3 weeks ago, little Mo started to be lethargic, no appetite, high temp and very slight swollen belly. When we bought Mo at 3 months old (1 year ago), we bought his brother too. After two weeks of having them, Mo’s brother developed FIP and after a short battle against this disease, had to be put to sleep. Since then, we’ve dreaded the thought of Mo developing the 100% fatal FIP too, because of his genetics and the strain of FCOV. So the recent signs above obviously sounded alarm bells. His health deteriorated and after many tests and scans, it was confirmed to have developed FIP. We were absolutely gutted. 16 months old and truly the most crackers, beautiful cat ever. In our minds and the advice of several vets, we were going to have to decide to put him to sleep within a 3-4 day period. With manic Googling and some extremely helpful pointers to FIP Warriors site, we found that there is hope with a brand new drug. Unfortunately it’s not FDA approved and so can’t be supplied by vets or that easy to get hold of and it’s extremely expensive. The several vets involved with Mo had not heard of it either. Within the same evening of research, we talked to a vet down South with knowledge of the drug and said it’s likely to work. With that advice, we managed to buy 2 day’s course of capsules from a wonderful lady, whilst we worked out how to buy any amount of the drug. Every day and hour counts to start the medication. Mo had basically been lying/sleeping in the same spot for 12 days and only eaten small amounts every day, no matter what he was offered. He’d lost physical mass and his belly was now huge, firm with fluid. We popped the 1st pill in his mouth and waited. 5 hours later, he got up and there was a change in his character. He sat upright normally, looked brighter and ate some food! The next day he ate a lot of food. More than any of the days within the preceding 2 weeks. We bought another 10 days worth of capsules, as we had nothing to lose. To cut a long story short, Mo is recovering extremely fast, eating absolutely loads and the swelling has nearly gone, all within 7 days of doses. This is incredible. The full course is for 84 days. The medication is called Mutian. It was apparently developed for treating Ebola in humans and the success with cat FIP is very promising. The vets involved are all extremely surprised and very interested in his progress. It’s a very surreal feeling. Mo should be gone by now, but here he is this morning running around the house. Of course, there is going to be a moral here, never give up hope. Never.