Every regular day that Jake is still with us is a special day. The bummer is that Jake’s been feeling a bit off since last Friday. His breathing was more labored but that has since resolved itself thankfully. He’s not been eating well though and has decided he’s not going to take his syringe feedings sitting down anymore. We’re still doing it but it’s more difficult as he fights us and spits out half the food. Today he came down with diarrhea too. Not quite sure what’s going on. Perhaps he has a flu bug or something that affected his breathing last week and his digestive system this week. Then again it could just be his renal condition. Please keep Jake in your thoughts, we appreciate it.
Fionna started on Prozac last week. It’s still too early to tell how well it’s working. Overall I don’t see much of a change in her personality. Yesterday she was really going to town pulling the hair off her arms and stomach. She’s been doing this for months now and we suspect that it’s feline psychogenic alopecia after ruling out food and skin allergies. The stress of Jake’s illness can’t be helping her either. I bought a new bird feeder to install near the family room window for her. The birds haven’t found it yet but I’m sure they will soon. This will give her a second location to go spastic on her feathered friends and get her mind off her troubles.
Jonah is our lovable fur ball. He coughed up some mean hairballs over the weekend. He needs to get brushed today but you saw firsthand how well that goes! I got some Petromalt for him at the store today along with some wheat grass for him to nom on. I’ve never given wheat grass to the cats so I’ll be sure to let you know if they like it.