I have a 4 year old boy FELV+ since Sept. 2006. He had some health issues but 
he is doing allright. Do not put him to sleep, he can live a good quality of 
life. He is + for Elisa and IFA and is healthy right now. He had a feline 
urinary bladder infection but he is ok.( not related to FELV). I have 7 other 
kitties - for FELV. Just keep and eye on him, my other cats have their FELV 
vaccine. Try to bring him indoors so that his inmune system will be better.
Good Luck,

--- On Wed, 2/24/10, Emeraldkittee <emeraldkit...@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: Emeraldkittee <emeraldkit...@yahoo.com>
Subject: [Felvtalk] intro
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 6:09 PM

I just joined this group -  not sure how active it is, but I was thrilled to 
find the site.
I've been taking care of a feral turned 'could be housecat' for 6 months.  
Finally I was able to trap "Whimsy" and got him fixed, etc.  He turned out to 
be FeLV positive, but seemingly asymptomatic.  We did not do a blood work as 
initially this was to be a TNR.  He is approx 1 1/2 yrs old.  I have other 
inside kitties, so after hearing the FeLV news it wasn't an option to bring him 
in, but I also refused to put him down.  He does still live outside, but won't 
stay in the numerous shelters I have put out for him any longer due to possums 
moving into them.  He hangs out in the yard most of the time, despite the cold 
Midwest weather, and is fed twice a day.  Since his fixing 4 wks ago, he's 
become even sweeter, almost babyish and refuses to get off my lap when it's 
time for me to go inside.  He's a real climber, jumper, I often see him on 
roofs and in trees.  He was popcorning all over the place at the vet's - though 
I got him to walk into the
carrier, he had to be sedated once there after a near escape. 
my question: I have a sun room that I could put him in, if my partner agrees, 
but what risk is there to my other kitties, a few with their own issues (FIV, 
HCM, CRF, lung issues, allergies).  I am not super concerned about FeLV being 
spread since they'd be separated(unlikely) but other things Whimsy might have - 
like Panleuk.  I have never been able to get a stool sample from him.  what 
other scary things are possible? how do I ensure he won't have them?
I did confirm the ELISA with an IFA, and it was positive.  This is 'stage 5 or 
6', then?  
His health issues have been: bouts of no appetitite in Dec coinciding with a 
runny eye and wound on chest.  I got him on antibiotics and it took a good 2 
wks, but the eye cleared and his appetite was back.  He's had some not eating 
issues lately, but seems more concerned I coax him and sit with him while he 
eats.  Pepcid helps slightly.  He's also been on an immune booster for a month.
He used to be a dodgy feral and now tries to rub his face on mine - he's come 
such a long way. I would love to hear any opinions or stories.

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