Hi, I need your help!!! I just joined this website. I'm so glad something like this exists as a resource for people with feline leuk cats. I have a young cat (she's 2) who was feral, I started feeding her over the winter. She's been with me almsot 2 years now. I decided to bring her in the hosue 'cause she was a little kitten then, and I was worried about her being aout in the cold. She was fine for a while ( at least 5 moths) then developed a couph. I brought her to the vet, she was tested adn they said she had feline leukemia. She's been tested tiwce, so I guess she fdoes have it. I didn't knwo anything about thsi illness in cats. Since then, in the past 10 months, she's had a cold or upper respiratory problems, inclding possibly asthma and allergies chronically. It seems she's been getting sick evry 2-3 months. She's been on anitbiotics which has worked so far. In the past 3 weeks she's had an occasional couph, and he rbreathing ahsn't been normal. Sh's been on Clavamox anibiotic for 10 days, it's helped a little, but this apst Tuesday and Today, she had a coupel of episodes where she began a couphing fit, then started weezing, and panting for air, with her outh opening for a few seconds for air. IT was scary, I'd never seen her like that. I turned ont humidifier and that seemd to help her. One thig though was that when I've had the humidifier on for too long, I found mold on the windown int he room, and that's not good either. I'm planning on taking her to the vet tomorrow. I don't know what they'll tell me. I want to keep her healthy for as long as I can. HEr vet told me that she might have ashtma, but it was hard to tell form her X ray because she also has the Leukemia. The vet didn't want to put her on Steroids because it's deadly for leukemia cats. I'm wondering what to do??? I was told people ont his board know a lot about feline Leuk. Please offer any suggestions, recommendations. Thank you so much!!!
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