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 →

Summary of Dr. Pedersen’s Presentation at the Winn FIP Symposium July 20, 2017 (Reblog from Support FIP Research)

Summary of Dr. Pedersen’s presentation at the Winn FIP Symposium SUPPORT F.I.P. RESEARCH·THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017 Ending FIP, Is There Hope? – A summary of Dr. Niels Pedersen’s presentation to the Winn Feline Foundation Symposium in Chicago July 29th, 2017 by Carol Johnson DVM, Ph.D. and Heather Lorimer Ph.D. Additional information from literature articles written by Dr. Pedersen have been… Read more →

Mommie Dearest (1981)

I’ve decided to start watching some of the older, classic movies that I’ve never watched.  I started off with a real doozie: “Mommie Dearest”.  This movie, starring Faye Dunaway is about the life of actress, Joan Crawford and displays narcissism at its finest and encompasses alcoholism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and parental abuse; while being able to receive respect and a positive… 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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