Thank you all for all the kind messages for Scooter, which have helped us so much.
I've told him he has friends all over the world sending him purrs and under-chin scrunchies.
I am going to list what has happened since last week, because I know people will want to know how he is doing, and also, there is something new and again, I wonder if any cat people out there recognise any of this........
Well, the vet that came out last week has now gone on holiday for two weeks :( I didn't know he was going, or I'd have called him on Friday.... poo.
I spoke to Kate, one of his colleagues, today.
We looked up something called CRYPTPCOCCOSIS.
Even seizures can be caused by this :(
I wish we had known this sooner!
Anyway, there is an anti-fungal called FLUCONAZOLE that is good for this infection where seizures are present. Kate has gone off to see if they have any in stock. She is calling me back later.
- his back legs seem stronger than they've been in weeks. He is walking properly, albeit slowly, not on his haunches and up on his front toes.
- he is using the cat flap again!!
- he is using his patch in the garden, and even manages a little jump off the patch.
- until today, he has been eating well.
- Here's the not so good stuff...
- Since mid-yesterday, the hard lump on the bridge of his nose has softened and spread across his eyebrow (I guess that might rule out tumour, though....?)
- His left eye is being pushed closed and the lids, upper and lower, are swollen, though not red.
- He has a nose bleed- he was sneezing yesterday, and maybe he burst a little blood vessel- least I hope that's all it is.
- Overnight, he was snoring and raspy much of the time.
- He won't let me touch his nose, so he has dried blood sticking all round his nostril.
- He took his meds today, in some ham, but refuses any other food I bring him.
Please keep the good thoughts, healing vibes, prayers, purrrayers and cyber-scrunches coming.....
Today it is very warm and sunny. He has lots of blankies out in the garden and he is laying with his bottom end in the sun and his head in the shade. He is breathing ok. I will keep trying to get him to eat and drink now and then, but I'm also leaving him to sleep peacefully as I'm sure he needs it. I gave him a little extra of his pain meds this morning and I'm hoping he has a nice day in the sun. One day at a time...........
You would not believe how much we have cried :(