Originally Posted by kittylover618
It was suspected he could have FIP due to no other factors and sudden pneoumonia. He's been on clavamox now for a few days. He's eating some chicken baby food and I chopped up some turkey for him which he gobbles up and meow's at me for. He's been walking aorund up and down the stairs, he even jumps on the bed. His breathing is still heavy though and is not the crazy kitten I had a few weeks ago.
I've been reading there is no real way to tell if he has FIP other then if he pass on. I'm not sure what to do if I have to make a desicion. The woman @ the adoption agency had said to me living the way he is permenantly is no life. I dunno
im very sad
Give the kitten some time to recuperate from his cold and then see. I think it's a very good sign that he is eating and fairly active.
Make sure he has easy access to the litter box. If you have a small one that would be great since it would make it a lot easier for the kitten to clamber in and out of. Sometimes kittens have difficulty getting in and out of the regular adult sized ones.
I don't want to discourage you, but I had a kitten who died of FIPS 3 years ago. Some signs to look for are:
What was his coat like when you got him? Rough and dry or plush?
Was he very scrawny? i.e. could you see his ribs?
When you play with him does he tire easily? (but again see how he is after the cold)
If he suddenly loses his appetite and stops eating that is not good.
If he sleeps excessively and when he wakes up if he's all wobbly and his eyes are groggy looking like he's been drugged that's not good.
Be careful of too many unnecessary tests. You want to put him through as little stress as possible
because if he does have FIPS, stress will only make it worse. I agree with Karen that steroids and antibiotics might help him greatly if it is discovered he has the FIPS.
The best thing to do right now is to continue treating him for the cold and just pamper him and shower him with love
and don't give up hope!