There is no rhyme or reason for who fights the virus off & who doesn't... Don't assume she'll automatically become positive. My youngest 2 cats were with my Tucson as kittens before I knew she was positive. They were kittens from the street & though not in horrendous shape, they hadn't eaten the best of food & had the best of lives when they were out there. They shared litter boxes, ate out of each other's dishes, groomed each other, etc & neither caught the virus. Its not as easily transmitted as some of the literature says--though clearly, a kitten is much more vulnurable.
Basically, FELV is not an automatic death sentence. I've had 2 who proved that. But again, any infection can take kittens... -----Original Message----- >From: Julie Dalesio Gladnick <juliegladn...@gmail.com> >Sent: May 31, 2010 11:10 PM >To: firstname.lastname@example.org >Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] needing support > >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 _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org