Sherlock Update!

January 29, 2018


Here is an update for all those who have been asking how Sherlock is doing. I appreciate how much you all care about this little guy. Sherlock has been diagnosed with the FIP virus. It stands for Feline Infectious Peritonitus. It comes from a strain called the coronavirus. The coronavirus mutates into FIP in some cats. It's apparently very rare and only 5% of cats end up getting FIP. Unfortunately this is a fatal disease. There are two types of FIP. There's wet FIP and dry FIP. Cats who have wet FIP usually die within days of showing symptoms. Sherlock has the dry kind. It's neurological and many cats live anywhere from a few weeks to a year with the disease. There are a few exceptions that I've read about where the cat can live for a few years.

Right now we have Sherlock on anti seizure medication and steroids to help with the inflammation in his brain. He's also getting an experimental drug the neurologist explained as something that's similar to chemotherapy. It's an injection he receives every three weeks. Sherlock received his first round of injections last Wednesday. He will have a blood test this Wednesday to see if there's any improvement. 

He's still not able to walk. He kind of hobbles around. My co worker says he looks a bit drunk when he walks. The doctors assure us he's not in any pain. For that I'm grateful. 

I've been an emotional wreck the past few weeks. Now that we know what he has, I'm a little more prepared to what's coming. We are going to do everything we can to fight this disease. I don't normally post too much about my personal life, but if anyone is interested and want to know more about Sherlock, you can check him out on my personal Instagram account- Akri_simi. There are a lot more updates and videos posted there. 

I had a photo shoot planned this weekend but the weather was not favorable. It was cloudy and rainy so I will have to postpone the shoot until next weekend. Boo!


Hope everyone has a wonderful week! 

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10 comments

  1. I'm sorry about the diagnosis. I just got a 10 week old puppy and my heart breaks for you at the thought of him being sick.

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  2. I'm so sorry you have to go through this. Boy is he ever lucky to have such a loving mommy! Rest assured that you are doing all that you can to look after him and provide him comfort and love.

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  3. I'm so sorry to hear about Sherlock :( My brother's cat was only 6 when he suddenly developed weakness in the hindlegs, lethargy and then seizures. We had to put him down, not knowing what had happened to him, but it makes me wonder if it was FIP. I'm praying that little Sherlock responds to treatment! Can't imagine how stressed and worried you must be. Sending you guys much love!

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    1. It's possible it was FIP. Could have been anything though really, you just never know. I'm sorry that happened to your brother's cat too. It's just so awful to see them one day not being able to walk. =(

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  4. Sherlock is lucky to have such a caring and loving momma! Sending him lots of good vibes!

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  5. Thank you Tri Like Mary, Desiree, NCM for the positive thoughts!

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  6. Aww precious Sherlock. He is so blessed to be adopted into such a loving family. Thank you for the update!

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    1. =) Thank you for the kind words Shelley!

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  7. I'm so sorry to hear about your cat. :( This makes me so sad. I follow your blog a lot and love it though I don't usually comment.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! I do enjoy seeing new names.

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