|Purred: Wed Apr 9, '08 8:18am PST |
Duke seems to be doing pretty well. He is eating a lot of stuff on his own and I'm weighing him daily. Yesterday the scale showed him creeping so close to the 7 pound mark.
Right now the only things that I have to feed him (aside from his meds) is the yogurt and NutriCal. We are starting to wonder if he might be having some tooth pain though. When he chews his food he has an odd expression on his face and it takes him quite a while to chew one piece. We'll be bringing this up with the vet at our next visit.
Otherwise he is still one vibrant kitty. He is loving his new box that we brought out for him. It's like his little cave that he can play and sleep in. He's still mad at me about the syringe feeding so at every opportunity he can he does something to get even with me. But that's just Duke, if he didn't then I'd be really worried.
Him being sick has affected the entire household. Even our pup Jake didn't want to eat one day and I had to hand feed him. Baby seems to understand how important it is for Duke to eat. When I set their food out he actually sits back and watches Duke eat. Very unusual for a cat who will scream at me and throw a fit if he can see the bottom of his food bowl.
I'll keep you updated if anything changes and I'll post again after his next vet visit as well. We are setting that appointment for IV fluids.
BTW I wanted to say thanks to everyone who posted, especially those that gave ideas and suggestions, they have really been invaluable.
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