Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Miles' blood work

Meezer Mom Here:

The v-e-t called with the news that Miles has elevated FIP and Toxoplasmosis titers and needs to be re-tested to see if he is actively infected, or has just built up anti-bodies. I don't know if the FIP being 1 in 120 is good or bad. I am scared to death that he might have FIP and that I will lose him. His toxoplasmosis titers were much higher than the FIP, but that can be treated successfully. Please pray that his levels will not change and it's just a build up of antibodies and not an active infection.

51 comments:

The Meezer Gang said...

Oh, Miles! Get well soon!!! We are praying for the best!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Miles, we are praying for you round the clock and KC and Missy are purr-raying and purring.
We've got this posted on the CB and on the Pet Prayer and Praise.
ML, Missy & KC

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We will purray fur a good outcome. Maybe dey were up cuz of da ear infekshon...yeah, dats it. Yoor not sick anymore! Do yoo hear us God, Miles is not sick!

The Furry Kids said...

(((hugs))) We're purraying and purraying for Miles' bloodwork to be a-ok. Get well soon!

Daisy said...

Oh, Miles, please be well! I am purring and purring for you. I hope it is a good sign that are feeling better and not falling over any more.

Do you have to wait another week for the results?

Riley & Tiki said...

We are purraying and purring for Miles. We hope he is still feeling better. He probably needs more hamm.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

we're purring and praying that all is well. we dunno anything 'bout that stuff so we got no good advice, but we got lotsa love to send you.

DEBRA said...

Mom Mary

I just went and checked out the Cornell Vet website and here is what they said:

The KELA, ELISA, IFA, and virus-neutralization tests detect the presence of coronavirus antibodies in a cat. A positive test result only means the cat has had a prior exposure to a coronavirus -- not necessarily one that causes FIP -- and has developed antibodies against that virus. If the test is negative, it means the cat has not been exposed to a coronavirus.

The number, or titer, that is reported is the highest serum dilution that still produced a positive reaction. Low titers indicate a small amount of coronavirus antibodies in the serum, while high titers indicate greater amounts of antibodies. A healthy cat with a high titer is not necessarily more likely to develop FIP or be a carrier of an FIP-causing coronavirus than a cat with a low titer. It also is not necessarily protected against future FIP virus infection.

Recently, two new tests have been developed that can detect parts of the virus itself. The immunoperoxidase test can diagnose FIP more accurately than traditional histopathologic examination because it detects virus-infected cells in the tissue. A biopsy of affected tissue is necessary for evaluation. Another antigen test utilizes polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to detect viral genetic material in tissue or body fluid. Although this test shows promise, PCR is presently only capable of detecting coronaviruses in general, not necessarily those that cause FIP.


We will continue to pray that all this test means is that Miles was exposed, and not that he has FIP.

Oh Miles feel better, we are all worried about you too.

Abby, Boo, Ping, Jinx, Gracie
and Mom Debra

Dragonheart said...

Oh no! I hope Miles doesn't have FIP and that he only has the antibodies.

I am keeping Miles in my prayers and sending lots of healing purrs his way.

sammawow-china cat-willow said...

Oh no, we will keep up our praying and purring for Miles and hope that there is not any active infection. Our paws are crossed too.

Purrrrrrs, China Cat & Willow

Karen Jo said...

I am praying really hard that Miles just has a bunch of antibodies left over from his ear infection.

Renee said...

Oh poor Meezer Mom.

I think that you can take Miles' reaction of feeling better after having the Antibiotics as a good one and that perhaps this was just an build up.

We (DD & I) will keep Miles in our prayers. You need your ham eater.

Radcliff, Allie, Luna & Ozzie said...

You better get better, Miles! The Cat Blogosphere has already reached its quota of Bridge kitties this month.

Seriously, sending healing purrss to Miles, and headbonks to Sammy and the rest of the family.

ppuuuuurrruuurrruuurrr

Marie the Defender said...

*hugs* We are purring hard for you, Miles. We purray that you will be ok....

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

We're purring and praying for Miles to be OK. We're also sending good thoughts to all of you during a hard time. My mommy would be leaking too. We're thinking positive thoughts for Miles here!

Finnegan & Buddy said...

Ohnonononono! Miles is NOT allowd to be sik wif nasty FIP. No!! He prolly just got the antibodies from his mamacat and now he is fine. His eer is better and he's not falling over. Miles is FINE.

Lots and lots of purrs and hugs coming to efurryone.

Love Buddy & Finny

Emma's Kat said...

We will definately keep the purrayers coming for Miles!

Buzzerbee & meep said...

Oh Meezer Mom & Miles we are prayin' furry hard that efurrything will be good.

Lotza headbutts & purrs comin' your way.

jcfloresinc said...

Miles we are puurrring and puuraying for you and your Mom and Sammy and your family. Here's ((((((hugs)))))). Please get well soon.
Samantha, Tigger and Mom

HRH Yao-Lin said...

we are purring and praying for you Miles, really really really. Please keep us posted little one. xx

Sultanfus and Guy said...

So sorry to hear about Miles. PURRS!

jenianddean said...

We are sending you lots of prayers and positive thoughts!!

purrs and headbutts!
Jasper McKitten-Cat

Ali & Fiona said...

We are purring very hard for you.

With Love,

Ali & Fiona

Hot(M)BC said...

Oh no! I's comin ofur rite now to skeer any icky thingies outta yore blood Miles. We'll meow it out!
PURRRRRRRRRRRRS and nosekissies,
yore girlfriendcat Sanjee

Munchkin, Missy and Monte said...

Oh my Miles, headbutts and strong purrayers your way. We hope that this is something that can be managed with meds, not something terrible. We's all putting our heads together for you.

Chairman Mao said...

Oh, Miles -- huge hugs, love, and purrs and purrs and purrs comin' your way from me and alla the Ballicai! Love and purrs to your momma, too. We're hopin' and purrrrr-ayin' that it'll turn out okay.

Forty Paws said...

Goodness! We are hoping along with efurry body elses dat Miles dunt haf FIP. And if he gotz da toxies, dat he get bedder reel reel soon.

Lots of luf, hedbutts, purrs, purrayers, kisses, buttsniffs, ear licks, etc.

Us

The Meowers from Missouri said...

oh, dear meezer mom & boys!!! heavy-duty purrrayers goin' to st francis RIGHT THIS MINUTE!!!

many, many purrs and hugs--

nels, ed, nitro, & xing

Mrs. Sniffles said...

We are sending lots of thoughts to you, Meezer Mommy, and hope Miles gets well soon! Please also tell Sammy that we is so sorry we missed his birthday. I hope he had a furry nice one!

Astrid, Kashim & Othello said...

we are sending lots of healing purrs and purrayers for miles to get well soon.
our thoughts are with you and we hope taht it will turn out that he has not FIP!

brandi said...

Lots and lots of healing thoughts and purrs from mama and me! (Well, I'll do the purring and sending healing thoughts, mama just will send the thoughts.) And of course we're sending a hug basket. Remember, it never empties until you don't need it any more.... Hug hug hug and purr purr purr.

Caesar and Princess said...

MILES!!! no you cannot be sick.
you need to get better.

we are praying for you. You are a young happy kitty and we want you to continue in that fashion :-D

(((hugs)))
Princesss

Henry Helton said...

You'll be okay, Miles. I will be thinking of you.

The Cat Realm said...

We are sending all our good thoughts and purrs and love to Miles!!!!
You will be o.k., we know it!!!!

Eric and Flynn said...

Oh Miles we are purring and purraying furr yoo. We hope yer antibodies levels are up cuz of yer ear infekshun, and dat it's nuffin to do wiv FIP. (((hugs))) to all of yoo.

The Tower Hill Mob said...

We think you just have antibodies built up, but we are praying and purring hard for you. Mum and Dad are very worried. We will light a candle for you all tonight.
Hugs and headbonks,
Toby, Kate and Ken

Parker said...

Yup, yup, yup, it's a build-up of the antibodies.
Yup.
praying and purring for you Miles.
Love and smooches,
Parker and us

Mu shue Pooh King Cat said...

My mom went thought this wiff sweet kayla yes she did go to rainbow bridge but she also had 9 great mouths before hand. We have a wonderful vet at Tufts school of vet medision a real cat luver fur show she was kayla vet and now a great freind of us she know alot about fIP dry from. The only real way to know for shue is a liver biboicy. My mama said should would be glad to talk to yout mama about it and answer any question you have sometime it just easyer to talk to someone who been there with there cat

Mu shue

William said...

Oh, Miles! I know--I'll send Caroline over and she will SCREAM any bad stuff away.

Miles' Mom, we're all praying!

Kismet said...

All of our paws is crossed!! Get better soon, Miles!!!!

Edsel/The Pooch said...

oh my, there is so much to pray about. we are prayin' very hard for Miles, we know he will be healthy for a long time. a poodin who is loved as much as he is just has to be. we love you.

Pumpkin said...

Lotz and lotz of purrs and purrayers sent yore way from Hah-why-eee. Yu need to get better cuz yore foo-ton will miss yu!

Kukka-Maria said...

MILES! We're thinking of you...get those freakin' anti-bodies down, love!

Nevermind. I'll do it with my healing brain waves.

Kisses to you and yours!

Smeagol & Strider (Mystery & Gizmo too!) said...

We're purrin' and purrayin' furry hard that it's just the auntie-bodies. We're sendin' purrs for you too, Meezer Mom.

Junior said...

Sending lots and lots of purrayers for the best possible outcome for Miles!

Lux said...

Our whole family (beans and all) is thinking healthy healing thoughts for you, Miles ... and believing the best.

writermonkey said...

miles, sammy, mom and dad,
i've been reading your blog and lovin' you all from afar, along with my kids, sammy and patty.
you have all our purrs/healing, positive thoughts. miles will and must be just fine. that's, like, all it can be.
xoxo
wanda, sammy and patty

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

We're praying for you Miles!

The Furry Kids said...

We're still purraying for you guys!

Hugs and purrs,
Titus, Tazo, EG, & their Mom

Chen & Ollie said...

Miles, we are purring and praying for you....
Purrs,
Mr. Chen & Ollie

DaisyMae Maus said...

That is super scary news ... I don't know what any of that means, 'cept I heard that toxoplasmosis had something to do with litterboxes and tampons! Being a spayed cat, I have no need for tampons (thank goodness) ... but litterboxes are necessities.

Please keep us informed 'bout Miles. We're purrin' and purrayin' for him to get better.

DMM

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