Casper – Ragdoll of the Week


Casper Ragdoll of the Week Me as a tiny baby
Me as a tiny child

My identify is Casper, I’m a 4 12 months outdated Ragdoll and are living in Durham Town in the UK. I are living with my house owners and my two brothers Cosmo and Milo who’re additionally Ragdolls. Milo was once Ragdoll of the week a couple of weeks in the past. I’m a seal bi color tabby. My favourite interest is consuming! I might consume all day if I may. I’ve even been to the vets to have this looked at however they are saying I’ve simply were given a large urge for food. I can consume nearly anything else, so my house owners have to verify they don’t go away anything else out within the kitchen or I can consume it. I even attempt to thieve Cosmo’s meals if I am getting the chance, however I might by no means attempt to thieve Milo’s as he’s nearly as dangerous as me.  My house owners were given me as slightly kitten when I used to be 12 weeks outdated from a Ragdoll breeder within the North East of England. I’m extraordinarily pleasant and feature an overly loud purr. I’m additionally repeatedly at the move a lot to everybody’s anxious on occasion, which is why I feel Cosmo didn’t like me after I first moved in. I feel he was once use to having the home to himself and didn’t need me repeatedly in his face short of to play. We at the moment are excellent buddies even though. All 3 people experience taking part in chasing every different round the home and lawn which means that John is repeatedly have to pick out up our fur, which he moans about on occasion. I additionally like to play fetch chasing and returning balls of paper. I particularly like it once they throw the ball of paper up the steps for me to chase, even if I do suppose they do that to tire me out on occasion so I fall asleep. Cosmo and Milo at all times have a look at me like I’m loopy after I’m taking part in fetch.

Casper Ragdoll of the Week Me as a baby again
Me as a child once more

I additionally like to stalk the birds and frogs in our lawn. I used to be truly happy with myself lately after I controlled to seize a pigeon, plucking it out of the air because it was once starting off. Sadly John was once staring at from the kitchen window and rushed out in to the lawn to rescue it from my paws. I wasn’t more than pleased because it flew off safely.

I’ve a stupendous thick coat within the wintry weather months, the one drawback is within the Spring/Summer season after I be afflicted by excessive dropping. Even supposing my house owners comb incessantly right through this era my fur does turn into disheveled in puts so the matts need to be minimize out.

Casper Ragdoll of the Week Me On top of the kitchen cupboards
Me On most sensible of the kitchen cabinets

Sadly this does imply I do glance a bit of of a multitude till my fur regrows. My brothers don’t endure so badly with this however the vet says it’s not anything to fret about. Me and Milo like to groom every different however Cosmo prefers to appear after himself!|

If you want to stay up-to-the-minute with our exploits we have now a Fb web page which we incessantly replace. Our Fb web page is devoted to our cousin Harry who very lately kicked the bucket underneath very unhappy cases.

Casper Ragdoll of the Week Me 4 In my bow tie
In my bow tie
Casper Ragdoll of the Week Me Stalking frogs in my garden
Stalking frogs in my lawn
My handsome my loved cousin Harry
My good-looking cherished cousin Harry

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My stunning Casper featured quite a few years in the past as Ragdoll of the Week at the side of his brother Milo.

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Me and my spouse had been on a rollercoaster adventure with our Ragdolls since October final 12 months which I sought after to percentage with you all.

Casper has simply became 12 in April and is a loving pleasant Ragdoll lively and intensely pleasant. Sadly, again in overdue September, he went off his meals, and the vet recognized that he had reabsorption of the tooth. I’m now not knowledgeable in this, however mainly, his tooth had been getting reabsorbed by way of his jawbone. So, over the path of two separate operations, all of his tooth had been got rid of excluding his massive dogs and the very small tooth on the very entrance, as they had been all suffering from reabsorption.

On the similar time our different Ragdoll Cosmo was once recognized with inflammatory bowel illness and was once placed on steroids. On the time we idea Cosmo was once going to die however the steroids labored wonders and he recovered and was once operating round like a loopy kitty once more chasing his brothers. 

Going again to Casper even though he by no means made an entire restoration from the tooth elimination and endured to battle with consuming in spite of common visits to the vets to unravel the issue.

Then simply ahead of Christmas final 12 months Casper turned into poorly once more being unwell over a couple of days. We took him to the vets once more who checked him over and couldn’t in finding anything else flawed. He recovered from this however the first week in January he took poorly once more now not short of to consume. We took him again once more to the vets they usually did a scan and located stomach fluid so was once rushed to a vetinary health facility the place he was once recognized with pancreatitis. 

He was once placed on a 2 week process antibiotics. At this level I needed to get started hand feeding him as he was once refusing to consume.

After many visits back and forth to the vets and scans as Casper was once now not making improvements to they did a PCR check and he was once recognized with pussycat infections peritonitis in March. Me and my spouse had been heartbroken as till lately this was once classed as a deadly illness for cats however we got mild on the finish of the tunnel after we came upon there was once hope with some new drugs that have been came upon because of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Sadly this drugs isn’t to be had in all nations nevertheless it has been licensed the place we are living in the United Kingdom however it is rather pricey at over £40 in keeping with pill. 

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As the medicine has an over 80% good fortune fee we agreed to continue with this in spite of our pets insurance coverage corporate refusing to offer duvet as they connected it to his pancreatitis analysis which we had already exhausted our duvet for £3000. 

The GS-441524 drugs (doesn’t roll of the tongue) is a 12 week path and on the finish the cat will have to expectantly move in to complete remission. 

A couple of days in to the medicine at the prescribed dose and it wasn’t operating Casper was once creating extra stomach fluid and had a pot bellied look which is not unusual for cats with FIP.  One afternoon I realized his respiring had greater to 49 breaths in keeping with minute. I known as the vet in an instant and he was once rushed in. They came upon in addition to having fluid in his stomach it had additionally unfold to his chest, so he needed to have an emergency process to take away the fluid from his chest. They prefer to go away the fluid within the stomach so the frame can reabsorb it itself because it reasons an excessive amount of surprise for the cat if got rid of abruptly. 

To the vet’s amazement Casper pulled during the process. The vet commented that they’d by no means got rid of such a lot fluid from a cats chest ahead of and for the cat to make it. Our FIP warrior Casper was once decided to not surrender the struggle and neither had been we. 

All through his remedy my vets had been receiving recommendation from the Royal School of Vets in the United Kingdom and extra lately Edinburgh College who’re accomplishing analysis on FIP.

As a part of this analysis they examined the degrees of GS-441524 in Casper blood and sadly we gained information the day before today that the focus ranges don’t seem to be prime sufficient to verify Casper is going in to complete remission.

Casper has been making superb development and going from a cat again in January that might take a seat all day in the similar position now not transferring or consuming to being 80% again to his commonplace self now could be improbable even if I’m nonetheless having to partly enhance him with consuming as he misplaced 1 kilogram in weight and continues to be slowly placing this again on. 

He has blood exams each and every few weeks to test his protein ranges are shedding which is what will have to occur and the excellent news the whole thing is at the proper trail.

His drugs was once because of finish the primary week in June however because the meditation focus ranges in his blood aren’t prime sufficient we’re having to change from the pill shape to the injectable shape from subsequent week at the recommendation or Edinburgh College.  I will have to admit I’m really not having a look ahead to and I’m positive Casper isn’t both. 

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Now we have spent hundreds already on his remedy so the inside track that his remedy is now going to need to be prolonged previous the preliminary June finish date has come fairly as a surprise. 

Particularly when me and my spouse don’t seem to be prime earners. However we haven’t given up but and neither has Casper he’s a fighter bless him and we’re decided to triumph over this horrendous illness in combination.

On an overly unhappy observe we misplaced Cosmo my different ragdoll who had IBD on nineteenth April he evolved septic peritonitis and the vet urged there was once not anything they may do. He was once so susceptible bless him they usually urged because of his present IBD his probabilities had been extraordinarily slender so with a heavy middle we had him put to sleep and he’s now at relaxation in our lawn the place he cherished to be.

I sought after everybody to remember that there’s hope in case your cat will get FIP. However sadly it’s now not an easy trail to restoration. The 12 week path of medicine would possibly wish to be prolonged. The extent of medicine would possibly wish to be greater which all has value implications. It additionally impacted on Caspers kidneys so he’s additionally on drugs for that however fortunately the urea ranges in his blood have returned to commonplace now.

We’re all conserving our palms crossed for Casper and I am hoping he’s going to be on your prayers for a complete restoration.

Thanks for being attentive to his tale.

If you want to enhance with Caspers remedy I’ve lately arrange a Move Fund Me web page https://www.gofundme.com/f/casper-overcome-feline-infectious-peritonitis after we came upon his remedy had to be prolonged. If you’ll enhance thanks such a lot. If now not no drawback in any respect. 

I simply hope our tale displays there’s now hope for cats with FIP and our FIP warrior Casper says thanks too for studying his tale which let’s hope has a a success result. I can stay you all up to date.

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