Tweeter’s spent the afternoon snuggling inside my sweatshirt, lapsitting, and eating. A little bit of playing too. She’s figuring out how to drink water from the bowl: getting the range is still tricky.
Monthly Archives: May 2011
Tweeter is a quiet player, she doesn’t seek out things to destroy yet, but will bat things and chase if they move. I trimmed her nails because one back toe kept getting snagged on even my pj’s. She’s 11.6 ounces now and doesn’t really need the bottle anymore. Her poops are getting better too, so maybe she won’t need to be on flagyl next week. I’m told it tastes really bad (to people and cats). She has to learn to stay a little more aware on a lap so she doesn’t fall off.
Tweeter’s sometimes preferring canned food over the bottle. She rarely holds still for a photo. She had a brief vet visit today. Everything is fine except for the runny poop and maybe worms still. They may be related, or the runs may be from the doxycyclin. But the poops are much less frequent.
She bats at everything in reach and chases spilled kitty litter. She’s a very busy girl. She also survived having blue puppy go through the wash and come back cleaner.
Tweeter got dosed with strongid and ponazuril, for worms and parasites. I got a dose of ponazuril to give her tomorrow and a bottle of Doxycycline to work on her eye infection with a tiny daily dose for a week. We got home before the rain started and I gave her the Doxycycline. Five minutes later, she barfed up breakfast. I don’t know if the other drugs had a chance. The vet advised me to try the Doxy again tomorrow, but keep an eye on her and let them know if there are problems. It could have been the doxycycline, the combination of drugs, or the trip, or being without blue puppy for a while. I’ll wait a good while between the ponazuril and the doxycycline tomorrow.
Still, she’s 9.6 ounces. It is small for her age, but she’s working on it and the trend is good.
Today, Tweeter reached 8 ounces. She’s been eating if I put food in her mouth, but this evening she licked some off my fingers and some out of the dish. No pictures today, but that news was worth posting.
[Adding to the post Sunday.] Tweeter reached 8.3 ounces. Her left eye is still gooey, but we clean it up frequently.
and 9.2 ounces Monday.
Tweeter is such a tiny cat! She’s got teeth, can find her way about the room, clean herself, nag for attention, use the litter box…she’s very competent. She’s not gaining very quickly, her butt looks sore, and her poops could be better, but she’s doing pretty well. I only got up once in the night to feed her, and I don’t need to pester her with the subcutaneous fluids.