Story on my Jeffrey: I got him at Petsmart. I was not looking to get another cat, but I saw him there three weekends in a row when buying cat and dog food. All the other kitties had been adopted and different kitties were there each weekend, but poor Jeffrey was still there. He looked awful, I knew he was sick. I told the Petsmart employees, this kitty is sick. Nobody did anything. I couldn’t stand the thought of leaving him there, so I adopted him on Dec 23rd. The next day we were at the vet. Convenia shot and sub q fluids. He did much better for a week, then back at the vet. Zithromax and sub q fluids again. Plus blood work. Started to do better, then back at vet again, hospitalized for two days. He started improving again, but never was “normal”. Not very agile ever, but increasingly off balance. Finally last week we get an FIP diagnosis.
My vet put him on prednisolone. Then I joined the FIP Warriors group. I had actually joined before, as I suspected FIP, but for whatever reason, two different vets didn’t at that time. I knew when I adopted him that he would need a lot of vet care, but never did I dream that we’d be here. Last Saturday I was put in touch with Alvarado, and contacted by admins Nicole J and Martha, after talking with Mitzi Duncan. Alvarado helped us in getting a few days of injections; meanwhile I have ordered more meds. I am hoping and praying this will work for my little guy. I still do not know how I am going to afford it, or keep myself from being an emotional basket case, but I’m trying. It’s really an emotional and mental struggle for me. We would appreciate any input, and all good thoughts and prayers
. Today I’ve been very distressed that he seems worse, but maybe I’m expecting too much too soon. Jeffrey and I thank our admins and everyone who has helped so far.Update: Jeffrey seems to be responding to the injections. Less wobbly and his head isn’t tilting to the right so much!