Originally Posted by Biskit
Kitties symptoms are lethargic, not eating well, low grade fever enlarged tummy. Vet pulled fluid from her belly which was then the initial diagnoses. Sent the fluids to CSU Vet hospital for futher exam. They said they couldn't confirm 100% but that in their best opinion thats what they are also confirming.
My daughter is away at college with this kitty and dealing with this on her own. Vets, and trying to get her to eat.
She just went through H*ll 3 months ago when she took her 13 yr old cat to live with her at school and 3 weeks later we had to put her down when the vets discovered she had cancer through her entire body, including her lungs.
She had to take her to the Vet hospital twice to have fluid drained from her lungs.
Thank you all for the support. It is truly appreciated
I'm really sorry to hear about that, as the prognosis isn't good for FIP. It sounds like Wet FIP with the accumulation of fluid. Apparently it starts off as a relatively harmless virus called the Feline CoronaVirus which often shows little symptoms. This is highly contagious and is normally spread through litter trays. On the odd occasion, this virus 'mutates' into FIP. The test that they do shows a titre count for the feline CoronaVirus, which is why they can't tell you that it is conclusively FIP, but if it shows a high titre, chances are that it is FIP. I think they were trialling a drug called Interferon for the treatment, but please don't get your hopes up as there is no cure for FIP. I'm under the impression that Interferon is hoped to alleviate some of the symptoms and make the last bit of time a bit more comfortable. It may be worth having a look at.
Best of luck.