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  • If he is eating and alert, please do not euthanize him. If you are on Facebook, please join a group called FIP Fighters. There are many FIP experts there as admins…post what you posted above along with any recent lab results. They will help you figure out if this is indeed FIP and not some other disease that mimics FIP. I will watch for your…[Read more]

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    • If he is eating and alert, please do not euthanize him. If you are on Facebook, please join a group called FIP Fighters. There are many FIP experts there as admins…post what you posted above along with any recent lab results. They will help you figure out if this is indeed FIP and not some other disease that mimics FIP. I will watch for your post and we can go from there. I am so sad that you are having to deal with this and I genuinely hope that it’s not FIP and something that can be treated.

  • Piss and Vinegar is exactly what Luna girl is! Yes, I feel the same as you. FIP is the devil!

  • Thank you Noelle! Those are some very kind words and I’m glad that Luna’s story brings comfort to some who have had to endure this nightmare. We are definitely enjoying our new little family of crazy savages!

  • Cyndy, the trials have been closed since the summer and there were about 26 cats in it. The other one was in 2016. To the best of my knowledge, there are no further trials in the works, but I urge you to check out the UCD website under their clinical trials section to see if anything is up and coming. I’m sorry you have sustained so much loss.…[Read more]

  • Oh my goodness! Are you saying that you lost BOTH of them to FIP at the age of 9? 🙁 How disheartening and unreal that somehow their immunity was knocked down enough that corona could mutate to FIP at that age! And at the same time! I am constantly shocked at the stories like this that I’m hearing. I’m very sad for your losses.

  • How horrible..and how unbelievable that he has made it one year! That is utterly unheard of for wet FIP. He must have a very strong immune system! The drugs have not been FDA approved, therefore, no drug companies in the US are manufacturing them. What meds is Bailey taking? Prednison, Interferon etc.?

  • I’m sorry your cat has FIP; so unfair this disease 🙁 . I’m afraid the trial has been closed since this past summer. You can always check the UCD website under their clinical trials section to see if anything is up and coming.

  • “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 […]

    • How horrible..and how unbelievable that he has made it one year! That is utterly unheard of for wet FIP. He must have a very strong immune system! The drugs have not been FDA approved, therefore, no drug companies in the US are manufacturing them. What meds is Bailey taking? Prednison, Interferon etc.?

    • Oh my goodness! Are you saying that you lost BOTH of them to FIP at the age of 9? 🙁 How disheartening and unreal that somehow their immunity was knocked down enough that corona could mutate to FIP at that age! And at the same time! I am constantly shocked at the stories like this that I’m hearing. I’m very sad for your losses.

    • Cyndy, the trials have been closed since the summer and there were about 26 cats in it. The other one was in 2016. To the best of my knowledge, there are no further trials in the works, but I urge you to check out the UCD website under their clinical trials section to see if anything is up and coming. I’m sorry you have sustained so much loss. That was me back in 2013…just one after another…

    • Piss and Vinegar is exactly what Luna girl is! Yes, I feel the same as you. FIP is the devil!

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  • Bridgette, Michele, Denise, & Camila, What can I say except thank you to you exceptional ladies for always being supportive and positive. I don’t know what I’d do without you all and look how spread out we all are! Hugs and huge thanks for being so wonderful!

  • Ah Joseph, I hate hearing that sad news. When will you have results from the study? Thank you for seeing Luna’s success in a positive light and for all the ongoing support!

  • These are all valid concerns and why we communicated with Dr. Pedersen before adding more Savannahs to our family. Luna received a daily antiviral injection for 12 weeks. I highly doubt that she has any corona virus left in her system with the FIP mutation itself being likely eradicated as well. The two new kittens are from a different breeder…[Read more]

  • Shelly, the trial is closed. It was only open for a short time and to roughly 20-25 cats with wet FIP that fit the trial criteria.

  • 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 […]

    • Shelly, the trial is closed. It was only open for a short time and to roughly 20-25 cats with wet FIP that fit the trial criteria.

    • These are all valid concerns and why we communicated with Dr. Pedersen before adding more Savannahs to our family. Luna received a daily antiviral injection for 12 weeks. I highly doubt that she has any corona virus left in her system with the FIP mutation itself being likely eradicated as well. The two new kittens are from a different breeder who has no history of FIP in his cattery and while most cats carry corona, there are many strains and it can come and go over time. We did have a fecal loop done on Titan (since he and Cally are siblings–different litters–but from same cattery so only needed to test one of them.

      I worry every day that a new corona exposure will cause Luna to relapse to FIP, which is why she still has lab work and temperature checks drawn at various intervals per Dr. Pedersen’s recommendations. It was his feeing that as long as the new cats were healthy, there was no reason for Luna to remain a solo cat.

      The cats have been together now for nearly 2 months and so far, no issues other than a camphytobacter infection with Titan, for which all 3 cats were treated with 2 rounds (4 weeks worth) of Neomycin twice daily to be safe and make sure the bacteria was killed since they groom one another, share litter boxes…what can’t be avoided of course.

      We are definitely being cautious and I thank you for such a great question and concern! I am surprised no one has asked that as of yet 😉

    • Ah Joseph, I hate hearing that sad news. When will you have results from the study? Thank you for seeing Luna’s success in a positive light and for all the ongoing support!

    • Bridgette, Michele, Denise, & Camila, What can I say except thank you to you exceptional ladies for always being supportive and positive. I don’t know what I’d do without you all and look how spread out we all are! Hugs and huge thanks for being so wonderful!

    • Thank you Noelle! Those are some very kind words and I’m glad that Luna’s story brings comfort to some who have had to endure this nightmare. We are definitely enjoying our new little family of crazy savages!

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  • That is awful that you lost 3! Were they siblings/related at all? The testing is a puzzle and a diagnosis of exclusion mostly, unless a lymph node biopsy is done or you get a + PCR on the fluid. Luna had a high fever, loss of appetite, lethargy, a very swollen, fluid-filled abdomen. They did an echocardiogram because she had a grade 4 heart…[Read more]

  • As I sit here on the eve of my 51st birthday, I feel compelled to reflect and recap this past year of changes, experiences, discoveries, adventures, and challenges.  Turning 50 and the months that followed, was […]

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    • Great news for sure BUT after having 3 cats die within 2 months from FIP and being told by our Vet that there is NO TESTING that can be done before death that a Feline has positive FIP wheather it be dry or wet FIP .

      Please explain how the testing procedure was done to come about that she was tested positive FIP??? What were the steps taken for the testing procedure??

      • That is awful that you lost 3! Were they siblings/related at all? The testing is a puzzle and a diagnosis of exclusion mostly, unless a lymph node biopsy is done or you get a + PCR on the fluid. Luna had a high fever, loss of appetite, lethargy, a very swollen, fluid-filled abdomen. They did an echocardiogram because she had a grade 4 heart murmur to make sure that it wasn’t cardiac related, abdominal ultrasound, took a sample of the fluid for PCR testing, she had a very elevated white blood count, high serum protein, elevated bilirubin. I have her results and testing posted in one of my earlier posts from this past April. The belly fluid alone is usually enough to call it…it’s got a high protein, fibrous, sticky consistency. Luna was + for corona virus when I got her as well as she had a stool PCR panel done prior to leaving the breeder, which in and of itself, it not problematic unless there is the gene present for the mutation to occur and in Luna’s case, we learned that it was. Luna has over $2000 in testing done at the emergency vet when she was diagnosed and I’m not sure what all testing she underwent at UC Davis when we got her there, but she didn’t have much time left upon our arrival. She was one very sick kitty.

    • Also forgot to mention yes we also spent more then 2 thousand dollars on each of the 3 cats for meds, hospitalization, and all kinds of tests done and still passed away.
      Does come costly but they are family and would do anything and everything for them.

  • FIP is a diagnosis of exclusion and putting together a puzzle based on the symptoms, history, and laboratory findings. This page tells my story of her diagnosis, which was of course, confirmed upon our arrival to UCD for her to begin her treatment. Necropsy is one way to diagnose, but FIP isn’t as hard to diagnose as folks might think or as…[Read more]

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