My name is Lauren Green I am a vet tech and an animal lover/enthusiast. Our baby Timmy (king tiny timothy pugsley the fourth) is very sick, luckily I am a helicopter mom and although he never stopped eating or drinking, we noticed signs early and I took him into work on a whim, today he was diagnosed with FIP, he had some issues breathing, his temp was 105.4 and he had pleural effusion (fluid in his chest), after a thoracocentesis (draining said fluid) he is doing a lot better his temp has come down and he is feeling more like himself. Feline infectious peritonitis or FIP is a viral disease in cats caused by certain strains of a virus called the feline coronavirus, Timmy is fully vaccinated and up to date on all preventive care but there is no way to really protect him from this. I have helped teach clients with FIP positive patients how to administer subcutaneous injections, how to make their furbaby comfortable during the process, and what signs to look out for, given my personal number, but the tables have turned and it seems as though we are the ones in need of help now. There used to be no real cure for FIP. Contracting FIP was a death sentence, but with help from FIP WARRIORS, the incredible support from my coworkers at CTVSEH, and the fact that we caught the symptoms early, we have a pretty good treatment plan in place that will hopefully get Timmy back to himself. Unfortunately, we are still in the process of purchasing our home and are limited on what we can spend and completely unable to use our lines of credit. The treatment for FIP is apx 84 days and is estimated to be apx 2,362 dollars, not including hospitalization and diagnostics. We are reaching out for every bit of assistance we can find in helping pay for Timmy’s treatment. He isn’t just a cat…he has gone to work with me almost every day since he was five weeks old (he is our emotional support coworker), our daughter's very best friend, and part of our family. Any and everything helps, even if it’s just sharing and getting his story around.
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If you’ve made it this far I thank you and appreciate your time.