Days 163-169 Kuma’s FIP Journey Days 54-60
Updates on Kuma
He’s doing very well , he’s continuing to gain weight, we’re up to 7.5 lbs and pretty stable there.
His fur is growing back beautifully in the Faux-Body-Hawk he had 😉
He is happy, running, eating like it’s his job, beating up on everyone around him, and being sweet and cute
There are no s/sx of relapse, no ataxia, no seizures, and some licking/itching, I think the fleas have been taking advantage of our good graces, keeping the house warm for Kuma, so there have been some blooms.
In addition, SDGE (utilities) has decided to make our Natural Gas prices so high, we don’t run the heater hardly at all
So Kuma’s fur growth is a good thing
Overall, he’s doing very well moving into day 60 of observation
This Tuesday he has his day 60 labs, and, if they are good, he moves into his last 24 days of observation !!!!!!
Thank you to everyone/anyone who has stayed with us through this journey (JoAnn, I think I’m talking to you )
We’ll update you as soon as labs come through
OH and, for you pet parents who have pet insurance and need to make a journey like this, at least with NationWide, you HAVE TO HAVE TREATMENTS in a vet visit to get ANYTHING covered!!!!
I found this out this week and I am not happy.
So I’m going to have a convo with our vet to modify his apt notes to include “treatments” in order to have his visits covered.
Every single visit costs $236 with complete labs.
He has visits every 30 days, it’s been 168 days, and we currently have paid $1321.60 in labs alone. This does not count med refills for his Neurontin, Keppra, and all the equipment we purchased (baby scale, needles, syringes, alcohol wipes, puppy pads, toys, bowls, Churu packs, and visits to the specialist).
I will do a grand total at the “end” of this journey and review it with y’all, but IT’S BEEN WORTH IT.
I just do feel bad for the pet parents who can’t afford the meds, vet visits, and ancillary costs involved in saving their babies.
I do truly weep for them.
More later friends