Hi Amy. I didn't find out my boys were positive until they were in their teens. The vet said they were likely "carriers" and since Squeaky was never sick, the vet said his was likely in his bone marrow. Stripes was symptomatic on and off. Stripes lived several more years (to age 16) and Squeaky lived to age 22.
Isabella tested positive almost 2 years ago and is the picture of health. Your boy could live a long life. Keep your other kitties separate for at least 24 hours after they are vaccinated (I can't recall if they should be separate until the booster in 30 days....does anyone know?). Laurie -----Original Message----- From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Amy Ackerman Sent: Monday, March 02, 2009 8:19 PM To: email@example.com Subject: [Felvtalk] Hello- new to the list. Just wanted to say a quick hello to all the list members- i've just joined upon learning this afternoon that my much adored 10 year old cat is positive. We're unsure as to how he contracted feluk as he was tested before we adopted him, and the two cats we have adopted since then were both tested... sigh. We take the other two in tomorrow morning to be tested & hopefully vaccinated, and then we'll bring my big boy home. Hopefully he will be with us for at least a few more months. I've been scouring the archives and can't express enough gratitude- there is so much wonderful information & support here. I look forward to being a part of this community. Amy _________________________________________________________________ HotmailR is up to 70% faster. Now good news travels really fast. http://windowslive.com/online/hotmail?ocid=TXT_TAGLM_WL_HM_70faster_032009 _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org