Hi Gina,

I am sorry that Whisper is going through what he is, poor baby.  But you have 
found a good place for info. and encouragement. 

I have a few questions for you:  is Whisper eating at all?  If not, you have to 
get him to eat, even if you have to syringe feed him chicken baby food (without 
onion in the ingredient) or whatever he will eat.  Cats HAVE to eat.  They 
can't go long without food or they develop fatty liver disease.  It's true that 
he may have mouth ulcers which might be hurting him (probably a result of 
Stomatis), but you can still syringe feed him the creamy baby food and water.  
He will feel better if he gets food in his tummy.  Is he drinking any water?

You might consider going to see an Internal Specialist Veterinarian.  They seem 
to give the most help when it comes to treating FeLV.  What large city do you 
live closest to?  You might post with the city in the subject line and that you 
are looking for a good vet; maybe someone here will know one already.  So many 
vets are ignorant (I mean that in the nicest way) when it comes to FeLV.  
Either they don't have any/much experience or they just write kitty off as soon 
as they see the positive test.  I would start calling tomorrow morning.

Lysine is a very good natural antiviral.  It's used for a lot of eye conditions 
and you can buy it at the health food store for about $10.  I would start 
giving Whisper 500 mg. 2x per day in his wet food (or syringed food).  Buy only 
PURE lysine.

Did the vet run a CBC/HCT/PCV on Whisper?  If so, do you know what the results 
were?  If not, can you get a copy of the blood work?  You need to know how his 
blood/heart/kidneys/etc. are doing so you can make informed decisions about his 
health care.  I would keep him on Interferon.  It helps a lot of the time.  
Does Whisper have a temperature?  Does he seem dehydrated (sticky gums)?  If he 
is, he will feel terrible until he gets subQ fluids, which your vet should have 
done if he was dehydrated.  The more I think about what you said about your 
vet, I would only go there once more, to get copies of all his records, and 
then find another vet asap.

How old did you say Whisper was?

It's not time to give up yet Gina.  Arm yourself with info. and you'll be 
better equipped to make the right decisions for Whisper, whether it be to keep 
fighting or let him go.  Please keep us posted.

Dallas, TX

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