GREAT news for Cheeto today after his second vet opinion! This doctor was a LOT more hopeful and positive. He said he thinks our previous vet got a bit too intense with the diagnosis. Today’s vet said Cheeto is looking 100% healthy and that because his ulcers and symptoms went away within a week, he thinks it could’ve just been a simple virus/ URI (which kittens are prone to). Sure, Cheeto could have had Calici or Herpes, but the doctor said it’s unlikely to be the latter due to his age and the time in which he surpassed the illness. He said Cheeto has a clean bill of health and can live with other kitties too, no problem!
If the symptoms happen to reoccur, that would be an indicator of either FCV or feline herpes, but even then, we would just have to give him lysine supplements and supportive care. There’s no reason to euthanize, which I am so thankful for. I am so beyond relieved! This boy is so loved and oh so lucky! 🧡
Thank you for all of the prayers and support, my friends!