I do have an FIV +cat. His name is Bonito. Bonito was my back neighbor's cat but she has never taken good care of him, therefore he eats at my house and is in my back porch most of the time. I took him to be neutered and to get his shots and even though he once in a while goes to her yard, he is at mine most of the time.
I did'nt know he was FIV+ until three weeks ago. He started drooling, could not eat or drink and when I took him to my regular vet (I have an inside cat - KIRIM) the vet told me that he had tested positive for FIV and she needed to remove almost all his teeth, that his gums were really in bad shape and he was having kidney problems, (all due to the FIV). It cost me $256 and my neighbor promised to help me with the bill but I have not seen a penny yet. I really don't care, all I care is for Bonito to be well. The vet told me this is not possible, she thinks he might live for 6 or 7 months, maybe a year.
I give him his medication every day and a lot of love. He waits for me when I come home from work at 6 P.M. every day and don't even want to think about the idea of putting him to sleep when he gets worse, but by the same token don't want him to suffer. I pray to God every day to help me do the right thing for Bonito, meanwhile, I enjoy him and I know he loves me the same way I love him.
I am sorry I know this is long, but not everybody understand what it is to love a cat, I can not talk about this at work. I work with 9 women and neither one of them is a cat/animal lover. They do not know what they are missing RIGHT?????