[Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens

2012-08-21 Thread Lorrie
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.

Lorrie



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Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens

2012-08-21 Thread Lee Evans
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
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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.

Lorrie



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Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens

2012-08-21 Thread Liz Lee Morris
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? 

 

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To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
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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
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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.

Lorrie



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Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens

2012-08-21 Thread longhornfans
Hang in there, Lorrie. There is hope that they clear the virus. Keep us posted.

Sending well wishes your way!
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Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens

2012-08-21 Thread longhornfans
It's possible, but to be safe I would test him again in a month. Its 
recommended to wait 90 days from the last positive test. Good luck! He does 
have a chance :)

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Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens

2012-08-21 Thread Liz Lee Morris
Hi Lorries, Wishing that they clear the virus and have love, happiness,
food, and toys every day :)

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Hang in there, Lorrie. There is hope that they clear the virus. Keep us
posted.

Sending well wishes your way!
Lynda
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Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens

2012-08-21 Thread Liz Lee Morris
Thank you Lynda, I will have him tested again in a month, and no matter what
happens he will be loved forever. Thanks again :)

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It's possible, but to be safe I would test him again in a month. Its
recommended to wait 90 days from the last positive test. Good luck! He does
have a chance :)

Lynda
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Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens

2012-08-21 Thread Jannes Taylor
I recused a cat who was approx. 3 years old. She tested positive the first time 
for FELV but three months later she tested negative on the ELISA and the IFA.  
The first time she tested positive the vet hinted that I should euthanize her! 
I am so glad I did not listen to him. BTW, he is no longer my vet.
Jannes 



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Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 11:01 AM
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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? 
 
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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lee Evans
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 11:55 AM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
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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
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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.

Lorrie



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Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens

2012-08-21 Thread GRAS
I believe that testing at such an early age can often come up false
positive.  I would retest!

Isn't doing ELISA and IFA at the same time, on such a young kitten overkill?

 

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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Liz Lee Morris
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 12:01 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
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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? 

 

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[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
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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.

Lorrie



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Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens

2012-08-21 Thread Kathryn Hargreaves
Actually, the good news is that the first two years are purportedly
analogous to our becoming adults, e.g., ~24, so they lived the best years
of their lives.  Fun calculator here:
http://www.purina.co.uk/content/your-cat/understanding-your-cat/as-your-cat-ages/your-cat%27s-age-in-human-years


On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 7:54 AM, Lee Evans moonsiste...@yahoo.com wrote:

   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!


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Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens

2012-08-21 Thread Diane Rosenfeldt
It is sad. But you seem to have all the right conditions to do your best for
them. Best of luck.

Diane R.

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[mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of Lorrie
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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.

Lorrie



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Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens

2012-08-21 Thread dlgegg
Glad you left that vet.  even if the cat were still positive, at that age she 
culd live a long and healthy life.  Annie was 4 when she tested positive.  She 
is now 8 going on 9 and the healiest, happiest cat I ever saw.

 Jannes Taylor jannestay...@yahoo.com wrote: 
 I recused a cat who was approx. 3 years old. She tested positive the first 
 time for FELV but three months later she tested negative on the ELISA and the 
 IFA.  The first time she tested positive the vet hinted that I should 
 euthanize her! I am so glad I did not listen to him. BTW, he is no longer my 
 vet.
Jannes 



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Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 11:01 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens


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
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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.

Lorrie



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Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens

2012-08-21 Thread McKenna's
We have a bot, belonged to the ahole neighbors who did not take care of him. 
We have known him since he was about 4-5 months old. Very long story short, 
we have him. Took him to the vet to get a check up, shots and neutered with 
the intention of making him a part of our family, along with 3 other cats. 
Found out he was Feluk+. After balling and researching this crap disease, we 
decided we loved him too much to let him go anywhere but here. He was 
approximately 1 year and 8 months old when he tested positive on 11/29/11. 
He is now almost 2 and a half. I was wondering if anyone could tell me if it 
would be beneficial to have him re-tested. Is there any chance he may have 
grown out of it since he was younger when he got it? He eats well and plays 
well. Sometimes, his stool contains a small amount of blood in it. We have 
had him tested for everything in an effort to find out why this is. The vet 
stated she does not believe the blood has anything to do with his FeLuk. He 
is currently on ID. So, does anyone think getting him tested again is a good 
idea?


Melissa L. McKenna


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Glad you left that vet.  even if the cat were still positive, at that age 
she culd live a long and healthy life.  Annie was 4 when she tested 
positive.  She is now 8 going on 9 and the healiest, happiest cat I ever 
saw.


 Jannes Taylor jannestay...@yahoo.com wrote:
I recused a cat who was approx. 3 years old. She tested positive the first 
time for FELV but three months later she tested negative on the ELISA and 
the IFA.  The first time she tested positive the vet hinted that I should 
euthanize her! I am so glad I did not listen to him. BTW, he is no longer 
my vet.

Jannes



From: Liz Lee Morris liz...@sccoast.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 11:01 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens


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?


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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.

Lorrie



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Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens

2012-08-21 Thread MaiMaiPG

Does it make a difference to how you love him?
On Aug 21, 2012, at 6:59 PM, McKenna's wrote:

We have a bot, belonged to the ahole neighbors who did not take care  
of him. We have known him since he was about 4-5 months old. Very  
long story short, we have him. Took him to the vet to get a check  
up, shots and neutered with the intention of making him a part of  
our family, along with 3 other cats. Found out he was Feluk+. After  
balling and researching this crap disease, we decided we loved him  
too much to let him go anywhere but here. He was approximately 1  
year and 8 months old when he tested positive on 11/29/11. He is now  
almost 2 and a half. I was wondering if anyone could tell me if it  
would be beneficial to have him re-tested. Is there any chance he  
may have grown out of it since he was younger when he got it? He  
eats well and plays well. Sometimes, his stool contains a small  
amount of blood in it. We have had him tested for everything in an  
effort to find out why this is. The vet stated she does not believe  
the blood has anything to do with his FeLuk. He is currently on ID.  
So, does anyone think getting him tested again is a good idea?


Melissa L. McKenna


-Original Message- From: dlg...@windstream.net
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 7:46 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens

Glad you left that vet.  even if the cat were still positive, at  
that age she culd live a long and healthy life.  Annie was 4 when  
she tested positive.  She is now 8 going on 9 and the healiest,  
happiest cat I ever saw.


 Jannes Taylor jannestay...@yahoo.com wrote:
I recused a cat who was approx. 3 years old. She tested positive  
the first time for FELV but three months later she tested negative  
on the ELISA and the IFA.  The first time she tested positive the  
vet hinted that I should euthanize her! I am so glad I did not  
listen to him. BTW, he is no longer my vet.

Jannes



From: Liz Lee Morris liz...@sccoast.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 11:01 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens


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.

Lorrie



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Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens

2012-08-21 Thread McKenna's
I'm not sure I understand your question. We want to be able to put him with 
our other 3 cats if possible.


-Original Message- 
From: MaiMaiPG

Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 8:02 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens

Does it make a difference to how you love him?
On Aug 21, 2012, at 6:59 PM, McKenna's wrote:

We have a bot, belonged to the ahole neighbors who did not take care  of 
him. We have known him since he was about 4-5 months old. Very  long story 
short, we have him. Took him to the vet to get a check  up, shots and 
neutered with the intention of making him a part of  our family, along 
with 3 other cats. Found out he was Feluk+. After  balling and researching 
this crap disease, we decided we loved him  too much to let him go 
anywhere but here. He was approximately 1  year and 8 months old when he 
tested positive on 11/29/11. He is now  almost 2 and a half. I was 
wondering if anyone could tell me if it  would be beneficial to have him 
re-tested. Is there any chance he  may have grown out of it since he was 
younger when he got it? He  eats well and plays well. Sometimes, his stool 
contains a small  amount of blood in it. We have had him tested for 
everything in an  effort to find out why this is. The vet stated she does 
not believe  the blood has anything to do with his FeLuk. He is currently 
on ID.  So, does anyone think getting him tested again is a good idea?


Melissa L. McKenna


-Original Message- From: dlg...@windstream.net
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 7:46 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens

Glad you left that vet.  even if the cat were still positive, at  that age 
she culd live a long and healthy life.  Annie was 4 when  she tested 
positive.  She is now 8 going on 9 and the healiest,  happiest cat I ever 
saw.


 Jannes Taylor jannestay...@yahoo.com wrote:
I recused a cat who was approx. 3 years old. She tested positive  the 
first time for FELV but three months later she tested negative  on the 
ELISA and the IFA.  The first time she tested positive the  vet hinted 
that I should euthanize her! I am so glad I did not  listen to him. BTW, 
he is no longer my vet.

Jannes



From: Liz Lee Morris liz...@sccoast.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 11:01 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens


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.

Lorrie



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Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens

2012-08-21 Thread MaiMaiPG
I guess I am asking if the retesting will effect anything you do for  
him.  If it is a matter of letting him with the others then test.  I  
deal with a lot of ferals and don't test because it doesn't effect  
what I do with them.  They are spayed or neutered and released to the  
same area they and all the rest have been in.  It is a personal  
judgment call.

On Aug 21, 2012, at 8:51 PM, McKenna's wrote:

I'm not sure I understand your question. We want to be able to put  
him with our other 3 cats if possible.


-Original Message- From: MaiMaiPG
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 8:02 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens

Does it make a difference to how you love him?
On Aug 21, 2012, at 6:59 PM, McKenna's wrote:

We have a bot, belonged to the ahole neighbors who did not take  
care  of him. We have known him since he was about 4-5 months old.  
Very  long story short, we have him. Took him to the vet to get a  
check  up, shots and neutered with the intention of making him a  
part of  our family, along with 3 other cats. Found out he was Feluk 
+. After  balling and researching this crap disease, we decided we  
loved him  too much to let him go anywhere but here. He was  
approximately 1  year and 8 months old when he tested positive on  
11/29/11. He is now  almost 2 and a half. I was wondering if anyone  
could tell me if it  would be beneficial to have him re-tested. Is  
there any chance he  may have grown out of it since he was younger  
when he got it? He  eats well and plays well. Sometimes, his stool  
contains a small  amount of blood in it. We have had him tested for  
everything in an  effort to find out why this is. The vet stated  
she does not believe  the blood has anything to do with his FeLuk.  
He is currently on ID.  So, does anyone think getting him tested  
again is a good idea?


Melissa L. McKenna


-Original Message- From: dlg...@windstream.net
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 7:46 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens

Glad you left that vet.  even if the cat were still positive, at   
that age she culd live a long and healthy life.  Annie was 4 when   
she tested positive.  She is now 8 going on 9 and the healiest,   
happiest cat I ever saw.


 Jannes Taylor jannestay...@yahoo.com wrote:
I recused a cat who was approx. 3 years old. She tested positive   
the first time for FELV but three months later she tested  
negative  on the ELISA and the IFA.  The first time she tested  
positive the  vet hinted that I should euthanize her! I am so glad  
I did not  listen to him. BTW, he is no longer my vet.

Jannes



From: Liz Lee Morris liz...@sccoast.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 11:01 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens


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 

Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens

2012-08-21 Thread McKenna's
Oh, Heavens no! He will be with us, always. We love him, dearly. Even though 
he gets plenty of attention, we feel bad leaving him by himself without the 
companionship of another kitty is all. He is a happy boy. Besides, our 4 
year old twin boys say he is their cat and tell him they love him 
everyday. We are downsizing our home a bit for a couple years and moving to 
a duplex. His area of the house will be the finished part of the downstairs. 
Only problem with that is it has no windows. He will need a window. If he 
tests positive again, we will have to rotate him into one of the bedrooms so 
he can have a window. We are also prepared to buy a cat run to place out on 
the back deck. Whatever he needs. Thank you very much for your time and 
input. I really appreciate it.  I will have him tested again.   :)


-Original Message- 
From: MaiMaiPG

Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 10:00 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens

I guess I am asking if the retesting will effect anything you do for
him.  If it is a matter of letting him with the others then test.  I
deal with a lot of ferals and don't test because it doesn't effect
what I do with them.  They are spayed or neutered and released to the
same area they and all the rest have been in.  It is a personal
judgment call.
On Aug 21, 2012, at 8:51 PM, McKenna's wrote:

I'm not sure I understand your question. We want to be able to put  him 
with our other 3 cats if possible.


-Original Message- From: MaiMaiPG
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 8:02 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens

Does it make a difference to how you love him?
On Aug 21, 2012, at 6:59 PM, McKenna's wrote:

We have a bot, belonged to the ahole neighbors who did not take  care  of 
him. We have known him since he was about 4-5 months old.  Very  long 
story short, we have him. Took him to the vet to get a  check  up, shots 
and neutered with the intention of making him a  part of  our family, 
along with 3 other cats. Found out he was Feluk +. After  balling and 
researching this crap disease, we decided we  loved him  too much to let 
him go anywhere but here. He was  approximately 1  year and 8 months old 
when he tested positive on  11/29/11. He is now  almost 2 and a half. I 
was wondering if anyone  could tell me if it  would be beneficial to have 
him re-tested. Is  there any chance he  may have grown out of it since he 
was younger  when he got it? He  eats well and plays well. Sometimes, his 
stool  contains a small  amount of blood in it. We have had him tested 
for  everything in an  effort to find out why this is. The vet stated 
she does not believe  the blood has anything to do with his FeLuk.  He is 
currently on ID.  So, does anyone think getting him tested  again is a 
good idea?


Melissa L. McKenna


-Original Message- From: dlg...@windstream.net
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 7:46 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens

Glad you left that vet.  even if the cat were still positive, at   that 
age she culd live a long and healthy life.  Annie was 4 when   she tested 
positive.  She is now 8 going on 9 and the healiest,   happiest cat I 
ever saw.


 Jannes Taylor jannestay...@yahoo.com wrote:
I recused a cat who was approx. 3 years old. She tested positive   the 
first time for FELV but three months later she tested  negative  on the 
ELISA and the IFA.  The first time she tested  positive the  vet hinted 
that I should euthanize her! I am so glad  I did not  listen to him. 
BTW, he is no longer my vet.

Jannes



From: Liz Lee Morris liz...@sccoast.net
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 11:01 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens


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 

Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens

2012-08-21 Thread Beth
I mix all my cats. The negatives are vaccinated  all live happily together.

Beth

McKenna's mckennas...@power-net.net wrote:

Oh, Heavens no! He will be with us, always. We love him, dearly. Even though 
he gets plenty of attention, we feel bad leaving him by himself without the 
companionship of another kitty is all. He is a happy boy. Besides, our 4 
year old twin boys say he is their cat and tell him they love him 
everyday. We are downsizing our home a bit for a couple years and moving to 
a duplex. His area of the house will be the finished part of the downstairs. 
Only problem with that is it has no windows. He will need a window. If he 
tests positive again, we will have to rotate him into one of the bedrooms so 
he can have a window. We are also prepared to buy a cat run to place out on 
the back deck. Whatever he needs. Thank you very much for your time and 
input. I really appreciate it.  I will have him tested again.   :)

-Original Message- 
From: MaiMaiPG
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 10:00 PM
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens

I guess I am asking if the retesting will effect anything you do for
him.  If it is a matter of letting him with the others then test.  I
deal with a lot of ferals and don't test because it doesn't effect
what I do with them.  They are spayed or neutered and released to the
same area they and all the rest have been in.  It is a personal
judgment call.
On Aug 21, 2012, at 8:51 PM, McKenna's wrote:

 I'm not sure I understand your question. We want to be able to put  him 
 with our other 3 cats if possible.

 -Original Message- From: MaiMaiPG
 Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 8:02 PM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens

 Does it make a difference to how you love him?
 On Aug 21, 2012, at 6:59 PM, McKenna's wrote:

 We have a bot, belonged to the ahole neighbors who did not take  care  of 
 him. We have known him since he was about 4-5 months old.  Very  long 
 story short, we have him. Took him to the vet to get a  check  up, shots 
 and neutered with the intention of making him a  part of  our family, 
 along with 3 other cats. Found out he was Feluk +. After  balling and 
 researching this crap disease, we decided we  loved him  too much to let 
 him go anywhere but here. He was  approximately 1  year and 8 months old 
 when he tested positive on  11/29/11. He is now  almost 2 and a half. I 
 was wondering if anyone  could tell me if it  would be beneficial to have 
 him re-tested. Is  there any chance he  may have grown out of it since he 
 was younger  when he got it? He  eats well and plays well. Sometimes, his 
 stool  contains a small  amount of blood in it. We have had him tested 
 for  everything in an  effort to find out why this is. The vet stated 
 she does not believe  the blood has anything to do with his FeLuk.  He is 
 currently on ID.  So, does anyone think getting him tested  again is a 
 good idea?

 Melissa L. McKenna


 -Original Message- From: dlg...@windstream.net
 Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 7:46 PM
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens

 Glad you left that vet.  even if the cat were still positive, at   that 
 age she culd live a long and healthy life.  Annie was 4 when   she tested 
 positive.  She is now 8 going on 9 and the healiest,   happiest cat I 
 ever saw.

  Jannes Taylor jannestay...@yahoo.com wrote:
 I recused a cat who was approx. 3 years old. She tested positive   the 
 first time for FELV but three months later she tested  negative  on the 
 ELISA and the IFA.  The first time she tested  positive the  vet hinted 
 that I should euthanize her! I am so glad  I did not  listen to him. 
 BTW, he is no longer my vet.
 Jannes


 
 From: Liz Lee Morris liz...@sccoast.net
 To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
 Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2012 11:01 AM
 Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] FelV positive kittens


 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