Hi! I recently vaccinated my four kitties and intermingled with a positive cat. I feel great about it and since the integration my kitty is so much happier & healthier! I admire your thoughts on doing it. I feel alone at times.
💜CHERI On May 3, 2013, at 5:49 PM, <dlg...@windstream.net> wrote: > So glad Abelardo is doing better! Just keep giving him lots of love. I > think that is one of the best things we can do for our FELV babies, let them > know they are loved. > > > ---- Michele Fougeres <atomicbetti...@hotmail.com> wrote: >> Hi Dorlis, thank you so much for your message :) >> Abelardo is showing great progress, he has a huge appetite and is very >> playful, one would never guess he's FeLV positive. >> When we rescued him, he slept all day and seemed to be tired all the time. >> He had a urethral blockage and was hospitalized for 5 days. He has shown so >> much improvement that our vet's hope are high, we don't know how long this >> is going to last but we are so happy. >> Thanks for taking the time to send me this message, I'm looking forward to >> hear from the rest of the group. >> Michéle >> >>> Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 21:19:47 -0500 >>> From: dlg...@windstream.net >>> To: email@example.com >>> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Good morning from South America :) >>> CC: atomicbetti...@hotmail.com >>> >>> There are others with more experience with young cats and you will be >>> hearing from them soon. >>> >>> ---- Michele Fougeres <atomicbetti...@hotmail.com> wrote: >>>> Hi everyone, I'm new to this group. My husband and I recently adopted a >>>> male cat; we named him Abelardo. We noticed he wasn't in very good shape, >>>> and that he was desperately looking for a home, so we rescued him. He's >>>> FeLV positive and also has anemia. He has low counts for red blood cells, >>>> hematocrit, hemoglobin and leukocytes. The test to determine if he was >>>> FeLV positive >>> was an antigen test (Elisa). No one performs IFA's tests in Ecuador, my >>> country of residence. The vet said that giving he’s a young cat and that he >>> has >>> been fighting with a urinary tract infection and showing progress, it’s >>> possible that he will become a carrier and will be able to lead a normal >>> life. My research on the internet indicates that after diagnosis, cats >>> usually >>> live for 3 or 4 more years. I asked the doctor about the chance of this >>> being a >>> false positive, but he said that with the antigen test the margin of error >>> is >>> very small. I’ve read about cats that >>> fight the virus and are able to eliminate it from their organisms, later >>> testing negative for FeLV. I don’t want to have false expectations, but I >>> want >>> to hang on to whatever hope there’s still out there for him. >>> >>> We've started him on a >>> biostimulant therapy treatment that will last for 2 weeks with Yatren >>> Caseína (an >>> immune stimulant manufactured by Bayer, don’t know if it’s sold in the USA), >>> which consists of Casein and Yatreinic Acid. This is supposed to help him >>> increase his white blood cells. We are >>> hoping this will boost his immune system. He has also been taking >>> Isoprinosine and >>> B complex with iron syrup for almost 2 weeks. I >>> don’t know if my cat is receiving the best treatment or what should I do to >>> increase the odds of him not having to suffer because of this terrible >>> illness. >>> I’m willing to buy medicine from another country if needed. >>> >>> >>> >>> The vet advised to test my other >>> cat after 30 days to see how he's doing -I have a 9 year old cat who's in >>> perfect health-. I'm concerned now as he shared the litter box and bowls >>> with the FeLV positive cat for almost 48 hours, I didn't even think about >>> this as a risk, and now I feel terribly guilty for placing my beloved pet >>> in danger. If he isn't infected, then I >>> should look into applying him the FeLV vaccine, which is not sold in >>> Ecuador yet. I have to see if there are >>> ways to purchase the vaccine in the US and have it sent to Ecuador through a >>> merchant. >>> >>> >>> >>> I want to keep the FeLV positive cat >>> with me, as chances are no one will want him or will take care of him the >>> way >>> he needs to. We have grown so fond of him, he’s such an adorable, loving >>> cat. I thought about dividing my apartment so the sick cat will not have to >>> remain confined in just one room. I can have the cats’ alternate spaces >>> every >>> week, after disinfecting everything properly with Clorox and not letting >>> them >>> share the same litter boxes or bowls. Do you think this will be a good idea? >>> >>> >>> >>> I'm desperate and I need all the information I can get, as you are all >>> going through the same ordeal, sometimes with moments of happiness when we >>> see even a little sign of improvement. It's comforting to be able to read >>> about your experiences. Abelardo has his ups and downs, days when he only >>> wants to sleep and not be bothered, and others when he's happy and more >>> active. He has kept a good appetite overall, that gives me hope. >>>> Thanks for all your help, support and advice. I'm glad to be here. >>>> Michéle > > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org