Part 3




By now, after the deaths of my two precious boys Lukey, and
then baby Chuckie, it was becoming clear that we were
definitely seeing FIP in all three and on the right track
with the intravenous ascorbate but just not using enough.
Because Chuckie's immune system had been so terribly
weakened by his earlier conventional treatment with numerous
different antibiotics and steroids, we were up against a
wall going into his IV ascorbate treatment, and even then, I
was not totally sure that these cats could handle even
greater amounts of ascorbate for their illnesses.  Then I
went digging for more information from Dr. Belfield's papers
on how he had treated various diseases and I continued to
see a recurring theme - the more grave the illness and
virulent the virus, the more vitamin C it takes to destroy
the virus.  I finally began to see the big picture.  We were
not using enough vitamin C.  Lukey had responded to a couple
of drips but they were not continued because we thought the
anemia was killing him.  Chuckie had responded to at least
five days' worth of drips but they were stopped when his
fever first went down and we thought he was out of the
woods, though clearly he was not.  Now we have Angelica
heading down the same path to the same sad fate, and
finally, I knew what to do.  


Angelica was put on a drip alongside Chuckie when they were
both hospitalized on November 10.  Chuckie died on November
11 and Angelica was kept on the drip.  Because she had not
been dosed with the antibiotics and steroids that Chuckie
had received, her immune system was in better shape and we
had a better shot at saving her.  Remembering how we had
failed with Chuckie, in retrospect because of his weak
immune system, because his drips were too low, and because
the drips were stopped prematurely, Angelica's drips were
titrated up rapidly to 2g (2,000 mg) per pound of body
weight based on Belfield's protocol for severe disease, and
though I wasn't sure how she would handle this load, she did
fine and was kept at this level for 11 days.  Her fever
would drop by the end of each drip and I would take her
home, though each morning when I would return for her next
daily drip, her fever would be right back up to 104-105.
This went on for the first 6 days of treatment and by the
7th day her fever was holding down when we would return for
the next drip.  Remembering the words of Dr. Belfield that
the animal should be kept on the drip until the fevers
REMAINED down for at least four days, we continued on with
the drips.  By the day of her last drip, day 11, her fever
had been down for nearly five days and we felt comfortable
stopping the drips, though large doses of vitamin C were
added to her food to prevent her from suffering a rebound
scurvy effect from stopping the high dose vitamin C
abruptly.  To date, Angelica continues to be asymptomatic
and has made her way back to baseline and beyond.  She plays
with the third of her litter mates, Tommy, who was fortunate
enough to avoid the FIP.  She eats like a pig and is getting
both raw and canned food laced with vitamins and ongoing
vitamin C.  Though each morning I remember the scenario with
poor Chuckie as I reluctantly proceed to feel Angelica's
little ears and body for any sign of a fever, by God's grace
and the miracle of ascorbic acid she remains cool and with
each day that passes I believe we have beat this virus.  




Sally Snyder Jewell

Sally Snyder Jewell, Marketing Director

Tower Laboratories Corporation


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