Bella's been going to kitty daycare at the vet all week-- they offered to keep her while we work so she can get extra feedings and go into the O2 cage if needed. So far, she hasn't needed to. On the one hand, things are good because she's become much more alert, moves around a little, her fluconazole is in, so her meds aren't quite as hard on her body now... on the other hand, I don't want her over-doing it and having a pass-out episode again.
She's getting all her meals through the tube since she just wouldn't eat, even with an appetite stimulant. She's up to 30+ ml of food 4 or 5 times a day, so that's good. And this morning, right after I pumped her full of her breakfast, she hopped off the bed and ate a few pieces of her kibble. She loves that crappy Purina Naturals (since she was an outside cat, and not all that good at protecting her bowl, she had to eat cheaper food than the others-- I can't feed the whole neighborhood high dollar food). Right now, I don't even care what she eats, as long as it's going in her mouth. 3 pieces is hardly worth a party, but it's one little tiptoe in the right direction.
Poor girl. She has a looong road ahead of her.
(ps-- those of you who have cats that are hard to get in or out of a carrier, this thing is amazing-- http://www.walmart.com/ip/SimplyDog-Pri ... s/11003743
it was only $35. Of the many perks, the main one is that there is a zipper that goes along the outline of the ends AND under one of the long sides, so you can basically open it up to lay flat, though it actually maintains some shape. So when she doesn't want to get out, I just deconstruct the carrier around her; doesn't want to get in? unzip it all, set her on the pad, and build it around her nice and quickly. Plus the side opening is wide and not so claustrophobic, and I can open it on the front seat of the car to pet her while we drive. Considering she's had to go every day this week, and will need to go at a minimum weekly for a bandage change and then semi regularly for blood draws, this is the best purchase I've made in a while.
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Where you invest your love, you invest your life." --Marcus Mumford