In a tough spot I'll tell ya!
All advice is taken in, processed and so very appreciated!
Ms. Jenga got a steroid shot on Saturday and last night (Sunday) Ms. Jenga had eaten a tiny bit of her dinner. By this morning she was waiting patiently by her dish! When I put in the last of her Fancy Feast (ick) and doused it with Forti Flora she nibbled it but didn't clean the plate.
Our good buddies over at Trout Talkin Tabbies said we should try some special stuff for Ms. Jenga to see if she would eat more. They said we should try something called Nutri Cal. It's a gel type stuff (like petromalt-but it's not for hairballs) . It's loaded with protein so picky eaters or sick kitties off their food can ingest it easier. I was leery as Ms. Jenga is exceedingly picky (and I mean that, she will starve herself before making any changes!). I bought her some Royal Canin as well (just a tiny bag to try out). I mixed the Nutri Cat, RC kibble & Forti Flora together.
The bottom of this dish was full at dinner time a couple hours ago.
This is progress!!!
(the shiny stuff is the Nutri Cal)
I will also be giving her a 'strip' of the gel directly on her paws before bedtime.
As long as Ms. Jenga continues to eat, she also seems to be more restful at night time. (trust me, for a few nights we were both up several times with her rumbly tummy and barfs.)
When I got home from work tonight and after she had eaten a bit, I took her over my shoulder outside to enjoy the last rays of the sun & she loved spreading out on the warm concrete and taking in some fresh air.
I know these are temporary things, I know nothing will stop the mass now growing inside her. But it is my duty to keep her comfortable, well hydrated, nourished and happy during this final part as she readies for her next transition...
I can't thank you all enough for bearing with us during this difficult time; your purrs, hugs and ear bending are invaluable to her and me.
Thank you all
We love you