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How do I know when it's getting close?

post #1 of 6
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i have a small kitten who is very ill with FIP
how do i know when she's getting close to the end?
what signs are there?
are there any definite signs?
what do i do at that point?
post #2 of 6
I'm so sorry you are going through this. It's heartbreaking. This site may be of help to you. Anemia seems to be the sign that euthanasia may be in order. Look for pale gums. However, I would also ask in the Health and Nutrition forum. I will move this for you.
post #3 of 6
The call FIP the purring disease because right at the end the cat is so much pain the purrs are off the map (because cats purr when they are in pain). You need to know that this stage should be prevented and the cat should be released to the angels well before then. They tell you in their eyes and in their activity level. When you see the activity level drop you need to make the very painful adult decision to let her go.

I am sorry that you have to be put into this position. I trust you will do the right thing.
post #4 of 6
I am so sorry I have just learnt that your kitten has FIP. My Rufus was diagnosed on 6 Jan & he lost his fight on 5 Feb. I wanted to keep him as long as I could and I also believed with the power of prayer he might recover, but it was not to be. I let him go when he stopped eating and his breathing had become more laboured, it was the hardest decision I have ever made. I'm so sorry this is an awful disease, we are just so powerless.
post #5 of 6
Oh I am so sorry. I am still terribly sad about losing my dog a few years ago, and that was after a very long life. I can't imagine the pain and sorrow you are going through.

I don't know much about FIP but just wanted to say that if you choose to help her out of her pain through euthanasia before it gets too bad, try to plan a very special day for her, and try to be strong enough to be with her and hold her in your arms. My only comfort in losing my girl was knowing that she passed on in relative happiness and knowing she was loved.

I wish there was something I could do or say to make this easier but I can't and I'm just really sorry you and your kitty or anyone ever has to deal with things like this. Best wishes.
post #6 of 6
I'm sorry to hear about your kitten. We lost our most beloved Giuseppe to FIP on August 12 of last year, just a few hours before his six month birthday. And now we fear that his companion cat has it now.
You'll know when it's time to say goodbye. We were fortunate to have Giuseppe here at home when he passed. We had scheduled to drop him off at the vet the very next day, but Giuseppe picked the time when my fiance and I were both at home.
His death was the hardest thing I have ever had to face, and now that we may be losing our next cat to FIP I don't know how I'll recover.
Once again my condolences. I know the pain you feel. JUst remeber the good times you had, no matter how short their life is. Giuseppe's life was short, but he taught me so much about love. I learned more about life in his short time on this Earth than I could learn in an eternity. God bless.
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