More Information Regarding the Successful FIP Antiviral Drug Trials from the December 2017 AVMA Publication

“A glimmer of hope for a fatal feline disease Controlling risk factors for feline infectious peritonitis is difficult, while new antiviral drugs show great promise”  The clinical trial drug that saved our precious Luna, and many others, discussed here in brief, in a newly published article: https://www.avma.org/News/JAVMANews/Pages/171215a.aspx?utm_content=buffer274a1&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer Luna has hit and passed her 10th month birthday (Nov. 9th).  She is… Read more →

Luna’s Drug Trial Update: 16 Weeks Out & 6+ Months FIP-Free.

I apologize for the lag in updates, but each day that I see more and more cats losing their battles with FIP and owners having to say goodbye to their beloved cats, it gets harder and harder for me to write such upbeat and positive blog posts.  I can’t lie.  I get overwhelmed with guilt that Luna was saved, while… Read more →

Examine What You Tolerate

You are not a punching bag for anyone’s anger or aggression.  It’s unacceptable  to talk down to another human being with anger, a raised voice, or with intimidating body language.  It doesn’t matter how bad your day, your job, your calendar, or your life is at that moment, there are no excuses, especially when unprovoked or when trying to resolve a… Read more →

A Recap of My Unforgettable 50th Birthday Year

As I sit here on the eve of my 51st birthday, I feel compelled to reflect and recap this past year of changes, experiences, discoveries, adventures, and challenges.  Turning 50 and the months that followed, was epic and not to mention, overwhelming. To kick off my “50th birthday”, Jamison and I started with running, ok, so it wasn’t really running,… Read more →

Happy One Year FIP Survival Anniversary to Smokey!

This kitty gives hope for the future of cats diagnosed with dreaded Feline Infectious Peritonitis.  Smokey is one of the not only surviving, but thriving cats from the 2016 GC376 drug trial at UCDavis.  I am so happy to have gotten to know his wonderful owner, Peter, during the process of our Luna being part of the 2017 new drug… Read more →

Luna’s FIP Trial Success Continues: Introducing Savannah Kittens Titan & Calypso (“Cally”)

We are excited to announce the addition of two new, amazing Savannah kittens to our family; but mostly, for Luna so that she now has some partners in Savandalism and Savannahgans!  (now that we feel confident about her future). We have wanted to get her a buddy for some time, but since her diagnosis with FIP, we just weren’t sure… Read more →

Luna’s Drug Trial Update: 10 Weeks Out and Labs Are Perfect!

If you are new to following Luna’s progress or new to the FIP world, you can catch up by reading Luna’s backstory here:  Luna’s FIP Story The great progress just keeps coming!  Luna will be 9 months old on October 9th.  She just had her labs drawn yesterday (last draw was 6 weeks ago) and every single component was perfectly… Read more →

With Permission, the Newest Publication on GC376 (Note: This is NOT the drug Luna was on)

The newest publication on GC376.  This is the trial drug that many cats received in 2016 at the UCDavis clinical trial.   Efficacy of a 3C-like protease inhibitor in treating various forms of acquired feline infectious peritonitis   To keep these trials going strong, please give to FIP research via one of the methods listed here: Visit my FIP donation… Read more →

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