For those who followed what I wrote about my kitten who died two months ago, I thought I would let you know that I recently received a pathology report. She had apparently fully recovered from the viral gastroenteritis that she had when she first became sick, although she never really got well before developing a severe treatment resistant necrotic skin infection. An underlying immunodeficiency or other underlying condition was suspected.
Brain tissue samples tested positive for FIP (feline infectious peritonitis) in the necropsy (animal autopsy). So much research has been done on that disease over the past 10 years that you may read something different depending on when it was written. The foremost authority on the disease, I am told, is Dr. Niels Pedersen of the U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and Center for Companion Animal Health. A September 2008 interview with Dr. Pedersen is downloadable here from the U.C. Davis website.
Blogging here continues to be light as I have continued to deal with this as well as while I have been fortunate enough to be busy at work. I have some things in mind to write for Advent and Christmas, and hopefully will have the blog back to normal again soon.