Fernanda, first thank you for rescuing Tommy. He sounds adorable. Others have commented about retesting Tommy after 60-90 days. Another option is to use these 2 months to vaccinate your cat. The FeLV vaccine consists of 2 shots 3-4 weeks apart.
I mix my positive and negative cats but my negatives are current on their FeLV vaccine. I have used the Mega C but it did not seem to help my positives. Others have had better luck with it. Sharyl --- On Tue, 6/22/10, Fernanda Barreto <fbarret...@hotmail.com> wrote: > From: Fernanda Barreto <fbarret...@hotmail.com> > Subject: [Felvtalk] Vet referral and FeLV treatment > To: email@example.com > Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2010, 4:51 PM > > Hello all: > > > > This weekend I got lost driving in an industrial part of my > town. Suddenly in the middle of the street, I see a > tiny kitten. Luckily I was able to avoid hitting him, > as was the car behind me. I quickly got out of my car > and approached the kitten. Imagine my surprise when he > willingly and eagerly came running right up to me. I > scooped him up and continued on my way. > > > > I noticed when I tried to feed him that something wasn't > quite right. He kept falling over and seemed very > uncoordinated, even for a kitten. I took him to the > emergency vet where I was told that he had some kind of > neurological disorder that was presenting itself in his > legs. Basically he is just going to be clumsy. > The vet said it could be a static problem and not get any > worse or it could be progressive, at which time we would > have to discuss other options. > > > > She also recommended the FeLV/FIV test. Sadly, he > came up a weak positive for FeLV. The vet said this > may be the cause of the neurological disorder or the two > could be unrelated. Also his pupils were not well > dilated (the vet did not go on to explain what effect that > has). When the vet gave me the positive results, she > asked if I wanted to put him to sleep. In the mere 4 > hours we had spent together, this little 6 week old kitten > had won my heart and I just couldn't put him to sleep. > Although he is clumsy (it's actually really cute and I > believe he will soon learn to compensate for it), you really > don't notice the neurological impairment unless you are > looking for it; and he's happy and pain-free > otherwise. > > > > But of course there is a problem. I have already have > a FeLV negative cat at home and I don't want to risk > exposing her. I was able to take the little guy, who > we named Tommy, to my boyfriend's, but my cat and I are > moving in with him in 2 months, so this likely cannot be a > permanent home. > > > > So this is why I have turned to this group. I would > like to take the time I have to try to get Tommy in the best > health I can. I did some research and found out about > Mega C plus, interferon and LTCI. I would like to > speak to someone in depth about these options, but my vet > just doesn't have experience in this area. > > > > 1. Does anyone know a good vet that will help treat > the FeLV in the Los Angeles area - preferable > Glendale/Pasadena/the San Fernando valley area. > > 2. If I am in successful in getting him to the point > where he tests negative, can he stay with my FeLV negative > cat. She's older and will likely want nothing to do > with him so I am not too worried about them directly > interacting. But I am worried that they may share toys > or bowls. > > 3. Does anyone know of any rescue organizations that > would take on a FeLV positive kitten? > > > > My boyfriend and I already love and adore Tommy, but we > understand that we must do what is best for him. It's > just confusing trying to figure out what that is. I > would welcome and suggestions or advise. > > > > Thank you, > > > > Fernanda > > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > The New Busy is not the too busy. Combine all your e-mail > accounts with Hotmail. > http://www.windowslive.com/campaign/thenewbusy?tile=multiaccount&ocid=PID28326::T:WLMTAGL:ON:WL:en-US:WM_HMP:042010_4 > _______________________________________________ > 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