The first and really only thing I can tell you is to enjoy every  
minute you have with your wonderful friend while being alert for any  
infections/problems.  Do not get hung up on the FeLV thing.  Learn  
about it but do not let it ruin the time you have with your friend.   
That time may be long or short, as it may be with any of us.  Dixie  
Louise Doodle Katt, JP enjoyed and I treasure three years with me.   
She had everything a little cat could want with the possible exception  
of mice to hunt.  She had the best regular and holistic care from the  
day we found out she was FeLV+.  She left this world suddenly after an  
infection that left her anemic.  She was fine one day then two days  
later we were making a Code Three run to her vets 21/2 hours away.   
She left this world the next night, riding in the Jeep that took her  
on many adventures and with me by her side.  I am sure she felt safe  
and loved.  I would not trade one second with this wonderful little  
grey cat for all the pain I have felt since she left.  Treasure your  
time.  Give your friend the best you can and create a wonderful life  
for him and wonderful memories for yourself.

Others on this list can make recommendations for care.  Dixie had both  
regular and holistic care.  Luckily I could/would afford this for her  
even if other things had to go.  And, just as luckily, she loved to  
travel so getting her this care was very possible.  There are a lot of  
supplements available.  Listen to those on this list.  Feed him the  
best possible diet.....I really liked Primal Raw and no grain foods.   
Try to reduce the stress in your friend's life.  Dixie had to tolerate  
living in a home that was being constructed and reconstructed but  
seemed to adapt wonderfully.

Love your little friend with all your heart and let him love you with  

Good luck and blessings to you.
On Jul 14, 2008, at 8:48 PM, <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Last summer my son brought home a kitten who was between 2 1/2 and 3  
> weeks old.  He found him beside his dead sibling.  He was actually  
> in good health.  We bought some kitten formula and he drank like a  
> horse.  We worked on getting him use to people so that he could  
> eventually get him into a rescue.  My daughter who was living with  
> me at the time took her cat in for his regular shots, and took kiwi  
> with her so she could be looked at.  I guess kiwi was about 3 months  
> old then.  We were very shocked when kiwi came back positive for  
> feline luk.  The doctors asked without saying the words if we wanted  
> to put him asleep.  We said no.  At that point she was and kind of  
> still is a very healthy happy one year old who loves to wrestle with  
> our cocker and would love to play with my daughter's Japanese Bob  
> Tail Cat, but unfortunately we have to keep them separate.  The  
> Japanese Bob Tail Cat has been immunized against Feline Luk, but we  
> have also heard that the shot does not offer 100% protection.  It's  
> sad because they use to love to play together.  We were hoping that  
> in a few months kiwi would come back negative, but he came back  
> positive for the second test.  He still is very active, but he has  
> been having trouble with loose bowels.  He is also a bit on the thin  
> side.  I don't have the money to take him to the vets and we have  
> tried to find him a rescue and or foster home, but right now it  
> doesn't seem like any are available.  One thing positive is that we  
> were able to find an organization to neuter him.  Now he doesn't  
> spray.  Thank God!  He is funny sometimes.  Some times he gets one  
> of his claws caught  in things like curtains, and cat toys.  He was  
> trying to catch a fly one day by our back patio window and his nail  
> got caught in the curtain and he couldn't get free.  He was scared  
> and somehow got himself wrapped in the curtain.  He was so grateful  
> when I freed him.  His favorite toy is a 3 inch round black rubber  
> spider.  He loves carrying it around in the house.  I don't let him  
> play with it unless someone is here with him because I worry about  
> him swallowing it and it getting stuck in his intestines causing a  
> blockage.  He also loves laser pointers.  She loves chasing the dot  
> on the floor or wall.   He loves the little jingle cat balls, or  
> strings.  One thing I don't understand is that she enjoys licking  
> our cocker spaniels face.  He is such a funny cat.  Besides that he  
> loves to check everything out.  He is the curious little cat.   I  
> would enclose a picture of him but I am new to this site and I don't  
> know if that is allowed.  Well, enough for now.  I would appreciate  
> advise from anyone on raising a feline luk positive cat.  Thanks!   
> Robin Pine
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