Author: runwyld66

Wife, mother, runner, outdoor enthusiast/hiker, cyclist, obstetrical nurse who is trying to cram as much living as possible into this one short life! I refuse to be average and have a working bucket list containing over 100 items, along with my husband, Jamison. We have an absolute blast together!

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 →

Luna’s FIP Trial: Crazy 8’s

Luna is now 8 months old!  She continues to do exceptionally well and is now 8 weeks off her anti-viral trial drug.  She is eating like a horse and weighs 8.3 lbs now.  She is keeping us on our toes with her constant antics and energy. Every day that she behaves this way is just a step closer to accepting… Read more →

One-Dish Chicken Fajita Bake

This recipe is the absolute bomb and it tastes even better for lunch leftovers the next day!  This is a for-sure keeper and will be a “regular” in our house…crazy easy too! I used regular rice, but next time will use the cauliflower. (Personal photo forth-coming) Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  25 mins Total time:  35 mins Author: The Real… Read more →

My Reality TV Stint: One Born Every Minute

7 years ago, many of my coworkers & myself had our shot at being on national television; not once, but for a series!  The producers (from The Office & Biggest Loser to name a few) spent several months at our hospital (Riverside Methodist), for 2 seasons back to back, filming the reality TV show “One Born Every Minute”. The series… Read more →

Luna’s First Real Backpacking Adventure: 8/12-13/2017

This adventure was taken three weeks post-trial drug completion.  Luna hiked 11 miles over two days with us on August 12th & 13th!  I thought that I had posted a blog about it, but apparently I forgot!  Here are some adorable photos from that wonderful weekend at Zaleski State Forest here in Ohio.  Jamison and I alternated each mile with… Read more →

FIP New Drug Trial: Six Weeks Out and Thriving!

Well, here we are at the six-week mark of Luna being off of her life-saving, anti-viral, trial drug and she is exceeding all expectations!  She had her 4-week labs drawn on August 23rd and aside from a lab error with her platelets (caused by six attempts by the technician to get her blood, resulting in a clotted specimen), they are… Read more →

Reblog: Children Who Break Your Heart: Here’s Some Expert Advice

Children Who Break Your Heart: Here’s Some Expert Advice By Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.   Almost nothing is as painful as estrangement from an adult child.  When we reach the later years, our dream is to be surrounded by loving children and grandchildren.  For some however, a negative relationship with one of their offspring – or even worse, complete separation… Read more →

FIP: Wet, Dry or Combination and Age of Cat Survey/Poll

I am doing an independent data collection/study to see which type of FIP is most common, wet/effusive, dry/neurological, or both wet and dry.  If you have/had a cat(s) diagnosed with FIP, please submit your response(s) below.  I will collect data for 30 days and post the results. Read more →

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