[Felvtalk] new to the group
hsshelton at aol.com
Thu Dec 29 21:08:37 CST 2011
Hi. Not exactly sure with Daisy as it all happened so quickly. The vet ran what I assume was the ELISA, as she was dying. He did not do the IFA. I am interested in seeing how I can make Oliver's life as full of a life as it can be. I was told that he has leukemia. I can confirm that with the vet when we go over treatment tomorrow.
From: GRAS <gras at optonline.net>
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Sent: Thu, Dec 29, 2011 1:23 pm
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] new to the group
There is a difference between leukemia and Feline Leukemia Virus; which did Daisy have? I’ve had cats with either one.
From: felvtalk-bounces at felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-bounces at felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Holly Shelton
Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2011 8:47 PM
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Subject: [Felvtalk] new to the group
Hi there. I just wanted to take a moment and introduce myself. I am a huge cat lover. I volunteer at an animal sanctuary and take care of the cats there as well. I have extensive knowledge of diabetes and CRF, but leukemia is new to me.
About a month ago, I noticed that my 4 year old Siamese mix, Daisy, was feeling a bit "off" so we ran some blood work and she came back severely anemic. I rushed her into the ER, where she stayed for three days and had two blood transfusions and put on various types of meds. Unfortunately, her body just gave out and my cat sitter, who works with my vet, called me when I was out of town with my dad in the hospital, and said that they thought it was Daisy's time. We believe that she had leukemia. She was vaccinated, but perhaps it was dormant until recently. (Dad's ok).
I have three other cats of my own and had them tested and subsequently vaccinated. My 6 year old Siamese, Oliver, tested positive after having the ELISA and IFA tests. I want to see what I can do to help give him a good quality of life. I am checking out this website and look forward to gaining the knowledge I need to. My vet and I were talking about interferon, omega fatty 3's, pet-tinic, etc. He is used to me doing my own research as I reversed the CRF and diabetes with an older cat who passed of liver failure, mainly by seeing what "real people" did to help their cats.
I also have three foster cats, who live in their own room, and they tested negative and were also vaccinated.
I look forward to hearing everyone's thoughts, and of course, pouring over the website.
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