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  1. #1
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    Very Bad News

    My 10yr old cat Punky has not be eating very well & just seemed to
    want to go off by himself to sleep for the last few days. I took him to the
    Vet today. The Vet suspects FIP (feline Infectious peritonitis). Took x-rays
    of his chest, his body is full of fluid & could barely see the lungs for the
    fluid. She tried to drain some of the fluid to test, but was unsucessful.
    She sent us home with pills(diuretic) to get rid of as much fluid as possible
    to help his breathing. The prognosis is bad, there is no cure.

    Will try to make him comfortable as possible & if he seems to improve
    any, will try the chest x-rays again in hopes of finding another cause
    besides FIP, something operable. (A very long shot) I am devastated.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/FIP-in-cats-...rious-diseases
    I've Been Boo'd

    I've been Frosted






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    SO sorry to hear about Punky. My prayers are with you and Punky.
    Anne
    Meowmie to Mr. Spunky, Samwise, Lady Jane, Bob, Callie, Kimi, and foster Kentucky.


    I've been Boo'd ... right off the stage!



    RIP Emily (Oct 8, 2013), Rose (Sept 24, 2001), Maggie (Fall 2003)

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    Prayers and (((HUGS)))) for Punky and Lizbud.
    I've been Boo'd ... right off the stage!

    Aaahh, I have been defrosted! Thank you, Bonny and Asiel!
    Brrrr, I've been Frosted! Thank you, Asiel and Pomtzu!


    "That's the power of kittens (and puppies too, of course): They can reduce us to quivering masses of Jell-O in about two seconds flat and make us like it. Good thing they don't have opposable thumbs or they'd surely have taken over the world by now." -- Paul Lukas

    "We consume our tomorrows fretting about our yesterdays." -- Persius, first century Roman poet

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    Sending healing thoughts Punky's way....Prayers that he will feel better soon.

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    I'm sorry about Punky. Hopefully the meds will help and make him comfortable.
    Our goal in life should be - to be as good a person as our dog thinks we are.

    Thank you for the siggy, Michelle!

    I've been Boo'd!!!

    Cindy (Human) - Taz (RB Tabby) - Zoee (RB Australian Shepherd) - Paizly (Dilute Tortie) - Taggart (Aussie Mix) - Jax (Brown & White Tabby), - Zeplyn (Cattle Dog Mix)

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    Oh I am so very sorry to read this. I HATE FIP, as there is just nothing you can do. Prayers for your Punky to be comfortable.
    I've been BOO'd!!
    Thank you Karen, for fixing my siggy!

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    Rest in peace, Punky.
    I've Been Frosted

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    I'm so sorry for your loss. RIP Punky.

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