Re: [Felvtalk] Murphy is improving!! Beginning to eat on his own!!!

2010-10-23 Thread dlgegg
IF THIS LITTLE GUY CAN SURVIVE ALL THE PILLS (OR YOU FOR THAT MATTER), HE 
DESERVES TO LIVE A LONG LIFE.  I HAVE TROUBLE GETTING 1 PILL DOWN MY GUYS.
 Beth create_me_...@yahoo.com wrote: 
 Awww. Thanks for the update. I know how much you love them. Hope he is loving 
 on you tonight.
 
 Beth
 Dont Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   
 
 --- On Fri, 10/22/10, Alice Flowers aliceflow...@sbcglobal.net wrote:
 
 From: Alice Flowers aliceflow...@sbcglobal.net
 Subject: [Felvtalk] Murphy is improving!! Beginning to eat on his own!!!
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Date: Friday, October 22, 2010, 12:07 AM
 
 Wooo Hooo!! Before I left for work this morning, I gave him his meds 
 (Interferon 
 1cc into the mouth, and the capsules-one with doxy and cypro, one with lasix 
 and 
 1/2 pred, I fill the extra space in those capsules with powdered Lysine, and 
 one 
 cap with Rutin, so his am is 3 capsules and in the pm he gets one more with 
 iron). Washed it down with unflavored Pedialyte and then 3 syringes (I use 
 the 
 3cc) of watered down AD food from the vet. I left instructions for Glenn and 
 my 
 son Corey to try to give him some food and Pedialyte throughout the day. When 
 I 
 got home tonight he came wobbling out into the kitchen to greet me!! I 
 am ecstatic at this point. I gave him his meds and fixed some food, some 
 fancy 
 feast and another dish of AD. I put him up on the counter (I have to feed 
 above 
 Aussie height!) in the spare bathroom and he worked on the fancy feast for 
 awhile. He came into the kitchen for some kitty treats, then laid down for 
 quite 
 awhile. When he woke up, I carried him into the bathroom where the litter box 
 was (we took the cover off of it) and he went in by himself!! He is still 
 real 
 wobbly and spends most of the time lying down, but he is more alert and 
 wanting 
 to spend time near us, not in the dark spare room. A little while ago I felt 
 something brush my legs, I looked down expecting Rosie but it was Murphy!! He 
 laid down quickly and I sat on the floor petting him and talking to him. 
 He'll 
 get another 21 units of  Procrit tomorrow night. Man, all of your purrayers 
 are 
 working!! Hopefully he is going to keep improving, good thing they have 9 
 lives. 
 Another funny thing-last night when I walked past Rosie, she reached out and 
 smacked my leg. I turned around and walked past her to see what she was 
 trying 
 to do and she smacked me again!! I think she is feeling neglected!! I haven't 
 spent much time with her since Monday with all the worrying about Murphy. So 
 tonight I have been playing with her-she likes to race ahead of you and do a 
 forward roll, flop over on her back and have you rub her tummy! Thanks for 
 all 
 of your purrayers and kind thoughts. This is a battle not easily won and 
 these 
 little victories are sadly temporary for the most part, but I am grateful for 
 every day. I just want the last 2 kitties to be with us longer, it hurts so 
 much.   Your friends, Alice, Glenn and the kids Rosie n Murphy  
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Re: [Felvtalk] Murphy is improving!! Beginning to eat on his own!!!

2010-10-22 Thread Laurieskatz
Ditto what Bonnie said. Well said, Bonnie.

Love animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy
untroubled. Do not trouble their joy, don't harass them, don't deprive them
of their happiness, don't work against God's intent. Man, do not pride
yourself on superiority to animals; they are without sin, and you, with your
greatness, defile the earth by your appearance on it, and leave the traces
of your foulness after you - alas, it is true of almost every one of
us!~Fyodor Dostoyevsky



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From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Bonnie Hogue
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2010 11:43 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Murphy is improving!! Beginning to eat on his own!!!

Yay!  Good news about Murphy!  Hope the improvement continues.  All your 
ministrations certainly help, but I really see the love you have for these 
little guys...and that is the most powerful medicine!
Enjoy your time!
~Bonnie
- Original Message - 
From: Alice Flowers aliceflow...@sbcglobal.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2010 9:07 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Murphy is improving!! Beginning to eat on his own!!!


 Wooo Hooo!! Before I left for work this morning, I gave him his meds 
 (Interferon
 1cc into the mouth, and the capsules-one with doxy and cypro, one with 
 lasix and
 1/2 pred, I fill the extra space in those capsules with powdered Lysine, 
 and one
 cap with Rutin, so his am is 3 capsules and in the pm he gets one more 
 with
 iron). Washed it down with unflavored Pedialyte and then 3 syringes (I use

 the
 3cc) of watered down AD food from the vet. I left instructions for Glenn 
 and my
 son Corey to try to give him some food and Pedialyte throughout the day. 
 When I
 got home tonight he came wobbling out into the kitchen to greet me!! I
 am ecstatic at this point. I gave him his meds and fixed some food, some 
 fancy
 feast and another dish of AD. I put him up on the counter (I have to feed 
 above
 Aussie height!) in the spare bathroom and he worked on the fancy feast for
 awhile. He came into the kitchen for some kitty treats, then laid down for

 quite
 awhile. When he woke up, I carried him into the bathroom where the litter 
 box
 was (we took the cover off of it) and he went in by himself!! He is still 
 real
 wobbly and spends most of the time lying down, but he is more alert and 
 wanting
 to spend time near us, not in the dark spare room. A little while ago I 
 felt
 something brush my legs, I looked down expecting Rosie but it was Murphy!!

 He
 laid down quickly and I sat on the floor petting him and talking to him. 
 He'll
 get another 21 units of  Procrit tomorrow night. Man, all of your 
 purrayers are
 working!! Hopefully he is going to keep improving, good thing they have 9 
 lives.
 Another funny thing-last night when I walked past Rosie, she reached out 
 and
 smacked my leg. I turned around and walked past her to see what she was 
 trying
 to do and she smacked me again!! I think she is feeling neglected!! I 
 haven't
 spent much time with her since Monday with all the worrying about Murphy. 
 So
 tonight I have been playing with her-she likes to race ahead of you and do

 a
 forward roll, flop over on her back and have you rub her tummy! Thanks for

 all
 of your purrayers and kind thoughts. This is a battle not easily won and 
 these
 little victories are sadly temporary for the most part, but I am grateful 
 for
 every day. I just want the last 2 kitties to be with us longer, it hurts 
 so
 much.   Your friends, Alice, Glenn and the kids Rosie n Murphy
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Re: [Felvtalk] Murphy is improving!! Beginning to eat on his own!!!

2010-10-22 Thread Beth
Awww. Thanks for the update. I know how much you love them. Hope he is loving 
on you tonight.

Beth
Dont Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org   

--- On Fri, 10/22/10, Alice Flowers aliceflow...@sbcglobal.net wrote:

From: Alice Flowers aliceflow...@sbcglobal.net
Subject: [Felvtalk] Murphy is improving!! Beginning to eat on his own!!!
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Friday, October 22, 2010, 12:07 AM

Wooo Hooo!! Before I left for work this morning, I gave him his meds 
(Interferon 
1cc into the mouth, and the capsules-one with doxy and cypro, one with lasix 
and 
1/2 pred, I fill the extra space in those capsules with powdered Lysine, and 
one 
cap with Rutin, so his am is 3 capsules and in the pm he gets one more with 
iron). Washed it down with unflavored Pedialyte and then 3 syringes (I use the 
3cc) of watered down AD food from the vet. I left instructions for Glenn and my 
son Corey to try to give him some food and Pedialyte throughout the day. When I 
got home tonight he came wobbling out into the kitchen to greet me!! I 
am ecstatic at this point. I gave him his meds and fixed some food, some fancy 
feast and another dish of AD. I put him up on the counter (I have to feed above 
Aussie height!) in the spare bathroom and he worked on the fancy feast for 
awhile. He came into the kitchen for some kitty treats, then laid down for 
quite 
awhile. When he woke up, I carried him into the bathroom where the litter box 
was (we took the cover off of it) and he went in by himself!! He is still real 
wobbly and spends most of the time lying down, but he is more alert and wanting 
to spend time near us, not in the dark spare room. A little while ago I felt 
something brush my legs, I looked down expecting Rosie but it was Murphy!! He 
laid down quickly and I sat on the floor petting him and talking to him. He'll 
get another 21 units of  Procrit tomorrow night. Man, all of your purrayers are 
working!! Hopefully he is going to keep improving, good thing they have 9 
lives. 
Another funny thing-last night when I walked past Rosie, she reached out and 
smacked my leg. I turned around and walked past her to see what she was trying 
to do and she smacked me again!! I think she is feeling neglected!! I haven't 
spent much time with her since Monday with all the worrying about Murphy. So 
tonight I have been playing with her-she likes to race ahead of you and do a 
forward roll, flop over on her back and have you rub her tummy! Thanks for all 
of your purrayers and kind thoughts. This is a battle not easily won and these 
little victories are sadly temporary for the most part, but I am grateful for 
every day. I just want the last 2 kitties to be with us longer, it hurts so 
much.   Your friends, Alice, Glenn and the kids Rosie n Murphy  
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Re: [Felvtalk] Murphy is improving!! Beginning to eat on his own!!!

2010-10-21 Thread Bonnie Hogue
Yay!  Good news about Murphy!  Hope the improvement continues.  All your 
ministrations certainly help, but I really see the love you have for these 
little guys...and that is the most powerful medicine!

Enjoy your time!
~Bonnie
- Original Message - 
From: Alice Flowers aliceflow...@sbcglobal.net

To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2010 9:07 PM
Subject: [Felvtalk] Murphy is improving!! Beginning to eat on his own!!!


Wooo Hooo!! Before I left for work this morning, I gave him his meds 
(Interferon
1cc into the mouth, and the capsules-one with doxy and cypro, one with 
lasix and
1/2 pred, I fill the extra space in those capsules with powdered Lysine, 
and one
cap with Rutin, so his am is 3 capsules and in the pm he gets one more 
with
iron). Washed it down with unflavored Pedialyte and then 3 syringes (I use 
the
3cc) of watered down AD food from the vet. I left instructions for Glenn 
and my
son Corey to try to give him some food and Pedialyte throughout the day. 
When I

got home tonight he came wobbling out into the kitchen to greet me!! I
am ecstatic at this point. I gave him his meds and fixed some food, some 
fancy
feast and another dish of AD. I put him up on the counter (I have to feed 
above

Aussie height!) in the spare bathroom and he worked on the fancy feast for
awhile. He came into the kitchen for some kitty treats, then laid down for 
quite
awhile. When he woke up, I carried him into the bathroom where the litter 
box
was (we took the cover off of it) and he went in by himself!! He is still 
real
wobbly and spends most of the time lying down, but he is more alert and 
wanting
to spend time near us, not in the dark spare room. A little while ago I 
felt
something brush my legs, I looked down expecting Rosie but it was Murphy!! 
He
laid down quickly and I sat on the floor petting him and talking to him. 
He'll
get another 21 units of  Procrit tomorrow night. Man, all of your 
purrayers are
working!! Hopefully he is going to keep improving, good thing they have 9 
lives.
Another funny thing-last night when I walked past Rosie, she reached out 
and
smacked my leg. I turned around and walked past her to see what she was 
trying
to do and she smacked me again!! I think she is feeling neglected!! I 
haven't
spent much time with her since Monday with all the worrying about Murphy. 
So
tonight I have been playing with her-she likes to race ahead of you and do 
a
forward roll, flop over on her back and have you rub her tummy! Thanks for 
all
of your purrayers and kind thoughts. This is a battle not easily won and 
these
little victories are sadly temporary for the most part, but I am grateful 
for
every day. I just want the last 2 kitties to be with us longer, it hurts 
so

much.   Your friends, Alice, Glenn and the kids Rosie n Murphy
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Re: [Felvtalk] Murphy is improving!!

2010-08-16 Thread dlgegg
continued good fortune with Murphy.  i will keep you in my prayers.  surely God 
must be a cat lover.
 Alice Flowers aliceflow...@sbcglobal.net wrote: 
 It is one day at a time-the roller coaster is going up this week. Last Sunday 
 evening I thought he would not make it through the night. I had spent the 
 weekend hand feeding and watering him with a syringe-he spent most of the 
 time 
 stretched out on the bed. We went ahead and gave him the Procrit (Epogen) and 
 LTCI shot-I put them in one syringe so I would only have to give him one 
 shot. 
 He didn't even flinch. I thought he'd be gone by morning. I woke up at 5:30 
 to 
 get ready for work and I didn't see him on the bed-I went to the kitchen and 
 saw 
 both he and Rosie sitting at the open slider door screen (it was a nice cool 
 evening-we left it open) watching the birds at the feeders!! He came trotting 
 over complaining about breakfast-got his meds and ate a decent amount of wet 
 and 
 a few morsels of dry. He slowly improved over the week and we had a vet appt 
 on 
 Friday (8/13). They did an in house PCV, but it was 19-I think the last time 
 he 
 may have been dehydrated-it was 27-28 and the time before it was 18.5  
 (7/23). 
 She was happy with the pinkness of his gums-not real pink, but not that death 
 white color we dread.  His fever was gone, back down to 100.5 from 104.7 the 
 week before. She suspected he had a herpes virus-he developed a little lesion 
 on 
 the top of his nose that has healed. Luckily we picked up our LTCI order that 
 day-she said she wanted to keep him on it weekly for now until his numbers 
 get 
 back up. I will never try and space the LTCI 8-10 weeks apart. That is when 
 he 
 crashed with this anemia. Luckily his last CBC on 8/7 stated that the 
 Absolute 
 Reticulocyte count of 70610 shows that it is so far a regenerative anemia. I 
 have the higher calorie wet food from the vet and he really likes it. We are 
 taking it a day at a time, but he is perking up-he still sleeps alot-but in 
 his 
 usual spots near the desk and he is wanting to stay near us. He isn't up to 
 leaping for the top of the bookcase yet. When I woke up this morning, he was 
 jabbering at me, lying between the pillows and watching the young pheasants 
 eating spilled birdseed from the feeders through the low bedroom window at 
 the 
 head of the bed. We watched the birds for awhile, then I got up-he raced to 
 the 
 kitchen ahead of me, wanting his breakfast! He got his pills and a good 
 breakfast. I don't know what tomorrow will bring, but today is a good day. He 
 is 
 to stay on the Procrit 3x a week, doxy 2x a day, interferon 2x a day, LTCI 
 once 
 a week, and iron capsules once a day. We will give one more PennG shot for 
 good 
 measure-they last 5 days. I am grateful for your purrayers-I do believe they 
 help immensely! I am lucky to have such kind vets-they take us at a moments 
 notice. I think it helps to have a cat only practice to go to, (Sacramento 
 Cat 
 Hospital) plus they are open minded and progressive-they did not hesitate 
 when I 
 asked them to order the Imulan after they read up on it.  This is a hard 
 journey 
 we are all on, we lost the 4 brothers last year despite trying the 
 transfusion 
 and other meds. It helps to have people who understand-sometimes even family 
 members look at us like we are insane-LOL   Alice and Glenn - owned by Sweet 
 Rosie and Mr Murphy! 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Murphy is improving!!

2010-08-16 Thread Sara Kasteleyn
Alice, it makes me happy to know that Murphy is improving.  Thanks for the
updates and continued good luck to you all.

Sara


-Original Message-
From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Alice Flowers
Sent: Sunday, August 15, 2010 8:15 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Murphy is improving!!

It is one day at a time-the roller coaster is going up this week. Last
Sunday 
evening I thought he would not make it through the night. I had spent the 
weekend hand feeding and watering him with a syringe-he spent most of the
time 
stretched out on the bed. We went ahead and gave him the Procrit (Epogen)
and 
LTCI shot-I put them in one syringe so I would only have to give him one
shot. 
He didn't even flinch. I thought he'd be gone by morning. I woke up at 5:30
to 
get ready for work and I didn't see him on the bed-I went to the kitchen and
saw 
both he and Rosie sitting at the open slider door screen (it was a nice cool

evening-we left it open) watching the birds at the feeders!! He came
trotting 
over complaining about breakfast-got his meds and ate a decent amount of wet
and 
a few morsels of dry. He slowly improved over the week and we had a vet appt
on 
Friday (8/13). They did an in house PCV, but it was 19-I think the last time
he 
may have been dehydrated-it was 27-28 and the time before it was 18.5
(7/23). 
She was happy with the pinkness of his gums-not real pink, but not that
death 
white color we dread.  His fever was gone, back down to 100.5 from 104.7 the

week before. She suspected he had a herpes virus-he developed a little
lesion on 
the top of his nose that has healed. Luckily we picked up our LTCI order
that 
day-she said she wanted to keep him on it weekly for now until his numbers
get 
back up. I will never try and space the LTCI 8-10 weeks apart. That is when
he 
crashed with this anemia. Luckily his last CBC on 8/7 stated that the
Absolute 
Reticulocyte count of 70610 shows that it is so far a regenerative anemia. I

have the higher calorie wet food from the vet and he really likes it. We are

taking it a day at a time, but he is perking up-he still sleeps alot-but in
his 
usual spots near the desk and he is wanting to stay near us. He isn't up to 
leaping for the top of the bookcase yet. When I woke up this morning, he was

jabbering at me, lying between the pillows and watching the young pheasants 
eating spilled birdseed from the feeders through the low bedroom window at
the 
head of the bed. We watched the birds for awhile, then I got up-he raced to
the 
kitchen ahead of me, wanting his breakfast! He got his pills and a good 
breakfast. I don't know what tomorrow will bring, but today is a good day.
He is 
to stay on the Procrit 3x a week, doxy 2x a day, interferon 2x a day, LTCI
once 
a week, and iron capsules once a day. We will give one more PennG shot for
good 
measure-they last 5 days. I am grateful for your purrayers-I do believe they

help immensely! I am lucky to have such kind vets-they take us at a moments 
notice. I think it helps to have a cat only practice to go to, (Sacramento
Cat 
Hospital) plus they are open minded and progressive-they did not hesitate
when I 
asked them to order the Imulan after they read up on it.  This is a hard
journey 
we are all on, we lost the 4 brothers last year despite trying the
transfusion 
and other meds. It helps to have people who understand-sometimes even family

members look at us like we are insane-LOL   Alice and Glenn - owned by Sweet

Rosie and Mr Murphy! 
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Re: [Felvtalk] Murphy is improving!!

2010-08-16 Thread Laurieskatz
Tramadal (pain), antibiotics and prednisone are what we used for the high
temps.

Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of
a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to
the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way. ~ Martin
Luther King, Jr.


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From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Sara Kasteleyn
Sent: Monday, August 16, 2010 10:47 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Murphy is improving!!

Alice, it makes me happy to know that Murphy is improving.  Thanks for the
updates and continued good luck to you all.

Sara


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From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Alice Flowers
Sent: Sunday, August 15, 2010 8:15 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] Murphy is improving!!

It is one day at a time-the roller coaster is going up this week. Last
Sunday 
evening I thought he would not make it through the night. I had spent the 
weekend hand feeding and watering him with a syringe-he spent most of the
time 
stretched out on the bed. We went ahead and gave him the Procrit (Epogen)
and 
LTCI shot-I put them in one syringe so I would only have to give him one
shot. 
He didn't even flinch. I thought he'd be gone by morning. I woke up at 5:30
to 
get ready for work and I didn't see him on the bed-I went to the kitchen and
saw 
both he and Rosie sitting at the open slider door screen (it was a nice cool

evening-we left it open) watching the birds at the feeders!! He came
trotting 
over complaining about breakfast-got his meds and ate a decent amount of wet
and 
a few morsels of dry. He slowly improved over the week and we had a vet appt
on 
Friday (8/13). They did an in house PCV, but it was 19-I think the last time
he 
may have been dehydrated-it was 27-28 and the time before it was 18.5
(7/23). 
She was happy with the pinkness of his gums-not real pink, but not that
death 
white color we dread.  His fever was gone, back down to 100.5 from 104.7 the

week before. She suspected he had a herpes virus-he developed a little
lesion on 
the top of his nose that has healed. Luckily we picked up our LTCI order
that 
day-she said she wanted to keep him on it weekly for now until his numbers
get 
back up. I will never try and space the LTCI 8-10 weeks apart. That is when
he 
crashed with this anemia. Luckily his last CBC on 8/7 stated that the
Absolute 
Reticulocyte count of 70610 shows that it is so far a regenerative anemia. I

have the higher calorie wet food from the vet and he really likes it. We are

taking it a day at a time, but he is perking up-he still sleeps alot-but in
his 
usual spots near the desk and he is wanting to stay near us. He isn't up to 
leaping for the top of the bookcase yet. When I woke up this morning, he was

jabbering at me, lying between the pillows and watching the young pheasants 
eating spilled birdseed from the feeders through the low bedroom window at
the 
head of the bed. We watched the birds for awhile, then I got up-he raced to
the 
kitchen ahead of me, wanting his breakfast! He got his pills and a good 
breakfast. I don't know what tomorrow will bring, but today is a good day.
He is 
to stay on the Procrit 3x a week, doxy 2x a day, interferon 2x a day, LTCI
once 
a week, and iron capsules once a day. We will give one more PennG shot for
good 
measure-they last 5 days. I am grateful for your purrayers-I do believe they

help immensely! I am lucky to have such kind vets-they take us at a moments 
notice. I think it helps to have a cat only practice to go to, (Sacramento
Cat 
Hospital) plus they are open minded and progressive-they did not hesitate
when I 
asked them to order the Imulan after they read up on it.  This is a hard
journey 
we are all on, we lost the 4 brothers last year despite trying the
transfusion 
and other meds. It helps to have people who understand-sometimes even family

members look at us like we are insane-LOL   Alice and Glenn - owned by Sweet

Rosie and Mr Murphy! 
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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 coaster is going up this week. Last
 Sunday
 evening I thought he would not make it through the night. I had spent the
 weekend hand feeding and watering him with a syringe-he spent most of the
 time
 stretched out on the bed. We went ahead and gave him the Procrit (Epogen)
 and
 LTCI shot-I put them in one syringe so I would only have to give him one
 shot.
 He didn't even flinch. I thought he'd be gone by morning. I woke up at 5:30
 to
 get ready for work and I didn't see him on the bed-I went to the kitchen
 and saw
 both he and Rosie sitting at the open slider door screen (it was a nice
 cool
 evening-we left it open) watching the birds at the feeders!! He came
 trotting
 over complaining about breakfast-got his meds and ate a decent amount of
 wet and
 a few morsels of dry. He slowly improved over the week and we had a vet
 appt on
 Friday (8/13). They did an in house PCV, but it was 19-I think the last
 time he
 may have been dehydrated-it was 27-28 and the time before it was
 18.5  (7/23).
 She was happy with the pinkness of his gums-not real pink, but not that
 death
 white color we dread.  His fever was gone, back down to 100.5 from 104.7
 the
 week before. She suspected he had a herpes virus-he developed a little
 lesion on
 the top of his nose that has healed. Luckily we picked up our LTCI order
 that
 day-she said she wanted to keep him on it weekly for now until his numbers
 get
 back up. I will never try and space the LTCI 8-10 weeks apart. That is when
 he
 crashed with this anemia. Luckily his last CBC on 8/7 stated that the
 Absolute
 Reticulocyte count of 70610 shows that it is so far a regenerative anemia.
 I
 have the higher calorie wet food from the vet and he really likes it. We
 are
 taking it a day at a time, but he is perking up-he still sleeps alot-but in
 his
 usual spots near the desk and he is wanting to stay near us. He isn't up to
 leaping for the top of the bookcase yet. When I woke up this morning, he
 was
 jabbering at me, lying between the pillows and watching the young pheasants
 eating spilled birdseed from the feeders through the low bedroom window at
 the
 head of the bed. We watched the birds for awhile, then I got up-he raced to
 the
 kitchen ahead of me, wanting his breakfast! He got his pills and a good
 breakfast. I don't know what tomorrow will bring, but today is a good day.
 He is
 to stay on the Procrit 3x a week, doxy 2x a day, interferon 2x a day, LTCI
 once
 a week, and iron capsules once a day. We will give one more PennG shot for
 good
 measure-they last 5 days. I am grateful for your purrayers-I do believe
 they
 help immensely! I am lucky to have such kind vets-they take us at a moments
 notice. I think it helps to have a cat only practice to go to, (Sacramento
 Cat
 Hospital) plus they are open minded and progressive-they did not hesitate
 when I
 asked them to order the Imulan after they read up on it.  This is a hard
 journey
 we are all on, we lost the 4 brothers last year despite trying the
 transfusion
 and other meds. It helps to have people who understand-sometimes even
 family
 members look at us like we are insane-LOL   Alice and Glenn - owned by
 Sweet
 Rosie and Mr Murphy!
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Re: [Felvtalk] Murphy is improving!!

2010-08-16 Thread Beth
Keeping you  Murphy in my thoughts, Alice. I know you cherish every good day. 
It must have made your heart sing to see him at the window watching the birds.

Hugs,
   Beth
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--- On Sun, 8/15/10, Alice Flowers aliceflow...@sbcglobal.net wrote:

From: Alice Flowers aliceflow...@sbcglobal.net
Subject: [Felvtalk] Murphy is improving!!
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Sunday, August 15, 2010, 11:14 PM

It is one day at a time-the roller coaster is going up this week. Last Sunday 
evening I thought he would not make it through the night. I had spent the 
weekend hand feeding and watering him with a syringe-he spent most of the time 
stretched out on the bed. We went ahead and gave him the Procrit (Epogen) and 
LTCI shot-I put them in one syringe so I would only have to give him one shot. 
He didn't even flinch. I thought he'd be gone by morning. I woke up at 5:30 to 
get ready for work and I didn't see him on the bed-I went to the kitchen and 
saw 
both he and Rosie sitting at the open slider door screen (it was a nice cool 
evening-we left it open) watching the birds at the feeders!! He came trotting 
over complaining about breakfast-got his meds and ate a decent amount of wet 
and 
a few morsels of dry. He slowly improved over the week and we had a vet appt on 
Friday (8/13). They did an in house PCV, but it was 19-I think the last time he 
may have been dehydrated-it was 27-28 and the time before it was 18.5  (7/23). 
She was happy with the pinkness of his gums-not real pink, but not that death 
white color we dread.  His fever was gone, back down to 100.5 from 104.7 the 
week before. She suspected he had a herpes virus-he developed a little lesion 
on 
the top of his nose that has healed. Luckily we picked up our LTCI order that 
day-she said she wanted to keep him on it weekly for now until his numbers get 
back up. I will never try and space the LTCI 8-10 weeks apart. That is when he 
crashed with this anemia. Luckily his last CBC on 8/7 stated that the Absolute 
Reticulocyte count of 70610 shows that it is so far a regenerative anemia. I 
have the higher calorie wet food from the vet and he really likes it. We are 
taking it a day at a time, but he is perking up-he still sleeps alot-but in his 
usual spots near the desk and he is wanting to stay near us. He isn't up to 
leaping for the top of the bookcase yet. When I woke up this morning, he was 
jabbering at me, lying between the pillows and watching the young pheasants 
eating spilled birdseed from the feeders through the low bedroom window at the 
head of the bed. We watched the birds for awhile, then I got up-he raced to the 
kitchen ahead of me, wanting his breakfast! He got his pills and a good 
breakfast. I don't know what tomorrow will bring, but today is a good day. He 
is 
to stay on the Procrit 3x a week, doxy 2x a day, interferon 2x a day, LTCI once 
a week, and iron capsules once a day. We will give one more PennG shot for good 
measure-they last 5 days. I am grateful for your purrayers-I do believe they 
help immensely! I am lucky to have such kind vets-they take us at a moments 
notice. I think it helps to have a cat only practice to go to, (Sacramento Cat 
Hospital) plus they are open minded and progressive-they did not hesitate when 
I 
asked them to order the Imulan after they read up on it.  This is a hard 
journey 
we are all on, we lost the 4 brothers last year despite trying the transfusion 
and other meds. It helps to have people who understand-sometimes even family 
members look at us like we are insane-LOL   Alice and Glenn - owned by Sweet 
Rosie and Mr Murphy! 
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