Saturday, January 16, 2010

Virology

For those of you who have been following Moki's blog for awhile, you may recall my making a promise to figure out what's been going on with Moki. For the new comers, this may or may not be news to you. In an attempt to keep my promise, I have sought out the advice of numerous vets and relied on some of the most advance diagnostic tests available to provide answers.

To date these methods have failed...


With no where left to go in the veterinary community, there is but one thing left to do...



and that is to seek the answers elsewhere...

You see some of the basic veterinary principles lie in the biological sciences, so if the vets can't figure this thing out, then maybe the biologists can. With that said, I have enrolled in a virology class. Now getting into the class required a little bit of talking, being as I haven't meet any of the classes pre-req's, but after talking with the instructor and explaining my personal interest in the subject matter, he let me in.

So a new chapter is beginning and to start it, I would like to share with you some lectures from my class. Now these lectures are long, approximately two hours in length, and some of you may find them far too long, and or boring to listen to, but for others, particularly my FIP friends, some of these lectures may be of interest to you...

Next step: Working with my instructor to figure out the sequencing of Moki's virus. (He has already made a number of recommendations of the various tests which can be preformed to do this. At last an answer lies within site!)

25 comments:

Liz said...

I just love your updates! Give him hugs and kisses for me!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

You are tenacious! Moki is very fortunate to have someone so determined to help him.

Melvin the Teacup Himalayan said...

Bless you for what you have done for Moki! Hopefully you can find the answers and help other cats with the same problems (if there are any!).

We will be waiting, paws and fingers crossed, for you to find the answers!

Kaz's Cats said...

Hope you can get some ideas about how best to keep Moki comfortable and living well. Big hugs to you and Moki and to his furry siblings,

Purrs

Gypsy & Tasha

Laila and Minchie said...

Moki, you are one lucky boy to have a Mom go to such great lengths to try to help you. But how could she not. You are such a sweet, darling boy!

(((HUGS)))

Daisy said...

I am so impressed that you are doing everything you can to find an answer for Moki! Good luck!

Brian said...

Way to go Mom!!! Hey Moki, we will be purring for you to be healthy all the time...because you really are special!!!

Sparkle said...

Maybe by helping Moki, you'll be able to help other kitties out there! Thank you for caring so much!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh man, Moki, yoor mom sure is determined to figger yoo out! Maybe she will discover what it is and come up wif a treatment dat will help other kitties like yoo and be famus and stuff! We hope yoor doing well dude.

Furkidsmom said...

You are doing such a wonderful thing for Moki and for other kitties who might have the same problems. Mom is going to find time to listen to those lectures since she lost a kitty to FIP.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

-d ma said...

i admire your diligence.

Junior and Orion said...

It would be so wonderful if someone could figure out what Moki's illness is. We are very glad the teacher let you in the class and is working with you! We will keep up the purring for Moki and all of the rest of you!

Anonymous said...

Pretty cool place you've got here. Thanx for it. I like such topics and anything connected to this matter. I would like to read more soon.

Cliff and Olivia said...

We keep our paws crossed that you'll solve the mystery! Keep going, you two.

mog said...

You're really going all out for Moki. That is one avenue I wouldn't have thought of. Virology is a hard class, we wish you the best in your endeavor. Hope you can figure out his virus and find a cure.

Miz Mog and Meowza

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Wow, you've got one very special Mom, Moki! And it sounds like the professor is a very good person, too!

We hope that this approach helps.

Have a great weekend,
Charlemagne and Tamar

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Everycat said...

Crystal, thansk so much for sharing the lectures (our Mum is devouring the Interferon one right now) We really admire you for getting to grips with virology with the class. You set the standard for the informed animal steward. We're sure this will really help with understanding Moki's issues and treatments.

Whicky Wuudler

Ikaika said...

Crystal, well done! You have done so much already for Moki ...you are the best. If anyone can solve this mystery, it's you. Purrs and continued healing vibes for Moki ...


'Kaika and his mom

Steppa and her Babys +Lover Guy said...

hi to you my Moki and your bean it is so good to see are still blogin we allway stop by to see if u are ok we dont blog much we are on facebook ant iam seing more and more cat bloker on it like KC hope to se your story on facebook

Harry Spotter said...

Moki is very blessed to have you. Good luck and keep us posted.

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Tiff said...

Any more updates? I think about Moki often. In fact, I actually had a dream about him a while back. We organized a telethon to raise money for vet bills...some big celebrity names were involved. :)
Give Mok a kiss for me.

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Harry Spotter said...

I was hoping there would be an update about Moki. He is such a sweetie. I hope he is doing well. Still purring and praying for him. Happy Valentine's DAy to you all.