Checkers is doing better with her bladder infection. Sam is another story. I had started giving him so much laxative to make him poop that I didn't see that it was making him sick. I was up to 7cc of Lactulose a day and he still wasn't pooping. What he was doing was puking and acting sad and staying to himself.
I did some google searches and came across a website dedicated to all things cat constipation. It made me realize that no amount of laxative will work if there isn't enough water in the body to help things along. Being a nurse, this made sense to me. There was also a section on how to massage the colon to help the poop come out.
Yeah, I went there.
So instead of the laxative the past few days, I've been forcing water down him and massaging his colon. You would think it was a new cat. He perked up, he talked to the birds that he hasn't done in months. He's eating good as he had lost another pound and he's pooped. I realized that I was trying to force him to poop daily and who am I to say that's his norm? It's not Checkers norm at all and I don't go nuts over her.
I'm going to continue with the water feeding as Sam has never been a good water drinker and see how he does. The research said cats need 5-10oz of water a day. The first day I got 1oz in him-we are talking 6ccs at a time. Which to put it in perspective is six times a day to reach the 1oz. Yeah not fun to get Sam in a half nelson hold to syringe force water down him. Today I'm trying to use a larger syringe to see if that's better.
I'm just trying to get them to a place where I feel good about leaving them alone for my fishing trip.
Here's a funny that happened where I live. There's this commercial for this bail bondsman who's motto was "because you're needed at home." Not sure about that, crooks may be better kept in jail, but who am I to judge?
So I'm reading the newspaper-yes I still actually read the paper-and there's the same bail bondsman, but this time, he's the one who's been arrested! Why??? Because he was propositioning sex in lieu of paying the bail money. I burst out laughing it was so absurd to me!
Anywho, remember when I told you that Nails Inc commented on my NexGen post? I said I should pull out a few and wear them again. Here's the first one, St John's Wood.
Here's what happened when I added Nine Zero Twinkle Lights.
Until next time people. Any thoughts out there?