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Possible FIP???

July 19th, 2007, 01:09 PM
I have 9 cats and kittens. I take in abandoned or abused cats or kittens.

Simon, my 10 month old male kitten has been very ill for a couple of weeks. He is currenlty at the vet but may get to come home later today. FIP was mentioned as a possible diagnosis.

Simon has had a temp of 106, WBCs of 37,000, tissue sample showed NO tissue damage, platelets are a little low at 244. Other labs are not significant. There is NO fluid accummulation but there is an URI.

Question: Simon is on 4 different injectable antibiotics but no steroids or nsaids. He is responding and his temp is down to 103. Is it possible that this is not FIP?

Also, I have two 8 week old kittens from the same litter. One is significantly smaller than the other and a little less active. Although both eat well and do not appear ill. One is more independant and the smaller one is more affectionate and likes to sit on your lap and take a nap. Despite the lack of obvious illness should I be concerned about the small size of one of the kittens?