Sunday, December 17, 2017

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Our little Milo is sick, and the vet says he's dying of a virus called FIP.  He's neither eating nor drinking on his own and I've been force-feeding him for a week now.  The problem is that there isn't a definitive test for FIP--it's more of a matter of elimination and I kind of feel like this vet is basing her diagnosis on something that might be unrelated.  We have him on an antibiotic for what the other vet in the practice thinks might be the problem and we're just keeping our fingers crosssed.  He's not showing any deterioration and aside from being lethargic and really hating the force feeding, he seems to be in decent spirits, and we're enjoying having some extra time with him if we are losing him.  The other kitten was very lonely when he first started feeling bad, but now Theo is playing more with her and we're spending more time playing and cuddling with her, so she's doing okay.  It's just been a very sad and emotional week.

6 comments:

kayT said...

Good luck with your kitty. I wonder if there is another vet not in this practice that you might visit for another opinion. I hope kitty gets better. It's so hard when they are sick and you don't know why.

bittenbyknittin said...

Oh, I hope Milo recovers. I had a vet tell me my dog might have lymphoma, turned out it was just an infection and antibiotics cleared it up. Good luck with your little one.

handmade by amalia said...

A big big hug, Toni, in this time of sorrow.
Amalia
xo

Mereknits said...

Toni,

I am so sorry. I am hoping your dear cat is better by now but I am almost afraid to ask if things are better. It is such a hard time of year to be dealing with an ill treasured pet. Sending you all love,
Meredith

RobinH said...

Oh dear. I hope that the first vet is wrong and Milo will recover.

Sue said...

So sorry to hear that your kitty milo is not well. Is it possible for you to go to another vet for a second opinion?. We can all make mistakes, and hopefully the vet you saw has been one of them..sending you best wishes and hope milo gets better x