Hey all-

This is the first time I have posted to the forum.  I have two FeLV
positive cats, one two and one three years old.  The older cat has never
had any issues with illness whatsoever, but the younger has only recently
started showing signs that her illness has caught up with her.  Just within
the last few days she has become very lethargic, stopped eating (and only
drinks a small amount) and whenever she stands or walks she seems very
unsteady and wobbly.  I took her to the vet yesterday; they checked her
blood counts which were low and said her kidney enzymes were elevated.
They also said they could hear a heart murmur which is probably related to
possibly being dehydrated.  They gave her a B12 shot and I took her home.
I already said if worst came to worst I wouldn't put her through any
unnecessary treatments or subject her to any painful procedures and that I
would strive only to provide the best supportive care for her while she was
alive so that she would have the best chances.  I'm just wondering if any
of you have gone through the same thing and if I can expect her to pull out
of this on her own, or, if she doesn't, how long she might have left.  I'm
sincerely heartbroken.  I really thought I had nursed her through the most
risky part of her illness (kittenhood) and that she would now go on to live
a halfway long life.  In any case, if anyone has any advice or information
I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks all,


"To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To hope is to risk pain.
To try is to risk failure,
But risk must be taken,
Because the greatest hazard in life
Is to risk nothing."
--Leo Buscaglia
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