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17 June 2012 @ 11:04 pm
Man, a sad, sick cat post every day now, huh?  
I think I'm going to have to call the vet again tomorrow if I can't get him to eat in the morning. He was feeling so much better when we brought him home. I figured the injections helped him out. He ate a few bites of food, but not much. The next day, he was back to hiding under the bed and not eating. I've managed to get him to take a little tuna, and today I've been feeding him yogurt. People food is not the best, but I'm worried about him getting sicker.

Hopefully he'll have some food tomorrow. He hasn't smacked me awake in a while. I like getting the extra sleep, but I miss Mr. energetic kitty. If we can't get him eating, I'm worried he's not going to hang in there much longer. He's so thin and frail now :(

He's still getting his antibiotic. I know when I need them for myself.. personally I feel better right after the first dose! I figured it was the same for cats. Maybe he needs a little more time, though.

Also: Something I totally don't understand... The vet mentioned something about it being viral.. in which case we're giving antibiotics? I don't understand that too much, so if it is a viral cold, I hope it runs it's course soon. He'd probably get better faster with some food in him, though >..<

A lot of little things are piling up along with sick cat. I've been kind of depressed today :( Matt was driving me crazy yesterday. He was drinking and watching TV. When I'd ask if he wanted lunch, he'd say yes, but then passed out by the time it was done. I forced him to wake up and eat, and he kept trying to dip his grilled tuna sandwich into his capresse salad. It was not grilled cheese& tomato soup... -..- Anyway.. he pulled the same nonsense for dinner. He got all excited about me cooking something for him, and then when it was done, he was asleep. I just shoved that shit in the fridge at that point, because I'd had enough. I don't appreciate going to the bathroom and stepping in puddles of misplaced urine, either >:O

So yeah. GRRR. I'm hoping a good night's sleep will fix everything. Tomorrow, I'm starting a new workout week, a new P90 disk, and hoping for a happier cat.
Current Mood: depresseddepressed
Nerdy Temptressbevo on June 19th, 2012 12:50 am (UTC)
So a few questions..
Is he stuffy? If a cat won't smell..or when he bends over and can't breath he won't eat...so maybe try elevating the bowl so he doesn't have to bend over to eat.

If he likes stinky food..you can also try baby food (the just meat flavors) or canned chicken too.. the stinkier the better.

His anti-biotic could also be hurting his tummy when he takes it, and he doesn't want to eat. maybe ask the vet for some pro-biotic or appetite stimulator... Have they suggested giving fluids?
HIDE your facekyonomiko on June 19th, 2012 12:56 pm (UTC)
He is still drinking well, and they said he isn't dehydrated. They haven't suggested fluids yet. His kidney levels are still above the technical definition of CRF, but just borderline.

I can't tell if he's stuffy or not :( I tried elevating the bowl, and he still turned his nose up at it! I tried microwaving his food for a few seconds to make it extra aromatic, and that didn't work either, lol.

I haven't tried baby food yet, but I may not need to now.

Yesterday, the vet prescribed an appetite stimulant and told us we may want to give him a 1/4 tab of plain pepcid AC 10mg, because he may have extra stomach acid!

Matt has to go get a pill cutter from work today, so we haven't given the pepcid yet, but we did the appetite stimulant yesterday. He ate! It wasn't much, but he ate!

Then he went back to his old habits of slapping me in the face in the middle of the night when he was hungry. I didn't give him any of the stimulant this morning, and he ate on his own. We'll see how dinner goes!

Thank you for your pro suggestions, though :D I'll have to keep the baby food in mind if we start having trouble again.