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Thread: Very Bad News

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    indianapolis,indiana usa

    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.
    I've Been Boo'd

    I've been Frosted

    Today is the oldest you've ever been, and the youngest you'll ever be again.

    Eleanor Roosevelt

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Litter Box, Greenville, SC
    SO sorry to hear about Punky. My prayers are with you and Punky.
    Meowmie to Mr. Spunky, Lady Jane, Bob, Callie, Kimi, and fosters Lucy Lou and HRH Oliver Woodrow von Katz.

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

    RIP Samwise (Dec 2, 2014), Emily (Oct 8, 2013), Rose (Sept 24, 2001), Maggie (Fall 2003)

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Illinois, USA
    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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  4. #4
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    Jul 2008
    Virginia, USA
    Sending healing thoughts Punky's way....Prayers that he will feel better soon.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    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!

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

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Methuen, MA; USA
    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.

  7. #7
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    Jun 2000
    Waltham, MA, USA
    Prayers for dear Punky.
    I've Been Frosted

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    I hope it turns out to be something other than FIP, something treatable. Lots of healing thoughts for Punky.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Prayers from us for dear Punky.
    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    CATS, he said eventually. CATS ARE NICE.

    -- Terry Pratchett (1948—2015), Sourcery

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    New York
    I'm so sorry to read your sad news about Punky. I pray that the long-shot that it's not FIP comes true. If it is FIP, there really isn't anything much you can do except make him comfortable until it's time to let him go. He's not an elderly cat, and I always think that makes it even more difficult to say goodbye because we expect many more years. Please keep us posted on your beautiful boy.

    Sending get well wishes, Punky!

    XXXXXXXXXXXAll our children have paws!
    XXXXXXXXNewman, Lexie, Molly, Emma, Billy,
    XXXXXXXXJess, Jinx, Midge, Sofie, and Tiger

    RIP at the Rainbow Bridge:
    Our kitties, Simmy, Duke, Blackie, Mama Cat, Riley, April, and Chloe.
    Our dogs, Shilo, Misty, Nikki, and Shadow.
    We miss you. Play gently until we meet again.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Midwest USA
    So sorry to hear that. Thoughts are with you and Punky.

    RIP Dusty July 2007 RIP Sabrina June 2011 RIP Jack 2013

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Alberta, Canada
    Many prayers for dear Punky. I hope the diuretics work and there is something else very treatable causing problems.

    Get well soon, Punky!
    "To begin, begin." ~William Wordsworth

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Santa Clara, CA
    I'm so sorry to hear this. Lots of prayers and positive thoughts are being sent Punky's way. Please take care. (((HUGS)))
    Owned by Sky, Pearl, Ziggy Stardust, Alani, Blaze, Colby, Finnegan, and Summer.

    My Rainbow Bridge Babies:
    RB Pepper 3/17/97- 2/3/03 RIP Sweet Pepper
    RB Starr 3/22/05- 7/1/09 RIP Sweet Starr
    RB Sunny 8/25/00- 2/28/10 RIP Sweet Sunny
    RB Storm 1/11/96- 8/2/12 RIP Sweet Storm

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    I am so sorry to hear this. I hope Punky will be comfortable at least.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Ohio, USA
    Liz this breaks my heart to hear
    I'll be saying extra prayers for both you and Punky. (((HUGS)))

    Huney, Bon & Simba-missed so very much
    Remembering all the Rainbow Bridge Pets

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