Re: [Felvtalk] Fw: Advice

2012-10-20 Thread Dawn Morrison
Today the vet gave me prednisolone to start. She'll be on the antibiotic, the 
pred and the cyproheptadine. I hate this disease.
 
Here's the rest of my post:
Someone else suggested pepcid, which I thought was odd but will bring it up 
 to my vet.
 Thanks for the food suggestions. I will try whatever I can. 
 This morning she was acting off again, although she did eat some dry food on 
 her own. It'll be a long weekend but I will do whatever I can for her. We 
 attempted to take her temp but that did not go so well.

--- On Fri, 10/19/12, dlg...@windstream.net dlg...@windstream.net wrote:


From: dlg...@windstream.net dlg...@windstream.net
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Fw: Advice
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Cc: Dawn Morrison dlmgreen1...@yahoo.com
Date: Friday, October 19, 2012, 5:30 PM



after the line about Pepcid, I got a bunch of gibberish, combination of numbers 
and letters and symbols.  what happened?


 Dawn Morrison dlmgreen1...@yahoo.com wrote: 
 I was confused by the cerenia because she is not vomiting but my vet said 
 maybe she is nauseous and that could be adding to her not wanting to eat. She 
 did mention it's 4 or 5 days on/off. Someone else suggested pepcid, which I 
 thought was odd but will bring it up 
 to my vet.
 Thanks for the food suggestions. I will try whatever I can. 
 This morning she was acting off again, although she did eat some dry food on 
 her own. It'll be a long weekend but I will do whatever I can for her. We 
 attempted to take her temp but that did not go so well. 
  
  
  
 Friday, October 19, 2012 12:08 AM
 
 
 
 
 From: 
 
 Christiane Biagi ti...@mindspring.com
 
 
 
 To: 
 felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Sounds like ur vet is trying to gether to get rid of any infection.  In terms 
 of eating, I think ur vet is right on—give her anything she’ll eat.  Some 
 things I’ve used are Gerber stage2 ham, or turkey or beef (has no garlic or 
 onion—just plain); tuna “water” (from can); yogurt is good if she’ll take 
 it—helps with nausea/diarrhea from antibiotics.  All my cats seem to devour 
 Fancy Feast (chicken classic)—its like catnip! Lol  Basically, I go thru 
 refrig  try everything—cold cuts, cheese, cottage cheese—not necessarily the 
 best diet long term but I figure something is always better than nothing.  
 Sometimes, heating the food in micro just to get it warm (and smelly) helps.  
 There’s also the food trappers use to lure ferals—warm Kentucky Fried Chicken 
 (little warm pieces without bones).  Its not easy  very frustrating so hang 
 in there….  
  
 
 
 From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of 
 Sharyl
 Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2012 11:33 PM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Advice
  
 
 
 Dee, I'm sorry your cat is having problems.  Cerenia is typically Rx'd as an 
 anti-emetic (vomiting).  Some vets also Rx it for nausea even though there 
 are better drugs to use for nausea.  Each kitty is unique and Cerenia does 
 seem to help fight nausea in some cats.  Most in the FAF yahoo group give it 
 for 4 days then take a day off.  Not sure what you vet recommended.  The FAF 
 list members have found Cerenia to be a very effective and safe anti-emetic.
 
  
 
 Here is a link to a good vet article on meds used to control vomiting.  The 
 info on Cerenia is about 1/2 way down under the heading 'A new antiemetic 
 drug for dogs'.
 
 http://veterinarycalendar.dvm360.com/avhc/content/printContentPopup.jsp?id=676860
 
  
 
 Hope this helps
 
 Sharyl
 
  
 
 
 
 From: Dawn Morrison dlmgreen1...@yahoo.com
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
 Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2012 4:50 PM
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Advice
 
 
 
 
 
 
 My 7yr old has up till this point shown no signs of the virus.
 
 Tuesday she was acting very odd and not eating. I took her to the vet, who 
 ran bloodwork.
 
 Her lympocytes were incredibly high, wbc was high (can't remember the 
 numbers), she had a 104 temp. She got injections of b12, steroid, antibiotic 
 and I was sent home with antibiotic and pain meds if needed and an appetite 
 stimulant. Wed she wouldn't eat again so I was syringe feeding her. I have 
 been giving her the anitbio and app stimulant. Today she started to eat on 
 her own, although I will still syringe to make sure she's getting enough 
 nutrients.  She also has IBD but the vet said to give her whatever she'll eat 
 at this point to at least get her wanting to eat again. We sent the bloodwork 
 out to a lab to assure the in house results were correct, they were. 
 
 My vet wants to start her on cerenia, keep her on the anitbio and the app 
 stimulant. We're basically going to take it day by day at this point. Since 
 she is now shedding the virus she is staying in her bedroom (which has a 
 screen door on it) but is a little stressed that she can't come out and visit 
 when we are home. I've been going in and visiting as much as possible but 
 it's hard when I'm gone for most of the day. We have

Re: [Felvtalk] Fw: Advice

2012-10-19 Thread dlgegg
My vet told me to combine yoogurt and baby food pumpkin.  the yogurt calms the 
somach and the pumpkin gives fiber to help get the colon back to normal action.


 Dawn Morrison dlmgreen1...@yahoo.com wrote: 
 I was confused by the cerenia because she is not vomiting but my vet said 
 maybe she is nauseous and that could be adding to her not wanting to eat. She 
 did mention it's 4 or 5 days on/off. Someone else suggested pepcid, which I 
 thought was odd but will bring it up 
 to my vet.
 Thanks for the food suggestions. I will try whatever I can. 
 This morning she was acting off again, although she did eat some dry food on 
 her own. It'll be a long weekend but I will do whatever I can for her. We 
 attempted to take her temp but that did not go so well. 
  
  
  
 Friday, October 19, 2012 12:08 AM
 
 
 
 
 From: 
 
 Christiane Biagi ti...@mindspring.com
 
 
 
 To: 
 felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Sounds like ur vet is trying to gether to get rid of any infection.  In terms 
 of eating, I think ur vet is right on—give her anything she’ll eat.  Some 
 things I’ve used are Gerber stage2 ham, or turkey or beef (has no garlic or 
 onion—just plain); tuna “water” (from can); yogurt is good if she’ll take 
 it—helps with nausea/diarrhea from antibiotics.  All my cats seem to devour 
 Fancy Feast (chicken classic)—its like catnip! Lol  Basically, I go thru 
 refrig  try everything—cold cuts, cheese, cottage cheese—not necessarily the 
 best diet long term but I figure something is always better than nothing.  
 Sometimes, heating the food in micro just to get it warm (and smelly) helps.  
 There’s also the food trappers use to lure ferals—warm Kentucky Fried Chicken 
 (little warm pieces without bones).  Its not easy  very frustrating so hang 
 in there….  
  
 
 
 From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of 
 Sharyl
 Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2012 11:33 PM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Advice
  
 
 
 Dee, I'm sorry your cat is having problems.  Cerenia is typically Rx'd as an 
 anti-emetic (vomiting).  Some vets also Rx it for nausea even though there 
 are better drugs to use for nausea.  Each kitty is unique and Cerenia does 
 seem to help fight nausea in some cats.  Most in the FAF yahoo group give it 
 for 4 days then take a day off.  Not sure what you vet recommended.  The FAF 
 list members have found Cerenia to be a very effective and safe anti-emetic.
 
  
 
 Here is a link to a good vet article on meds used to control vomiting.  The 
 info on Cerenia is about 1/2 way down under the heading 'A new antiemetic 
 drug for dogs'.
 
 http://veterinarycalendar.dvm360.com/avhc/content/printContentPopup.jsp?id=676860
 
  
 
 Hope this helps
 
 Sharyl
 
  
 
 
 
 From: Dawn Morrison dlmgreen1...@yahoo.com
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
 Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2012 4:50 PM
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Advice
 
 
 
 
 
 
 My 7yr old has up till this point shown no signs of the virus.
 
 Tuesday she was acting very odd and not eating. I took her to the vet, who 
 ran bloodwork.
 
 Her lympocytes were incredibly high, wbc was high (can't remember the 
 numbers), she had a 104 temp. She got injections of b12, steroid, antibiotic 
 and I was sent home with antibiotic and pain meds if needed and an appetite 
 stimulant. Wed she wouldn't eat again so I was syringe feeding her. I have 
 been giving her the anitbio and app stimulant. Today she started to eat on 
 her own, although I will still syringe to make sure she's getting enough 
 nutrients.  She also has IBD but the vet said to give her whatever she'll eat 
 at this point to at least get her wanting to eat again. We sent the bloodwork 
 out to a lab to assure the in house results were correct, they were. 
 
 My vet wants to start her on cerenia, keep her on the anitbio and the app 
 stimulant. We're basically going to take it day by day at this point. Since 
 she is now shedding the virus she is staying in her bedroom (which has a 
 screen door on it) but is a little stressed that she can't come out and visit 
 when we are home. I've been going in and visiting as much as possible but 
 it's hard when I'm gone for most of the day. We have another kitty who we 
 have to get tested in 2 months to see if she was exposed.
 
 If anyone has suggestions or opinions I would appreciate it. Also, has anyone 
 used cerenia and is there anything I should know about it?
 
 Has anyone else gone through similiar experiences and can offer any advice?
 
  
 
 Thanks in advance and sorry this is so long.
 
 Dee


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Re: [Felvtalk] Fw: Advice

2012-10-19 Thread dlgegg

after the line about Pepcid, I got a bunch of gibberish, combination of numbers 
and letters and symbols.  what happened?


 Dawn Morrison dlmgreen1...@yahoo.com wrote: 
 I was confused by the cerenia because she is not vomiting but my vet said 
 maybe she is nauseous and that could be adding to her not wanting to eat. She 
 did mention it's 4 or 5 days on/off. Someone else suggested pepcid, which I 
 thought was odd but will bring it up 
 to my vet.
 Thanks for the food suggestions. I will try whatever I can. 
 This morning she was acting off again, although she did eat some dry food on 
 her own. It'll be a long weekend but I will do whatever I can for her. We 
 attempted to take her temp but that did not go so well. 
  
  
  
 Friday, October 19, 2012 12:08 AM
 
 
 
 
 From: 
 
 Christiane Biagi ti...@mindspring.com
 
 
 
 To: 
 felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Sounds like ur vet is trying to gether to get rid of any infection.  In terms 
 of eating, I think ur vet is right on—give her anything she’ll eat.  Some 
 things I’ve used are Gerber stage2 ham, or turkey or beef (has no garlic or 
 onion—just plain); tuna “water” (from can); yogurt is good if she’ll take 
 it—helps with nausea/diarrhea from antibiotics.  All my cats seem to devour 
 Fancy Feast (chicken classic)—its like catnip! Lol  Basically, I go thru 
 refrig  try everything—cold cuts, cheese, cottage cheese—not necessarily the 
 best diet long term but I figure something is always better than nothing.  
 Sometimes, heating the food in micro just to get it warm (and smelly) helps.  
 There’s also the food trappers use to lure ferals—warm Kentucky Fried Chicken 
 (little warm pieces without bones).  Its not easy  very frustrating so hang 
 in there….  
  
 
 
 From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of 
 Sharyl
 Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2012 11:33 PM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Advice
  
 
 
 Dee, I'm sorry your cat is having problems.  Cerenia is typically Rx'd as an 
 anti-emetic (vomiting).  Some vets also Rx it for nausea even though there 
 are better drugs to use for nausea.  Each kitty is unique and Cerenia does 
 seem to help fight nausea in some cats.  Most in the FAF yahoo group give it 
 for 4 days then take a day off.  Not sure what you vet recommended.  The FAF 
 list members have found Cerenia to be a very effective and safe anti-emetic.
 
  
 
 Here is a link to a good vet article on meds used to control vomiting.  The 
 info on Cerenia is about 1/2 way down under the heading 'A new antiemetic 
 drug for dogs'.
 
 http://veterinarycalendar.dvm360.com/avhc/content/printContentPopup.jsp?id=676860
 
  
 
 Hope this helps
 
 Sharyl
 
  
 
 
 
 From: Dawn Morrison dlmgreen1...@yahoo.com
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
 Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2012 4:50 PM
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Advice
 
 
 
 
 
 
 My 7yr old has up till this point shown no signs of the virus.
 
 Tuesday she was acting very odd and not eating. I took her to the vet, who 
 ran bloodwork.
 
 Her lympocytes were incredibly high, wbc was high (can't remember the 
 numbers), she had a 104 temp. She got injections of b12, steroid, antibiotic 
 and I was sent home with antibiotic and pain meds if needed and an appetite 
 stimulant. Wed she wouldn't eat again so I was syringe feeding her. I have 
 been giving her the anitbio and app stimulant. Today she started to eat on 
 her own, although I will still syringe to make sure she's getting enough 
 nutrients.  She also has IBD but the vet said to give her whatever she'll eat 
 at this point to at least get her wanting to eat again. We sent the bloodwork 
 out to a lab to assure the in house results were correct, they were. 
 
 My vet wants to start her on cerenia, keep her on the anitbio and the app 
 stimulant. We're basically going to take it day by day at this point. Since 
 she is now shedding the virus she is staying in her bedroom (which has a 
 screen door on it) but is a little stressed that she can't come out and visit 
 when we are home. I've been going in and visiting as much as possible but 
 it's hard when I'm gone for most of the day. We have another kitty who we 
 have to get tested in 2 months to see if she was exposed.
 
 If anyone has suggestions or opinions I would appreciate it. Also, has anyone 
 used cerenia and is there anything I should know about it?
 
 Has anyone else gone through similiar experiences and can offer any advice?
 
  
 
 Thanks in advance and sorry this is so long.
 
 Dee


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Re: [Felvtalk] Fw: Advice

2012-10-19 Thread Sharyl
Dee, there are better anti-nausea meds for cats.  A good one is ondansetron 
(generic for Zofran).   Your vet has to write an Rx for it.  Typcal dose is 1 
mg 2-3 times/day.  Check around as prices vary a lot between pharmacies.  
Original Strength Pepcid AC is used for cats with excess stomach acid.  Do NOT 
use any other type of pepcid.  Typical dose is 2.5 mg EOD.  It doesn't sound 
like your cat has excess stomach acid.  
 
As I wrote earlier Cerenia has helped some cats with nausea but ondansetron 
seems to work for more cats.
 
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