Spicy tested positive with the ELISA test on June 11th.  She is being re-tested 
next Wednesday and I'm having the blood sent out this time.  With the ELISA 
test she was a strong positive the vet said.  She seems perfectly healthy 
except one of her eyes does run some days.  She doesn't appear sick, she's put 
on weight, eats really well.  

From: Lynda Wilson <longhornf...@verizon.net>
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 3:40 PM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Having two Feline Leukemia cats

April, let me ask you this first...has an IFA test been done? This test should 
always follow a positive ELISA test. The ELISA tests have a reputation for 
false positives.
I will say that she does have a chance of clearing the virus. How long ago was 
Spicy originally tested?
----- Original Message ----- 
>From: April Johnson 
>To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
>Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 1:38 PM
>Subject: [Felvtalk] Having two Feline Leukemia cats
>In June we adopted two cats a young black female(Spicy) and a orange female 
>(Sunny) from animal control.  Our local shelter was overrun with cats and 
>begging people to come adopt.  When we took them to the vets a week after 
>being adopted the receptionist asked if we wanted them tested.  I did not know 
>when I adopted them that animal control does not test the cats unless you 
>request it.  Well Spicy tested positive for Feline Leukemia.  My vet wanted me 
>to put her to sleep because she couldn't live with my other cats.  I couldn't 
>do it she was only 10 months old.  So I transformed a spare bedroom into her 
>home.  She has a cat tree, sofa, windows and toys galore.  I think she is 
>lonely being by herself.  A rescue in my area just posted about a mother cat 
>and her juvenile litter of kittens having all just tested positive for feline 
>leukemia.  I was thinking of looking for a friend for Spicy.  I had talked to 
>a shelter in our area that takes in
 FELV and FIV positive cats.  They recommended not adding because it could make 
Spicy sick or the other cat sick.  Spicy is do next week to get retested for 
FELV, the vet said there is remote chance she could turn negative.  If she is 
still positive  do you think it would hurt her to get her a friend?? 
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