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 within normal range.  These are best and most stable results she has had to date!  (and they have always been good)!   She is growing in weight and stature (almost 9 pounds now) and has actually gotten a little bit “fluffy” around the mid-section, which we have watched closely to make sure it’s weight gain/growth and not a relapse!   We hope it’s just a growth spurt and that she will level out as she approaches the one year mark.

What will likely help with this is new weight gain, is that we got her two new sibling Savannah kittens this past week, whom I will introduce in another post.  That should keep her energetic and active for sure!

We really do feel that it won’t be long before we can confidently say that Luna has been cured of effusive FIP.  We will probably never let our guard down completely, but my gut and heart tells me that this drug is going to put an end to the curse of effusive FIP once and for all!



  12 Replies to “Luna’s Drug Trial Update: 10 Weeks Out and Labs Are Perfect!”

  1. December 12, 2017 at 10:22 pm

    I’m sorry your cat has FIP; so unfair this disease 🙁 . I’m afraid the trial has been closed since this past summer. You can always check the UCD website under their clinical trials section to see if anything is up and coming.

  2. Martha Curley
    December 6, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Hello, great news for Luna and you! Is this trial still continuing? Is there a way to get my cat involved?

  3. October 25, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Thanks Michele for your ongoing support and well wishes!

  4. October 19, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Yes, this was a huge concern and why we opted to wait until Dr. Pedersen felt it was safe and Luna continued to have awesome lab results. She has adjusted beautifully and seems very relaxed with her new buddies. It was a nasty first few days, lots of hissing and growling, but she still appeared relatively calm. So far so good a month in with now 3 of them! Thank you so much!

  5. Rhonda Hoover
    October 9, 2017 at 10:04 am

    What fantastic and uplifting news! Prayers that this will end that horrible FIP! God bless all involved!

  6. October 9, 2017 at 7:43 am

    Omg so wonderful news. i need to put all your contact details etc on my website i still get people asking for help with wet FIP.

  7. Andy Rosener
    October 7, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    followed Luna’s story from the beginning and I am SO happy to read this! Hope the introduction to he new siblings will be fun and no stress to anyone

  8. October 6, 2017 at 7:25 pm

    So wonderful for you and Luna. Our Phoebe likely has effusive FIP and we are heartbroken. I will read Luna’s story for encouragement.

  9. Jacq
    October 6, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Wonderful and groundbreaking news.

  10. Mary cody
    October 6, 2017 at 7:04 am

    Makes my heart smile to read your post about Luna❤️❤️😊

  11. October 5, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Just be careful when introducing her to her new siblings that she does not get stressed by the new additions. Stress is a known precursor to FIP as it lowers the immune system’s ability to fight infection.

  12. Michele Rogel
    October 5, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Best news ever, finally one who has survived this monster disease. I hope many more can be helped & that it becomes affordable for others, as I do know how costly treating kitties w/diseases can be more than most can afford. Thank you for sharing!!! GO LUNA & stay healthy!!!

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