Drogo decided to check out my assembly of his new cat crate. In order to keep his brother from muscling him out of food and rest, plus minimize the other cats' exposure to possible infection, Drogo will spend part of his day crated.
Three days ago, Drogo stopped eating, drinking, playing and doing all the things that young cats do. Yesterday I took Drogo to the vet and received devastating news. Feline Infectious Peritonitis #FIP is a common mutation of the widespread feline enteric coronavirus #FECV . If the host's immune system cannot erect a proper defense, the virus takes a deadly course; it has a nearly 100% mortality rate. There is no cure. A combination of clinical signs, blood testing, and high risk factors have led the vet to make a diagnosis of FIP. Worse news is that our other cats are likely carriers of this virus. The last 24 hours have been hell coping with all of this. Drogo is only 8 months old; our time with this ridiculously lovable feline is too short. There is no timeline as to when this disease runs its course; it is a matter of assessing the cat's health and quality of life and determine when to make the call. The next few days or weeks will be rough. #igkitty#instacat#kittens#kittenlove#kitten#kittensofinstagram#catstagram#furbaby#igkittens#furkid#adoptdontshop#adoptafurbaby#grief#felineinfectiousperitonitis#tearsfordrogo