Re: [Felvtalk] Need suggestions help for 2 yr old leuk cat

2008-11-01 Thread catatonya
My first positive cat had severe uri's.  I took her to a homeopathic vet in 
addition to her regular vet and it got her through two really bad ones (almost 
pneumonia).   The last time she got sick I had to let her go.  She was just too 
hard to medicate and too miserable to go on.  She lived to 7 or 8 years old 
though.
  tonya

Claudia [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  Hi,
I need your help!!!  I just joined this website.  I'm so glad something like 
this exists as a resource for people with feline leuk cats.  I have a young cat 
(she's 2) who was feral, I started feeding her over the winter.  She's been 
with me almsot 2 years now.  I decided to bring her in the hosue 'cause she was 
a little kitten then, and I was worried about her being aout in the cold.  She 
was fine for a while ( at least 5 moths)  then developed a couph.  I brought 
her to the vet, she was tested adn they said she had feline leukemia.  She's 
been tested tiwce, so I guess she fdoes have it.  I didn't knwo anything about 
thsi illness in cats.  Since then, in the past 10 months, she's had a cold or 
upper respiratory problems, inclding possibly asthma and allergies chronically. 
 It seems she's been getting sick evry 2-3 months.  She's been on anitbiotics 
which has worked so far.In the past 3 weeks she's had an occasional couph, 
and he
rbreathing ahsn't been normal.  Sh's been on Clavamox anibiotic for 10 days,  
it's helped a little, but this apst Tuesday and Today, she had  a coupel of 
episodes where she began a couphing fit, then started weezing, and panting for 
air, with her outh opening for a few seconds for air.  IT was scary, I'd never 
seen her like that. I turned ont humidifier and that seemd to help her.One 
thig though was that when I've had the humidifier on for too long, I found mold 
on the windown int he room, and that's not good either.  
 I'm planning on taking her to the vet tomorrow.  I don't know what they'll 
tell me. I want to keep her healthy for as long as I can. 
HEr vet told me that she might have ashtma, but it was hard to tell form her X 
ray because she also has the Leukemia.  The vet didn't want to put her on 
Steroids because it's deadly for leukemia cats.
I'm wondering what to do???   I was told people ont his board know a lot about 
feline Leuk.  Please offer any suggestions, recommendations.
Thank you so much!!!
 



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Re: [Felvtalk] Need suggestions help for 2 yr old leuk cat

2008-10-24 Thread Jane Lyons
Hi Claudia
I wish I could help you. I think that a good vet is your best hope at  
this time.
I (we) can help you if your vet can get her stabilized and out of  
this crisis.

I have been able to treat a very sick, Felv kittie with a variety of  
treatments,
supplements and interferon alpha. I can share all of these with you.

I'm thinking of the both of you and hoping that your vet can get her  
to a place
where you can begin to help her.

Please keep us posted.

Jane
On Oct 23, 2008, at 7:41 PM, Claudia wrote:

 Hi,
 I need your help!!!  I just joined this website.  I'm so glad  
 something like this exists as a resource for people with feline  
 leuk cats.  I have a young cat (she's 2) who was feral, I started  
 feeding her over the winter.  She's been with me almsot 2 years  
 now.  I decided to bring her in the hosue 'cause she was a little  
 kitten then, and I was worried about her being aout in the cold.   
 She was fine for a while ( at least 5 moths)  then developed a  
 couph.  I brought her to the vet, she was tested adn they said she  
 had feline leukemia.  She's been tested tiwce, so I guess she fdoes  
 have it.  I didn't knwo anything about thsi illness in cats.  Since  
 then, in the past 10 months, she's had a cold or upper respiratory  
 problems, inclding possibly asthma and allergies chronically.  It  
 seems she's been getting sick evry 2-3 months.  She's been on  
 anitbiotics which has worked so far.In the past 3 weeks she's  
 had an occasional couph, and he
  rbreathing ahsn't been normal.  Sh's been on Clavamox anibiotic  
 for 10 days,  it's helped a little, but this apst Tuesday and  
 Today, she had  a coupel of episodes where she began a couphing  
 fit, then started weezing, and panting for air, with her outh  
 opening for a few seconds for air.  IT was scary, I'd never seen  
 her like that. I turned ont humidifier and that seemd to help  
 her.One thig though was that when I've had the humidifier on  
 for too long, I found mold on the windown int he room, and that's  
 not good either.
  I'm planning on taking her to the vet tomorrow.  I don't know what  
 they'll tell me. I want to keep her healthy for as long as I can.
 HEr vet told me that she might have ashtma, but it was hard to tell  
 form her X ray because she also has the Leukemia.  The vet didn't  
 want to put her on Steroids because it's deadly for leukemia cats.
 I'm wondering what to do???   I was told people ont his board know  
 a lot about feline Leuk.  Please offer any suggestions,  
 recommendations.
 Thank you so much!!!




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Re: [Felvtalk] Need suggestions help for 2 yr old leuk cat

2008-10-24 Thread dlgegg
leepup with your vet, but check out holistic vets in your area.  vitaminscan 
help build up the immune system.  dorlis
 Claudia [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 
 Hi,
 I need your help!!!  I just joined this website.  I'm so glad something like 
 this exists as a resource for people with feline leuk cats.  I have a young 
 cat (she's 2) who was feral, I started feeding her over the winter.  She's 
 been with me almsot 2 years now.  I decided to bring her in the hosue 'cause 
 she was a little kitten then, and I was worried about her being aout in the 
 cold.  She was fine for a while ( at least 5 moths)  then developed a couph.  
 I brought her to the vet, she was tested adn they said she had feline 
 leukemia.  She's been tested tiwce, so I guess she fdoes have it.  I didn't 
 knwo anything about thsi illness in cats.  Since then, in the past 10 months, 
 she's had a cold or upper respiratory problems, inclding possibly asthma and 
 allergies chronically.  It seems she's been getting sick evry 2-3 months.  
 She's been on anitbiotics which has worked so far.    In the past 3 weeks 
 she's had an occasional couph, and he
  rbreathing ahsn't been normal.  Sh's been on Clavamox anibiotic for 10 
 days,  it's helped a little, but this apst Tuesday and Today, she had  a 
 coupel of episodes where she began a couphing fit, then started weezing, and 
 panting for air, with her outh opening for a few seconds for air.  IT was 
 scary, I'd never seen her like that. I turned ont humidifier and that seemd 
 to help her.    One thig though was that when I've had the humidifier on for 
 too long, I found mold on the windown int he room, and that's not good 
 either.  
  I'm planning on taking her to the vet tomorrow.  I don't know what they'll 
 tell me. I want to keep her healthy for as long as I can. 
 HEr vet told me that she might have ashtma, but it was hard to tell form her 
 X ray because she also has the Leukemia.  The vet didn't want to put her on 
 Steroids because it's deadly for leukemia cats.    
 I'm wondering what to do???   I was told people ont his board know a lot 
 about feline Leuk.  Please offer any suggestions, recommendations.    
 Thank you so much!!!
  
 
 
   
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