Thanks for all the hope that you have given me. Fletch had the ELISA test. Today I took Wildfire and Shay over and they tested negative. Tomorrow I will take Alvin. ( my grandkids name my cats for me(-:). They vacd Shay and Wildfire, so I'm hoping they have a chance. My house is completely open so I cannot separate Fletch from the others. Exactly how long does the virus last outside of the body, I seem to find conflicting opinions on this! I let my vet know that I have all of you now...thank all of you so much.
Sent from my iPad On Aug 22, 2011, at 7:31 AM, "Lynda Wilson" <longhornf...@verizon.net> wrote: > Hi Marcia! > > So sorry to hear of this sad news! But there is hope. Did Fletch have an > ELISA and an IFA test? Were they both positive or just the ELISA test? > > If he was positive on just the ELISA test, then there is still a chance for > his immune system to clear the virus. You will need to test him again in a > month to give him that chance to be able to fight it off. If he is positive > on both tests, then you need to start treating him (interferon for starters). > I don't have experience with all the treatments but I know many people on > this thread can help you. > > I'll be thinking of Fletch and hope he can pull through this. With the right > treatment and diet, many FeLV cats can survive for many years. > > Good luck to both of you! > Lynda > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Marcia Baronda" <marciabmar...@gmail.com> > To: <email@example.com> > Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2011 10:04 PM > Subject: [Felvtalk] My 1 year old just diagnosed > > >> Hi everyone! My one year old sweet litle boy was just diagnosed. I have a >> million questions and hope to learn a lot from all of you. This is every >> hard to swallow. I have 3 other adult cats in myj house that have not been >> vaccinated for felv. I didn't see a reason for it, I didn't trust the >> vaccine and I am sorry now. Funny thing is, is that I tried so hard to keep >> my cats healthy. I wouldn't even wear my shoes in the house for fear I would >> carry something in! >> Anyway, my little boy Fletch has a fever, horrible looking coat and I can >> feel his hipbones and some of his backbone. He continues to eat and drink >> ok. They are on a grain free diet and have a water fountain. >> Thanks so much for being here. >> >> Marcia >> Sent from my iPad >> _______________________________________________ >> 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 _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org