- Apr 23, 2021
Hi all. I am new here and am extremely worried about our girl. This could get long, so I'm sorry now. A little back story. We had a community stray take up with us 2 years ago this coming August. She would come to get pets and loves, then come in the house for snuggles for a bit then go back out til the next morning. We brought her in one day and she never wanted out again. So, he had her vaccinated and spayed this past September. She's been a happy house cat ever since, sun bathing in the window, being loved by myself and my husband and our 3 kids, and chasing her balls and laster pointer everywhere. A couple of weeks ago we noticed she started acting a little withdrawn, depressed. Then a week and a half ago, her appetite dropped to almost nothing and she was barely drinking. The day before yesterday, she quit eating and drinking completely. Vet was able to work her in and did blood work and x-rays. Blood work came back fine, but x-rays showed fluid in chest and in lungs, along with a lesion in her chest like a mass that's pushing up on her lungs, heart and wind pipe. She has not been vomiting. No diahhrea and no blood in her stool or urine. Aver said he is pretty sure she was wet FIP. He gave her an injection of Lasix, steroid and antibiotic and sent her home with antibiotic and steroid pills to give her daily. I hope and pray these meds can get her over this but I have read all the bad stuff. She finally starting eating through the night and has ate a little canned food a couple of times and also ate a little ham and gravy baby food as well and drank a lot of water. Hoping she can beat this. Just looking for others who have went through this to see what to look for as far as if she isn't gonna get better. She groans/moans when she tries to take a deep breath too, and only her stomach rises when she breaths, instead of her stomach and chest both. The x-rays showed her lungs were both filled half way with fluid. Is she a lost cause? I'm beside myself. She is only 2 and a half.