Monday, September 12, 2011

We need information


We are reaching out to all our friends for information on FIP.

Mac has lost 2 pounds in the last 6 weeks. He tested positive for FIP. WE know nothing about this and have not had time to process this and read the internet. We do no it is as bad as it gets.

He has to be seperated from Angel and Kirby until they are tested on Wednesday. If they are negative, he will live out his days in solitary. . If they are positive, they can all get back together.

Mac is being encouraged to eat any thing and every thing to gain weight.

51 comments:

Rene said...

Oh no, that's terrible! The poor guy! We don't know a lot about it, but we found this good article from Cornell: http://www.vet.cornell.edu/fhc/brochures/fip.html

We are sorry you are going through this. Have you tried giving Mac some higher-calorie wet food like Evo? Or perhaps, short term, Hills A/D, which is a highly palatable food. We will purray for you.

Brian said...

I am so very sorry to hear that news. I do not know much either but I am sure some smart ones will be by soon.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We don't have any advice for FIP. We are purring hard for all of you and that you two are negative. Purrs.

Sparkle said...

Oh no! I feel terrible for Mac, and I am purring lots for Angel and Kirby to test negative.

I do not know anything about FIP myself, but I do know that a couple of Aby bloggers have had kitties with FIP. One of them has some resources on the sidebar of their blog: http://abyaday.wordpress.com/

Tiglizzyclone said...

We are sad to hear this. We hope it doesn't get worse. We don't know much about FIP.

Noll said...

:( I don't know anything about FIP. Purring for him.

The Island Cats said...

Oh poor Mac! We are sorry to hear this. We don't know much about FIP. We hope someone else will know and can help.

ML said...

Get in touch with Moki's Mom Crystal, she knows so much about the latest treatments for everything.
This is such sad news, I will ask KC to put up a post on the CB for purrs & purrayers. Also a request for info.
Love & Purrs,
Mom ML

Jan's Funny Farm said...

OH, no. We don't know anything about FIP, but we are hoping for the best for all the kitties. We can imagine you are worried, so we're sending hugs, purrs and wags.

Prancer Pie said...

We are sending purrs and pawsitive thoughts your way!

FURKIDSMOM said...

Purrs and prayers going out to you. Cornell has done quite a bit of research. Our first Birman, Uriel, had FIP.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Laura and Jet Dragon said...

We are sorry about Mac and are sending lots of purrs.

There is some hope. This is an excellent site from UCal_Davis:
http://www.sockfip.org/

Laura and Taffy

Moki Fogg said...

Hi Wizard and an Angel,

Please visit the Yahoo FIP group and ask for Oscar.

http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/FIPCatSupport/

Oscar is a godsend when it comes to FIP. Oscar is a trusted resource and is in touch with all the current FIP researchers in the field.

Alternatively if you have a Facebook account you can join the FIP Fighters group:

http://www.facebook.com/groups/fipfighters/

You can find Oscar here as well.

If you need any more help please let me know. You can email me at questions@savemoki.com

Love Always,

Moki and Mom Crystal

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Oops! Mom made a boo boo! She was signed in as tiglizzyclone earlier instead of my blog! My mom is a bad secretary! We sure hope you get some good info on FIP.

Oui Oui (Lolly) said...

We are so very sorry to hear it. A former neighbor's kitten had it last year, and I'll tell you what I remember. It strikes mostly kittens. They don't really know why it strikes one & not another. She had this kitten's sister too and she was ok. Many cats can be infected with the virus that causes it but remain healthy. She didn't separate the kittens and I'm sure the sister must have been infected by the time she knew. There's a wet & dry form - her kitten had the wet form. There are some palliative treatments, but most don't survive. She spent at least $5000 to extend his life a couple months. She had to take him in to the vets to have fluids drained at least once a week because their fluids leak out which causes breathing problems. We will be praying for you and the poor little kitten. Google it - the internet is a wonderful tool. Everything is there,

Oui Oui (Lolly) said...

I forgot to mention they tried treating him with interferon, hoping that would help.

ZOOLATRY said...

Hi Nan,
We are so very sorry to read about Mac's health issues. Cannot offer any advice; not being familiar with FIP. We can offer purrs and prayers that all will be well.
And a hug, too.
Maggy, Zoey and Ann

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

oh dear oh dear...we are ever so sorry to hear that you are filled with worry about your sweet Mac.
it has been a sad weekend here for us again after we lost the little black kitten Boo Boo...we will pray you find your answers and know that we care so very much...
Love Karla

ArtemisiaFSS said...

We are so very sorry to hear this. We do not know much either, but are sure that some of our other friends can help.

Healing purrs

GGWandG said...

We're so sorry to hear this. We will be purring for Mac and that Angel and Kirby are not infected.

Sweet Purrfections said...

I don't have any advice about FIP. I think Auntie Deb did some research on it on the CB several months ago. Check out the Taylor Catsssss.

Truffle

The Monkeys said...

We also don't know much about FIP, but we're purring very hard for Mac and for good results for Angel and Kirby's tests!

Cat said...

We had a ten month old kitten that died of FIP, it usually effects cats under one year or over ten years. If your other two cats are healthy they should be okay (our Casper was fine) and Mac will not have to be quarantined, but definitely check with your vet before you do anything. Please email me if you have any questions I can help with

catscats2010@hotmail.com

SAS....Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

We are so sad to hear about Mac.......we will be purraying for him and for all of you.

Much love.

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

There is a holistic vet online - Dr Charles Loops who has treated some forms of FIP successfully. He does consults via phone and can tell you if he thinks he can help or not. I have used him for two cats with cancer and the tumor disappeared in one of them. Just google him name and see his site. Email me if you want more info. We are so sad to hear this.

Bellen said...

These are links to sites that may be of help. The last one is an on-line support group for people and cats suffering from FIP. I hope these help.

Bellen said...

Darn, forgot to add the links. I'm always forgetting attachments...

http://www.vetinfo.com/cencyclopedia/cefip.html

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=232

http://www.healthcommunities.com/feline-infectious-peritonitis/overview.shtml

http://www.sockfip.org/

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

I have a lot of information concerning FIV. Here is the post:

http://taylorcatsssss.blogspot.com/2011/05/watch-out-here-is-little-education.html

Feel free to write me at: debrastaylor@earthlink.net

I hope this helps

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

Oh no, this is not terrible. I don't know a thing about this. Will hope that the test results will come in OK and all can live together. Please keep us posted.

Moki Fogg said...

P.S.

Here are some more links for you which I forgot to add earlier...

SOCK FIP:
http://www.sockfip.org/

FIP, Winn Feline Foundation:
http://www.winnfelinehealth.org/Health/FIP.html

FIP Research, Dr. Addie, University of Glasgow:
http://www.dr-addie.com

Pathogenesis Of FIP, The Infection Of The Monocyte, Dr. Addie, YouTube Video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RyI2LI9R9Q

Start with the two groups I told you about earlier however, I have re-listed them here.

http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/FIPCatSupport/

http://www.facebook.com/groups/fipfighters/

They will point you to everything you need to know and will provide you with the latest in worldwide FIP research.
:)

A few Good Cats said...

It looks as though you have received lots of good information. We'll be sending healing vibes and purrayers for Mac.

Forty Paws said...

All Maw knows is that the wet form of FIP goes very fast. The dry form takes a while longer. It sounds like he probably has the dry form. We are sending you tons of purrs and purrayers and many hugs. This is difficult. FIP is not a good disease to have.

Luv and hugs, Us and Maw

Chesney Cats said...

We are so furry sorry to hear this. We know nothing about FIP, but are sending lots of loving & healing purrs your way.

Lilly Lu, Iris and Maxwell Mufsa Millon said...

I had a cat about 10 years ago named Kayla who had FIP we went to dr Lillan Cornjoro at Tufts it depends on the type if it the Dry type then he dose not need to be spreated Kayla lived with Mu shue till the day she died 11 mouths after due to the great DR C I still use her she just dlivered some Kittens for me this morning.

We used Cytoxin and predson there are new devloupments in FIP. It all depends on the type do not give up hope. Kayla lasted 11 wonderful months my frist vet told me to put her to sleep

Laura

~*Connie*~ said...

I believe I had a kitty die of FIP. I say believe, because there is no test for FIP. The only way to know for certain is a necropsy. Back when my Kodi was diagnosed, we did a "titer test" which simply tests for the corona virus - FIP is a mutation of the corona virus.

I HIGHLY recommend you get a second and a third opinion. Since FIP is a diagnosis of elimination if the vet you are seeing hasn't seen a lot of different illnesses in cats he might jump to FIP before another.

I also recommend the yahoo group. They have a lot of information on things to test for that are not FIP.

My heart breaks for you because I know first hand what a vet saying FIP to you means and how it feels.

Just so you know, it is NOT contagious. If you have other kitties you don't need to worry unless they are direct siblings. They used to think it was contagious because it would take out whole catteries. Now they believe that there is a genetic component to why the pretty harmless corona virus mutates.

http://www.kittyblog.net/2010/03/crew-history-fip.html is my recount of what happened with Kodi.

I am open to any questions you might have.. Just post on the post I linked to.

I pray you find some other treatable issue..

Eric and Flynn said...

We are sending lots of purrs for Mac and good thoughts for all of you.

The Misadventures Of Me said...

Sending good vibes Mac's way. The only thing I really know about FIP is that our stray Fatty had it - she was over 10 years old.

Mom Laure

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Lots of purrrs and prayers your way!! Give Mac, Angel and Kirby hugs for us!! So glad you got lots of help for everyone!!
Your TX furiends,

Pattyskypants said...

Poor Mac!! Hang in there! Just eat whatchu can and purr fur ur mommy! xxoo Patty & Bhu

P.S. We purrays fur U!

Father Tom said...

I'm so sorry, Mac! Don't know anything about FIP, but am learning fast. We'll be purring and praying for you. Enjoy all the extra attention, treats, and love, my furriend!

Hugs,
Tom
xoxo

Father Tom said...

I'm so sorry, Mac! Don't know anything about FIP, but am learning fast. We'll be purring and praying for you. Enjoy all the extra attention, treats, and love, my furriend!

Hugs,
Tom
xoxo

Marg said...

We are so sorry and are sending lots and lots of purrs. Our Mom doesn't know anything about FIP but it sounds like you have gotten some good advice and places to go to learn a little more. Take care.

CCL Wendy said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I definitely hope it turns out that Mac can stay around Angel and Kirby.

If I knew anything to help, I'd let you know, but unfortunately I don't.

I hope Mac starts eating more to maintain his weight very soon. We're purring hard for him.

CCL Wendy said...

Oops! I didn't realize that wishing your kitties could stay together meant bad things for Angel and Kirby.

I certainly hope that Angel and Kirby are not adversely affected.

Fuzzy Tales said...

We're so sorry to read this! And apologies we're behind...This is the mom, out of province and checking the news. I know the boys have their purr motors revved up into high gear for Mac, and I'm sending universal Light...We're crossing paws and fingers for the best outcome possible.

Everycat said...

We are so sorry to learn of this. Poor Mac. However, people have posted some excellent links to info on both forms of FIP. Don't give up hope, FIP can be an unpredictable disease and flummox even the best vets. Don't be afraid to ask your own vet for info and support whenever you need it and don't be afraid to find another vet if you fear your own isn't really working hard to help Mac. The attitude of a vet can make a real difference.

We send Mac and all of you love and rumbly purrs and hope Mac can gain some weight and get stronger

Gerry & Oliver

Lucky Lady said...

so sorry, hope every thing gets better I don't know what I would do if Baby got sick get well mac

Roy said...

Pleas keep us updated on the little guy's status. Here's hoping all goes well with the vet visit.

With the info that the folks have posted up above me here I'm thinking we all will learn a good deal about FIP. I'm not sure I've heard of it before.

Please keep us posted on the little ones' conditions.

Y'all come see us when you can. We're on FaceBook as well as the Blogs.

"The Boys" and Karen said...

"The Boys" and I are sad to learn about Mac. It looks like you're getting lots of suggestions and things to try. We'll keep Mac and you in our thoughts and purrs.

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Oh my goodness! WE are sooooo sorry to read this news! We will ask our friend at FHS for info on FIP. Was he never tested or vaccinated? WE are just so sorry to read this news. Purrs and hugs coming over to you. We will let you know what our friend says.
--JB

Karen Jo said...

I am so very sorry that Mac has FIP. You have gotten lots of good advice and I can't add to it. I send my prayers and Herman and Emma send healing purrs.