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, Kelley 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 > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org > -- Rescuties - Saving the world, one cat at a time. http://www.rescuties.org Vist the Rescuties stores and save a kitty life! http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect-home?tag=rescuties-20 http://www.zazzle.com/rescuties* Buy or renew magazines and help our kitties! http://www.magfundraising.com/rescuties Please help Trooper! http://rescuties.chipin.com/trooper "And it is the most divisive incivility to tell true animal lovers they can’t complain about it, that they can’t fight for the animals, that they should sit down and shut up and allow the killing to continue." - Nathan Winograd _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org