Yesterday I took Louie to the vet again. I had mentioned before how he had been loosing all this weight. Well he started gaining a little back, but than all of the sudden he got this huge balloon like tummy. I went to the vet dreading what I was going to be told, they told me just want I was dreading they think it is FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis) my heart is completely broken. FIP is pretty much always fatal, there is no know cure. Louie does not seem to be in any pain yet, so I have taken home he is on antibiotics and steroids, I am trying to give him as happy to an end of a life as I can & show him how loved he is, but I am so sad I feel like crying all the time.
How could I have the best day & the worst day all in the same week.
Louie sleeping this morning with his Biologic siblings Lulu & Levi.
FIP is also a contagious disease between cats. The vet said since Louie has been sick for so long my other cats have all already surely been exposed to it, so it wont really do anything to separate him now. Most cats can be exposed & be totally fine, it is a low percentage of cats who get this virus. But I can not help but constantly worry the others will end up getting it also, since it can take some time to show any symptoms. I also don't want to separate Louie and make him feel all alone.
Levi, Louie, & Lulu.
Lacie pulled this blanket off the couch this afternoon as if she was trying to make a comfy spot for Louie, then she laid by him, it's like she knows. They have been laying there together for almost an hour. I love Louie so much. I don't know how we are going to get through this, not only me & my boyfriend, I know the rest of the animals will all be so sad as well, they all love each other so much. Louie is so young it is just so unfair, he is not even 6 months old yet until Monday.
Sorry for such a depressing post.....