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ludosti
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Oh no!!!! I'm so sorry your kitten is so sick. I know how heart-wrenching it is to have to put a pet down and all I can really say is that I'm so sorry. (((eros))) ((Manapua)) Even though you haven't had her long, I'm glad she has had you to love her and care for her.
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I'm so sorry, erosomniac.
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Oh, Eros. Poor Manapua. I'm so so sorry. I know how the little critters can get into your heart.
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So it turns out the mutated form of the corona virus, IPV or somethingorother, was the killer. It makes their tummies fill with fluid, and you have to keep draining it--frequently as often as 12-24 hours later. That, rather than FeLV, was why the vet made his recommendation.

Which is good, because our other kitten tested positive for FeLV.

Manapua's asleep now. I hope she's dreaming kitten dreams.

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Ah, eros, I'm sorry.
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Oh, man. [Frown]

Out of curiosity, did they not test the kittens before you adopted them? At every shelter I've been to they test for FeLV before putting cats in the communal cat room.

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quote:
Out of curiosity... Did you say to the vet, "So, members of an online community which I frequent told me that..." Or did you just say, "My friends came up with..." or perhaps just bring up, "Might it be an allergic reaction?"

Personally, I usually go for "I was asking some friends about it and..." Not mentioning that y'all are my online friends unless I'm specifically asked. I think it makes me seem a little less weird.

Yeah, me too. To my husband or mother I'll say "Hatrack says" or "my Hatrack friends," (*whispers* because they know) but otherwise it's "I read somewhere," "I was listening to this conversation where," "I know this guy who" and "my friends said."
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Eros, that so totally sucks. [Frown]
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I don't know how I missed your last two posts, erosomniac, but that is horrible! I will be thinking of you two.
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We called the shelter we got them from and the mother of the two was negative for both AIDS and FeLV. They believe the carrier was a human who had pet a positive kitten before coming in to play with these two. The brother (that we didn't adopt) is being tested and we'll be alerted as to whether or not they've found the source of the virus. Hashi is still doing fine. Eros looked it up and sometimes kittens with FeLV can live up to 8-15 years without dramatic problems. Hopefully she's one of them.
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Jutsa Notha Name
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quote:
Originally posted by Uprooted:
I know how the little critters can get into your heart.

There's medicine for that now, you know.
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I do know of a cat that has lived in the ten year range with FeLuk, and is still doing well. He is also in a home with three FeLuk negative cats who are remaining negative with vaccinations.
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I've heard similar stories. There is hope. [Smile]
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Wow. I'd not heard of that before.
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