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Sherlock lost his fight with FIP today

I had a post planned for tonight, but I just don't have the energy for it. Sherlock crossed over the rainbow bridge around 8:30 pm. The last few days he deteriorated so fast. His eye sight started to go in and out and he looked so lost whenever we were not holding him close. This morning his head started to jerk up and down and I knew it was time. He was the sweetest and most loving kitten I'll ever have. He was brave all the way to the end and showed us nothing but love even though we had to give him medication every 8 hours, which he hated. I hope he knows how much he was loved and adored. FIP is a horrible disease and I hope one day they will find a cure. There's a hole in my heart that aches for him but I know he's in a better place. Until we meet again.  I love you Sherlock. Always and forever.  Leslie

Sherlock Update!

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 chem

2018 Resolutions and Sherlock Update

First of all I just want to thank everyone who has left a comment for Sherlock. He appreciates all of them! Thank you all for showing support and sending him your thoughts and prayers. 🙏 A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled across this article in the New York Times  that basically talks about how this author spends an entire year not shopping. Yup you read that right, no shopping for an entire year. It's a very interesting read. She decided not to purchases any shoes, clothing, purses or jewelry. I honestly don't think I could last that long without purchasing anything for a year. Plus the whole purpose of my blog is to review things I purchase. Thinking it through, while I would definitely want to purchase less considering how much I already have in my closet makes sense. Every year I'm adding more and more so this year I want to be really selective about what I keep. My goal for myself is to only purchase one item per month. This includes clothing, footwear, and purs