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post #31 of 48
Val, I'm so sorry to hear this. Big (((hugs))) for you right now. As Hissy said, the test can give false positives so I'd get Snowwhite re-tested, with the more sensitive test. And if she's positive, it doesn't mean she'll have to be PTS. You may have to make some changes, but Snowwhite can have a long and happy life with you and your furkids. There is a lot of good information available on the 'Net about FIV, so please research it fully before you make any decision.

Sending angels to look over you and Snowwhite
post #32 of 48
Very sorry to hear about this Val.....I don't know what to say. Sending prayers your way.
post #33 of 48
Val.... I am in tears right now about you and the babies and Snow White. I am gonna send lots of prayers and good thoughts to you and the kids so they will live and live with you. And also that Snow white has a clean bill of health.
post #34 of 48
Val I am so sorry to hear this I know that it is tearing your heart out. I can't tell you anything that hasn't already been said. Hang in there I will be praying for her, you and all of the babies.

post #35 of 48
I say retest too. It couldn't hurt to have a better test done and the kittens as well. Keep your chin up, you are doing a great job, and they couldn't have a better mommy!
post #36 of 48
As I shared with you in email Val, there are two tests to run on infected cats. I would hold on to your hope until you have both those tests run on Snow and any other cat that might also test positive. If the kittens are under 6 months, you will get inaccurate results, so don't waste you money testing the younger kittens (sorry I can't remember their ages) But again this is a blood/saliva transmission of this disease, and I do not recall you ever posting that your ferals fight?
post #37 of 48
We wish you, Snowwhite and the kittens all the best. Hold on to how healthy she is, and the knowledge that many fiv+ kitties have long, and delightfully full of play and love, lives.
post #38 of 48
Val, I am so sorry! I can't believe it! She looks so healthy to have FIV! I hope the kittens are alright, and all of your other kitties. Sending prayers over to you and your babies...
post #39 of 48
i'll be praying for your kittens....
post #40 of 48
Thinking of you and SnowWhite, Val and sending good vibes from Down Under.
post #41 of 48
Thread Starter 
Originally posted by krazy kat2
I am so sorry to hear you are going through this!
This is my Fred's story, I hope it will make you feel better. When my sister introduced a Feleuk+ cat into my household after she swore it had been tested and everything was fine, I had Fred, Pearl, and Leo tested. Unfortunately Leo contracted leukemia and has gone to the Bridge. Fred tested positive for FIV, Pearl had a clean bill of health. I rescued Georgia out of the road shortly after that, and had no choice but to keep her, otherwise it was a kill shelter. I have had Georgia and Pearl tested regularly, they are still fine as of 2 weeks ago. Fred is still kicking, and is a happy, fairly healthy 14 year old cat. All this happened nearly 3 years ago. The vet told me that since Fred is not a biter, the girls will likely be ok. Fred has lived to a ripe old age, with a few mishaps along the way. At this point, every day I have him is a blessing, and would be at his age, even if he weren't FIV+.
I know it is easier said than done, but try not to stress too hard until you know the results. They can live just fine with FIV, and not pass it along. We are all praying for you and your babies.
This does make me feel better. Snowwhite is a smacker but not a biter. She bops the kittens and other cats that get to hyper around her on the head often but I have never seen her bite anyone. She is just a good momma cat and is very layed back.
I know that bonnie, sebastion & trinty haven't been around her at all and have been around the kittens very little. Moe and Neo both have spent some time with her and the babies but they never got bit by her. Hopefully everything will be okay.
post #42 of 48
Val, I am just reading this and I just want you to know that I don't know much about FIV, but I have heard that they can live long happy lives as well as a cat that is FIV negative....((hugs)) please keep us posted on Snow and the gang ok?...I am sorry you are having to deal with this..
post #43 of 48
Val -- I'm just reading this. I'm so sorry that you are going through this. I know it must be hard on you, since you care so much for your babies. Luna and I are sending good vibes to you and your kitties. I hope everything works out OK, and no one else has gotten FIV!
post #44 of 48
Val - I'm so sorry you are going thru this. I went thru what you are going thru 6 weeks ago when 3 of my 13 cats tested positive to FeLV. I lost 2 of the babies (kittens) and placed my 3 year old Ruby in quarantine until my emotions settled down enough to think thru the situation more clearly. Like Meow Meow, Ruby is showing no physical symptoms and I cannot conceive of putting him to sleep over this.

I researched my options thoroughly and asked for opinions from folks on the catsite. I called universities and vets that specialize in cats. Tuxedocats offered a few links (Best Friends and Cornell University) that have some of the best information out their on FeLV/FIV. Get fully informed on your options and sleep on it for a few weeks before you make any decision. If you are like me, you are too emotional right now to make any long term call (I've lost 15 pounds in 6 weeks fretting over it).

FIV has been around for a long time and many households had mixed FIV positives and negatives for years without knowing it. The FIV test is only recent and can give both false positives and false negatives. Just remember, FIV is not a death sentence for Meow Meow. A lot of folks will take chances with FIV where they won't with FeLV, so that tells you it may not be as bad as what you first fear.

I will e-mail some additional information that I received from Best Friends in Utah on tips to adopt out special needs cats. Please read thru it if you come to that conclusion.

post #45 of 48
OMG am I a putz! Bad references to Meow Meow in my previous response when I should have said Snowwhite. My appologies Val.
post #46 of 48
Val, I haven't been around the past few days (well - almost all week). I'm so so sorry to hear about this. You must be devastated.

I'm sure you're doing your research, along with all the wonderful help of all these wonderful people.

I was just wondering... how'd it go? You must have gotten the results back by now.... ???

post #47 of 48
I didn't realize there was a new thread! They were all negative!!!!!! Here's a link:
post #48 of 48
I didn't realize there was a new thread either!!!! I am so happy to hear the tests were negative!!!! I will go check out the new thread!!!
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