Note to all newcomers!
If you get the terrible diagnosis of FeLV the experimental drug LTCI may be able to help. HOWEVER, it takes a few weeks to start noticing effects, the results are not instant! You may need to stabilize your cat if it is terribly anemic with a blood transfusion before other treatments. The LTCI takes time! A few folks have loaded up their cats and rushed to see Dr. Burris which is okay, but speak to your own vet first about stabilizing them or even call Dr. Burris before you come. Unfortunately, some cats have died in transport. Blood transfusions have helped stabilize others so they can survive until the LTCI takes effect. So please, STABILIZE first! The LTCI can be used at any time even before the transfusion but it is important that folks know that stress can be fatal to a really sick animal so please be cautious.
I feel compelled to share my story with everyone that will listen. If your cat should get the horrible diagnosis of feline leukemia please do not euthanize them! There is a medicine that may save them. My cat was diagnosed with leukemia in March and I was told she would not live beyond three months. My Vet (Dr. Burris, Southern Oaks Animal Hospital) decided to try a new experimental drug called LTCI (lymphocyte T-cell immunomodulator). Well, she not only is still alive 4 months later but has gained 4 pounds, is happy and more importantly she is clinically perfectly healthy. Yes, all her bloodwork is equivalent to a healthy normal cat. I am very skeptical / cynical of anything that promises miracle cures but this has been one for us. I have my dear cat and she is loving and playful again. Thanks to Dr. Burris and the makers of LTCI. As a side note I must say that no one else that I contacted (Vet school, clinics in Florida and Ohio) had any hope for her survival. Dr. Burris is my HERO. Please look into this if your baby gets sick, you really don't have to say goodbye.