Hi Cathy,

I feel your pain - when my Missy was diagnosed with severe congenital heart
disease, I thought I would die.  But they all die of something,
unfortunately, and I think the "special health" kitties are the most special
in other ways.

We have a wonderful lady on this list who volunteers in an FELV sanctuary.
 Maybe she can give you some advice.

I would definitely change vets - we adopted out a double pos (FIV+ and
FELV+) to a lady in Waco about 2 years ago and she is going strong.  I would
get a confirmatory IFA test.  I would get my other cat tested and
vaccinated.   You may want to separate them.  Some do and some don't.

I would not put her to sleep because she may be carrying a virus that may
make her sick someday.  Even the feral cat people are getting away from PTS
based on the result of a test.

Love and light,


On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 3:40 PM, <ckess...@cox.net> wrote:

> I am new the site and I am just crushed.  I have never had cats before and
> I adopted a shelter kitten from Petco in Plano, Texas.  She had Ringworm to
> start with and she was tiny, but she was playful and is as sweet as can be.
>  We live in Downtown Dallas so she sits in the window of our high-rise and
> overlooks the skyline.  Last week, she became very lethargic and on Friday,
> I became worried so I took her to the emergency room.  She's always been
> little, but playful and happy until last week.
> They did a Feline Leukemia test and it was positive.  The only thing I had
> ever heard about Feline Leukemia before Friday night was that all cats who
> get it - die.
> Cali is only 7 months old and I can't stop crying.  I just moved to Dallas
> last July.  I have always had Dachshunds but I didn't think that dogs should
> be in apartments, so I got Cali.  Then I didn't want Cali to be by herself,
> so I got another shelter kitty from the Petco in Bedford, (named Sasha) and
> she is very healthy.
> The emergency room vet and the Vet that I took Cali to have both told me
> that I need to put Cali to sleep so that Sasha won't get sick and Cali won't
> get better so she should be put down.  For all of you out there, please say
> a prayer for me and Cali.  She is a Blue Cream Tabby, she weighs 5 pounds
> and she has been a real fighter.  I don't know how I will find the strength
> to put her to sleep.
> She is so little.  I want her to get better.  I can't stop crying.
> Cathy Kessel
> (858) 361-8972
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