Mozzie is home !!! We bought him home Monday evening, and he purred himself to sleep after insisting on bags of attention from all four family members. He kept waking up and going to each of us, head rubbing us and returning back to my Mother, and curling up on her lap. He seems to have gained a little weight now, and follows us around the house. The vet said he was very, very scared there, and kept hiding under the bedding until feeding time, when, after a little encouragement, he ate ravenously. We are delighted that he's back. He hasn't yowled...well...not much, anyway, and he is the centre of attention when he's awake. Don't get me wrong, we don't smother him, we are all just aware of where he is in the room.
Now, the problem is that he sleeps all the time. He's was not a lap cat, but now all he wants is to be on my mother's or my lap. He hasn't the energy to play for more than two minutes, when he was more than hyperactive, before he curls up or falls asleep where he's crouched. In our history of cat ownership ( all my life ), rarely has a cat sat on my lap willingly for more than a couple of minutes. Only my other cat who was put to sleep in November 2001 did that, in his latter years. The fact that Mozzie slept on my lap the whole night without leaving once ( I didn't have the heart to shove him off so I could go to bed, so slept on and off, in a chair ) is a cause for concern. Or is it that I am being too over cautious ??? My mum is worried too, and I have an awful feeling that something isn't quite right with him. Would the antibiotic injections ( synulux, twice a day ) from the vet, still be making him sleepy, when it is 4:20pm on Wednesday, and the last injection was at 2:35pm on Monday, and he's now off all medication ??? How long would you recommend we leave him before we take him back. The vet said he'd be back to normal in a couple of days, but we, as a family, are extra paranoid anyway, since losing my previous cat last year. Is this a case of us expecting too much too soon ????? Please advise us, we don't want to traumatise him further by dragging him back there, if there is no need for it. Thank you again for all your replies and help.
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