Thursday, May 22, 2008

Update on Avalanche

Avalanche 021 sHe's a fighter :) He is doing so much better and this morning awoke as normal with the other cats begging for food. He's our fuzzy alarm clock... usually annoying, but this morning a welcome intrusion. He's been eating and drinking relatively normally the last few days, but quite slow at the eating. That's okay though, I hear inhaling your food isn't good for you anyway ;)

We still don't have any answers from test results yet, maybe today. We attempted to supplement his food/liquid intake with an IV last night. That sucked! He was too much of a fighter and we're too inexperienced to be successful. He got maybe 1/3 of what we were supposed to give him before we gave up. The needle popped out twice and it took three of us. One to hold him down tight, one to hold the skin up and stick the needle in and the third to turn the dial opening up the line and closing it.

Perhaps we'll try again tonight, but we rationalized that he's doing good enough for now to not truly need it, so why torture him and us :p


Mary C said...

Well, now that you have personally been shown how to do it, and since you are the one who will do it, let's hope that tonight (Friday) will be more successful. Viva la Avalanche!

Carrot Jello said...

That would have been funny to watch all three of you against the cat.

Red said...

I bet it would have been at least a runner up on America's Funniest Home Videos.


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