We had to say goodbye to another kitten with FIP.
If I never hear the initials F-I-P again, I'll be happy. The past 6 months have even brutal for all rescues and veterinarians regarding this fatal disease. I learned more about FIP in 6 months than I have in 20 years of rescuing.
Strange, but I think I've only seen 5 cases of FIP in 20 years. Over the past 6 months, I'm afraid to count how many. I can't imagine why that's the case. Now I'm completely jaded and am worried about every kitten who has a pot-belly or seems quiet. It used to be a pot belly on a kitten indicated worms, a big meal or a kitten that needed to poop.
We've had SIXTEEN awesome adoptions in TWO DAYS. I should be rejoicing! The cats and kittens went into amazing homes and will be loved forever. But I'm worried and pray that they're OK. I'm sure they'll be fine. They've all had vet exams and have been lovingly cared for by our foster parents. But this stupid disease takes no prisoners and doesn't seem to care who it takes.
Apparently, they're working on a new drug for FIP. It can't happen soon enough for me.