Sasha the coyote clubber peed on his own in his downstairs closet box overnight!
Then, this morning, we set down a tiny bit of his normal food in his bowl and he did try and eat on his own, but his toungue could just not do it. I almost cried. He is still severely bruised on one side of his lower jaw where the coyote's fangs punctured and then exited through the inside of his mouth
but he wanted to try anyway. I know he's getting tired of the syringe and wants his regular food. I then put a tiny bit on my finger and he did lick it off, although lopsided and loopy!!!! But that was all he could do. It was exhausting and frustrating for him, but you wouldn't believe his attitude, what a positive attitude every single day. What a struggle it has been. Eric immediately fed him and then he got his little heat pak under his jaw and promptly fell asleep.
But there also has been improvement with his cognitive process, as he is much more alert and sleeping not 24 hrs, but 22 hrs a day, and using his awake time to sit under the orchids (I raise orchids as a hobby in the spare bedroom) and look out the window down to the backyard......but he has not once looked out the dining room window at the pumpkin patch.....very interesting. It's been 2 weeks to the day and if you had told me he'd be this far along, much less alive, I would have not believed you
although Sasha, in 12 years, has never been sick a day in his life and he's like this big, strappin' little guy, all solid muscle. We are making sure he walks upstairs and down at least 2-3x per day to give him some cardio! That's important.
Blondiecat your pups are wonderful. You must tell me how you integrated them w/your kitties.