Me too! So fa I have been lucky with my 2, they were 1 year and 4 year when they tested positive and hearing of so mny passing, I count my blessings every day that they are both doing well. I cry whenever my guys die of old age and I know it would be worse if they were kittens that never got a chnce to really live. My prayers are with you. Don't gie up on positive cats because of this. I have gone thru 9 cats and 2 dogs within the last few years and have 3 cemetaries in my flower beds. Whenever I am outside, I say hello to all of them. Go ahead and cry, somehow it helps.
---- Kat Parker <korruptaki...@gmail.com> wrote: > *I never set out wanting to fall in love with an FeLV+ cat. I have been a > cat rescuer for about 7 years, now. I've worked indie and with several > 501c3's in San Diego. i especially like bottle babies and socializing > feral kits, and did this a lot for one group here, until I got a litter of > four wild ones, 5 weeks old, where 3/4 tested pos for FeLV. On 2nd snap > 2/3 of those had cleared it and only my Awesome Opossum remained pos. > The "no-kill" group I was fostering for wanted to waive the adoption fee > and put her on Craigslist. I adopted her, myself, to save her, and now > could not imagine life without her. She's 20 months old now, asymptomatic > and seemingly healthy as can be. I know when it "happens", though, it > often happens fast. > > I was brought two kits by a rescue I volunteered for, in March, a one day > old, Angelina Jolie, and a one week old, Mimi. I made a tough decision to > try adding them both to a lactating mama who had herself lost 2/3 of her > babies. She welcomed both... what an odd family-with her own 3 week old > kit, Kiwi. Mimi died of FeLV at 8 weeks old. Mama and Kiwi, her kit, > both tested neg., Angelina Jolie was too young at the time to test. She > looked and acted so healthy and vibrant until her final few days. I lost > her a week ago tonight to FeLV. I held my perfect miracle in my arms and > tried to comfort her and let her know it was okay to let go...of her life. > ( I am bawling my eyes out right now, again.) Tested my other 2 kits > around same age (unrelated)--one pos, one neg. OMG. I am again worried > for Mama, Kiwi, and my other 3 (adults) here. This perfect world, such > perfect angels, devastated. All 3 teenagers not incl. Kiwi, had adoptions > waiting, ironically. I count my blessings my awesome Opossum is not > sick. > > I hate this disease! > ** > ~Kat~ > > > > **"I'm Kat Parker. I park cats."** * > *"Keep your kitties INSIDE, 24/7, 'cause an inside cat is a SAFE & HAPPY > cat!"* _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://fusion2.fusionhost.com/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org