Hi Diane- Thank you for your note. I definitely agree to letting my kitties be together makes them the happiest. Of course, I am still praying that his first test was a false positive, but if not, will hope that Maggie has built some immunity and I can keep them both happy and loved as Iong as I can. I will certainly keep you all posted as to the results from his next test later this week. He is being tested tomorrow, so I hopefully won't have to wait too much longer. Thank you again for your care.
On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 9:17 PM, Diane Rosenfeldt <drosenfe...@wi.rr.com>wrote: > Julie, you've gotten some great advice here already, but just one more > thing > I don't think anyone has mentioned at length: your boy is asymptomatic now, > and that's great. But as has been mentioned, he is more liable to pick up > opportunistic infections and the like, and they may be likely to hit him > harder than they would a negative cat. Since stress and poor nutrition make > basically every living thing more vulnerable, the best thing you can do for > him is get him the best foods and the most stress-free circumstances you > can, and that comes back to the issue of separating them. I don't think > that > is at all the way to go, since they are so fond of each other that > separating them would be a major stressor for him. I think that separating > them now won't keep her from getting infected -- I think if she were going > to, the time they've spent together already would have made it happen. > > Good luck with your babies, and wishes that they both stay healthy > indefiinitely. > > Diane > > -----Original Message----- > From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org > [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Julie Dalesio > Gladnick > Sent: Monday, May 31, 2010 11:02 PM > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] needing support > > Hi Tad- > > Thank you so much for your supportive words. I am so sorry to hear about > your girl kitty, but it certainly does bring some perspective and reality. > I think I will take your advice and let them be together at least until the > second test; they are so much happier. I guess my hesitancy is that I > don't > think I could deal if they both were positive. Then again, I never > imagined > dealing with either of them facing this. Do anyone have any info on > pregnant woman or babies and FeLV cats? I've obviously read that they > should not be together, but does anyone have actual experience? I've been > finding that a lot of info online tends to be pretty negative. > > Thanks again, I feel truly grateful. > > On Mon, May 31, 2010 at 8:40 PM, Tad Burnett > <tadburn...@vermontel.net>wrote: > > > Hi Julie > > You have come to the right place... We all have a similar story to > tell... > > Your story is exactly like mine.. Two black and white tux kittens.. > > Boy was pos and girl was neg... I didn't have room to separate them > > and the vet advised that she surely she had been exposed and she might > > be one of the few that have a strong natural immunity or else she > > wouldgo pos at some time later... > > Anyway > > she got vaccinated but not separated.... > > The 2 were very close and played together all the time.. I remember > > thinking how sad it was going to be when the pos one got sick and > > passed on leaving her.... > > As fate would have it the neg one stopped eating one evening after > > only a month... > > Took her to the vet 1st thing in the morning and she got some > > emergenct treatment but she died while still at the vets in the middle > > of the morning.... > > The vet said it was FIP... The point is there are many things that > > can take a cat early... My pos boy lived on for seven years... During > > his life I got hms several other pos kitties and most of the he out > > lived too... > > There is also a good chance that the 1st test is a false pos... Do > > get that 2nd test and we will all hope for the best... > > If it were me I would let the stay together... Keep them happy and no > > stress... > > Feed them a good quality food and have a vet that approves of keeping > > a pos kitty and will give you an appointment in very short time if you > > think something is wrong.. > > They may have a weak immune system and need antibiotics quickly... > > FeLV+ kitties seem to know that you are taking special care of them > > and are extra loving in return.... > > > > Tad > > > > > > > > Julie Dalesio Gladnick wrote: > > > > 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. 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