The sniffing is going well, I keep myself very well hydrated and had no headache so far, but I'm soooo tired in the evenings, I'm in bed by 10.00-10.30 after a snooze on the couch! Anyway, marching on.
I can't remember if I mentioned that a couple of weeks ago we brought Patches back to the vet because he seemed to have a scratch on his neck which was raised and inflamed. The vet gave us a course of antibiotic for ten days. During that time we noticed that The Dude had become a bit rougher when playing with Patches and was scratching and biting Patches' neck resulting in constant bleeds, new scabs and bold patches!! The poor thing had become less playful and seemed a bit afraid of The Dude. Anyway, we had a letter from the DSPCA to bring The Dude to be neutered on the 29th of April (they reckon is about 6 months old). It was quite obvious that it was just too far away. He's restless and meows a lot (never did it before), so we brought him there on Friday to see if he was ready to be done a bit earlier. After a bit if begging we got an appointment for next Tuesday! The vet nurse also clipped The Dude's nails, at least the damage can be controlled a bit.
All was well in the pet land until friday night when we noticed Patches breathing became quite noisy again....couldn't believe it, we had finished the antibiotics on Thursday morning! On Saturday morning Patches was a bit flat and the breathing the same. I noticed he seemed to have shivers and I basically cocooned him in his blanket thinking he may be running a fever. Then we weighed him and he had lost 200g in 4 days!! I felt so so bad, The Dude is growing steadily, but I had tried to vary the food a bit and Patches never seemed to impressed...anyway, not a good sign by any means.
We phoned the vet and brought him there in the afternoon. He checked out fine, kind of suddenly was a bit brighter, but he did have a temperature. The vet gave him an antibiotic injection and said to us that we need to find which bug he has so that we can treat him properly but that he's optimistic he'll grow out of it. Let's hope so!
Last night he was already better, I reverted to the original kitten food and he had a good bit. We have to bring a poo sample to the vet to check for particular bacteria which may be the cause of the poor health. I think it's more to do with the respiratory system but we'll see.
Today is curtain-washing day! My parents are arriving next Wednesday and mum has this habit of climbing up a ladder and do the curtains...you won't do it this time mum! You can pot the plants though....