I should also mention that he seems frantic too, and runs in bursts, jumps on 
fences, but nearly falls off.  He's been running in circles in the yard.   He 
also just let out a bunch of sneezes.  I hope I didn't give him what my guys 
have, this has been a horrible time.
I always touched him w/ gloves, tied my hair back, etc.  
Is my only option??....I was so hoping we'd have him in during the Summer.  
He's about 1 /12 yrs old. We cannot bring him in, all the extra spots are 
quarantined and I won't be allowed and I don't own the house and I understand 
wanted to protect the others (who nearly died this week - needed fluids, temps 
over 105, and we are still closely watching our FIV/HCM boy and lupus/HCM boy.  
This seems too cruel.  He needs me now to hold him and I can't.  
I assume he will go down hill quickly? I want to know he doesn't get so 
confused that he runs off and gets hurt or attacked by a coyote (we had our 
first in the yard the other day) 
Coming to grips with the fact that this is the first one I can't do everything 
for is very difficult.

--- On Tue, 3/30/10, Emeraldkittee <emeraldkit...@yahoo.com> wrote:

From: Emeraldkittee <emeraldkit...@yahoo.com>
Subject: Whimsy - twitching/jerking
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 5:57 PM

My dear Whimsy, little FeLV positive boy, is still in our yard.  You might 
recall I was trying to work on bringing him to our sunroom.  He developed a 
terrible ringworm (99% sure) which delayed that.  On the day I was to bring him 
in for a check up and treatment for ringworm (he used to be feral but now sits 
on my lap etc, but still needs sedation at vet) my indoor kitties had a 
terrible outbreak of calici, and we are still dealing with it. We have immune 
suppressed kitties inside and to protect Whimsy I had to stop touching him 
(even w/ my usual gloves).  I know it hurt his feelings but I still visited 
him.  He has been energectic, bouncy, hungry, fun, etc.  Tonight he showed up, 
won't eat, is twitching, running, then laying down and twitching and jerking 
and chewing on his toes.  He is coming up to all our windows and meowing (he 
never did that, he still was a bit cagey).  My boyfriend figured I got the 
calici from him and brought it in, so I
 can't interact with him. 
I keep telling him to hang in there and we'll figure it out we just need time.  
But this twitching? And if he won't eat? Even if I suited up he's not a cat who 
can be syringe fed.  I'm not used to considering 'no options'.  Is this the end?
:( Shannon

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