I am so sorry to hear that.

Unfortunately, my expertise is with FIV, and the two cats that we had who
tested positive of FeLV on the combo tests, after being retested with the
IFA, were both negative! 

How old is Jean-Luc now?  Maybe it's too early to test, I now that with FIV,
it is.


From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Anna Yeutter
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 2:26 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: [Felvtalk] 10 week old baby with slight positive


My previous foster baby (and now adopted baby, after a couple weeks absence)
who was found when he was two weeks old in a Costco parking lot and who I
bottle fed and fostered from when he was three weeks old, went in for his
first vet visit today. The first thing the vet did was do the FeLV/FIV snap
combo test after drawing some blood (oh boy Jean-Luc screamed and even

He walked back in later and showed me the kit with the blue dot at the top
and the slight positive result for FeLV. I made another appointment to bring
him in in three weeks to check again, but walked away feeling very negative
(the vet made me feel like he was doomed). As of this moment, Jean-Luc has
been doing well, gaining weight, playing actively and eating normally.

I was going to have my parents bring my 11 year old cat up to live with me
as well on Saturday (I'm a college student and just recently moved off
campus into a pet-friendly apartment), but of course that has been put on
hold. This means Jean-Luc is a very spoiled only-kitten, getting lots of

I've tried to do some reading but it is so overwhelming and I'm exhausted
from reading all the conflicting opinions. I would love to hear from some
other people. 

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