a fair and balanced birdthing (raaven) wrote,
a fair and balanced birdthing

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Home Treatment #1

So, I've just administered Banzai's first batch of sub-Q liquids at home. I feel terrible.

First, I had to take him out of his cardboard box/house that he's been convalescing in. He feels very safe there, and comfy...and everytime I take him out, I have to do unpleasant things to him. Force-feeding. Pills. Now, stabbing him & making him feel all weird with the sudden liquids in his sides. I try to take him out just to cuddle him, but the reality is that he feels so rotten that he doesn't want to be cuddled, either.

Also, I gave him a bit more liquid than I had intended to. I've got the bag hanging so that it's above my head if I sit on the floor, and can't really see the level very well. Fortunately, the vet said that as long as I'm careful where I put it, and am watchful of his breathing, it's probably good to give him a lot...as his system needs some serious flushing.


I'm not sure I can do 3 more days of this - much less a regular long-term treatment program. My cat's miserable, and all I can do, it seems, is make him moreso.
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