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TL;DR: My kitty named Hockey was diagnosed with Feline Infectious Peritonitis disease (FIP), which is caused my cat's coronavirus. A new treatment was found which provides a treatment with promising results of over 90% recovery rate. The treatment for Hockey already started, at the moment we ordered 40% of required medication. This treatment is fairly expensive, and my family have low chances of gathering such amount of money in short period of time. We love him dearly, and we are currently doing everything we can to save his life. Please help us keep him alive by donating to or sharing this fundraiser.
Hello everyone! This is my amazing cat named Hockey, he is a male British cat that is currently 7 years old. Lately me and my family noticed that Hockey was not feeling well, he wasn’t as active as he used to be, he stopped playing with us, and in overall seemed depressed. We took it as a bad sign and immediately took him to our vet.
Our vet noticed that Hockey has fluids in his belly via ultrasound examination and proposed to run the FIP profile blood tests, which confirmed presence of antibodies indicating a possible coronavirus infection. Further FIP specific tests confirmed that Hockey does indeed have FIP! Results are in gallery (which are in Polish language, but here is translation!)
Blood test: The antibody titer indicates a current or past coronavirus infection. However, the result does not provide information on the presence of FIP (approx. 50-60% of cats are seropositive). In order to confirm the diagnosis of FIP, additional tests are recommended: protein electrophoresis, body fluid test, rivalta test, PCR for feline coronavirus
FIP specific test: FCoV (cat’s coronavirus) (PCR) Results: POSITIVE
FIP stands for Feline Infectious Peritonitis and is a fatal disease that is caused by cat specific coronavirus which is very common in cats. Usually the virus is inactive and stays in the intestinal area or causes mild symptoms, but sometimes it mutates causing transition into white blood cells. When the coronavirus starts traveling around the body in said cells, it causes an immune system reaction causing inflammation, which in the case of our cat came in wet form. This means that his blood vessels became inflamed and fluids from them started to leak out and accumulate in his abdomen area.
Not that long time ago this diagnosis would be a death sentence, however there is still hope. A new treatment was found which provides a treatment with promising results of over 90% recovery rate for FIP-positive cats. Full treatment lasts for 84 days, we believe in successful outcome due to early diagnosis, and our cat being middle-aged – most cats that are suffering from harsher symptoms are often relatively young or old.
The treatment for Hockey already started, at the moment he has a little rounder belly and is visibly depressed, eats slightly less food than usual, most of the day he naps in his favorite cat bed, and purrs when petted. At the moment, we ordered 40% of required medication.
This treatment is fairly expensive. Me being currently a student and my parents that just have paid their loan put us in situation where gathering over additional 2000$ (or €1750) in short period of time is extremely hard task beside the drug itself we also have to pay for additional supplements and veterinarian care. We believe that during the treatment we should be able to gather some money so we capped our fundraiser goal a bit lower.
Hockey is a very special cat for my whole family, we love him dearly and we are currently doing everything we can to save his life. Please help us keep him alive by donating to or sharing this fundraiser.
- Jakub Szatkowski
- Campaign Owner
Hockey is healthy!Update posted by Jakub Szatkowski at 04:11 pm
Hockey managed to get good results after 81 shots! He is finally healthy kitty!Thank you for your help!
23 days to go!Update posted by Jakub Szatkowski at 03:05 pm
Hockey has already received 61 injections, the vet recommended increasing the dose, so far we are doing well :)
12th shot!Update posted by Jakub Szatkowski at 01:42 pm
The whole inflammation of Hockey's belly is gone! He started playing, running, meowing and chirping again! 72 shots to go!
Hockey got his 5th shot today!Update posted by Jakub Szatkowski at 01:39 pm
Thank you everybody for donating or/and sharing! Hockey has just received his 5th shot! Your support means a lot to us!Hockey started to move slightly more lately, He walks around our house more often instead of napping all the time! This is a good sign. If you guys have any