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Please pray for my kitty, Moses.

post #1 of 30
Thread Starter 
My sweet little Moses is being tested right now for FIP and Liver disease. If Moses has liver disease he will survive, if he has FIP we will have to put him to sleep this afternoon. They will know the results of their tests this afternoon. I need prayer for Moses that he doesn't have FIP. The doctors say they just aren't sure and that his signs go 50/50 for one or the other.

FIP is a virus that causes his body to create fluid that infiltrates the body and eventually death. It is transferable from a mother to kitten, but it is unclear whether Moses could have transfered it to my other kitty, Steven. So keep Steven your prayers as well. Thanks very much.

Here is a link to his picture: http://dinanno-family.hypermart.net/moses10.jpg

post #2 of 30
Getting my positive energy to Moses, Steven, and you Snipboy. I hope the tests come back negative.
post #3 of 30
Feel better...... little guy!
post #4 of 30
Lots of prayers coming your way

Anne, the owner of this site replied to a thread about a similar thing, I have quoted her reply here for you as not all cats with FIP/FeLV/FIV have to be put to sleep, it might be worth thinking about or discussing All the best to you and yours


some vets sometimes advise people to put down cats that are FeLV or FIV positive or even what they call FIP positive (which cannot actually be tested for as such).

In case other people with FeLV or FIV positive cats read this thread in the future, I just wanted to say that there is no need to put down those cats. These cats can have years and years of good quality life ahead of them. It's sad that the shelter won't take them in, though I can certainly see their point - they don't want this virus spreading to other cats. What these cats need is to live either as the only cats in the household or with other FeLV positive cats.

post #5 of 30
I hope everything turns out ok for your and your kitties.
post #6 of 30
kitty prayer coming Moses's way - hang in there sweet baby!!
post #7 of 30
Rhea!! I am so glad you posted that quote by Anne, I was just going to go look for it to post here myself!!!

Snipboy...please look into this before you have Moses put down, as there is alot of good information on this site and from what I have read, there is really no need to have him put to sleep if he does have FIP.

I will say a prayer for both your kitties...keep us posted!!!
post #8 of 30
Hope everything works out.
post #9 of 30
Thread Starter 
Everything I've read about FIP tells me he has to be put down if he has the wet kind. I am so upset.
post #10 of 30
i prayed for you kitty. i really hope he does not have to be put to sleep.
post #11 of 30
Snipboy...I don't know much about FIP, but you might want to PM Anne or Hissy and ask them about it, they would know if it is indeed necessary to have him put down if it is the wet kind. They know much more about this than I do.
post #12 of 30
Any updates? I am praying for good results!
post #13 of 30
Thread Starter 
No new information at this point. I am bracing myself. I will know more in a few hours.
post #14 of 30
I am sending lots of prayers and positive energy to you and both of your kittens. I am really hoping for a positive outcome for all three of you.
post #15 of 30
Thread Starter 
We got the final tests back today and it looks like he indeed has has FIP. The vet gave him two weeks to live. However, he is not in any pain, according to the vet. She said he will reach a point where he won't be interested in eating anymore and at that time we should bring him in to cross the bridge. There will always be a concern that Steven might get it as well, as he has been exposed as well. We should know if he got it from Moses within the next year or so.

Thanks for your prayers. Please still pray for a miracle. If God can make fools of human doctors, he certainly can of vets.
post #16 of 30
I'm hoping that you do get the miracle you want. I will keep you and your kittens in my thoughts and prayers.
post #17 of 30
I am so very sorry about your little one.
I pray that God comforts you and your kitty.
You will be in my thoughts and prayers!
post #18 of 30

Ivo and I are sending all our good wishes and prayers your way. No matter what, Moses is lucky to have you at this time.
post #19 of 30

I'm sorry to hear about Moses. He's lucky to have you at this time of his life. I do hope you get the miracle you want for your kitties. Do keep us updated.
post #20 of 30
I'm so sorry to hear about Moses!! I will be praying for him and that Steven doen't have it as well! My thoughts are with you!!
post #21 of 30
i'm so sorry about thre results. cherish the time you have left with him. embrace every moment.
post #22 of 30
So sorry to hear the results... lots of love and prayers coming your way...
post #23 of 30
I'm sorry the results were positive. There are miracles out there, so I'm hoping for one for you, Moses and Steven. Enjoy every moment you have with Moses, and make his days as happy for both of you as you can.
post #24 of 30
Snip, I was so sorry to hear about Moses. I'm praying for him and sending him lots of 'strength' and 'be well' vibes all the way from Down Under.
post #25 of 30
Thread Starter 
Moses passed away last night at 9 PM. It was very sad and we cried all night long. His buddy Steven (our other cat) has been moaning on and off today. We are very sad.

Our biggest challenge is stopping the habits that were a part of our life with Moses. That's what's killing our hearts right now. The expectation of seeing him here and there and such. It's very tough. Our hearts are broken.

FIP is a horrible thing. And it is so random as well. In my research into it, I see there are a number or alternative therapies that have been tried in beating it back. A few of them seem promising. Perhaps this site needs a page with homeopathic remedies or some such. It sounds like super does of special vitamin c for cats might do the trick.

Anyhow, I am trying to figure out how live without him now. We only had him 10 weeks, but he left an indelible mark on my heart.

Thanks to everyone for their prayers and support
post #26 of 30
I am so very sad for you. It hurts so much to lose a loved companion....even when the sweet kitty was with you for only a short time. My heart goes out to you.

post #27 of 30
I'm so sorry, my heart goes out to you. It is so difficult to lose one of our furry loves. Try to comfort yourself with the knowledge that you gave Moses a good life for the short time he was able to be with you. You loved him, and he knew that. He gave you all of his love, too.

Count a few more tears shed for little Moses. If you haven't done so, read the Rainbow Bridge poem, and know that he is healthy and playing at the Bridge, waiting for the time when you will be reunited.
post #28 of 30
Snip, what can I say... so sorry for your loss. Most of us here know what its like to lose a baby furry, we know how awful it feels, but as Heidi said please try to take comfort in the fact that you gave him the best life a kitty could have while he was with you.
post #29 of 30
My heart goes out to you , Snip ...! How horrible for little Moses !
I surely pray that your Steven didn't catch it too ; that would be unbearable ..! It is so sad to loose a cat ; and even more when the cat is far to young to go to the RB yet .. . My Sydney was nearly 2 , and it still hurts so much ( it happened on July 22) !

Take care !!!
post #30 of 30
Snip - I am so very sorry about Moses. Words will be of little comfort to you now, but when you can, please go to the Bridge forum and write about your Moses. Also take the time to read the poem called Rainbow Bridge, at the top.
You and your family are in my thoughts!
for Moses
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