Category: Luna’s FIP UCD Trial

Luna’s diagnosis of Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP), the new drug trial she participated in, and her progress along the way

Fundraiser for SOCKFIP @ UCD in honor of Luna’s Final Lab Draw. $1000 Goal. (She is 7+ Months Since Her Last Injection!)

Click Here To Donate to Luna’s current FIP Fundraiser on Facebook (Facebook does not take any fees for fundraising) To learn more about SOCKFIP click here (Save Our Cats and Kittens from Feline Infectious Peritonitis). As of March 7th, with a picture-perfect and FINAL set of lab results, our sweet Luna is now considered cured of her FIP, all thanks… Read more →

Radio Interview on Steve Dale’s Pet World on Luna

Steve Dale’s Pet World – Luna the Cat in Remission from FIP – aired 1/13/2018 . (click the link to be directed to actual audio interview) Luna the Cat in Remission from FIP Posted On March 2, 2018 Luna is in remission from FIP – unheard of.  There’s now hope Debra Roberts is no ordinary cat owner, and Luna is no ordinary… Read more →

HAPPY FIRST BIRTHDAY TO OUR SWEET GIRL LUNA! A YEAR IN REVIEW.

I am delighted to get to write another positive post about Luna’s trial and milestones, but more than anything, I’m elated to be saying that we are about to celebrate this sweet Savannah girl’s first birthday tomorrow, January 9th, 2017! We feel so much gratitude that we still have her with us (now over five months since her final injection)… Read more →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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