Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Nario - the next morning
as we left things, he had a fever of 105 but he was nursing off his mom so I went to bed. I slept hard, and woke up at 7, all be it with some serious reservations about joining the waking world. When I realized it was 7 I had to force myself out of bed and head down to check on the kittens. Part of me hoped that it was all better and I didn't have to deal with any of it, but I figured that wasn't going to happen.
I got down there and Nario was in the cat bed in the sleeping position but eyes open looking around.. he lifted his head to me and seemed brighter then last night so I opened up the cage and let Ezra and Eliza run. Nario watched them run around so I got out my thermometer and he was much less willing to get his temp taken this morning (good sign) and it only went up to 103.5. So a wonderful improvement, but still something that should be seen, so I was about to pack him and his brother up (who was also doing a hard wheezing cough) when Fiorella decided to nurse him..
I couldn't interrupt that!
So I sat there and watched the news with a mother and a kitten nursing on my lap. Fedele decided to join them and Fiorella was beside herself wanting attention and was trying to wiggle around to get me to pat her. Well my lap is just not all that big and soon she was about to fall off it onto the floor, so I'm attempting to pat her, hold her and move her back into a position where everyone isn't going to fall.. :)
Finally she was perturbed that I was paying attention to something other then her (because keeping her from falling wasn't actually attention TO her) and left, so I scooped up the boys who were wondering what just happened and plopped them into a carrier and off I went.
The shelter tech asked me what I wanted to do with them, if I wanted to leave them or bring them home. I explained what was going on and with the improvement I had seen I was willing to do either. She looked them over briefly and decided that some zithromax would be a good idea and sent them home.
Nario is not 'out of the woods' but it looks like he is on the right path and I've got fingers crossed he'll be much improved by the time I get home from work today.
Thank you all for keeping him in your thoughts.