Sei-Chan: We are a little sad at Poupounette Central today because we got some bad news this morning. #1 and Tommy took Yuu-Chan in to Dr. C so that he could get his blood test and start the Interferon treatment. The results showed him to be quite anemic and, on a hunch, Dr. C redid an FeLV/FIV test. He had been tested once before when he was seven months old, and the results were negative, but this time, they showed a weak positive for FeLV. Our little brother Yuu-Chan is pretty sick. There is some good news within the bad, however. Aside from the red blood cells and platelets, the other results were all good and the biochemistry was all fine. He is still producing cells and marrow and he wants to get better! Also on the plus side is that the Interferon, which is really the only viable treatment for FeLV, was in the fridge. So, he got his first shot and will get four more over the next four days. Then in two weeks' time, he will go back to Dr. C for another blood test and to start the second round of five shots. The third round will be six weeks later.
Here is Yuu-Chan at Dr. C's today, waiting for his results:
And here he is back home, in his special room where he will be spending a lot of his time during his treatment, so nobody bothers him.
Dr. C said it was fine to take him outside in the garden if the weather was warm and sunny. He just loves doing that, and here are a couple of pictures from yesterday.
Enjoying the shade of our little apple tree:
And saying hi to his best friends, Pomme and Bob:
I am crossing my paws for my little brother
Could you do the same?