Hi Fungi ~~
Aw, poor kitty cat ~~ that's so sad that it's got the morgs!
Does big cat have a name or is that its name?
We had a white turkish angora cat ~~ was the runt of the litter & sooo tiny when he was a babe ~~ so we named him Lil Bit.
Full grown, he tipped the scales (over) at 24 lbs. So we renamed him Lil Bit Big (lol).
I wonder if ivermectin & doxycycline that vets give dogs & cats for heartworms, mange, scabies, & mites would help your cats w/the Morgs?
These skin parasites form scabby sores & skin lesions, & heartworm larva can migrate off-path & encyst in skin tissue of pets. You can buy these meds from on-line pet or vet suppliers. Info & treatment:
http://www.2ndchance.info/heartwormsCat.htm http://www.ehow.com/how_5888203_treat-heartworm-ivermectin.html http://www.catcustomer.com/veterinary/feline_scabies.htm
Ivermectin & doxycycline target Wolbachia, a bacterial endosymbiont in filarial parasites carried by fleas & mites that cause those infections. So it's a beast within a beast within a beast (a threesome?).
Research shows Wolbachia as a vector in tics might be the link between Morgellons & Lymes (another threesome?). Those drugs are an effective treatment for Lymes & Morgs patients too.
For info on human treatment, see the Albendazole, Ivermectin, & Doxycycline Drug Protocol for Morgellons, Scabies, Mites, Skin Parasites, & Strongyloides: http://curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=1642898#i
Of course, there are so many unknown factors in these complex diseases.
So no two people have the same "version" or respond to the same treatment.
It's like trying to solve a Rubik's Cube ~~ just when you think you it figured out, you're back to square one.
I've been researching Dirofilarial nematode parasites (D. repens & D. tenuis) recently. Trying to unravel an eye & lung worm infection another forum member has.
These parasites also infect skin, muscles, organs, & deep tissue. It's spread by mosquitoes to dogs, cats, racoons, & humans.
The adults reproduce microfilariae & can live 5-10 yrs in subcutaneous tissue. I've done a couple of posts, but still have a lot of info to sort out: http://curezone.com/forums/fm.asp?i=1610510#i
The more I research, the more I wonder if these parasites are part of a Morg GMO trilogy: nematode, fungus, & bacteria?
Just speculation, but it's verrry interesting examining parasites & their human, animal, & insect connections.
I've wanted to tell you for the longest time how awesome your slide photos are! Super work! The best part is your funny narrative.
Your material would make a great comic strip ~ except nobody reads newspapers anymore. Oh, well, seemed like a good idea for a brief moment!
I was hooked on checking in daily to see your latest pic. Sorta like watching a soap opera: "As The Worm Turns" (hee hee). Then Bam! ~ You stopped posting them!
I was really hurtin' from withdrawal. Then today ~ hark ~ you posted a new pic! Thank U, thank U, thank U!
Well, gotta dash. Time for a catnap. (Yawn ~~ pitter patter of little paw feets.)
Meow Meow ~~ ICU
My Curezone Posts: http://curezone.com/forums/s.asp?f=762&c=0&ob=d&m=ICU