RE: Update on Hobbs

2008-05-01 Thread Rosenfeldt, Diane
Here are big hang in there vibes to Hobbs and his human, and some hugs
and skritches thrown in too!  I know we're all rooting for him.
 
Thanks for the update, Heather.
 
Diane R.



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Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2008 1:09 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Update on Hobbs


Hi Everyone-
 
Hobbs' caregiver, Jann, also preferred him to be at home and did have
them show her how to do meds and feels ok doing it and has already
startedthe feedings are kind of tough, and he's on many meds
(Densyl, Baytril, Amox., Argenine, Cartinine, Cypro. appetite stimulant,
and I think one other thing).The current latest worries are that
she says his eyes are dilated and glassy, we called the vet and she said
to bring him in.   She also says that he seems weaker in terms of
stopping after just a few steps...and he does cry when she picks him up.
 
When they initially did the BW, it was partially to check for
Hemobartonella or anemia, but he didn't have either of those, though I
do need to get a copy of the blood work.   The vet simply indicated it's
his liver and he appears to have an infection.   When I asked about the
Baytril and Amoxicillin, she said it was in case there is an infection
in the liver and also part of their liver cocktail, if I understood
correctly.   I have a friend who has some Imulan coming in, she's using
it on an FIV+ of hers (and says it has helped him greatly, but is not a
quick-fix kind of thing)Hobbs' has so much already going in him, I'm
wondering if it's smarter to consider this if he improves  strengthens.
My vet is not familiar with Imulan and I'm not yet sure if she'll
administer it.
 
Jann says Hobbs is so braveof course seeing him struggling is
breaking her heart.   I really appreciate all of your thoughts, prayers
and advice.   Any input is welcome!!!
 
Heather

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Re: Update on Hobbs

2008-05-01 Thread Sharyl
Heather, be sure they check his blood pressure when she takes him in.
  I would ask for the fPLI test for pancreatitis.  An acute pancreatitis attack 
will really knock a cat out is is often missed by vets.  Can't remember if I 
gave you the link to the Yahoo Pancreatitis group.
  http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/feline_pancreatitis_support/
  The list owners are great and have lots of experience with liver issues.  You 
really need to get copies of his test results.
   
  There is a Yahoo Assist Feeding group that may help Jann.
  http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/Feline-Assisted-Feeding/
  Hugs to Hobbs
  Sharyl Sissy and Rocket
  

Heather Wienker [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
Hi Everyone-
   
  Hobbs' caregiver, Jann, also preferred him to be at home and did have them 
show her how to do meds and feels ok doing it and has already startedthe 
feedings are kind of tough, and he's on many meds (Densyl, Baytril, Amox., 
Argenine, Cartinine, Cypro. appetite stimulant, and I think one other 
thing).The current latest worries are that she says his eyes are 
dilated and glassy, we called the vet and she said to bring him in.   She also 
says that he seems weaker in terms of stopping after just a few steps...and he 
does cry when she picks him up.
   
  When they initially did the BW, it was partially to check for Hemobartonella 
or anemia, but he didn't have either of those, though I do need to get a copy 
of the blood work.   The vet simply indicated it's his liver and he appears to 
have an infection.   When I asked about the Baytril and Amoxicillin, she said 
it was in case there is an infection in the liver and also part of their liver 
cocktail, if I understood correctly.   I have a friend who has some Imulan 
coming in, she's using it on an FIV+ of hers (and says it has helped him 
greatly, but is not a quick-fix kind of thing)Hobbs' has so much already 
going in him, I'm wondering if it's smarter to consider this if he improves  
strengthens.   My vet is not familiar with Imulan and I'm not yet sure if 
she'll administer it.
   
  Jann says Hobbs is so braveof course seeing him struggling is breaking 
her heart.   I really appreciate all of your thoughts, prayers and advice.   
Any input is welcome!!!
   
  Heather


   
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