Tag: FIP

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 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 →

FIP New Drug Trial Update: Lab Results

The good news just keeps coming! Yesterday was Luna’s first CBC, PCV & TP lab check. I am happy to report yet another astounding improvement! I’ve attached a comparison from yesterday’s CBC & differential to the one from her diagnosis on 4/24/17. Her white cell count is down from 24.6 to 9.9 – NORMAL RANGE She is still slightly anemic,… Read more →

FIP New Drug Trial Update: End of Week #1

The important thing that we all need to keep in mind is that Luna’s case is a very small research trial; not a treatment for Luna or any future cats that are fortunate enough to meet the criteria and be accepted.  Everyone is desperate for a treatment and a cure, and while it’s seemingly getting closer, there is still much… Read more →

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