Re: [Felvtalk] (Fwd) Blood transfusion on Felv+ cat

2009-01-23 Thread catatonya
I'm sorry, Jennifer. tonya James G Wilson phaed...@charter.net wrote: --- Forwarded message follows --- From: Jennifer Dykhouse To: Subject: Blood transfusion on Felv+ cat Date sent: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 14:17:45 -0500 Hello everyone, I thought I'd let you know how the blood

Re: [Felvtalk] (Fwd) Blood transfusion on Felv+ cat

2009-01-23 Thread Gloria B. Lane
I don't know where you live, or the nature of the transfusion, it could be more involved that the usual. But I've had transfusions for a couple of my FELV cats, and they did extend their lives a bit. Just have to say that $800 sounds like an awfully expensive transfusion. Gloria On

Re: [Felvtalk] (Fwd) Blood transfusion on Felv+ cat

2009-01-23 Thread dlgegg
transfusions work and they don't work. when my red count got to 3.4, the doctor ordered transfusions in addition to procrit. they did not work because the Gemzar was wiping out my bone marrow and it could not produce cells faster than the Gemzar was killing them off. the only solution was to

Re: [Felvtalk] (Fwd) Blood transfusion on Felv+ cat

2009-01-23 Thread dlgegg
hi, i think that would be the way i would go. sometimes, we want to do all we can for them and all we are really doing is causing more suffering. have 5 new babies (that is all i can afford financially and physically to support), 1 felv+. so far, all is well, Annie shows no signs of

Re: [Felvtalk] (Fwd) Blood transfusion on Felv+ cat

2009-01-23 Thread Laurieskatz
Jennifer, you and Mr. Darcy are in my thoughts and prayers. I think you are doing the best thing for your precious boy. God bless, Laurie From: Jennifer Dykhouse To: Subject: Blood transfusion on Felv+ cat Date sent: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 14:17:45 -0500 I have decided to not do any more

Re: [Felvtalk] (Fwd) Blood transfusion on Felv+ cat

2009-01-22 Thread Cougar Clan
My vets and I made the decision not to transfuse Dixie Louise for the reasons you gave. I am very grateful that my vets were very up front about the situation and, while they made it an option and assured me they would arrange it, they would not put their own cats thru it (given Dixie's

Re: [Felvtalk] (Fwd) Blood transfusion on Felv+ cat

2009-01-22 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
I am very sorry that you had such a bad experience, Jennifer. It's really unforgivable that a vet should be so unclear about what to expect from a transfusion for a kitty with nonregenerative anemia. I had my FeLV kitty, Flavia, given a transfusion after she was diagnosed with nonregenerative

Re: [Felvtalk] (Fwd) Blood transfusion on Felv+ cat

2009-01-22 Thread Belinda Sauro
Wow, that is an extremely high cost for a transfusion, they are rip offs, where do you live? I have gotten transfusions for under $200.00. You may ask your vet about trying epogen, procrit or arsnap all help with anemia. Bailey my positive was on epogen and prednisolone when he was

Re: [Felvtalk] (Fwd) Blood transfusion on Felv+ cat

2009-01-22 Thread Christy Buchin
We transfused our cat Gray Kitty twice now. The lowest his hematocrit ever went was 9. After each transfusion he went up to around 30-35 which is in the normal range, then dipped down to 18-20 where he remains. From: phaed...@charter.net To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Date: Wed, 21 Jan