June 24th 2014 8:44 pm
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Fluff's human again here.
Fluff has recently been diagnosed with FIV after having sniffles for a couple of months. He was on antibiotics for 3 weeks to combat ear and nose infections. That was only a couple of weeks ago and he's back to sneezing and it sounds like he's wheezing in his sleep. It looks like he'll be one of the 30% that has chronic upper respiratory infections, probably viral. The little snot won't take his NutriCal or his treats with vitamins, so I need to figure out some way to get added vitamins into him, as well as to boost his immune system.
Other than that, he seems fine. He's alert when he's awake and is eating and drinking, though not as much as I'd like. I read that the average lifespan for cats is 3-5 years from diagnosis. I don't know what to do in order to make his quality of life better, longer. He is my top priority and I'm perfectly willing to put the rest of my life on hold for him.
He's 8 today (or somewhere around today), which is a miracle considering his previous feralness... but in my mind, he's only 8. I want him to stay with me forever and I hate seeing even these minor instances that tell me he's got limited time left, even though we all do. He's been purely an inside cat since May '13 and doesn't like it much at all. He *really* doesn't like it when I leave him alone for any length of time, which isn't like him, so of course I'm paranoid that he's feeling worse than he's letting on.
Thank you everyone for his gifts! He loves the attention, though he'll never admit it.
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(Second try! Catster fleas!!)
Hi Fluff & human! So sorry to hear of Fluff's diagnosis. But FIV kitties can live for many years. We've read of some who lived fur 11-16 years after being diagnosed. Think it depends on the cat.
Human, since Fluff is your top priority, we know you will take good care of him. And it seems you are quite vigilant about having the vet check his health. We hope you & Fluff have many more years together!
We hope Fluff will be feeling much better soon.
Love, Fluffy & Alex & TypistMom.
Sho shorry to hearsh your diagnoshesh Fluffy. It'sh grrreat they figured out what wash going on. I believesh you will doesh wellsh and livesh long and shtrong Dear Furiend. Your mom ish sho vigilant and taking greatsh care of you. Smiley shprinklesh Angel Dusht on Fluffy and mom too.♥
Purrs and Hugs,