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Discussion in 'Cat Health' started by Ghunter1089, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Ghunter1089

    Ghunter1089 Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    My 9 month old kitten has had a fever of 104 for the last two weeks. Her albumin/globulin ratio is 0.4. She has been very sleepy and not herself. Her appetite has remained fine and no vomiting or diarrhoea. She responded positively to antibiotics but when course finished she seened unwell again. On second course of antibiotics now and she is back to being playful and purry. Vets have suggested testing for FIP because of the fever, lethargy and anaemia. I'm absolutely heartbroken at the thought of the possibility of her having FIP. Any advice or experiences or thoughts are welcome!
     
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  2. Furballsmom

    Furballsmom TCS Member Top Cat

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    Hi!
    But she also might not have it, there's that to hang on to.
    :vibes::crossfingers: .:redheartpump:
     
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  3. FeebysOwner

    FeebysOwner TCS Member Top Cat

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    Hi. I wish I could help, but my cat Tawny had wet FIP (accumulation in the abdominal area of fluids). I am guessing your baby would have the dry version? I don't know how your vet proposes to test for FIP - there is no conclusive test that I know of. When there are fluids involved, they can test the fluids to look for certain properties that "suggest" FIP.

    Have you looked up on the internet about dry FIP? Are you familiar with FIP at all? I can help you with that, if you want.
     

  4. Ghunter1089

    Ghunter1089 Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    They are sending a serum sample off tomorrow to test for antibodies to coronavirus/fip. She seems now like she has a cold, sneezing and sounds a bit congested. Vet has said she is anaemic and not making red blood cells.
     

  5. FeebysOwner

    FeebysOwner TCS Member Top Cat

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    Testing for corona virus is not the same as testing for FIP. There are so many cats that will test positive for corona virus, but that does NOT mean they will automatically have/develop FIP. Please read up on it if you haven't already. I am giving you a few links about it. And, again don't hesitate to ask ALL the questions you want. This DOESN'T have to be FIP.

    Cat FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis): Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments
    PetCoach - Ask a Vet Online for Free, 24/7
    FIP: Feline Infectious Peritonitis in Cats
    Coronavirus in Cats | petMD
     
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  6. Ghunter1089

    Ghunter1089 Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    My vet says the blood results have suggested parovirus, although she isn't showing any of the clinical signs e.g. vomiting or diarrhoea. Her total blood count is low, low white and red blood cells. He has recommended steroids which i have to collect tomorrow. I can't stop crying. 6 short months I've had her. So many tests to rule things out and just feels like the options are running out of what it could be. Sorry for being so negative, just scared :(
     
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  7. Furballsmom

    Furballsmom TCS Member Top Cat

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    Hang in there, drink some chamomile tea or obtain some holy basil., It helps for times like this.
    Stay strong for your baby, she's not understanding your unhappy emotions
    :vibes::crossfingers:
     
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  8. FeebysOwner

    FeebysOwner TCS Member Top Cat

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    Parvovirus is different from FIP. Ask about antibiotics specifically for that. I know that you are inundated with information, but you need to be educated about what you are dealing with. Given that new information, please see if this article can be of more help than the ones I previously offered.

    Parvovirus in Cats

    God speed and please keep us posted.
     
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  9. Ghunter1089

    Ghunter1089 Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    My vet doesn't think it's parovirus because she isn't vomiting or experincing diarrhoea. Her red and white blood cells have decreased since her last blood test (2 weeks ago), and we're low to start with. I don't want to be put in a situation where i have to decide whether to have her put to sleep, without knowing a definite diagnosis. But then i also don't want her to suffer
     
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  10. rosegold

    rosegold TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    I’m so sorry you’re going through this with your baby. I only have experience with wet FIP, but I know that dry FIP is notoriously hard to diagnose and sometimes other things are misdiagnosed as it. I am hoping it’s not FIP!

    In addition to this wonderful site, I also want to recommend the Facebook group FIP Fighters. They are very kind and knowledgeable and you can post bloodwork, etc there to see if they have any insight.

    Keep us posted... sending healing thoughts to your girl.
     
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  11. Ghunter1089

    Ghunter1089 Thread Starter TCS Member Kitten

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    I don't understand it but vet said FIP is almost certain.

    Beyond devastated :( :(
     

  12. Furballsmom

    Furballsmom TCS Member Top Cat

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    :vibes::grouphug:
     

  13. FeebysOwner

    FeebysOwner TCS Member Top Cat

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  14. rosegold

    rosegold TCS Member Alpha Cat

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    Oh no... I’m so incredibly sorry. :(
     

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