I cannot believe I am sitting here writing an update nearly four weeks out from our first day that we attended the UC Davis FIP new drug trial! Our little trailblazer is more wild and crazy than ever. Luna is not only acting like a normal kitten, she is finally living up to her breed too! All the things that we were warned about from our breeder and the Savannah cat community…they are ALL true–now that she is feeling like a beast! She is one busy girl…mischievous, fast, flippy/floppy, sneaky, and even a tad destructive; but in a good way. She’s also very loving and enjoys cuddling. However, she has a built-in alarm clock and this is 6:00 a.m. She will go and get her little mouse and drop it on our face. That is cue that it’s time to play fetch. here is no sleeping in…ever.
She takes these daily injections like a boss (sometimes she nips at me and sometimes she tells me off), but for the most part, she’s a super trooper. The rectal temps are the biggest challenge and Dr. Pedersen has us now doing them every 3-4 days. Eight more weeks to go with the injections; we’re only 1/3 of the way home. Luna’s temperature has remained stable and she is now up to 4 1/2 lbs @19 weeks of age.
I keep asking myself how it’s possible that she is still with us? Not just alive and holding her own, but thriving and with no sign of this dreadful disease to speak of. I call it “Dr. P.’s Vet-ical Miracle”. The optimism is hard to contain, but I’m a realist and know that we are simply the trial; not the known cure…at least not yet!