Beth, I can understand how dissapointed you must feel that Athena re-tested positive. I was so bummed when Buzz tested positive. He will re-test in April and I am afraid I am just hopeing too much for him to test negative, if the outcome is not what I am praying for it will really be hard. I have five other cats and he is living in a room all by himself. He hates being shut away from all that is going on in the rest of the house but the risk to the others is just too great. I agree with you about not getting another one. It just seems like it could become a viscous cycle. What do you do if you lose one, keep "replaceing" them? It is all so heartbreaking. So my Buzz will live out his life in a room away from the others unless he receives the miracle of a negative test. He is treated like a king in that room, though. I just got him a cat condo this past weekend and he LOVES it. I also spend as much time as I can with him. At first I was even trying to find another home for him but I really can't imagine ever giving him up. He is such a great cat, but if a situation ever came up where he would have a really great home, I would let him go for his happieness. Good luck to you no matter what you decide to do. Sue
---- Beth Gouldin <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: ============= Hi all So Athena just re-tested on ELISA a weak positive. This is 9 weeks from the first testing that we did when we lost Orion to FeLV. I guess I'm just disheartened... I had REALLY hoped (for her sake) that she would be negative - she seems so healthy...no major problems or anything... and we really wanted to get another cat for a companion for her. My husband and I have talked and we just can't bring closure to ourselves to intentionally get another FeLV + cat... which means pretty much she's gonna stay a single cat. I don't know, in my mind it just seems that it would be a perpetually bleak cycle (and I know that it's not true simply because of the joy they bring..but this is my bummed out- ness coming through) to have 'sick' cats that can just die any time. Do any of you have experiences bringing in another cat? Do you always elect to get another FeLV +? How do kittens generally fare? Our vet suggested bringing in a FeLV negative vaccinated adult...but I don't want even the SLIGHTEST risk of exposing another cat to this. Any feedback would help me out...I'm so frustrated with this whole thing. Thanks for listening :} -- Beth Gouldin [EMAIL PROTECTED] 940.395.5393 God Bless!!!