just in case anyone remembers me posting a few times about a sick kitty named Ginger, we had to put him to sleep yesterday afternoon. He had a subtemp and the vet figured out that the mass he felt around his lower belly was a granuloma which is from FIP. Granulomas just as FIP cannot be fixed or cured...he thinks it was on his liver or intestines. Just the night before, we had been discussing exploratory surgery and an ultrasound, hoping that maybe the mass was due to partially blocked intestine or absess since those can be fixed. But looks like it wasn't meant to be, since he probably wouldn't have made it through surgery anyway. He made it total over a month with FIP, and I must say I am amazed. Poor ginger, I hope he wasn't in too much pain during this past week, staying alive probably just for us because we wanted him to live so badly...I hope he made it to the Rainbow Bridge okay. so thanks for anyone's advice, and all ginger would ask of anyone is to be aware of FIP and it's complications.
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11/19/05 at 9:15am