Hi, I have a kitten who tested Felv positive at 5 weeks old on both the IFA
and Elisa test. Both were done on the same day. He is so precious to me and
I am so sad. The vet basically said he has no chance. I have been giving him
lysine daily and lots of love. He is now 3 months old and is happy and
appears healthy. Is it possible that he might be negative now? 


From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lee Evans
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 11:55 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens


Hang in there Lorrie.  Sometimes they turn.  Did you ever find the mom cat?
If so, have her tested too.  If she's young, she may turn negative in 90
days also.  The ones a year or younger sometimes do.  Even older cats can
fight it off.  I have a cat who was positive when rescued.  He was about 2-3
years old, male. Had him for about 90 days in a separate room, retested with
IFA test and again with the ELISA test and he was negative with both tests.
I still have Moses.  It has been 6 years now.  Percy, a recent rescue tested
positive for FIV and FeLv.  Kept him in a room for 90 days also, retested.
He's FIV+ but negative for FeLv so I moved him to my little FIV+ area.  He's
doing fine.  Unfortunately, Smooch and Taco were also adult FeLv+ cats,
stayed positive after 90 days.  They roomed together, separate from my other
cats for 2 years, died within a month of each other.  Sad but at least they
had those 2 years.  Two years to a cat is like 5 years to us.  Hugs to you
and the kittens.


Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty
neighbors too!



From: Lorrie <felineres...@frontier.com>
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 7:38 AM
Subject: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens

I rescued a litter of four kittens two months ago.  Had them tested
yesterday for FelV and all 4 are positive!  I am heartsick.  However, I have
a FelV section in my cageless shelter building where they will be able to
stay until they are tested again in 90 days.  They appear so healthy and
playful right now, and I can't bear to put them to sleep.  Still I know
some of them may not make it............ SO SAD.


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