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

An Unexpected Outcome

Since Luna came into our lives, every blog post I’ve written focuses on her FIP and the drug trial. What I haven’t shared about our little sweetie, is how Luna joined our family earlier this year.  We have a habit of doing things the hard way and for us, buying a specific breed of cat and having things go easy, was… Read more →

Luna’s Initial FIP Diagnosis & Lab Results

Many people have asked me to post Luna’s symptoms and diagnostics that led to her FIP diagnosis, so here it is! I had asked our vet, during Luna’s routine check-up and second Felo-vax vaccine, if she thought her abdomen might look slightly distended.   It appeared to me to now be bloated as it had not been like that when… Read more →

Luna is 6 Months Old! Week #10: FIP New Drug Trial Update

So here we are, in the home stretch of the injections and now 6 months old!  It’s hard to believe we started this all at the age of 15 weeks and how far she has come and how much closer UCD and Dr. Pedersen are to what could be a cure for the dreaded effusive/wet FIP nightmare! Luna is thriving,… Read more →

Recap: Winn Feline Foundation Symposium on “Ending FIP, Is There Hope?”

Luna Goes to Chicago (Her 7th State) This is my personal recap of the information presented at the Winn Feline Foundation, “Ending FIP, Is There Hope” Symposium.  I took my own personal notes as as Dr. Niels Pedersen gave his talk about current FIP research.  It was awesome to hear so much of the overwhelming FIP data that we read… Read more →

Luna’s First Hike – Appalachian Trail Tennessee/North Carolina Border

This is just too adorable not to share.  We have been wanting to take Luna camping and hiking, but when she got FIP, those plans were squelched; for what we thought would be forever.  Look at us now!  Dr. Petersen has to be grinning ear to ear right now. When we were making the decision to get a Savannah cat,… Read more →

FIP Stuff & Luna Randomness

As we approach the half-way mark of the injections (6 of 12 weeks), I can’t help but feel more optimistic than ever that Luna may actually have beaten effusive FIP; my gut tells me that she has anyways.  I don’t really have a lot to report since she isn’t due for her next set of labs for another 3 weeks.… Read more →

FIP New Drug Trial: Luna’s 5-Week Post-Trial Update & Lab Check

Well my friends, the good news just keeps coming.  I’m happy to announce that Luna’s most recent set of labs are perfect!  The anemia has completely resolved, her platelets are now normal, her white cell count is still normal, and the white cell differential is perfect.  This draw included a chemistry to check her liver to make sure there is… Read more →

FIP New Drug Trial Update: Four Weeks and Holding Strong

I cannot believe I am sitting here writing an update nearly 4 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… Read more →

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