That's why I'm really thinking and hoping that FIP is just not the right diagnosis.
I would have done as much for any of our cats as I have done with Tuffy, I love them all, even Rusty who for some reason has never really liked me all that well. I kept Rusty here out of a batch of kittens we raised when there mom stopped feeding them to be my cat, but it seems like after I had to take him to the vet a couple times he won't let me get close to him. He likes it when I play with him by rolling his toys or whatever but he won't let me pet him and he never lets me hold him. Tuffy is what I wished Rusty would grow up to be like. After Tuffy Angel is the closest to me, she almost always sleeps next to my legs at night or in the day if I am in bed not feeling good she is there by me. She has never liked Tuffy, I think she is jealous of him for getting all my attention. She goes out of her way to be mean to Tuffy but since all this fever stuff started she has left him alone, She must also know he is very sick.
I went to the vet a little while ago and got some of the prednisone they made into a flavored liquid for him, he was responding to shots of prednisone really well to bring his fever down and it makes him eat and drink better so I hope it makes him feel better at home with me. It was so nice to see him play and talk to everyone yesturday morning even if it only lasted for a few hours. It had been so long since I heard him make a sound. today he is acting depressed again, but he don't feel real warm so maybe he is just having a lazy day, all the others are just lazy today also so maybe he is just going with the flow.
I watched him in the litter box today and when he pooped it was real close to what a normal cat should be. it was all formed, no blood or that thick clear goo so whatever was causing that problem must have healed up. The ultra sound showed a thick ring of tissue around his colon in one spot. His vet wonders if it is scaring from when he had the worms or parasites so bad when I first got him. I keep praying its not FIP and he will slowly start to get better again. I have decided that I won't let them do a exploritory and biopsy on his liver. If he has FIP he won't make it anyway and if it isn't FIP cutting him open when he is so sick can only make things worse. His normal vet in town here said she would not do the surgery either, it would be just to much for him to take for what MIGHT BE learned from it. If it turns out he will not beat this and he dies or has to be put to sleep I think I might have the vet do a autopsy [sp?] to find out for sure what his problem was. I know it won't bring him back but I will at least know what did him in, and maybe if the vet can learn something from it to maybe help some ones cat later it will be worth it.
I have probably said most of this before in this tread or others but it makes me feel a little better to talk about some of this stuff. Sorry to ramble on about all this. Finding this forum a while back has really helped me deal with all this sad stuff. I have to try and stop crying in front of Tuffy or when I am holding him, Yvonne says that can only make Tuffy more sad when I am like that. I am sure he picks up on things like that.
Here is a picture of Tuffy camping with us shortly before he got so sick again. I am glad we got a digital camera and I have all these nice pictures of Tuffy to remember him by if he don't make it through this.