They took her temp yesterday and no fever.  She's not showing any outward
signs of infection, so that's good I guess.  I'm just wondering if she's
going to be able to pull out of this.  :-(

On Oct 9, 2013 8:27 PM, "moonsister22" <> wrote:

> Regular cats can also have those symptoms. The B12 shot is good. Does she
> have a fever? Many doctors completely neglect the simple task of taking the
> cat's temperature. An antibiotic injection might be of benefit. My hard and
> fast rule is to think "simple" first. My FIV positive cat had a lump on his
> back. It was diagnosed as probably a malignant tumor. I suggested it was a
> non-malignant fatty tumor. Three years later Mr. Snowy is still fat and
> going strong and the tumor has absorbed. Maybe it's luck and they will use
> up the last of their nine lives eventually but until then start off simple
> but cautious and do always take to vet but listen with both ears open and
> your brain cells on high alert.
> Hugs and blessings to you and the fur kids.
> Sent from my iPod
> On Oct 9, 2013, at 3:48 PM, Jennifer Ballew <> wrote:
> > 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,
> >
> > Jennifer
> >
> > --
> > "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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