I'm so sorry Sarai..... I've never seen the symptoms you described. It this must have been just terrifying to watch. You did the right thing to put Bella down, but I know how hard it is to lose a precious baby.
Lorrie > My girl kitty, Bella, 4 months old had a pretty bad herpes > infection with a fever of 105 for over two weeks. She stopped > eating her hard food and I so I was spoon feeding her baby food to > try to get her to gain weight. She was also on antibiotics- She had > good days and bad days, it was quite the roller coaster for those > weeks. She seemed to be doing better this past week- interacting > more, eating lots, etc. Then all of a sudden, in the middle of the > night on Wednesday, her neurological system went haywire. She began > biting herself uncontrollably, running into walls, stumbling around > and she lost most of her vision. Within 6 hours of the symptoms > beginning, we were forced to love enough to let her go. Our new vet > was wonderful and helped us through the whole process with > kindness. He thinks that the leukemia went systemic and settled in > her brain. It feels like it happened so fast. While we are still > grieving our loss, we are also very worried about our other kitten. > While he is FeLV positive, he has not had any clinical issues. He > seems perfectly normal, loving and active. > > I am wondering if there are others out there with a "not sick" FELV > kitty and if so, what kind of measures are you taking to help > increase their chance of making it through this? Our vet said that > if he makes it to 6 months old, we may be able to re-test to see if > he has suppressed the virus. He is just over 4 months old now and > has lost his sister, which has been very stressful on him. He is an > indoors only kitty. We also have him taking Lysine (to keep herpes > symptoms at bay) and Pet-tinic (vitamins). > > ~Sarai _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org