Help shadowfax beat FIP (feline coronavirus)

FIP ( Feline Infectious Peritonitis) has almost been death sentence for cats. It is a mutated form of the coronavirus and it causes the white blood cells to attack itself causing intense inflammation.

On Tuesday my 7 month old kitten (shadowfax) was diagnosed with the neurological form which affects his gross motor skills. He is my daughter's best friend, the shadow to my dog Samwise and the ultimate cuddler.  We adopted him right after a had ruptured ectopic pregnancy. 47300688_1586488338694198_r.jpegBecause of these things, I was not ready to give up on him and found a drug that has proven to be affective in bringing FIP cats into remission. The medicine is called GS and is an antiviral medication and is a biological component in remdesivir (which is what is in the works of getting FDA approval for human covid-19). It sounds extremely encouraging, however, it is insanely expensive.
The drug itself costs about $120 a vial and shadow would need about 26 vials due to the type of FIP. I was able to get two vials from a local woman and started Shadowfax on the Gs last night (4-8-2020). It is 84 days of injections, sub-q fluids, and making sure he gets the high calories he needs. He will also be on steroids to help bring doan the inflammation. I realize shadow is only a cat, but he is a member of the family and I want to try everything that I can (while making sure he is not suffering). I cannot do this without your help- let us face it, times are tough for everyone and there are much bigger and more immediate needs than attempting to save a cat. I am a realist, and understand this. But, I need to try. Any little amount helps and I am forever grateful for any support and prayers. Along the way I will post updates and let you know how he is doing. If we are unable to continue treatment either for financial reasons or due to his health declining I will not keep your donations.

Here is a link to the Gs protocol and information.

There are several options for donating. Paypa and venmeo do not charge fees and my e-mail linked to that is Otherwise, feel free to donate here.

Thank you,
Kathleen, dave, emma, stormagedeon, kazoo, samwise and shadowfax


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Kathleen Polk 
Grand Blanc, MI
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