Gun-Hee has been diagnosed with FIP. I’ve been reading up on the disease, but it’s about 95% fatal.
He’s not even two years old. This isn’t supposed to happen. He may not even make it to his second birthday.
I don’t know what to do. I love that little brown thing so much.
I have no idea how long he’ll be with us.
Here he is at the vet today…
I’ve worked it out.
Red (Kopper Kats Firestorm of Escenzia) is the Aby who died of kidney failure at the age of 4 earlier this year. Red’s great-grandfather is Felinexpress Lord Kynan Rupert. Rupert’s mother is Felinexpress Betty. Betty is also the mother of Felinexpress Leo Escencias of Haro. Leo is the father of Haro’s Gingersnap of Pellburn…who is Scar’s (Pellburn Scarface Cat Pacino) mother, Gun-Hee’s grandmother.
So they’re distantly related at the great-grandfather level.
EROS is a wonderful resource for this.
I also discovered that familial amyloidosis is common in Abyssinian cats and the cause is unknown. Amyloidosis occurs when amyloid, a protein substance, is deposited in the kidneys.
The vet appointment is at 4 this afternoon. Thank you all for your thoughts!