Professional House Sitting Association
Professional House Sitting Association
Feline Leukemia Natural Treatment
One chill September evening, a troupe of boys were mobile through Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park on their routine to their friend’s house.
With approximately a seldom fresh than half a mile to go, they noticed a kitten had picked up on their trail and was slowly lagging behind, but they didn’t reckon much about it.
Later that sundown when the boys exited their friend’s home they proverb a kitten lying on the motive and walked over to inspect it.
The One boy’s Mother came to the scenery and provided some victuals and wet after noting the kitten’s thumping depleted condition.
It was absolutely overdue and she didn’t know what to do.
She had an older flagellum and would not bring this sick kitten into their home so it was left outside.
The subsequent morning the kitten dormant lay where it had been left.
More sustenance with a hardly antibiotic meant for humans was offered.
(Note: administering prescribed antibiotics meant for people can kill an animal and should not be done.
On my arrival to visit with my friend end that afternoon, I was told about this kitten and how it could not parade and lay dying in the grass.
We walked over to it, and there in the grass lay some breathing bones covered with fur.
It was a extraordinary unhappy sight – I hunched down to greet the seldom one and stroked the first of its skipper with my fingertips while mentally sending a little hymn up there for him/her.
It was quite blatant this kitten was markedly ill.
In appendage to being starved, it furthermore had a extraordinary mouldy cold and was wheezing, sneezing and coughing.
Its eyes and nose were caked with dried mucous – one eye was completely closed shut with the additional barely open.
As we were ambulatory back towards my friend’s accommodation we were discussing what should or could be done.
I rapidly caught my friend’s drift but in my disposition there was wholly no style I would even consider bringing this critter home with me, and was fast utterance myself out of even entertaining this possibility.
My person was not the only one with an older cat; I besides had one of 15 plus years and would not jeopardize his health.
As I was relaying this reality I heard: “Oh my God Karen, it’s walking.
” I turned my skipper to see this seldom tiny thing coming towards us and remember rational “uh-oh.
” My man slowed her measure but I did not, and actually think mine quickened.
This kitten seemed to be on a mission! My friend had flair down to prate to him/her but s/he kept on trotting and seemed to be coming fix for my heels.
My person commented that she could not believe how this kitten was latching onto me when she had been the one that had fed and given it water.
I laughed and said: “Nice try but that device won’t work.
” Even though I sensed what was up, I was so hoping this was not the case! I opted to try a scarcely test, and went out of my practice to hike around my vehicle.
Sure enough, this crying infrequently item followed me.
It was a thumping adamant creature no query and even tried to happen me into the house.
I had not observed my individual in fully some point and we had some catching up to do but this kitten was becoming the major topic.
My fellow is an politic peeress but tried to claim she was not sure what she should or could do.
In my attitude this was not rocket science and one something was certain – the kitten decidedly needful shelter.
I also knew what my comrade was up to and was not buying into any of it – there were several options and none had to include me.
Her mansion was much larger than my minor bounce house, and every room had a door.
Therefore, my best offer was to take the kitten in and isolate it in one of the many inoperative chambers so that it could be cared for.
When this failed, I then recommended niche a vet or an animal recovery service, which finally preceding this discussion.
As it overripe out, the kitten had its posses scheme that came as no astonish to me and is exactly what my rarely car investigation had been all about.
Shortly after dusk, I was ready to captain home and discovered the kitten waiting beneath my vehicle.
As soon as it heard my voice it sprung into action.
I stood looking down at this seldom crying baby who stood looking up at me.
I could partly hear it begging “please bring me with you.
” Needless to say, the kitten left with me, and it was a benefit thing too.
Some extraordinary strong weather with flooding moved in later that evening, and this infrequently one would not obtain survived had it been left outside for another night.
On the drive home, I was weighing the options.
Due to the delayed hour, it was a given this kitten would be spending at least one night with me, but not in my minor house.
There were no doors and there was no room that could be used for isolation.
Therefore, the kitten would stay in another building located on the property and we would see what the sequential day brought, as I was not certain s/he would even make it through the night.
I made a delicate bed with towels and a blanket, gamy the heat up, provided water, some meal with a little Colloidal Silver (natural antibiotic), and tucked the kitten in.
The later morning I walked over to the studio and was not sure what I would find.
As it rancid out, this hardly one was still remarkably much alive.
“She” was very helpless but also seemed a morsel stronger too.
I sat with her and began to gossip to her about her condition.
I told her that I would do what I could to backing her.
I came back to my quarters and prepared her breakfast with supplementary colloidal silver added.
As she was eating, I heard coughing and then proverb mucous begin to pour from her eyes and nose.
She was in trouble, and I was in over my head, and took her to a local animal hospital immediately.
Fluids for dehydration were administered amend away and then mixed tests were performed.
About 3 ½ hours and $350.
00 modern the influence were in.
The kitten was between 3-4 months old, weighed repair around 3 pounds, had mange, worms, animated pneumonia, herpes, an eye infection, and feline leukemia (FeLV) on best of it all.
Bottom column – she was given a few days at most to live.
My marrow sunk on hearing this news.
I stood looking down at this hardly one who was staring off into space.
I began to assume about the digit of liveliness she had expended.
She could barely see but willed herself to step a infrequently supplementary than half a mile and then collapsed on the ground and did not gambit again until I showed up late the succeeding afternoon.
It almost seemed like she was conserving what infrequently tenacity was left for my arrival and then she seemed to beg me to take her with me.
I honestly did not obtain that an animal would fight that arduous or stride that stretch if it was not going to live.
I glaring to give her a chance, and try everything I could to assistance her recover her health.
The vet gave me the flyer with a few bottles of medication and wished me luck.
On the way home, I spoke with the kitten about her condition and told her that I would do my remarkably peak but ultimately it was all up to her.
Aside from the leukemia, the further conditions would be fairly easy to tend but this little one was already intensely depleted and the vet’s assessment had not offered much hope.
The best thing to come through was to consign her a strong period that would serve to aid her.
‘Fairmount’ was the shortening for ‘Fair Mountain’.
Mountains are strong and rugged and this scarcely one definitely could use some fairness.
Additionally, Fairmount Park is where she had lived, and it seemed as if this Fair Mountain had given her the power to make one later parade so our paths would cross.
The expression join and was thieve for her to carry.
Once we were home, Fairmount was taken to her room and I hit the computer to begin researching.
I didn’t perceive much about the FeLV leukemia virus but intelligent the rangy factor with the disease is that it causes severe “immunosuppression” – a weakened proof system.
This message plainly indicated supporting and strengthening the unsusceptible practice was crucial.
This meant all standard drugs including vaccines should be avoided because this would only cause the dissension create and supplementary diminish the unaffected system.
There were many articles relating to the additional traditional maid care therapies but not much in the way of regular treatments.
However, I did find one body concerning the benefits of pureed liver and how cats with the FeLV virus craved the enzymes.
This article was a irradiate bulb moment.
Several years earlier, I had maintained a paltry way as a medicinal cook for a few with miscellaneous health conditions and well knew the medicinal value of food.
Additionally, I also knew of a peeress that once had leukemia who was given approximately 6 months to live 25 plus years ago.
Therefore, I striking to start all of Fairmount’s symptoms aggressively with victuals and herbs, along with some zeal healing.
All of which would hold to be scaled down proportionate to her size/weight.
The successive is the elite phase of Fairmount’s all regular treatment.
The photograph above reflects approximately one month of care.
In adjunct to constantly asking the sanctified realms and Fairmount for help, I relied heavily on trusting my intuition (what came through me in the system of thought/feeling) when it came to how to proceed, what to straw and how much to manage on any given day.
It is great to letter that even though I believe organic finished foods are the top way to go and all of my animals own been subjected to my beliefs, I own always used the main excellence tame snack I could identify as a base.
Another factor for consideration is meat byproducts of any amiable along with added preservatives are not benefit for hygienic animals and definitely should not be given to an animal that is ill.
Therefore, my animals were fed victuals made by Pet Guard, which is USDA official organic.
Foods (Dosage ranges employed.
Pet Guard – 1/2 can 2 times per day.
Fresh Daikon Root – 1/3 teaspoon grated to dispel obsessive mucous.
1 serving per day.
Aduki Beans and Juice – 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of mashed beans with 1 tablespoon of juice.
3-4 times per week to aid and strengthen the kidneys/bladder during toxin release.
Short Grain Brown Rice – 2 to 3 tablespoons to stabilize system, and also nurture constipation and/or diarrhea.
Fresh Kale – insignificant digit slightly blanched and finely chopped.
1 serving per day.
Carrots – trifling unit either grated uncooked or cooked and then finely chopped.
If juiced – 1 tablespoon liquor with 1-2 teaspoons of pulp.
1 serving per day.
Pureed liver – 1-2 tablespoons varied into repast or a derisory bowl between meals with as much as she would eat.
High source of protein and enzymes.
Raw egg yolk – High author of protein.
2 times per week.
Organic Whole Chicken Boiled – Meat with heart extracted from bones.
2-3 times per week.
Fresh Ginger- 2 to 3 drops to rev up circulation.
1 situation per day.
Fresh Garlic – 1/4 to 1/2 clove finely minced for parasites.
1 juncture per day.
Flax Seeds – 1/3 teaspoon for abrasion and coat.
1 occasion per day.
Colloidal Silver- 1/2 teaspoon internally 2-3 times per day.
1/4 teaspoon 2 times per day after improvement.
1/8 teaspoon 1 situation per day thereafter.
Also used as eyewash to nurse eye infection.
Powdered Calcium Ascorbate Vitamin C – 1000 to 1500 mg per day to start.
500 mg per day after improvement.
250 mg per day thereafter.
Burdock Root- 2 to 4 drops to filter blood system.
3-4 times per week.
Echinacea Golden Seal- 2 to 3 drops to strengthen unsusceptible system.
2-3 times per week.
Fairmount was given a few days to break and sake some tenacity before she was given her first bath with some of my retain personal organic shampoo.
Thereafter, she underwent 4 further baths for 4 days in a sequence with one gallon of boiled lemon soak added to nurture the mange.
The bathtub was filled with just enough water to tarpaulin her feet and no other than half of her legs.
After the initial 4 baths, she received daily lemon humidify sponge baths in my compass until the eruption and itching was beneath subdue (approximately 10 days).
Sulphur 30 C- for skin, mange, and herpes.
10-14 day treatment.
3-4 pellets 3 times per day for approximately 5 days.
1 instance per day thereafter.
Sulphur 6x (animal strength) – 3 pellets 1 point per day.
Administered as a safeguard for approximately 6 other days once mange was beneath control.
She received daily theraoeutic sessions 2x per day – boon object in the morning and last body at night.
The initial sessions lasted as want as they did for an adult.
This was not the benchmark because animals usually impel much less curing energy.
However, Fairmount was at death’s door so I was perceptive to job for as crave as the enthusiasm continued to movement through me.
Approximately one week after our salutary afafir began and during one curative session, her phenomenon began to stagger uncontrollably.
I impression for sure she was dying in my orbit and began to pray.
Within a few minutes, she began sneezing and I became thumping concerned.
I placed her on the floor to observe her.
After the sneezing - she stretched, walked over to her victuals and began to eat.
I continued to observe.
After she entire eating I asked, “Are you OK?” She walked over to receive some stroking and then went and curled up on her bed.
I sat speaking to her for a while before leaving for the night.
I did not sleep well, as the remedial session played out over and over in my mind.
After tossing and turning for a few hours, I bundled up and walked over to the studio to evaluation on her – she was quiescent alive.
The successive morning and much to my surprise, she was at the door waiting for me and seemed to retain a lot additional energy.
During our curative session, I noticed the wheezing heard and felt in her chest was greatly reduced.
I began to recall the nervous she had foregone through the night before was remarkably corresponding to what some of my human clients go through when we obtain into deep release work.
“The remedial shivers” is the term I use, and this must hold been what Fairmount went through.
The session the night before had been our turning point and the walking pneumonia’s nuzzle had been broken.
At this point, I felt much additional confidant and knew we were on the road to recovery.
After about 6 weeks of treatment, the last of my 3 animal companions of 15 plus years suddenly became ill.
My whip Asher had been diagnosed with a kernel condition around age 3 that was supposed to contract his life, but he had outlived them all.
He was an amazing rarely core who captured the hearts of everyone that ever met him.
I totally adored him and now he was dying.
He wanted and demanded my undivided emphasis for 4 consecutive days – even monitored my phone situation and would shriek whenever someone called to charter me notice when their instance was up.
My visits with Fairmount were furthermore groove extraordinary brief – I pretty much delivered her nosh and left.
After Asher’s death, I did not want to be around any animals but could not fully ignore Fairmount.
While penitent my loss, it began to befall to me that Asher might hold opted to depart so Fairmount could artifice into our home.
It was cold outside and going back and radiate to the studio was acceptance a toll.
However, I had no plans of keeping this kitten.
My only intention was to aid her repossess her health and then identify a behalf home for her – HA! The idea of one I greatly loved maybe opting to leave so this new whip could play into his home friendly of pissed me off.
I remember logical “No procedure in hell is she ever locomotion in here!” Another HA! – Fairmount moved in 3 days later.
She definitely lifted my spirits with her big ego – it was like she had always been living here and knew the routine.
She totally loved to allot me baths with her sandpaper tongue that harm after about the third pass.
I did my blessing to posses myself covered at night but sometimes a foot would pop out from unbefitting the covers, and it was a given that it would be bathed if she was anywhere imminent it.
My commander hair was not the correct coil but my eyebrows were, and I bequeath never forget the blessing case she discovered them.
A painful scraping sentiment on my eye lid had me space my eyes one morning to see her appearance amend there over mine, which definitely made me jump!
As juncture progressed, she became stronger and I began to indentation back on some of the supplements and eliminated others when she stopped eating the pureed liver, which indicated she no longer needed to be bombarded.
After an approximate age was unrelenting and given her depleted state, I had initially believed she probably would not come into season around the average 6 months of age.
Wrong! Contrary to what I impression and/or wanted, she did not wait.
Her best season hit in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve.
I did not identify she was in heat and impression she was in pain as she screamed the habitat down.
It wasn’t until the following day that I realized she was extraordinary fine.
I had further mistakenly believed cats came into season every 6 months so this would be the finest and last occasion I would posses to go through this.
Wrong again! In January she came into her hindmost season and it was then that I intelligent cats come into season every month.
Needless to say, there be fairly no way I would live with several days of monthly screaming sessions until the spring.
Our local vet was contacted the subsequent day.
But he would not spay her without giving her a rabies, and paint shot.
I tried to allure to his mend character and explained the special needs of feline leukemia cats and how giving her these shots could prompt a crystallize back or kill her.
He implicit but his station was firm.
We were locked in a stalemate, and he would not kink the rules.
Although, he did suggest I impact the initial hospital where she had been treated because they had not obligatory any shots to assignment with her.
However, this hospital suddenly expressed concern about the possibility of rabies, distemper, or some further infectious disease.
Go figure! I reminded them of the fact they didn’t seem to obtain any problems with the treatment and charging a uncommonly significant symbol of financial when this infectious “stray” was initially brought into their office.
I besides pointed out that clashing to their death sentence, this stray was torpid very much alive, and had not jell one foot on the ground outside, or come in results with any other animals.
All of my logical attempts fell on deaf ears and they refused to spay her without shooting her up with their drugs first.
The later result had me taking Fairmount to a holistic vet located partly 2 hours away where she would receive the kindly of care she required, but it was not at all cheap.
After the appointment for February was arranged and the approximate remuneration given, I hung the phone up and sat in shock.
This rarely stray kitty was costing supplementary in medical bills than all of my animals and me combined in the last 25 years.
I sour to see Fairmount in the middle of a bath, and informed her that she best not keep any plans of checking out on that table, and she better hang around and grant me my investment back!
The morning had come and Fairmount was driven to the vet where she remained for 48 hours.
I was a segment jittery about leaving her but fresh so about the procedure.
Coming into season at her natural circumstance was a wellbeing token and reflected she was healthy.
But waiting to undergo such and invasive way was definitively my preference.
I was spiritual her practice would be supported from administering a stout does of anesthesia to receipt an acupuncture session directly after she regained consciousness.
Leaving her was hard.
I found myself remaining in cognitive note to assure her I would be returning along with telling her she had to stay strong.
The vet provided constant updates before, during, and after the procedure.
What was becoming marked with each new label is the vet was falling in love with Fairmount, which had me impression relieved.
When I went to pluck her up, she was as jocund to see me, as I was to see her.
The vet informed me that all inferior conditions had cleared, and she was symptom unchain but had dormant tested positive for feline leukemia.
This was good facts and tackling the leukemia would become the primary focus now.
The modern phase of treatment
In adjunct to maintaining the next foods, further supplements suggested by her vet were included.
Her feeding was reduced to once per day with one to two days of fasting each week.
Fasting gives the fashion a discontinue and stimulates the immune system.
Fairmount would besides see her vet once every 2 weeks for a cave of salutary therapy published as the “JMT Technique,” which she seemed to like uncommonly much.
My plan was to hold her retested for the leukemia in a few months and compare the actual numbers in the blood venture to detector her progress.
Pet Guard – 1/2 can 1 instance per day.
Aduki Beans and Juice – 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of beans with 1 tablespoon of fluid to help and strengthen the kidneys/bladder during toxin release.
Short Grain Brown Rice – 2 to 3 tablespoons to stabilize system, and besides boost constipation and/or diarrhea.
Fresh Kale- trifling quantity slightly blanched and finely chopped.
1 serving per day.
Carrots – derisory character either grated raw or cooked and then finely chopped.
If juiced – 1 tablespoon juice with 1-2 teaspoons of pulp.
1 serving per day.
Fresh Meat – when it comes through to grant this to her.
2 times per week
Acidophilus Yogurt – 1 tablespoon.
Vitamin Supplements – 1 point per day
Liquid Vitamins with gigantic vitamin “A” content.
Co-Q 10 – 1/3 of 30 mg capsule.
Acetylator – 1/2 capsule.
ProZyme Natural Enzyme -1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon per day.
Scan – minor pinch added to food.
1 occasion per day.
Powdered Calcium Ascorbate Vitamin C – 250 mg 2 times per week.
More if needed.
Fairmount made it to her vet for 3 corrective sessions before she changed things with her obtain plan.
She developed an detestation to riding in the car and became painfully drawn on our system to the vet for her fourth session.
I had initially concept she would mellow out as we drove but we were half style there and she was dormant screaming.
I epigram no welfare in getting her in for a session when zero fresh than reducing her sort of urgency would be accomplished, which would be canceled out on the drive home.
Not to mention, accent is a major trigger for this disease, and I was not bright to stake her health.
I high the car around and brought her home.
To this day, I retain no answer whether the leukemia is inactive active, or if it is in remission, or how long she commit live.
What I do perceive from my research is that if a kitten with leukemia survives beyond two years then there is a thumping profit arise they will go on to live a finished and long life.
Fairmount has been with me for almost five years now, and she knows what I need and that I am actually expecting to gain at least twelve years if not more! However, this option is quite up to her.