Wednesday, November 18, 2009

on a roller coaster ride

I suppose nothing worthwhile is easy. Little Bosley is a conundrum, for sure. He is sweet, seems happy most of the time, but keeps vomiting, and thus losing weight! The Orange Screamers are both now around 2lbs, 3 oz, and Bosley is still back and forth between 13 and 14 oz.

Bosley gets some TLC from Dylan while he sleeps on the warming disk.

He went back to the vet yesterday, and they gave him more meds for the stomach issues. He gets a shot 3 times a day, about a half an hour before meals. I think it's helping. I didn't see any vomit yesterday after noon, or this morning, and he was screaming for breakfast. Hopefully, he is eating when I am not around, because all he wants when he sees me is the bottle. I can't stop giving it to him yet, because he can't afford to lose any weight. I did try yesterday to syringe some Nutri-cal into him. Funny...turns out, he really likes it! He will be getting that 3 times a day too. He needs all the calories he can get.

Bentley seems to know Bosley needs some love.

The Angels are all doing great. All are up to weight, and should go back for spay day on Tuesday. They have now experienced the "outside" world of the upstairs that is outside the kitty room door, and Sabrina is always the first to run out when I come in. This morning they were running back and forth from the bathroom to the bedroom, while the screamers had their faces in the food bowl, and Bosley was sucking on the bottle.

Dylan and Sabrina get some toy time in before they run the hall.

Last night they all got to hang out with Bentley for a little while. The little 'uns have no fear, but the Angels were a bit tentative at first. Alex was more afraid than anyone, but Bentley has a healthy respect for any cat that "gets their back up" and he let her be. Eventually, she got past her fear, and was running the hall with her Angel sisters and the screamers.

Bentley gives Scooby a face washing...

...Now it's Bosley's turn.

Shaggy and Scooby are rolling right along, doing their kitten thing. Scooby has already figured out how to get on the condo. I suspect Shaggy won't be far behind. They both look all scraggly again, like they never had a bath at all! I guess it's because they tend to really "get into" their food. Aside from some loose stools, they are both doing great.

Scooby and Shaggy "get into" their meals.

Shaggy looks scraggly again.

Scooby figured out how to get on the condo.

Hopefully when I post again, Bosley will be rolling along, back on track. I have gotten quite attached to him, (as I always do when I have a sick kitten that needs a lot of my time and attention) and hope I can find a friend to adopt him.