My biggest concern aside from the serious infection, is her eating and drinking. Yesterday she ate very little and I was thinking sad thoughts about The Bridge, but I wasn't ready to give up. Last night I struck upon the thought to weigh the bowls of food before I gave them to her. This way I could get a more accurate idea of her consumption.
When I went to see her early this morning I was pleased to see she had eaten some of the food left overnight - 35 grams worth. Not enough to sustain her but she ate. While fixing her breakfast I decided to try pouring just the water from the canned (people) tuna in with a little wet cat food to make a slurry. It worked. She ate.
In the past 7 hours she has eaten just over 100 grams of slurry. Almost half of that was what I call a "tuna shake". I threw a can of tuna in the blender with water and when I took a bowl to Jag she went right to it. I'm now more encouraged.
I have special feline vitamins from the vet that I mixed in with the tuna shake because I know she is not going to get all the minerals and vitamins she requires. Next meal I will add a little wet cat food with the tuna shake and if she continues to eat she will have a much better chance at recovery. She cannot return to the colony until she is 100%.
Next meal is in two hours and I will try adding a little bit of wet cat food to Jag's tuna shake.
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