Re: Autumn - Again

2007-10-24 Thread catatonya
I'm so sorry, Susan.  I'm behind on email and hoping she has recovered.
   
  tonya

Susan Ang [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  Autumn is sick again! Despite all of our precautions which include Lysol-ing 
the bottom of our shoes when we  come in from outside. This has been a really 
bad illness for her. She was lethargic Monday afternoon so I  checked and found 
one of her glands in her throat swollen. I immediately made a vet appointment 
for the next morning.  The next morning she had diarrhea. I took her in and 
they did a thorough check. She had the highest fever she's had yet, 104.8 ,and 
every lymph gland in her body is swollen. She doesn't want to be touched and 
she's walking like she's stiff and it hurts. She has a fighting spirit though 
and keeps trying to play.She can eat soft food, but the only way I can perk her 
up is with NutriCal and Pedialyte.They put her on the Clavamox again and the 
vet also wants to add in another antibiotic when it comes in. I can tell Autumn 
is having a tough time swallowing. I feel so bad for her. It is becoming 
apparent to me that we might not win this fight for
 her life. There are no holistic vets near us. 
~Susan A.



Re: Autumn - Again

2007-10-20 Thread Sally Davis
Hi Susan,

I am behind on emails. I hope Autumn is holding her own. My vet never was on
board for interferon, I may use that later on. When Junior was first dx w
felv he ran fevers as high as 106.5. I was told they could be deadly. I
could not euthanize my precious baby as was suggested. I went to my former
vet as he has just hired a new vet as was playing catchup from a backlog of
appts. Anyway I did the immuno regulin protocol with Junior and Tiny(angel)
and it got Junior past the crisis. He has has a few infections since then
but he is now with me a year later, I believe the Immuno regulin is what got
him over the hump.

Best of luck. We used the protocol 1 on the home page for feline
leukemia.org

Sally


On 10/17/07, Susan Ang [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Autumn is sick again! Despite all of our precautions which include
 Lysol-ing the bottom of our shoes when we  come in from outside. This has
 been a really bad illness for her. She was lethargic Monday afternoon so I
 checked and found one of her glands in her throat swollen. I immediately
 made a vet appointment for the next morning.  The next morning she had
 diarrhea. I took her in and they did a thorough check. She had the highest
 fever she's had yet, 104.8 ,and every lymph gland in her body is swollen.
 She doesn't want to be touched and she's walking like she's stiff and it
 hurts. She has a fighting spirit though and keeps trying to play.She can
 eat soft food, but the only way I can perk her up is with NutriCal and
 Pedialyte.They put her on the Clavamox again and the vet also wants to add
 in another antibiotic when it comes in. I can tell Autumn is having a
 tough time swallowing. I feel so bad for her. It is becoming apparent to me
 that we might not win this fight for her life. There are no holistic vets
 near us.
 ~Susan A.




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Re: Autumn - Again

2007-10-20 Thread laurieskatz
Hi. I just saw this. These were Isabella's exact symptoms. She had a high 
temp (got all the way to 107) and she was stiff (she acted like something on 
her side hurt and she would move with stiff legs ~ she would roll on her 
back and try push off from the wall to get up) and it looked like she was 
having spasms. She would cry out in pain if you touched her. It was 
horrible. I can't remember the exact term but the vet said her body was 
telling her she had pain even though she didn't. Anyway, we gave antibiotics 
and prednisone and interferon and pain killers and feline transfer factor. 
The antitiotics were in case she had an infection that was causing the high 
temp. She was also very anemic. We did an ultrasound and discovered her 
spleen was enlarged.


And, despite all this, she made it through. We thought it was time to end 
her suffering twice but we didn't and I am so glad. She had a rough first 2 
months and then turned the corner. She has been doing great for 3 months 
now. She is currently on transdermal tramdal (pain) twice a day, transdermal 
pred once a day and gets feline transfer factor on her canned food. She 
takes interferon 7 days on and 7 days off. She has gained weight~ you can no 
longer feel her backbone when you pet her.
She's a miracle kitty who was fortunate to have a wonderful vet who would 
try whatever it took and a foster mom who medicated her and sat with her and 
loved herand who is now her forever mom!

Laurie
-  





Re: Autumn - Again

2007-10-17 Thread Marylyn
Where are you located?  I have two that will consult by phone.  Obviously not 
as good as in person but, if you are interested, I will find contact 
information.  Try changing shoes instead of Lysoling them.






 If you have men who will 
exclude any of God's creatures
 from the shelter of compassion 
and pity, you will have men who 
 will deal likewise with their 
fellow man.
  St. Francis
  - Original Message - 
  From: Susan Ang 
  To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
  Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2007 7:34 AM
  Subject: Autumn - Again


  Autumn is sick again! Despite all of our precautions which include Lysol-ing 
the bottom of our shoes when we  come in from outside. This has been a really 
bad illness for her. She was lethargic Monday afternoon so I  checked and found 
one of her glands in her throat swollen. I immediately made a vet appointment 
for the next morning.  The next morning she had diarrhea. I took her in and 
they did a thorough check. She had the highest fever she's had yet, 104.8 ,and 
every lymph gland in her body is swollen. She doesn't want to be touched and 
she's walking like she's stiff and it hurts. She has a fighting spirit though 
and keeps trying to play.She can eat soft food, but the only way I can perk her 
up is with NutriCal and Pedialyte.They put her on the Clavamox again and the 
vet also wants to add in another antibiotic when it comes in. I can tell Autumn 
is having a tough time swallowing. I feel so bad for her. It is becoming 
apparent to me that we might not win this fight for her life. There are no 
holistic vets near us. 
  ~Susan A.


Re: Autumn - Again

2007-10-17 Thread Jane Lyons

Hi Susan
I do not want to give you false hope because Autumn is very young,  
and on her own path,
but 4 months ago I faced almost identical symptoms as you do. MeMe  
had a gland at the base
of her throat that felt like a ping pong ball and I thought she was  
having trouble swallowing.


We've managed to get rid of most of those symptoms. Somedays it feels  
as though we've turned
a corner and are into total remission, until there is a very loose  
stool or a trace of a swollen gland.
For the most part we've managed to get her to a place where she is  
'almost' symptom free and

living an 'almost' normal life.

It is an emotional roller coaster and it has not been easy. I was  
told when I first joined this list that
it is a gift if you are able to know when to support her to fight for  
her life, or to know when the struggle
is too painful and she needs to let go. I hope for the both of you  
the choice is clear.


There are many people here who have a lot of experience with this  
disease and who can help you.


Take care of yourself too it is so difficult when they are so sick.

Jane


On Oct 17, 2007, at 8:34 AM, Susan Ang wrote:

Autumn is sick again! Despite all of our precautions which include  
Lysol-ing the bottom of our shoes when we  come in from outside.  
This has been a really bad illness for her. She was lethargic  
Monday afternoon so I  checked and found one of her glands in her  
throat swollen. I immediately made a vet appointment for the next  
morning.  The next morning she had diarrhea. I took her in and they  
did a thorough check. She had the highest fever she's had yet,  
104.8 ,and every lymph gland in her body is swollen. She doesn't  
want to be touched and she's walking like she's stiff and it hurts.  
She has a fighting spirit though and keeps trying to play.She can  
eat soft food, but the only way I can perk her up is with NutriCal  
and Pedialyte.They put her on the Clavamox again and the vet also  
wants to add in another antibiotic when it comes in. I can tell  
Autumn is having a tough time swallowing. I feel so bad for her. It  
is becoming apparent to me that we might not win this fight for her  
life. There are no holistic vets near us.

~Susan A.





Re: Autumn - Again

2007-10-17 Thread Lance
Susan,

I'm sorry to read that Autumn is ill again. I agree with Marylyn that
changing or removing shoes are way better options than Lysol use. 

Does your vet know about ImmunoRegulin? It is a fairly
inexpensive treatment that has had helpful results for some
FeLV+ cats. It is not a cure, but it may help. Interferon alpha is
another
good option, which I think you may have already checked out. You
might search the list archives for info on ImmunoRegulin. While you're
searching,
you might also look for references to fever. I know some people
have had luck controlling their cats' fevers with medication.

Keep up with the NutriCal and Pedialyte, which are good options. Give
her anything she wants to eat (which you probably already do). You and
Autumn are in my prayers.

Lance


On Wed, 17 Oct 2007 07:34:24 -0500, Susan Ang [EMAIL PROTECTED]
said:
 Autumn is sick again! Despite all of our precautions which include
 Lysol-ing
 the bottom of our shoes when we  come in from outside. This has been a
 really bad illness for her. She was lethargic Monday afternoon so I 
 checked
 and found one of her glands in her throat swollen. I immediately made a
 vet
 appointment for the next morning.  The next morning she had diarrhea. I
 took
 her in and they did a thorough check. She had the highest fever she's had
 yet, 104.8 ,and every lymph gland in her body is swollen. She doesn't
 want
 to be touched and she's walking like she's stiff and it hurts. She has a
 fighting spirit though and keeps trying to play.She can eat soft food,
 but
 the only way I can perk her up is with NutriCal and Pedialyte.They put
 her
 on the Clavamox again and the vet also wants to add in another antibiotic
 when it comes in. I can tell Autumn is having a tough time swallowing. I
 feel so bad for her. It is becoming apparent to me that we might not win
 this fight for her life. There are no holistic vets near us.
 ~Susan A.
-- 
  Lance Linimon
  [EMAIL PROTECTED]