Wednesday, July 22, 2009

nothing's easy

Diego went back to the vet on Monday. He did have a fever (104º) and he got a shot of antibiotic. Unfortunately, he still isn't eating. I have been giving him Nutri-cal, and the appetite stimulant, but he is now down to 1.2 lbs. Today, I started to syringe feed him. He is not pleased with me. I also need to give him fluids. He HATES that. I sure hope the meds kick in soon. He is not doing well. He still has the energy to run out the door if he is nearby when it opens though. I will take that as a good sign.

The rest of the clan seems to be doing OK. I am still watching the cougars, but even though they are still sneezy, they are eating and gaining weight. For that matter, all of the others are sneezy, but gaining, playing and being normal kittens. The Cougars actually reverted back a bit after they started to feel better, and were shying away again, but they seem better now, and are back to climbing on my lap when I sit with them.

On a more positive note, Mowgli has been a great story. He was so skinny when he arrived, but since then, he has actually gotten fat! At least his belly. He still has skinny bird legs, but he has a heck of an appetite. Sport, Mowgli and Dora are always squealing when they play, usually because Mowgli is biting someone. He even overpowers the Cougars. I don't think they like to play with him!


Angel and Kirby said...

We are sorry Diego is not doing well. We will purr harder for him.

HubbleSpacePaws said...

Oh, Jamie, I'm so sorry to read about Diego! That's got to be scary. I so hope T&M had some good advice. (I wish I knew more about fostering motherless itties!) Saying a little prayer for him! And you!

Hugs & scritches to all of yours! Tell that Mowgli to be polite, now!

marslo said...

I'm sending good thoughts to little Diego.

HubbleSpacePaws said...

Just letting you know we're out here, continuing to root for little Diego!
As Aunty Pol would say, Hugs & Headbutts to you and the critters!