The first test Buzz had was negative, when my brother still had him. That was last fall. When my vet re-tested him in January he was positive. (They did both the in-office test and a blood test afterwards.) If he tests positive tonight I will not re-test him until just before the other cats get their boosters next year.
---- MaryChristine <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: ============= sending GLOW that buzz tests negative, of course! sharyl, i have learned never to retest until it's been 120-days, the generally-considered time for the virus to work itself out of a kitty's body (tho there used to be a reference in the merck to one cat that stayed positive on the ifa for seven or eight months before converting--i never kept the citation, and it hasn't been in the current pages for awhile now.)--if i do it before that time, it just means i'm gonna retest at the designated time anyway, just to be sure--and it saves money to wait, too..... (first time i had to test everyone in the house, after a cat who'd tested negative on a shelter saliva test--oy, was I young and innocent then died from complications of FeLV, i did it like at 90 days..... and then found out it might have been too early..... if my vet hadn't gently suggested that i not worry, and just wait to see if anyone became syptomatic and THEN test, i would have repeated it for all the furkids in a month..... as i've said before, that was 8 years in july, and i'm still waiting for symptoms to show up. MC On Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 1:12 PM, Sharyl <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Sue, > Fingers and toes crossed for Buzz today. > > I had Rocket retested Tuesday when I took her in to be spayed. Still > positive after 8 weeks on lactoferrin and DMG. We just started the Mega C > Plus and will test again in a few months. Wish the darn test didn't cost > $46. Since Rocket was still positive I didn't waste my money testing > Sissy. > > If Buzz has given the electrician a paws down I'd listen to him. > Saying a prayer for you and Buzz. > Sharyl Sissy and Rocket > > *Sue Koren <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>* wrote: > > Hello everybody, > Today after work I will take Buzz to have his first re-test since he was > diagnosed positive for FeLV. I am trying not to hope too much, but there is > a bottle of champagne in the fridge if he turns out negative. Tuna for Buzz > - I don't think he likes champagne. > Meanwhile he has been released from his room and is socializing with the > other cats. I did some of the things the people in this group recommended > and that probably helped. All went well until a couple of days ago when some > electricians came to our house. He really freaked! He hid for 8 hours after > they were gone. His fear probably had something to do with the abuse he > received as a kitten. > Anyway, if anyone would care to say a prayer for my little kitty it sure > would be appreciated. > Sue > > > ------------------------------ > Be a better friend, newshound, and know-it-all with Yahoo! Mobile. Try it > now.<http://us.rd.yahoo.com/evt=51733/*http://mobile.yahoo.com/;_ylt=Ahu06i62sR8HDtDypao8Wcj9tAcJ> > -- Spay & Neuter Your Neighbors! Maybe That'll Make The Difference.... MaryChristine AIM / YAHOO: TenHouseCats MSN: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ICQ: 289856892