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    sunnysmommy
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    I had to bring Sunny in to have her bloodwork rechecked as it was off when she was spayed and they just called and said it is still off. They don’t know why and they want to repeat her Feline Leukemia/FIV test tomorrow for her. I’m worried about her. She seems like a normal cat to me. Anyone else ever have a cat that had bloodwork be off and it turn out to be nothing? Or have a Feline Leukemia/FIV cat that is OK?

    #715998

    Jeankit
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    Hi Cory, there is a post on FIV from MO about 1 month ago. Just click the pink tag & it will take you to it!

    #715999

    GD
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    I think Elizabeth’s Cato was diagnosed with that, and he’s doing just fine.

    Hoping Sunny is, too – please let us know what the outcome is.

    #716000

    SoxsMom
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    I have dealt with feline leukemia for a long time. There is an online support group if you test positive and would like the guidance and support. I have found them to be invaluable. At one time thinking was if a cat was positive with the virus they should be put down–if you vet suggests that–GET ANOTHER VET! There are wonderful medications that can help and in our support group there are also a wealth of people to draw knowledge from. I told my vet I would not kill an apparantly healthy cat. I learned and I taught my vet–we have a wonderful relationship! Feline leukemia can be horrible–and there is no cure, but there are ways to treat the cat that can help. My prayers are with you Cory–please check in when you know more and remember you are not alone!

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    krazikat
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    {{{{{Sunny & Cory}}}}} My prayers that the vet finds an answer for you soon.

    #716002

    sunnysmommy
    Participant

    Thanks everyone. I take her at 11:15 this morning. I am worried but just hoping it is fluky bloodwork. Back in November her lymphocytes were high, now they are normal but oddly shaped. She was checked for Feline Leukemia as a baby but the vet is concerned because she was so tiny that it could have been a false negative. I most certainly will not euthanize her right now. She eats very well, plays, and enjoys her life. She does not seem to be in any pain whatsoever…so to me there is no need. I will let you know what the vet says. Thanks again.

    #716003

    GD
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    My boyfriend’s Glen Jr had bloodwork that was all out of whack, too. The vet feared hyperthyroidism and all kinds of other things. Turned out he was fighting an infection and that’s why all the bloodwork was off. He spent almost 3 weeks on antibiotics and is just fine now.

    #716004

    JerseyJoan
    Moderator

    {{{Sunny & Cory}}} Good luck at the vet today.

    #716005

    Kiplings_cat
    Participant

    There are two types of tests. The SNAP test that they do in the office for both FIV and FeLV is a good screening test, but it should always be confirmed with the IFA test since there are many false-positives with the SNAP test. I’m copying this from an ealier post of mine

    excerpted from http://vetlab.ro/analiti/FeLV.htm

    “FeLV Positive Results Interpretation

    Positive ELISA results detect viral antigen in blood. Positive results should be confirmed by immediate IFA testing.

    Positive IFA results detect viral antigen in cells and generally indicates infection of bone marrow.

    The majority of IFA-positive cats remain persistently infected and viremic for life.

    ELISA positive/IFA negative: discordant result.

    Possibly due to early infection or false positive ELlSA.

    Recommend recheck of ELISA in 30–60 days.

    Positive results of any test should be correlated with signalment, history, and physical findings.”

    Basically the ELISA/SNAP detects early-stage (the cat may or may not fight off the virus) and late-stage infection and is more likely to give false-positives. The IFA detects late-stage disease. Unlike the FIV test, the FeLV tests for viral proteins not antibodies, so vaccination for FeLV will not affect the results.

    #716006

    sunnysmommy
    Participant

    Well, we are back and the good news is that once again Sunny tested negative for Feline Leukemia and Feline AIDS. I am so happy. Our vet is not sure what is going on but is going to talk with some internists to see if they have any ideas. He basically said to just watch her and as long as she is eating and acting normal then not to worry too much. He is going to call me sometime next week after he talks with the others.

    #716007

    Jeankit
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    Glad to hear the good news on Sunny!

    Thanks Kipcat on the helpful info too!

    #716008

    ecbrown
    Participant

    Yay for good news at the vet!

    #716009

    JerseyJoan
    Moderator

    So glad to hear this news Cory! Scritches to Sunny from Auntie Joan!

    #716010

    sunnysmommy
    Participant

    Thanks everyone. I worry about her since we don’t know anything about her history…and she is still pretty tiny but I guess for now she is OK and her life is much better then if we hadn’t taken her in.

    #716011

    GD
    Participant

    That is wonderful news, Cory, about the negative tests! Hopefully the vet can figure out what’s going on. Script he’s to little Sunny and belly rubs for Dakota.

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