November 14th 2009 12:59 pm
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The vet called and left a message for me. I just got it because Mawmee and Daddy have been working in the yard all day.
The Western Blot guy says my FIV test is positive. Newman has a vet visit on Monday, so Mawmee will talk to the vet about me when she takes him in.
Bummer . . . . . . . . .
It will be OK Gleek!! And Newman will be coming with you for moral support : )
I'm sorry to hear that your FIV test is positive. Poop! is right. Toffy and I are purring for you and praying that your family doesn't get any more bad news.
Ah, Gleek, I'm so sorry! Many purrs for you!
Purrrrrrrrs to you, Gleek.
I was just about to post in your previous entry when this one showed up. Dougal and I also have tested FIV+, although there is that question of ELISA reliability with us - and no one knows if Dougal might have been previously vaccinated before he came to live with us, so that's another question on his status.
But anyway. If knowing this information can help your vet treat your symptoms better, that's a good thing. The vet and your Mawmee and Daddy can also help you bolster your immune system with good food and supplements like Lysine.
We are all purring that the Phenobarb keeps your seizures under control, and that if you do have an infection causing them the Clindamycin kicks the stuffing out of it (Do you have Clindamycin as a pill? If so, keep on being a good pill-taker, buddy - you do NOT want to have to take the liquid form!) And we purray that once you're over this hurdle you can have a long, happy life as a poz cat, as I have had.
Purr purr purr from all of us,
Thomas, Dougal, Pixie, Taffy, Leo, Lady, Cow!Cat and Skeeter
Sorry to hear that Gleek but I know you will get the very best care and love and live a long life! Much love, Chelsea
I'm so sorry Gleek. :~(
purrrring fur you.
We are so sorry for the news my handsome Gleek. Me and Diego are sending purrrs to you and your mom and dad. I know you are in good hands with your folks and your nice vets. I know they will come up with a fantastic plan to keep you healthy for a long time to come.
Purrrs & kisses, LuLu
Yu iz agoona bee okey Gleek. Yu agoona lives to bee an oooooooold cat. Older den any udder cat I knows!
If I were you I'd ask for the Eastern Blot!
Purring that you are really a healthy Gleek!
Bugger I'm sorry to hear that mate. I'm purring for you.
Man, we hate that Western Blot guy. So sorry to hear that, Gleek. We will keep our purr machines runnin' nonstop.
Awww Gleek, we're sorry to hear this news. But you've got the bestest family to take care of you and help you to live a healthy life despite that ol' FIV. Purrs for you!!!!
Oh, POOP! is right. I'm so sorry Gleek and for another thing for your Mawmee to worry about. At least you are in good hands.
xo Rocky Ann xo
Aww Gleek..We're purring for you..Hope you will continue to feel good..We're all purring at full speed..
Purrs to you!
(((Gleek))) We are sorry about the test results. They totally stink! We are purring very hard for you guys!
So sorry to hear this! We are gonna continue purring for you!
xoxoxo Tasha & TT
We're so sorry to hear this news Gleek but don't worry! My furriend Shadow has been FIV positive for 6 years and he's doing great. He lives with 5 other kitties and that's no problem at all - he was the last one in the house and they all get along very well. He was sneezing a few weeks ago and went to the vets straight away for antibiotics and was over it in a couple of days. It's just important to get any treatment for minor ailments as soon as possible to nip anything in the bud straight away due to the supressed immune system.
We're all purring for you but know you'll be just fine!
Love Alfie & family
Bummer! We are really sorry to hear that Gleek. We are purring and purring for you. hugs Anna
Oh Gleek, we wish the Western Blot guy was wrong. We will be purring and purring and purring for all of you!
I'm so sorry the test results weren't what you had hoped for : ( Like Hazel Lucy said, maybe they tested you with the wrong side of the country!
Gleek, I'm so sorry that guy said you're FIV positive. I'm a good girl, but I'll even say POOP to that. I still have some purr power, so I'll keep purring as hard as I can for you.
Rats Gleekster. Don't be bummed. Maybe you just don't have enough Immun right now because you miss Calvin. We cats don't like changes. Purring lots of Immun will come back to you.
That stinks, Gleek! We're all sorry to hear this. We know you're gonna get the best of care and live a good long life still. Show that rotten FIV who's boss, handsome!
Poop indeed. Remember that FIV is not a death sentence. The sanctuary where Mom and Dad volunteer has some FIV positive cats and they are some of the healthiest cats there.
Definitely work with the vet to figure out the best course of action. In the meantime, there's a great article on FIV positive cats on the Best Friends site, so I'd encourage you to check it out.
Fight, Gleek, fight! Tooth and claw! We are purring fur you!
Oh poop! So sorry to hear this. Sending purrs your way and to your Mawmee, too.
Leo and family
It looks like poop is the word of the day. I too am bothered by this news. It also seems tremendously unfair that your family has to deal with this so soon after the loss the Calvin. We Catsters are comforted because we know you will get the best of care. I hope we can return the favor to your family. You are very special to so many of us and I know that I am in great company as I purr for you. Take care of yourself and keep taking those pills like a trooper. Your are in my purrs,
I'm sorry to hear the FIV news Gleek! But I'm in agreement with everyone who said you can have a great and long life with your Mawmee's and your vet's help. I just hope you don't have any more seizures!
We are furry sorry about this mews... But we know that you will receive the best care and lost of love to live a long and healthy life. Sending you lots of purrs.
Luke & furmily
That ia a bummer, Gleek, but now the Vet will know how to treat you. There are many FIV positive kitties and they live to be old men kitties. You just have to take your meds to boost your immune system.
You will have lots of kitties purring for you and angels watching over you. You are very loved.
As someone else said, maybe your test is off cause you are missing
Calvin? Purring for you to feel better and no more seizures!
Oh dear Gleek, we're so sorry to hear this! But we also think that FIV is not a death sentence. And you have loving attentive pawrents who will give you the best treatment possible. So we know that you can still be around fur many years to come!
You & your pawrents keep your spirits up! If you all need help with this, you know you have many many furriends here on Catster with whom you can talk anytime! Just ask.
Purring fur NO more seizures. Purring fur your pawrents too.
Love & purrs, Fluffy & Alex.
Purr purr purr purr purr purr purr purr purr purr purr purr......
Oh Gleek we are sorry to hear that! We're revving up our purr engines to help you beat FIV!
It's gonna be ok, you're a tuff kitty and you will beat this! Love, Arli, Andy, Minka, Ava, and Mommy
We are sorry to hear about the FIV test. I'm sure every kitty has already told you plenty of kitties go on to lead long lives with FIV. I hope they can find the answer for your other health problems, however. What a pain! Please get well soon.
Not the best news Gleek, but like everyone else says you're in the best place to be get as well looked after as possible. Top of the purr list for you pal. Big love Jaffa and family XXXX
Oh Gleek :( We don't know anything about FIV but i have FIP and if it's anything like it, you can be very happy and healthy!!! Like the other kitties have said, first sign of anything get it right away so your immune system doesn't have to try to fight it all on its own. We are revvvving up the purrrrs buddy and we KNOW you'll be just fine. Lots of love and purrr & PoP go a long long way!!! And we KNOW you have ALL that!!! Purrrrs, to you & your family :)
Dog & Family
We all be purrin' for yee, Gleek. That be a rough and rude diagnosis fer certain... Me purrs to yee and yours! Purrrrrrrrrrrs!!!