Wednesday, July 22, 2009

nothing's easy

Diego went back to the vet on Monday. He did have a fever (104ยบ) 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!