OT: Nushi update – Nushi went to the vet today and was very brave and good for her blood draw. Results hopefully by Thursday, will let us know how well the medication is working. The immediate good news is that her agglutination test was negative, so her immune system is no longer attacking her red blood cells and I can wean her off of the prednisolone. Sunday will be her last of those pills, hopefully forever!
The vet said she looked good, but agreed with me that I should cut down on her food a little. She felt no signs of any abdominal fluid, but agreed with me that something was going on that was making it hard to give her the shots. She thinks that there has been some scarring and thickening of the skin along her back, so she showed me how to give it in her shoulder, where they usually give vaccines. She warned that she might be more sensitive, and she was right. Even with the gabapentin Nushi threw herself on her side and screamed at me. Then instead of getting up and continuing to eat like she normally does, she just laid there staring at me like….why!? I pet her and told her why and said I was sorry. She got up and finished eating and later purred as I cleaned her fur where some of the meds had once again leaked out. She’s such a good girl. I will keep trying to find ways to make this easier on her.
The big landmark since my last update is that Nushi leapt from the top shelf of the cat tree on to the bed. Not the very top nest like she used to, but still!! Even though she still wobbles a fair amount, her movements are getting smoother and she is becoming bolder in some of her movements. So good to see! (((((((((((Mega-Orb and Team Nushi))))))))))))
February 26, 2016