Piper Update

This is an update on the story of the gorgeous little Piper as we try our utmost to unravel her medical mysteries. See her story here: Piper - Fundraiser

Piper's pathology results have come back.

Her liver readings have increased, but not at an alarming rate. Her urine is quite dilute which suggests she has been drinking a lot of water, though she has not been drinking excessively. Her Albumin level is a little low and her Globulin level is a little high. Her bilirubin, ALT, AST and ALP readings are all high (three to four times what they should be) and her cholesterol is also a little high.

Her PCR test returned negative and she was cleared of anything infective or fungal through blood samples (FIP, toxoplasmosis, cryptococcus etc.). This unfortunately means that once again we have no definitive answers even from these more extensive tests.

Medical Quote

Piper did not have any fluid to test for FIP (feline infectious peritonitis) when she had her second ultrasound and though there are medications to treat FIP, with Piper's previous reactions to medications, a trial of these with no definitive diagnosis could be more harmful than helpful.

We had all hoped to get a result from this to avoid needing her to have an MRI, but now an MRI is the next step in diagnostic testing.

We have received the quote from the specialist and the MRI with all associated costs for anaesthesia, hospital stay, fluids, and more testing (including taking samples of her cerebrospinal fluid) has come in at $5748.05. We are hopeful that this is quite the overestimate and that the final bill is a bit lower as it is a huge amount, but it is the last option that we have.

Direct Deposit

Bendigo Bank

BSB: 633 000
ACC: 180 952 418

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