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

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 →

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 →

FIP New Drug Trial: Another Success Story – “Dempsey”

I’d like to introduce Dempsey.  With permission from his wonderful owners, Sherri and Chris, I’d like to share his FIP success story. Dempsey was ten months old when diagnosed with wet FIP, and ironically, Sherri and Chris learned of his diagnosis on the very same day as our Luna, in April 2017.  Dempsey and his two sisters were adopted by Chris… Read more →

FIP New Drug Trial: Two Weeks Off and Holding Strong!

Today marks the end of week #2 off the FIP antiviral trial drug (Nucleoside Inhibitor of Reverse Transcription).  Luna will turn 7 months old on August 9th.  She is gaining weight everyday thanks to her improved appetite. Her temperature has remained within normal range and there is no sign of ascites in her abdomen.  Her energy level is off the… Read more →

Post-op Spay Surgery

Out With a Bang: New Drug Trial Update

Luna’s last injection is tomorrow!!!!!!  It’s hard to believe we have made it to this point.  With that said, these last 2 weeks haven’t been as easy as the first 10, and here’s why. We were really hoping that Luna would make it through her 12 weeks of the trial drug before having her first estrus cycle.  We knew she’d be… Read more →

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 →

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