Inigo has spent the day with the kitty cardiologist today. The news is better than it was a couple of days ago, but still not where we'd like it to be. His weight, while still low, has stayed the same. His kidney function is the same. The fluid in his chest is the same, and his BP is slightly better. The vet was much more optimistic, especially when combined with stories of how well he's been acting. I haven't heard anything about the infection (I forgot to ask when I rang, and I couldn't go with Rumbledad to pick him up as I had afternoon meetings - Rumbledad isn't home yet)
We've gotten so many sweet emails with suggestions, including some really good natural options. Thank you to you all.
Now! To answer some questions from yesterday:
Mr Puddy suggested a yummy brand of food called 'Fine meat for cats': We hadn't heard of that brand before! Rumblemum is gonna look tomorrow at the shop for 'Fine meat for cats'
Simba asked if some of the weight loss was from the fluid, and if maybe the medicine was making him feel unwell which is why he's not eating: Some of the weight was from the fluid, and there was some concern that the medicine was making him feel unwell, but he's been getting anti-nausea shots and he's got an antacid to take. Thank you so much for your purrs and good thoughts.
Admiral Hestorb thought maybe he'd been mis-weighed: It's a good thought, unfortunately he's been getting weighed weekly at two different vets (we'd actually thought the same thing initially, that they'd just mis-weighed him)
Lita suggested some brilliant food ideas: Thank you so much, we've got an Asian grocer really close to us, I'll get some chicken essence tomorrow!! What a great idea and I'd never have thought of it!
Fin thought maybe it was a cold that was making it hard to smell the food: Actually I thought exactly the same thing, because his nose was so goopy. The vet's said that it's dehydration that's making his nose really dry, and we're taking him in every other day now to get him hydrated.
To you all - I'm so grateful for all the kind words, and I tell Inigo every night how much love comes from his online friends. Thank you so much for your support and suggestions.