Tuesday, July 24, 2012
I was surprised how easily I found the paperwork. I gave the shelter manager a call and she said bring him in first thing in the AM.
Of course I would have preferred she say "oh take him right to the e-clinic" (even though I am so NOT a fan of the e-clinic from my few experiences with them) but I understand the wait. My husband said we could take him and pay if I felt the need, so I went back down to spend some time with him. He's definitely running hot, and he is moving as little as possible.
He didn't want me to poke and prod him any more, and he had some distrust of me. Once he understood I wasn't going to stick anything else in his input slot (food) or his output slot (temperature) he came over and snuggled up to me (awwwwww). I got him into my lap (which was a mistake, as it is very late at night and he's not all that interested in moving) and he snuggled down and seemed to go to sleep.
Well my husband gave in to fatigue and went to bed. I re positioned myself and got comfortable and was considering just falling asleep for the night when Fiorella finally decided to let his siblings nurse and he jumped down and started to suckle.
I'm not sure it did him a lot of good because he couldn't seem to latch on. He'd suckle one nipple and then move to another... but seeing him willing to eat made it easier to leave and go to bed (and update you)
that and the fact that he wasn't on my lap any more made it SO much easier..