Baku was diagnosed with dry FIP with ocular involvement on September 27. At diagnosis, he was completely blind, anemic, and weighed only 3.2 pounds. Baku began anti-viral treatment at an ocular dose of 8 mg/kg on October 2. Within a few days, his vision and appetite returned! He began gaining weight, and in a few weeks, he was playing like a kitten again. On December 9, after almost 10 weeks of GS treatment, Baku’s bloodwork was perfect, he weighed 5.6 lbs, and we were counting down to the end of treatment. However later that day, he began exhibiting symptoms of anemia again, and his appetite and energy level decreased over the next few days. I did not suspect FIP since his bloodwork has been perfect! However on December 19, Baku started losing control of his back legs and having trouble walking, and I knew that his FIP had returned, this time with severe neurological involvement. The next day, he could no longer walk. On December 21, I started him on 10 mg/kg. That night he declined even more. I kept him warm and syringe fed him every few hours. His weight was down to 4.2 lbs. The next morning, my little FIP Warrior began trying to move around, but with no control of his legs, he could only stand, fall, and roll around, but he was determined. Over the next few days, he started eating again and wobbling around the house. On Christmas Day, 4 days after beginning Baku’s 2nd round of GS treatment at a higher dosage, he brought me one of his toys! As of February 10, 7 weeks into his 2nd round of GS treatment, Baku’s weight is up to 7 lbs, and he is acting like a normal kitten again! It’s my plan to continue Baku’s treatment until March 13, or possibly longer if his labs indicate the need for longer treatment.
His treatment is around $42/day!
- Allie Wassel
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