I'm so sorry Laurie, I sent an email to you by mistake;  it was for someone at 
the pet diabetes group.


 Laura God must have put us together.   Regarding your baby Laura our Kitty 
(his real name)  was diagnosed with FELV when he was 2.  Kitty is now turning 8 
years old and has fought many an infection.  He's on prednisone 2.5 mg every 
other day and has been as healthy and vibrant as any other cat and you would 
not be able to tell the difference.  It just so happens that we've been told 
that he could have diabetes so another mountain to climb and another battle to 
win.  Don't give up, never quit and just keep loving her-magic happens look at 
our Kitty.  Please write me any time you want if you have any questions or ever 
need someone to talk to.

Laura what a wonderful thing you did taking in a sweet little girl.  Regardless 
of whatever happens look at the love she's been receiving from you.  God bless.





> Date: Tue, 5 May 2009 03:33:16 -0700
> From: laurai...@yahoo.com
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: [Felvtalk] FeLV+ kitty is sick
> My Positive blind girl is sick, I have had her for just a year now and this 
> is the first time she's been ill.  I had my neighbor take her to my vet 
> yesterday and she had a fever of 104.9, she's also not eating much and VERY 
> lethargic.  I'm very worried.  
> I adopted Laura (she was named after me by my vets staff, long story) because 
> she was living at the vets, was blind and being tormented by another cat.  I 
> had her tested when I brought her home and found out she was pos, she came 
> from a colony that had alot of pos's, so I think she'd been pos since a 
> kitten, just didn't show on her first snap test.  Anyway, at that time we 
> found out the cat that was bullying her was also pos, he recently passed away.
> Laura will be three next month, I've read that many kitties don't live more 
> than 2-3 years after diagnosis.. Vet drew blood yesterday so today we should 
> get those results back...please keep a good thought it's not something dire.
> Laura
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