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Born in the summer of 2019, Tina had a stressful kittenhood, with overcrowding and frequent moves. By early 2020 she had a ear infection, severe gingivitis, and an upper respiratory infection, and was treated for those problems. By April 2020, at 9 months of age, she began eating less and less, and was reluctant to move around. She sometimes stumbled on her hind legs, and had eye abnormalities. By late April she was clearly not eating enough to survive. We asked her vet to install an esophageal feeding tube. They found a thick yellow fluid around her lungs, which confirmed the diagnosis of FIP. At the start of treatment, Tina weighed 5.5 pounds (2.49 kg). Within 9 days she was eating on her own. By the third week she weighed 6.35 pounds (2.88 kg), and was energetic, playful, and agile. With a lot of support from FIP Warriors groups and from donors, we treated Tina for FIP for five months. At the end of treatment she weighed 10.3 pounds (4.67 kg). This picture was taken in February 2022. As of September 2022, Tina is 2 years post-treatment, and is still healthy.