>> Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Cassius is doing better. He's home and has been meowing up a storm when he's awake. He's been sleeping much more than usual. Jason & I were worried because he's still not well when the realization hit us that he almost died and that people nor cats bounce back from that quickly. He has to take a pill twice daily that will help jump-start his bladder. He still doesn't have complete control and will leak a bit. He is making frequent trips to the litterbox which means he's trying. The doctor said it will come back with time. In the meantime, we have all furniture completely covered in plastic and sheets!
He also takes an antibiotic to help stop the infection. Luckily, this is syringe form and is fairly easy to administer. Finally, Cassius wasn't eating much (or anything) so I took him back in. The doctor gave me another pill to give him that will make him hungry. So far, no good.
He looks at the food, but then just walks away. They fed him yesterday through a tube down his throat just to get him some nutrition. Now I have to take him back in this morning to have it done again. This may be a side effect of the antibiotics, so we also may switch to a new one.
Other than these problems, Cassius is still his lovable self. I even had a nurse call me from the Emergency Pet Clinic to check on him because she liked him so much. So, to wrap things up, here's a picture of him sleeping in my lap two days ago. This is his most favorite things to do. You can even see one of the places where he was shaved. :(