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post #121 of 245
O Oscar!!!! Your a heartbreaker. O' I hope it's not FIP. Poor baby. I'm at a loss of words.
post #122 of 245
Oh no Tania....please let Naya know how sorry I am that sweet Tiger seems to be failing.
My thoughts and prayers are with them both.
post #123 of 245
Oh I'm so sorry for the terrible news. It's a shame that such a little fighter is now facing a battle he can't over come. I'll be praying that by some miracle it's not FIP.
post #124 of 245
Oh, the precious little angel! Just when it seemed he was doing so well. Hugs to you and Naya at this difficult time, and prayers for Oscar, that he feel better somehow.

Little beloved baby...I lost Festie's sister to FIP, so I know too well how horrible it is. I pray little Oscar does not have FIP, but instead something treatable. Or if it is FIP, that Oscar's final time be peaceful and comfortable for him.
post #125 of 245
Oh no! I am also hoping for a miracle for little Oscar, and hoping that he hasn't already used his miracles to make it this far...
post #126 of 245
Thread Starter 
Or every one of his 9 lives.
post #127 of 245
Poor Oscar . Will be sending non stop prayers and {{{{{Healthy Vibes}}}}} to Oscar.
post #128 of 245
Oh, this isn't the update I was expecting! Fate can be so cruel, to make this little guy fight a battle on two fronts...and if it is indeed FIP, it's a battle he can't win. The world is truly unfair.
post #129 of 245
Oscar saw the vet again today... a lovely vet that I trust very much. She agreed with the original diagnosis of FIP and kindly asked if I knew the outcome of FIP cats. When I said that I did she said that there was a 1% chance of him going into remission for a time, but that he will die from it at some point. The official results are due later tonight. She drained off about 50ml of fluid from his abdomen to make breathing easier, and put him on a pure coconut oil supplement to replace the lost proteins (something about the molecule size apparently).

He is eating well now, no doubt because of the corticosteroids and his bowel habits are perfectly normal now too. He's as happy and cuddly as usual so we'll just take every day as it comes.
post #130 of 245
Thread Starter 
Little Oscar, what a champion.
post #131 of 245
Ach...poor little man!
post #132 of 245
Oh no! Poor Oscar! This is so unfair
post #133 of 245
That is terrible! All the fighting to live and now he can't over come this battle. Makes you wonder if he should have been put down when he was first found and in pain, huh? well, no, he now knows what it's like to be loved and happy, and he never would have had that if he was put down in the begining, so naya, know that when he does cross the bridge he spent his days warm, happy, and loved and with such a negative outcome he will have, that is so important, you showed him love! good luck to you, and I can't say it enough, sorry.

(Did the little black kitten ever get found?)
post #134 of 245
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Originally Posted by NayaZ
Oscar saw the vet again today... a lovely vet that I trust very much. She agreed with the original diagnosis of FIP and kindly asked if I knew the outcome of FIP cats. When I said that I did she said that there was a 1% chance of him going into remission for a time, but that he will die from it at some point. The official results are due later tonight. She drained off about 50ml of fluid from his abdomen to make breathing easier, and put him on a pure coconut oil supplement to replace the lost proteins (something about the molecule size apparently).

He is eating well now, no doubt because of the corticosteroids and his bowel habits are perfectly normal now too. He's as happy and cuddly as usual so we'll just take every day as it comes.
I'm so sorry. But remember, to Oscar, he is perfect. So long as you can keep him comfortable, just keep loving him. You are the one in more pain right now. Sometimes kitties are wiser than humans...he is not worried about tomorrow, or thinking about the scary dog. Little Oscar knows he is loved, and fed, and warm. Enjoy each moment with this precious angel.

Hugs and kisses to you, Oscar. I'm glad you are in good hands with Naya, and a knowledgeable vet. Sweet little baby, I will keep praying for a miracle cure, while realizing the fact that you found Naya is already a miracle in itself!
post #135 of 245
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Originally Posted by Beckiboo
I'm so sorry. But remember, to Oscar, he is perfect. So long as you can keep him comfortable, just keep loving him. You are the one in more pain right now. Sometimes kitties are wiser than humans...he is not worried about tomorrow, or thinking about the scary dog. Little Oscar knows he is loved, and fed, and warm. Enjoy each moment with this precious angel.

Hugs and kisses to you, Oscar. I'm glad you are in good hands with Naya, and a knowledgeable vet. Sweet little baby, I will keep praying for a miracle cure, while realizing the fact that you found Naya is already a miracle in itself!
I just can't stop thinking about this sweet little guy. I've tried to make sense of this but I just keep comming up with the Lord used him to bring us all togther to support & love a little baby we don't know. Naya you are a saint & my thoughts and prayers are with you as I can't even imagine how sad you must be right now. Oscar, you are loved by Naya & many others who you don't know, but who will want to visit you over the bridge.
post #136 of 245
Thread Starter 
This thread is such a roller-coater I know.

Oscar's FIP test came back negative! Apparently, they do get a lot of false negatives but, looking at the other preliminary tests, the vet is 99% sure he doesn't have it. What is most likely causing the huge bloating though, is liver failure, caused by a suspected Portosystemic shunt. This is where the blood isn't properly cleaned of toxins because there is a vein that bypasses the liver, letting some of the untreated blood back into the bloodstream. This link is about dogs with a portosystemic shunt but it explains it well: http://www.malteseonly.com/shunt2.html.

The shunt can be operated on but Oscar is too sick to undergo surgery. The vet has put him on a diet of plain sausage meat and coconut oil. I know it sounds very strange but there is reasoning behind it LOL. Oscar needs a low protein diet, which is hard to do when an animal is a carnivore. Sausage meat has lots of fats, is low in protein and is bulked out with vegetable-like things. Cats need protein so that's where the coconut oil comes in. It contains the protein he needs but in a slightly different form that won't make him sick. Naya got it from the health food shop and it doesn't have a coconut-like taste or smell. Oscar quite likes the cooked sausage meat, mixed in a little bit of the coconut oil.

The best news is that his bloating has gone down a lot. He is still a little bit bloated but nothing like he was. He is feeling much more comfortable and his breathing is not affected. Even the vet is not sure why the bloating has just gone down.

We're not sure how things will go with Oscar but we'll keep you updated on his progress.
post #137 of 245
Oh, my goodness! What a phenomenal vet! It sounds like Oscar is still critical, but at least he has a chance, where FIP leaves no chance. Bless his little heart! The fact that he is having less bloating shows that his body is still trying to heal.

Keep fighting, little man! We all love you and are keeping you and Naya and Kumbulu in our prayers!
post #138 of 245
OMG i am so happy to hear that Oscar still has a chance! I just couldn't let go/give up on the little fighter! GO OSCAR GO all of TCS is pulling for you!!!!! I wish i was closer to give him hugs and scritches!!!
post #139 of 245
A rollercoaster, indeed!! I welled up with tears of happiness when I read your post about the test being negative.
Come on, Oscar. You're such a strong little boy, and so many people love you. Keep fighting!
post #140 of 245
I was really scared when I saw more posts on this thread but now I am in tears at the good news. This really is a rollercoaster thread. Oscar sweetie we're all pulling for you. Keeping fighting, you can do it
post #141 of 245
I don't know whether to cry or not right now. Poor lil Oscar! I just want so very much for you to have a healthy and happy life.
post #142 of 245
Oscar, you are an inspiration to us all I feel so badly that you are having to go through this, but you are so bravely mustering on - you thrive on love & have beat the odds through so much. Keep on little guy!
Hugs, prayers and healing vibes.....susan
post #143 of 245
Go Oscar!!!!

We are all rooting for you little guy!! You have a lot of support all around the world right now!!!
post #144 of 245
i hope he'll make it! me and bilbo pary for him from the other side of the planet! Oscar is so cute little kitten.
post #145 of 245
me and all my cats are praying for you Oscar you can do it, I love you. and so does everyone on TCS we all do, and I know love is a healer, come on everyone

HEALING VIBES FOR YOU.

WE LOVE YOU.
post #146 of 245
We want to add our cheers and encouragement to such a brave little guy! Hang in there Oscar, you've got a lot of fans cheering for you!
post #147 of 245
What a sweetheart!!! poor baby!

heres hoping for a speedy healthy recovery!!!!!
post #148 of 245
My heart is so invested in this thread. Oscar is such a trooper! I admire you, Kumbulu and Naye, for caring for him as you are....
post #149 of 245
Keep fighting Oscar!! You are winning!!!Will continue sending {{{{{Get Well Vibes and Prayers to Oscar}}}}}.
post #150 of 245
Tania, just saw this thread. Oscar, you keep fighting you little doll. If anyone can help you, I know you can!!
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