Thank you so much, Kathi- I'm needing as much support as I can get. I love these two more than anything and can't stand thinking about them in pain. Yes, they have been playing and grooming each other for 7 weeks; I'm hoping that the test was faulty, because if not, it sounds like Maggie will soon be infected, as well. I can't stand waiting, yet that's all I seem to be able to do right now. I have them separated currently, as well, which both they and me are hating. Thanks again for your support.
On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 8:05 PM, Kathi Clark <kathi_cl...@hotmail.com>wrote: > > Julie, > > > > I, too, freaked out when I found out my new kitty was positive. She lives > in a my household with 4 other cats and as far as I know, none of the others > have been infected. I do get each one of them (except for the + one) FeLV > boosted every year. She's now 4 years old and is a fun, playful cat with no > signs of sickness. You need to just try to relax because you may not have > that much need for concern. If you get the girl vaccinated and then boosted > every year, they may be able to live together for the rest of their lives. > His second test could be negative. She may be negative because there > wasn't that much physical contact between the two? Mine, that is FeLV > positive, played intensely with one of my young boy kitties and he tested > positive; however, I kept them separated and 6 weeks later, he tested > negative and, as far as I know, he is still negative. This was 4 years ago > and my healthy ones show no signs of disease. Good luck and try not to get > too upset. Just relax and enjoy them. > > > > Kathi > > > Date: Mon, 31 May 2010 19:26:55 -0700 > > From: juliegladn...@gmail.com > > To: email@example.com > > Subject: [Felvtalk] needing support > > > > Hi there- > > > > I don't know if this is the right place, but I am hoping for some > feedback. > > I recently adopted two kittens, a brother and sister. At 7 weeks, I had > > them tested for FeLV. The boy kitty is positive but the girl kitty is > > negative. Is that even possible? They have been living together for 7 > > weeks; wouldn't she be positive if he was at this point? I am taking them > > both in tomorrow so he can be re-tested with the IFA and she can be > > vaccinated. I am absolutely devastated. I am in love with both of these > > kitties and am looking for some hope. My boy kitty is active and playful, > > though he has had a little diarrhea today and is eating a little less. > I'm > > totally freaked out. I am keeping the two apart, which is also killing > me, > > because they are such a comfort for each other. Does anyone know what my > > odds are for his second test being negative? Is is weird that she's > > negative? If he is positive, do I have to keep them apart forever? If we > > have a baby and he is positive, do we have to get rid of him? I can't > even > > bare thinking of all of this, as he snuggles on my tummy purring while I > > type. Any advice, support, guidance is sincerely appreciated. > > > > -- > > -Julie > > _______________________________________________ > > Felvtalk mailing list > > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > > _________________________________________________________________ > The New Busy is not the old busy. Search, chat and e-mail from your inbox. > > http://www.windowslive.com/campaign/thenewbusy?ocid=PID28326::T:WLMTAGL:ON:WL:en-US:WM_HMP:042010_3 > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > -- -Julie _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org