Dienstag, 9. Juni 2009

sad news....

Since a little time we noticed the weight loss of our cat "Rocky".
Well ...he´s 14 so maybe just a sign of getting older??
But today I took him to the vet. Teeth did show some little problems ..but anyway the vet decided to take some blood.
..
The vet just called a few minutes ago... the blood anylysis gives many signs for FIP.

"Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a viral disease of cats caused by certain strains of a virus called the feline coronavirus....
Once a cat develops clinical FIP involving one or many systems of the cat's body, the disease is progressive and is almost always fatal. "

I´ll take him to the vet again tomorrow...to get some antibiotics.

I sadly think time has come to show him our love again and try to make the rest of his life as comfortable as possible .

Kommentare:

Inge Vivianne Galli hat gesagt…

Give Rocky a big hug from me as well, he looks so sweet on that photo!!!

Finleys Welt - Tagebuch eines Bärenlebens hat gesagt…

A big hug from all the Knöpflies for Rocky and for you too, hope, he will be better soon... Tanni

Olde Dame Penniwig hat gesagt…

Poor kitty. I do many rescues and it is so sad to have this diagnosis. FIP is just so insidious. But at least Rocky is obviously well-loved and will have a comfortable remaining life. I have had cats respond well to the medicines and I did have a cat live 3 years after a diagnosis of FIP and FeLuk and she was happy during those years.

You have a very beautiful bloggie, dearie!