I have been super behind in responding to everyone individually, just because between the feedings, trips to the vet, etc, I try to get either some sleep in, or get the house chores done (and updating these posts to keep everyone in the loop). But, I promise, I will try to get around to it soon. I have been still reading up my usual blogs that I follow when I can... though as I checked out everyone's sites as they commented on here recently ~ I realized I'm going to have to add a bunch more! There's so many wonderful sites out there that I'm only learning about now! :)
It's funny. I've really become grateful for anyone who has children out there. Mothers... wow. We have no children ourselves, so we aren't familiar with babies who need around the clock care. But I can definitely see this being a mini-training session for if we ever did. ;)
With that being said, I also have to thank Doug for sticking by me through all of this... He's been completely wonderful in every step of this. He's an absolutely amazing person to support me and the kitties with all his heart.
Okay... Sorry for all the mushy. I just can't express it enough!
So, what's been happening since yesterday...
To start, as I mentioned, I decided to take Wesley to the vet to check up on his illness (severe runs, barely eating, whining a lot). I didn't take Rosie or Litterhead with me (as Lisa from Space Paws asked), because it was his suggestion to only bring Wesley. Although, he said, once he examined Wesley, that there really wasn't much he could determine because he's so young. I couldn't get a stool sample out of Wes (go figure) either, which I will have to still bring in with me today if I can get one. But, the doctor still gave me Neosol drops (Bromide) to give him twice a day for a week, to help with his diarrhea. Well, let me just say... that HELPED. After two doses, his symptoms seemed to clear up! And! He's eating a full 2ml or more at each feeding... AND! He gained 0.2 oz since his last weigh in! So I'm over the moon about that, as you can probably imagine :)
I'm still waiting for a full bowel movement to take into the doctor to confirm that parasites are not found though.. but in the meantime, I'm glad that he's eating well again.
Now, with all that good news being said, he also mentioned to me to still stay a little prepared and realistic. Because Wes is still dangerously underweight, anything can still happen within the next few weeks. I know he was just saying it so that I'm not too upset if something else does arise... And, I'm trying... But I'm still going to keep up a ton of hope for him. I want to stay positive, even if I do prepare for the worst.
We also sent off Oscar to burial while I was there. It was really hard to say goodbye, and I had a bit of a breakdown once I got home, but I managed. He was going with two other puppy dogs who were euthanized that afternoon... so, it gave me a little peace knowing he wasn't all alone. I'm always going to remember that little guy, and he's always going to be in my heart.
Last thing... Litterhead.
I just want to touch on the fact that this kitten is HUGE. Like, gigantic, monsterous, enormous! Maybe it's just because I'm so used to seeing Wesley's teeny tiny body... but, wow. I'm happy that s/he's growing so well.
Got a couple pictures from today. Wes's pictures are always a bit the same, but... he's cute anyway! And well, Litterhead... will you just look at that belleh?!?! hee.. :)