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?
ohhh Sorry to hear that... My two cats are purring and I am praying for little Yuu all the way from South Asia. May he recover from all illnesses!!!!ReplyDelete
We have our paws crossed here, very very firmly. Poor little boy, and we also feel for your family big time. Lots of love and warmth and purrs xxxxReplyDelete
Paws crossed here too, and healing vibes and purrayers for little Yuu-Chan.ReplyDelete
We are so sorry about Yuu-Chan, we has our paws crossed and healing purrs going full bore.ReplyDelete
Mom and I are very sorry to hear this news. Also we have a hard time wondering how it could be that Yuu got FeLV, as we are sure #1 has been very careful with all the kitties. Does Dr C have any idea? Also if he was vaccinated, wouldn't that give a positive test result?ReplyDelete
Purrs and purrs and purrs for getting well.
Poor Yuu-Chan! Do you think you would feel better if you came for a visit to Australia?ReplyDelete
Oh noes, little Yuu-Chan! We are all revving up our purrs for you.ReplyDelete
All paws crossed for Yuu Chan here at our house! We hope the treatment goes well. Purring for all of you!ReplyDelete
Paws and fingers crossed here for Yuu-Chan and Murray will say one of his special little prayers tonight!ReplyDelete
Clive and Murray
Paws khrossed from here fur the treatment to do its stuffs -ReplyDelete
We'll be sending lots of vibes akhross The Pond fur ALL -
Khyra and Khyra's Mere
PeeEssWoo: Hi Tommy! Please give #1 some khanine khomFURt from us too!
So sorry to hear the bad news. How can this happen, #1 is so careful with all of you?ReplyDelete
Of course, we are sending all the positive vibes we can.
We are very sorry to hear this very sad news Yuu_Chan but we know #1 will do all that she can for you. We are all crossing our paws for you, even grandma.ReplyDelete
amigos and san
Edgar and I are sending our very best wishes to you all!ReplyDelete
Oh no - Yuu-Chan you concentrate on biting that naughty FeLV right on the nose. We are so sorry but with every cat saying a purrayer for you and your Interferon we are sure that you will be feeling much better soon. Pomme and Bob are going to be your cheer leaders so you may need to put your paws in your ears if they get a bit carried away!ReplyDelete
Lots of luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx
and mum Sue xxx
Yuu-Chan is in our thoughts and prayers.ReplyDelete
Sweet Yuu-Chan,you can count on us to keep our paws crossed for you and we'll rev up the purr motors and Grete will get her tail wag in motion. All for you sweet one.ReplyDelete
Sending Pei-vibes to Yuu-chan.ReplyDelete
Snuffles to the rest of you for strength.
I'm crossing all my parts, including my eyes for Yuu....poor little guy! Tiny, of course, was terribly distraught to learn about his problem and in order to help as best she can, she started purring right away and on full blast. We hope that the interferon does a great job and makes all nastiness go away. Sending lots and lots purrs to the whole family. xxxLautrec and TinyReplyDelete
Oh no. We don't know what to say. All of us are just hoping that the Interferon treatment will improve Yuu-Chan's health. Mom fell so deeply in love with him when she visited, she just wants him to be happy and healthy. Can the test be wrong if it only showed a little?ReplyDelete
Many special purrs on this sad SEIturday. You can we sure that our paws will be crossed for your little brother, Sei!
Siena & Chilli
Oh, we will keep all our sets of paws crossed here. Franklin, me and the kitties and of course the humans. We hope the treatment will be effective and work quickly. The poor little guy has had a hard time but he seems to be a fighter and hopefully will beat this.ReplyDelete
lotsa healing licks, Lola
We have all our paws and fingers crossed that the interferon will do the trick amd Yuu-Chan will get well. He's such a plucky little guy, we pray he's gonna get through this OK.ReplyDelete
We are all crossing our paws here and hoping and purring that the interferon treatments work for Yuu-Chan!ReplyDelete
We are purring for Yuu-Chan! Good luck.ReplyDelete
I have my paws crossed for Yuu-Chan too!ReplyDelete
I hope everything is going to be ok.
Kisses and hugs
You have all my paws crossed for sure and my loudst purrs.. Get well soon little one.. Hugs GJ xxReplyDelete
ALL PAWS CROSSED HERE. We are sending healing thoughts and wishes. So wonderful to see that baby enjoying his outdoor venture.ReplyDelete
P.S. Radio (our donkey) sends hellos to Pomme and Bob.
Oh you poor boy. We hope you your treatment helps you feel better, Yuu-chan!ReplyDelete
Many hugs to Yuu-Chan. If our Mom was there, she would give him many sweet kisses on his head - Between those cute ears.ReplyDelete
Hugs & good wishes to Yuu & all the Chans!!
Daisy Jiji & all The WCTs
Oh Yuu-Chan all our paws are crossed and we will keep you in our thoughtsReplyDelete
Benny & Lily
Oh, we just read your post and we too are very sad. But it is good to have a diagnosis. We truly hope the treatment will work for Yuu-Chan. Poor guy looks so thin, and we know how hard you all have been working to get some pounds on him. Paws crossed and prayers from all of us. And some hugs for #1 too.ReplyDelete
Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara
We are sorry for the bad news but glad that there was a least some good news too. We are purring hard for him.ReplyDelete
My paws are firmly crossed and I am sending healing thoughts your way.
Oh no! We are sorry to hear about your diagnosis Yuu-Chan. Paws most definitely crossed that the treatment works. Hope you are eating well and resting too. Take care,ReplyDelete
Niamh & Ambrose
Crossing our paws and purring like crazy for Yuu-chan.ReplyDelete
poor little Yuu-Chan. we are very sorry to hear about his illness. we hope that all of the treament and love and special attention will make him all well again. we'll be crossing all 16 paws and sending the power of the Bs for his recovery.ReplyDelete
We'll keep them paws crossed for you!ReplyDelete
You surely must get better soon Yuu-Chan. We've paws crossed buddy.ReplyDelete
Bobo and Meja
Very sorry to hear about the Positive test. Our paws are crossed for him.ReplyDelete
We are so very sorry to hear this noos. We will cross ALL our paws and purr very loudly.ReplyDelete
We just took some time to catch up with all the goings on at the Maison de Poupounette. We are so sorry to hear about Yuu-Chan. We know he is getting the best care possible and we hope the shots will help greatly. We will be keeping you all in our thoughts.ReplyDelete
Purrs and a hug for #1,
I don't think I was a regular reader when this happened...Jake's sister Scarlett died of FeLV, too, right around their second birthday. I'm glad it isn't genetic like FIP is!ReplyDelete