Friday, July 8, 2011

Dear penny

Megat actually had one full round of chemo with vincristine only and 1 session with Endoxan before the TCM. I think that also helped in his remission. My vet Dr Ly said that he himself has cancer and has been eating san hwang lingzhi for 5 years and his cancer has not become more aggressive. Dr L is of the opinion that chemo would usually kill the cat more often than not and we should consider the idea for Megat to work through his lymphoma and if he dies from it, it would not be because of the cancer itself. The TCM helps his through it.

I am giving Megat all of it, even now that he has 'recovered'. I had posted this protocol here . When we first began, I had to give him 2.5ml colloidal silver twice daily but now I give him the 2 ml once a day. I think it is wise to read our post here when we first met Dr Ly and his input about Megat. I had also given him TCM pills/herbal pills to help strengthen his immune system as well.

So in short, our protocol is as follows:

Now: 5 days of 0.8 6.5 ml san hwang liquid extract (in some mashed pumpkin and papaya mixture) There are various strengths so we have 0.8 because 6.5 L is much stroner. Before we had 1.5 ml of san hwang liquid extract twice a day for 7 days a week. The gastric juices destroys I think 40% of it.

Now: 5 days of 2 ml of colloidal silver once a day. Before: 2.5 ml of colloidal silver twice a day, 7 days a week.

Now: 4 days of san hwang suppository (preferable to liquid extract as it is absorbed 100% into his system). Before we had 7 days a week.

He was given shark catiledge as a suppository when his blood count was very low. We had that for about 3 weeks or so.

I only made these changes after he is one the 'recovered' list. Dr L said that san hwang has proven to be quite effective for lymphoma but not for Felv. In his practice 70% of cats do well on san hwang. 'Miracle cat" Megat is one of the luckier ones.

So I think he would be on long term on san hwang extract and suppositories as well as colloidal silver. Dr L said for me to continue with this protocol. Added to this Megat used to get mushroom for immunity, milk thistle extract for his liver.

Megat is also on 250 ml of sub q fluids once a week.

Megat is very good with his meds though and we have learnt to work with each other. He sometimes fights much more actively and would refuse his meds :) But I think as long as he is able to fight me, then all is well.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Good Intentions...

are sometimes just that san!

Our plan to give Megat less meds backfired on us. Last week he got only 3 days of meds and fought us very hard on those days. He is not usually so contrary and would take his meds quite easily (with some fight as usual) but last week, it was all fight and very little meds!

So we decided to give him his lingzhi as usual so he would just expect to get it every day (5 days a week with weekends off) as usual. I think he forgot he has meds to take and considered each alternate day, the first day he was ever given meds!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Megat's 1st Review in 2011

Megat sitting pretty at home...
after the vet visit...

I know I said the news about Megat would be in our main blog Cat Tales. But I thought I should at least update this blog as this one belongs to Megat.
We have not changed our protocols and Megat is still on his course of sang hwang supposity, liquid extract and colloidal silver. He takes his sang hwang with a little mashed papaya and he is still in remission for 1 yr and 5 months already. I am confident that he would be able to go on for some time yet on this protocol.
Today he was given some laxatone for his hairballs but I know I cannot give him laxatone for an extended period so I will only give this to him for 2 weeks to see how he is. I will be getting some hairball remedies from petsalive. He is also on Liver and Immunity Support as well as KC Defense from there. I have since stopped the Milk Thistle extract as he hates it like the plague and I thought the capsules for Liver and Immunity Support should work just as well.
Hie eyes are a little cloudy, which is only to be expected from a 15 year old kitty. We used to be able to ensure that he has clear eyes with the sang hwang but I guess his age and consition do not allow for it. Dr L said he should still be able to see but not as clearly.
But all in all, the review went very well for my cat Megat.