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    Introducing Nobi

    Hello everyone, I would like to introduce you to little Nobi (Korean for butterfly). A rescue group I work with in Virginia contacted me to see if I would foster him because of some help issues. At the time, when ever he walked a few steps his back end would flop to the ground (and he was incontinent). But I took him home anyways. He was in my house a week before he lost the use of his back legs. I took him for a MRI yesterday and they also did a spinal tap. It turns out that he has a FIP infection in his spinal cord and it has likely spread to his brain. There is no cure for him, but he is not in pain so I took him home for however long he will be with me. Unfortunately it is likely that he won't be with me for that long but in the meantime he is being spoiled rotten. Right now he is sitting curled up in my lap as I am working.

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    I'm so sorry. The good part is that you are loving him and taking care of him during his final hours/days. I'm glad he will be spoiled rotten. He will know your kind hand and good heart. Good for you... Kay

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    Thanks for "fospicing" this special baby. FIP is such a cruel disease.
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    Aww, do we get to see a picture? Bless you for being his human for these last few weeks or days, however long it is, w know he is feeling loved, and that is what counts most!
    I've Been Frosted

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    Thank you everyone. When I took him in, I had no idea that he had FIP. I went through this when Conner passed so I know what the disease is like. I figure as long as his is content and not feeling any pain, then he will stay with us for awhile.


    I have photos of him, but I haven't been able to figure out how to upload them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emily_the_spoiled View Post
    Thank you everyone. When I took him in, I had no idea that he had FIP. I went through this when Conner passed so I know what the disease is like. I figure as long as his is content and not feeling any pain, then he will stay with us for awhile.


    I have photos of him, but I haven't been able to figure out how to upload them.
    Aww, see http://petoftheday.com/talk/showthread.php?171780 - that should step you through it!
    I've Been Frosted

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    Welcome home, dearest little Nobi.. being loved so much and spoiled so thoroughly non-stop!

    Bless you, Nobi, and bless you, Cheryl.

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    You are an amazing person to let him live out the rest of his days with love and care.
    I wish I could take in special needs pets, but working away from home (with almost an hour commute each way) it just isn't possible.
    One of these days......................
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    Thank you for caring for Nobi.
    Anne
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    Thank you. When it is time for RB, Nobi will remember only love and being spoilt rotten.

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    Bless you for caring for him during his final days.
    Nancy



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    The medication the vet gave me has helped him somewhat. He is able to stand on his own for short periods of time and can even take a couple of steps. I know this is a short term improvement and he likely will not live to be a full year old (he is only about 7 months right now). But at least he is still eating and nloving attention.

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