Sprocket finally got his first antihistamine/steroid tablet tonight. The vet thought that it would be a good idea for him to take something, rather than for us to wait and see if it would resolve on its own, because every time he seems to act more normal for a few hours, he backtracks again. He had his medicine a little after 5pm, and he doesn’t get another for 24 hrs.
Yesterday, his tummy was still upset but he ate a late dinner. Then he spent the night on my bed. And the whole day. Papa Miao didn’t see him get up at all. After I got back home, I gave him his meds and he ate a few crunchies. His back was twitchy and he darted back to my bed after a couple bites. Then he was somnolent, and then for a bit he was playful and alert with his catnip bacon toy and my fingers under the sheet. He had another crunchie snack, but again after a few seconds he got spooked and dashed back onto my bed. A while later he ate a larger portion when I brought him downstairs. He spent some time in the basement and now he is back in the closet. So overall, no real improvement except that his appetite is back.
The first time, in April/May 2012, things seemed to dramatically improve after his injections, but maybe this form of medicine will take effect more slowly. Even with the injections, he had twitchy “episodes” over the following three days or so. We also noticed a significant improvement after the children’s dissolvable antihistamine on Saturday, the one that probably upset his tummy, but this new medication hasn’t had an observable effect yet.
Thank you, peeps, for your good thoughts. It really helps.