I told you about how my fellow special needs cat Freida the Throw Away Kitty went to see the humans in white coats to determine what was making her sick. She made the long trip to Tufts University from Maine last week, and the white coated humans ran the tests they needed in order to find out what was going on with Freida.
One of the many tests that was performed on Freida was to test for feline infectious peritonitis, or FIP. It would have been very bad news if Freida had this disease, because it cannot be treated and it is also fatal.
In what was very good news for my fellow special needs cat, Freida’s test for this disease came back negative. This means that Freida’s condition is hopefully a curable one!
But Freida still needs our healing thoughts. You see, even though the deadly FIP has been eliminated as a cause of her problems, she is still sick.
Freida is not nomming or drinking at all, which is very dangerous for us felines. We can very quickly develop hepatic lipidosis, which requires extensive treatment at a hospital, with an uncertain outcome.
Her human will take this special needs cat to Tufts University again next week, so that she can be fed through a tube. I do not like hearing about this, but I am glad that she has a human that cares enough to help her like this. This means that she will have to spend at least one night in the hospital.
In the meantime, her human will continue to feed her through a syringe and make sure she stays hydrated. I am not sure if Freida will get subcutaneous fluids or if she will get water through a syringe. But I know this is not a pleasant situation for either Freida or her human.
Please send healing thoughts to my fellow special needs cat. I know she and her human will appreciate it!