PETEY'S FIP JOURNEY

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Petey Is CURED!!!

It’s finally here…day 84 of the observation period has come and gone and Petey is officially CURED of FIP!!! He is now 11 months old and is a healthy, rambunctious, mischievous kitten who is thriving.  He’ll be getting new labs done on Thursday and he’ll have another k-laser session for the one sore that still

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6 Weeks Post-GS

Today marks the halfway point in the 84-day observation period following treatment.  We celebrated with pizza and cake to honor all of the hard work and dedication of #TeamPetey. Without his amazing vet and vet techs, his journey would have been exponentially more difficult, and may not have ended as well as it has. This

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Day 84 – The Final Dose

We’ve finally made it!  Today is day 84 and Petey’s final injection! He has been such a little trooper throughout the entire course of treatment but I’m sure that he won’t miss going to the vet every day. During the past 12 weeks on GS, Petey has grown from 6 lbs 5 oz to 10

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Day 75 & Petey’s Neuter Surgery

Petey turned 8 months old yesterday and had reached maturity about 4 weeks ago. He had been acting aggressive and dominant, and he was humping non-stop.   After much discussion with my vet and a consult with Dr Pedersen, I opted to have him neutered today, while he still has 10 more injections left to complete

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Day 66 and New Diagnostics

Due to scheduling, Petey’s 8 week exam was a little closer to 9 weeks, or day 66 of treatment.  Petey had a CBC, chemistry panel and ultrasound to gauge his progress clinically.  I couldn’t be more excited with his diagnostic results.  His CBC and chemistry panel are perfect, with all values within normal limits.  His

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Dose 41

Almost at the halfway point of his treatment, Petey continues to do amazingly well. His energy is boundless and the others can barely keep up with him. He’s learned how to turn on the kitchen sink, not by design but on his own, and is quite fond of playing in the water.  He’s also discovering

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Dose 35

Petey had a quick temperature and weight check with his injection today. His temp is perfect at 100.2F and he continues to gain weight, now up to 8 lbs 7oz.  With his weight gain, his daily dose of shire is now up to 1.3ml.  He and the rest of the brood are still getting Fortiflora

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Dose #30 – One Month Down

Petey had a new CBC and chemistry panel run on September 2nd, or day 25 on GS. Those results are in and look amazing.  All typical markers of FIP have resolved, though he does have a slight elevation in his SDMA value.  Dr Pedersen has reviewed the lab work and is not concerned with this

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Day 19

Petey has been eating and playing normally, but I had some concerns today that he felt warm to my touch and his belly felt a bit bloated. While we were at the vet for his injection, he also had a basic exam. His heart and lungs sounded perfect; no swelling of his liver or kidneys,

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Day 16

Above, Petey sits with his partners in crime; Gem (tortoiseshell) and Jaxson (buff); while intently watching birds in the back garden.  Petey weighed in a 7 pounds 7 ounces today, a 1.5 ounce gain in 3 days.  He is playing hard and eating voraciously, just as a growing kitten should.   He turned 6 months old

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Day 13

Petey went to the vet today for a quick check up, as he approaches the 2 week mark in his treatment.  His temperature is still perfect and he’s gained nearly a pound since August 14th.  Previously 6 pounds 7 ounces, he’s now up to 7 pounds 5.5 ounces.  His heart and lungs sound perfect and

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Petey after 8 shots
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8th Dose

If a picture says a thousand words, this picture says that Petey is kicking FIP’s ass!  He had his 8th injection last night and he continues to do amazingly well.  Prior to FIP, Petey had a stocky, muscular build.  He didn’t lose any weight despite his inappetence, but he did have visibly noticeable muscle loss

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Petey and Jax
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Dose #6

First Time Injecting Him On My Own I’m not going to lie, the idea of giving Petey an injection on my own, without his vet’s assistance, was daunting.  For 3 hours, I struggled with the best way to hold him, give the injection, and not hurt him.  Throughout these hours, I flinched way more than

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Petey comes home
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Dose 5 – Petey Comes Home

Petey had another fantastic day, despite eliminating all of the non-essential medications last night.  His temperature is perfect at 101.2, he’s eating very well without any appetite stimulant or anti-nausea meds, and his energy level is back to normal. Tonight was my first time administering the GS injection, with the supervision and guidance of a

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Dose 4

Eliminating Non-Essential Medicines On Thursday, August 15, 2019, Petey’s doctor stopped all non-essential medicines, as per Dr. Pedersen’s GS441 field study protocol.   Since he has been eating properly and getting his full nutritional needs without any vomiting or diarrhea, Cerenia, Cyproheptadine, and the multi-vitamin were eliminated this evening.   He has no outward signs of anemia,

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Petey after 4 doses of GS
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Dose 2

Petey received his 2nd dose of GS at 6:00PM last evening.  I spoke with his vet tech at 11:00AM today and she couldn’t wait to tell me about his progress.  His temperature was 102.1 this morning (awesome) and not only did he eat the entire bowl of food she’d left for him last night, but

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Petey before starting GS
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One Dose Down

Dose 1: The Following Day Recall that Petey had his first dose of GS at 6:00pm last night: 0.9ml of mutian brand.   When I spoke with his veterinarian at 10:00AM this morning, his fever had finally broke and his temperature was now at 102.2, which is well within the normal temperature range for a cat. 

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Petey’s Journey

About Petey Petey is a 5.5 month old, purebred Siberian who is super intelligent, outgoing, affectionate and lives for belly-rubs. He came home on May 25, 2019, at 13 weeks of age and has been a perfect kitten since birth.  He is a total Mama’s boy and since I work from home, we are inseparable

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Dedicated to all FIP angels.

All information contained on this website is compiled from real-life experiences of cat owners who are currently, or have previously treated their cats for FIP.  Most of us are not veterinarians and the  information provided within is not intended to substitute or replace medical care by a licensed veterinarian.