i just got tears in my eyes from all your kind words, support, and sharing your own personal stories. you are all WONDERFUL who responded.
tigger has been venturing out to the living room (not a normal thing) and laying in the sun all day with his face up..looks like he's smiling almost
and of course he is still very cuddly, i hardly hear him have a fit anymore..just a few sneezes here and there, and the swelling has totally gone down. he is very vocal and demanding too..actually even being a pest (i say that in a loving way..LOL)...i always take it as a good sign when one of the "kids" is being a brat because they must feel good..LOL. i'd rather he be a pest than sick
he has his recheck today to see how he responded..will let you know what the vet says and if we need to keep continuing the antibiotics. he weighed in at a WHOPPING 14 lbs. (twice the size of his sister with hyperthyroid) and the vet said his prednisone dose was very low considering his weight so i think we'll stick to one pill twice a day probably as far as that goes. my boyfriend gave me a blank check (they know us there and trust me, my friend is one of the techs) and said to just get whatever else he needs. i'm so lucky to have his support...and yours too! bless