Friday, July 18, 2008

Cautious optimism

Happy Friday! Quick update on Neelix this a.m. - I've been working on some spinning & crocheting projects for the fair, so have not had much time to post this week.

We weighed Neelix with the lamb scale (nylon sling that hooks onto a digital scale) on Wednesday night. He didn't much like the "swinging in air" but did hold still long enought to get a weight - 8# 7 oz. - I called the V.E.T. yesterday & had them check his chart for how much he weighed last week when we went in - he has gained 7 oz. YAY!

He has stopped running the other way when he sees me coming but I'm not sure if that's because he's getting used to taking the pills or if he just doesn't have the energy. I got some more Sheba cat food yesterday - he really likes it, so does Sinda - I have to really watch her or she eats his share before I can set him down by his plate.

I'm hoping to get some time with him this weekend where I'm not giving him pills or bugging him for anything, so he knows I'm not always the "bad guy".

Everybody have a good weekend.

4 comments:

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

That's a great weight gain for a week! Hurray! I hope Neelix is just realizing that he's feeling better and it must be because of what you are doing to him.

Kathy said...

I think just being with Neelix is just the thing to boost his spirits - and yours! Glad to hear the weight is going up. :)

I found that Newman's Own cat food at WalMart today, of all places. I got a couple of small cans to try on the kittens.

Tell Neelix Aunt Kat says "Meow!" and give him a head noogy for me. :)

Sharon said...

Sounds promising - isn't is astonishing how much power our little kitty cats have on our emotions??

Leigh said...

Yay! That is wonderful news! Go Neelix!