Yesterday went well. Oreo seemed much brighter and he looked like he was feeling much better. This morning he seems less bright once again. He's eating, but I noticed a big load of wet poop in the litter box and he had some stuck to his fur. So I know he's got issues with that today on top of everything else. I know the week has been stressful and he also just started a new medication which makes him drink much more water than usual. He's also been eating only wet food for the past couple of days, although it's a Gastro formula so it is not likely to cause diarrhea. I am not too sure what to think. I took his temperature and he doesn't seem to have a fever, although it's sometimes hard to get an accurate reading with the ear thermometer. He's sleeping a lot, but I know that can be a side effect of the Phenobarbital along with the extra water intake. Diarrhea doesn't seem to be in the list of symptoms for that medication so I am worried. Anything is going to set my brain on constant worry for the next while.
I don't want to have to take him back to the Hospital today. The poor kid has had enough for one week. I will go for a drive later and pick him up some Fortiflora to see if that will help his poops issue. My vet is not open today so if anything else happens, I have to bring him to the 24 hour Hospital. I am hoping things will be alright today and if he still has wet poops tomorrow, I will call my vet and see what they feel we should do. For now, regardless of how he is feeling, he's still eating.
Pudding is still forcing him to get up and play this morning. Oreo doesn't seem to mind, but he's not in the mood for playing. So he just stands there and lets pudding jump all over him. He's such a good boy. Onyx ate this morning. I got her to eat some Whiskas dry food but she threw it all up right after. I don't think her stomach tolerates it as she's not used to it, but it was still good that tried. I waited a little while and gave her some warmed Fancy Feast and she gobbled it up and has not been sick again.
I am still exhausted too. I feel like I could sleep for three days. I've continued working and doing my morning classes throughout this whole ordeal. I don't want to upset the kids or the parents by taking time off. I find doing the classes each morning also helps get my mind of things for a bit. I love seeing the kids smile and laugh and it feels good to joke around with them.
I really hope Oreo will be alright. I hope the diarrhea isn't a sign of something else we'll need to worry about. I really hope it's just a side effect of everything that has happened this week. I will continue to monitor him today and if I see anything really abnormal, I will just have to take him in again. Cross your fingers that the Fortiflora will help. I'll try to go and get them asap today. At least he is not going multiple times a day. He just seems to go once in the morning and/or once in the evening so it's not constant. Perhaps I can worry less in that case. He's had it a lot worse at other moments where he's gone many times a day. Sorry this was such a s*!%ty post!
As usual, I will keep you all posted on his progress.
Tina Modugno is a children’s illustrator from Canada. Tina loves all animals, kids books and cartoons! She currently resides in Quebec with her husband and four cats!