Well, since I last updated, Tuxie went up to 8 pounds 2 ounces, but this past week just hasn't been a good one.
He's still eating a LOT, though not eating on his own. We've been feeding him a lot of kitten kibble on top of everything else. Doc doesn't know why he's continuing to lose weight.
He's at 7 pounds 14 ounces. His hematocrit continues to fall. He's down to 13. He's back at the point where he doesn't move around much at all. He's distracted easily, forgets what he was doing (walk over to water, stand there for a minute or so staring at the wall. Look around if he hears a noise. Then notices the water and takes a drink). He'll start to eat - hear a noise, look up - then walk away. We put the bowl down in front of him again, and he'll start eating again. Sometimes I have to touch the food to his lip before he'll eat, and that's starting to happen more frequently.
I've been giving him Transfer Factor. I now mix it with just 1/2 teaspoon of water, and shoot it down his throat. I feel terrible, because he hates it. But we're desperate.
The problem remains the same. EVERYTHING checks out normal - except his blood profile indicates that he is just not producing red blood cells.
Thank you so much for your kind thoughts, prayers and support. We've tried to be so upbeat and positive, but right now I'm bawling because I'm so so scared that he's running out of time - running out of his nine lives.