
losing 4 kitties in 5 months (Rosie's brothers). Only one made it  
to a year old. They developed the anemia so quickly and died within  
a week of showing symptoms of slowing down. We were desperate to  
save the last 2 and found references to the Imulan product and  
begged our vet to order it for us. They have had 6 injections so  
far (1st 4 were a week apart, then 2 weeks apart. We are at 4 weeks  
apart now-the next is  Dec 4th-then we go to 6 weeks apart-very  
easy, we give the injections at home to save money) and their HCT  
levels are great-they have s much more energy and race around  
the house-I have never seen them play so much. We didn't want to  
wait until they showed signs of becoming anemic to try it, I hold  
onto hope that maybe, just maybe they can beat this blasted  
disease. But they have always tested positive (4
 tests in the past year) the last test June 3rd at UC Davis. I am  
almost afraid to get them tested again and probably won't for  
awhile. But their HCT levels range from 36-41 and Murphy has gained  
a half pound since Sept-Now up  to 11 lbs 15.5 oz and little Rosie  
is a solid 10 lbs 1 oz-she surprises us because she is so petite- 
her paws look like kitten feet! But then you pick her up and get  
surprised, you expect maybe 5-6 pounds, not 10! Our vets are really  
excited about the product, this is their first experience with it.  
We are still giving the Interferon 1 cc orally 2x a day for good  
measure, since it is  relatively cheap and is also somewhat anti- 
viral. (I'm on the fence with the Interferon...we were giving it to  
the other 4 that died..I think the dose is really low to have much  
effect on the virus when it ramps up)  I am just glad we didn't  
wait to start. Even if we just gain months or even a year or two,  
it will be worth it-losing the 4 siblings
 in such a short time was heartbreaking. Another thing we  
noticed...knock on wood firstthey have not had a sneeze,  
vomited or had the runs since we began the LTCI, even Murphy's bad  
molar is pefectly fine, no gingivitus. We had open prescriptions  
for antibiotics in the past because of the constant infections. We  
are still very anxious over their health, but are beginning to  
relax a little bit.



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