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: felvtalk@felineleukemia.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.  Any advice, support,
> >> guidance is sincerely appreciated.
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
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