Ratty has finished his course of antibiotics. I am still force-feeding him the 'recovery' vet food, but half his meal is now 'sardines in aspic' which he eats himself. Eats is perhaps too polite. He practically inhales it, he likes it so much.
|the 'sphynx' position, head up!|
His neck and shoulders are getting stronger and he will happily stay in his sphynx position for 10-15 minutes without wobbling over. He washes his front paws and chest and this morning, I saw him washing his right hind leg. He'd got himself half up and twisted around and was busy with his tongue. I think the grooming is a very good sign of returning to cat nature, self awareness and self care, to say nothing of returning strength: on Thursday he could do nothing himself, not even lick around his own mouth.
I am sure his eye-sight is back to normal or near normal. Yesterday we played with the feather and he tried hard to bat at it and eat it, while this morning, when he was sitting up having his breakfast, he caught sight of another cat, who he was most interested in and wary of: his own reflection in the piano about 3 metres away.
I would like to take him back to the Vet who saw him last Monday, and who supported our decisions not to euthanise him, and who discharged him from hospital last Wednesday night. I think it would be reassuring to have a professional, objective opinion on his progress, and especially a neurological assessment. Depending on how well I am tomorrow, I might even attempt this feat on my own.
|not elegant, maybe, but it works|
We are cautiously optimistic.