Nothing To Say.

It's feline leukemia. Which means the shelter I got him from either lied, or it's a false positive. They're testing him again. If it is positive, Lulu probably has it too.

I'm sorry, I don't have anything else to say right now.


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Nothing To Say. — 41 Comments

  1. I’m so, so sorry to hear that. I have my fingers crossed that it turns out to be a false positive. I lost a kittie to feline leukemia in Florida a long time ago. So devastating. We love you Stewie.

  2. Oh dear, I am so sorry. I hope it was a false positive, I had a sick kitty last year, I still miss his little face.
    (((Miss Banshee)))

  3. I am delurking today to say that I’m so SO sorry! My babies are also of the furry variety so I understand fully what you are feeling! I’m sending positive thoughts and wiggley hippie fingers your way that it’s a false positive! We love you Stewie and Lulu!
    Love … Sarah and her furry babies – Spoon, Gunnar and Daisy Mae

  4. Man that totally sucks. I really hope it comes back false positive. Cats are so stoic and hard to read sometimes that even without your lost last week, you may not have really noticed anything. Sending you big hugs.

  5. De-lurking to tell you that I am so sorry to hear about the test results. Truly awful but don’t beat yourself up over it. One of my cattens had it when we brought her home from the Humane Society and she was with us for six years. (For perspective she was 10 when we brought her home) All of us are sending you love and hugs.

  6. Firstly, Stewie is just about the best name ever for a cat. I am so sorry you are going through this. Hopefully it will be a false positive test. Good thoughts from over here

  7. Fuckfuckfuck!!!! Danielle please email me if I can help you in any way at all, IMEAN ANYTHING!!!! I will do whatever I can to help you. I am praying hard for all 3 of you. I am tearyeyed and sad to hear this but keep thinking good thoughts on a false positve result

  8. If Lulu is NOT yet infected, she can be vaccinated. Also, I’m told that if either cat WAS vaccinated against it, the vaccine can cause a false positive.
    I’m still very sorry. It sucks when the furries aren’t feeling well.

  9. Oh no. I know sorry doesn’t cut it, but I am. So, so, sorry. Sending positive thoughts that maybe, hopefully, it was a false positive. Also sending positive, healing, thoughts to sweet Stewie.

  10. I just started following your blog, (thanks Roger Ebert), and wanted to say that I love your writing. I’ve had cats my entire life, (no, I’m not the crazy cat lady yet). Some lived a long, healthy life and others didn’t. It isn’t how long they are in our lives that is important, it is how they are treated while they are in our care. I can tell from your writing that your cats are the most beloved creatures in your life. (You even found some humor in Stewie’s treasonous act of peeing on the floor.) I’m sorry that their time with you may be cut short, but who else to spend their short lives with than you? You are a fantastic cat mom and they are lucky to have you. Please remind yourself of that as needed; it will help you get through the days ahead.

  11. That’s so sad. I do hope it’s a false positive, but if not that doesn’t automatically mean your other cat will have it too. I had a cat that turned out to have feline leukemia (the shelter we bought it from, oddly enough, lied to us), but despite being in close contact with my other two cats for roughly half a year, neither of them ever got it. So even if the worst happens, it’s not necessarily the *worst*, if you know what I mean.

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