In November,we adopted two kittens from our local cat sanctuary. The male kitten, Casanova, developed fine, grew like a weed and is now a toe-hunting menace. The female, Crackers, stopped growing, started to hold her tail oddly and eventually lost most of the control in her back legs. We were initially told by the vet that it was probably congenital or toxioplasma. A second opinion said she had ‘luxating patellas’ or dodgey knees.
A specialist has now said, having taken blood, that there’s something wrong with her intestines so she can’t digest any food and is basically starving, she’s probably got a viral infection, and there’s a possibility she has FIP. FIP is fatal, nontreatable and is just too horrible to contemplate.
This kitten is my best friend and companion, she’s stolen my heart so quickly and she might be in pain I can’t help. She’s my baby and I might loose her.
She has another vet trip on Tuesday morning, hopefully I bring her home from that visit with the knowledge she can be helped.
Sorry for the splurge. Didn’t manage not to cry.