Thanks for the info. Now he is only on Clavamox (.3ml 2x a day) and sneezing is 
way better when he takes it. Nothing helping diarrhea tho. :( his disposition 
is great: eats a ton and is super playful. He's growing as well. I have him 
with a foster til his 13 week ELISA test again. I want IFA again too.. 
Considering all the false +s I hear of. Still very young to know for sure 
tho... Either way, he needs a new home come october. :( 

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-----Original Message-----
From: <dlg...@windstream.net>
Sender: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2011 20:09:45 
To: <felvtalk@felineleukemia.org>
Reply-To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Having two Feline Leukemia cats

When Homey (6 years) had a URL, Dr. R gave hr an antibiotic sot that lasts for 
2 weeks.  She has had 2 bouts and each tmeit works.  Better than trying to give 
her a pill or liqud each day.

---- Maureen Olvey <molvey...@hotmail.com> wrote: 
> 
> Seems like I heard that kittens should be retested at 6 months.  Not sure 
> though.
> 
> Many kittens have URI and coccidia, which is usually what Albon is for.  I've 
> had some people tell me that their cats went months before they actually had 
> a solid poop.  That could be from anything.  So if the Albon doesn't help 
> don't be too worried, just keep trying things.  It could be the food, other 
> parasites just so many things.  Have to be careful about diarrhea because 
> it's easy for kittens to get dehydrated.  So make sure it's getting enough 
> water and let the vet show you how to tell if they're dehydrated by pulling 
> up the skin to test the elasticity.
> 
> If the URI doesn't get  better after a couple rounds of Clavamox ask for a 
> stronger antibiotic.  I don't think vets like to give too strong an 
> antibiotic to a kitten but you do have to get rid of the URI so sometimes 
> there's nothing else to do.  Also antibiotics are notorious for giving cats 
> diarrhea.
> 
> With any FeLV kitty you have to be worried about each thing that they battle 
> so I don't know about the prognosis.  I wouldn't think those things would be 
> too much more serious for a FeLV kitten than any other kitten but I don't 
> know for sure.  If the clavamox is helping then that's a good sign.
> 
> So many kittens have lived longer than the expected 3.5 years so you never 
> know how long the kitten will live.  It seems to be a coin toss.  But, there 
> are so many things out there to help the immune system deal with whatever 
> FeLV throws their way so keep that in mind and be positive.
> 
> Maybe someone else has more specific advise on supplements or anything else 
> to help the kitten get over it's health problems right now.
> 
> “I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are 
> profitable to the human race or doesn’t….the pain which it inflicts upon 
> unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me 
> sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.” – Mark Twain
> 
> Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2011 21:28:46 -0700
> From: ccarlsb...@gmail.com
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Having two Feline Leukemia cats
> 
> Can someone please give me some advice on the 8 week old kitty I rescued from 
> the shelter? IFA and ELISA + FELV. What do you all think about that 
> prognosis?? He is on Clavamax for URI, which is slightly improving, still 
> very sneezy-snotty, Albon, Metrodione (?) for diarrhea, which has not 
> improved, and also L-Lysine/Duralactin gel.
> When should I re-test?
> 
> On Sun, Aug 28, 2011 at 8:59 PM,  <dlg...@windstream.net> wrote:
> 
> I think itis time to retest Annie and Nitnoy with the  IFA and Elisa.  It has 
> been 1 year for Nitnoy and over 3 for Annie.
> 
> 
> 
> ---- Marcia Baronda <marciabmar...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > No Kidding....my thoughts exactly. And I am just learning this, because you
> 
> > can't find any info like this in any books or on any websites about felv.
> 
> > All of you have a wealth of info here and a LOT of statistics!!
> 
> > Just think what that would look like all compiled together.
> 
> >
> 
> > On Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 2:23 PM, Christiane Biagi 
> > <ti...@mindspring.com>wrote:
> 
> >
> 
> > >  You know, not for nothing, but this testing is really really flawed!
> 
> > > There are just too many stories of folks with inconsistent results.  Life
> 
> > > and death decisions are made everyday based on these tests and all of us 
> > > who
> 
> > > have felv+ cats know the tests to be a bit shaky.  My own Tucson tested 
> > > neg
> 
> > > at about 3 months & post years later even though she’d never been exposed 
> > > to
> 
> > > the outside or any pos cats…..****
> 
> > >
> 
> > > ** **
> 
> > >
> 
> > > *From:* felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:
> 
> > > felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] *On Behalf Of *Beth
> 
> > > *Sent:* Thursday, August 25, 2011 3:15 PM
> 
> > > *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> 
> > >
> 
> > > *Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] Having two Feline Leukemia cats****
> 
> > >
> 
> > >   ** **
> 
> > >
> 
> > > I would retest the 1st one on the Elisa just to be sure.****
> 
> > >
> 
> > >  ****
> 
> > >
> 
> > > Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org <http://www.furkids.org/>*
> 
> > > ***
> 
> > >
> 
> > >  ****
> 
> > >
> 
> > > ** **
> 
> > >   ------------------------------
> 
> > >
> 
> > > *From:* Natalie <at...@optonline.net>
> 
> > > *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> 
> > > *Sent:* Thursday, August 25, 2011 3:00 PM
> 
> > > *Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] Having two Feline Leukemia cats****
> 
> > >
> 
> > > Ours had only the ELISA, positive….2 ½ yrs later, the IFA – negative.****
> 
> > >
> 
> > > New cat had ELISA, then IFA three wks later – both were positive.  He had
> 
> > > the IFA again 1 ½ yrs later – negative!****
> 
> > >
> 
> > >  ****
> 
> > >
> 
> > > *From:* felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:
> 
> > > felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] *On Behalf Of *Beth
> 
> > > *Sent:* Thursday, August 25, 2011 11:25 AM
> 
> > > *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> 
> > > *Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] Having two Feline Leukemia cats****
> 
> > >
> 
> > >  ****
> 
> > >
> 
> > > Natalie, were they also re-tested with an Elisa? A negative IFA does NOT
> 
> > > mean they don't have the virus. It just means it isn't replicating in 
> > > their
> 
> > > bone marrow.****
> 
> > >
> 
> > >  Beth****
> 
> > >
> 
> > > Don't Litter, Fix Your Critter! www.Furkids.org <http://www.furkids.org/>*
> 
> > > ***
> 
> > >
> 
> > >  ****
> 
> > >
> 
> > >  ****
> 
> > >   ------------------------------
> 
> > >
> 
> > > *From:* Natalie <at...@optonline.net>
> 
> > > *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> 
> > > *Sent:* Wednesday, August 24, 2011 3:39 PM
> 
> > > *Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] Having two Feline Leukemia cats****
> 
> > >
> 
> > > I got a FeLV+ cat 3/2 yrs ago…couldn’t find anyone to take him, he was 
> > > very
> 
> > > lonely.  After two yrs alone, I found another FeLV+ cat – they became
> 
> > > friends overnight.  A few months ago, I decided to retest them, using the
> 
> > > IFA – they were both negative.  Just imagine, how lucky I was – one of 
> > > them
> 
> > > could have been positive, and I would have exposed the healthy one to 
> > > FeLV!
> 
> > > The strange thing is that the new cat had also had the IFA, but it was 
> > > done
> 
> > > to soon after the positive ELISA.****
> 
> > >
> 
> > > Once you know that your cat is definitely positive, get another definitely
> 
> > > positive cat for company.  Chances are great that kittens of a FeLV+ 
> > > mother
> 
> > > will be positive more likely than not.****
> 
> > >
> 
> > > *From:* felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org [mailto:
> 
> > > felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] *On Behalf Of *April Johnson
> 
> > > *Sent:* Wednesday, August 24, 2011 2:38 PM
> 
> > > *To:* felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> 
> > > *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?? ****
> 
> > >
> 
> > >  ****
> 
> > >
> 
> > > April ****
> 
> > >
> 
> > >
> 
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