I am learning more as I go.
There just doesn't seem to be much indication that this shouldn't have been caught. Best guess is that the first test done on her was done incorrectly, but that is just a guess.
For now, Martini tested negative and has been separated from everyone else. None of them can come back here since they may have exposed mine and could still test positive. Everyone will be retested in 6 weeks (not sure why that is the magic number) and we will see. I guess there is a chance Martini could stay negative or he could then test positive. And it is possible for the others to throw the virus and test negative. But not likely for all of them. And from what I have now read, kittens with it this early in life have an expected life span of 1-2 years. That is a tough sell.
I have a couple of contacts that I am going to reach out to. And if ANYONE knows someone out there that is willing to take on these kittens knowing what is going on, PLEASE let me know. I am invested and would go to some pretty long lengths to give them a chance.
In the meantime, the risk to mine is apparently pretty low since, while Swizzle was out, she wasn't overly friendly with mine. However, I am still planning to test everyone. It won't change anything here, but it will stop my fostering and it will help my peace of mind either way. Though I may have to come up with combat pay for my vet to test everyone here....I told my friend Kelly she is invited over for the run and to be prepared to video the events. ;)
Thanks for all your support and purrs and kind words.....there just isn't much to say other than this sucks.