FIP Journey, Kuma, 10 week old British Blue vs Scottish Fold kitten
After Kuma presented with seizures on Tuesday, August 9 at 1830, we spent the night in the Sorrento Valley Specialty Clinic/Pet ED until 0300 and left him there overnight so Dr. Geiger (feline neurologist) could evaluate him.
In the morning, Dr. G had a look at the video we sent, looked at all his labs, and informed us that, based on globulins being present, that was a big red flag for FIP.
In addition to this, Kuma has had PNA of unknown origin, GI disturbances, lethargy, UTI, and hasn’t really been a kitten much.
This constellation of symptoms taken as a whole was leading Dr. G down the FIP pathway.
When Kuma had his US of the abdomen, they found a mass on his bowel and fluid pooling in his belly.
Needle aspiration of the mass and a good sample of the fluid aspirate were taken and are being tested.
More labs were performed to rule out FIP or rule it in.
We have decided to move quickly to start treating the FIP by using an experimental compound called GS441524.
We purchased the Capella compound with a dosing of 15mg/mL
Price per vial = $80
We have been given a plethora of info on how to use the compound, how to prep Kuma, and what to watch out for.
The FIP warriors group is amazing.
We are moving forward.