Haakon is far from pain-free and I will confess that I am very worried about him. I spoke to the vet today and we are doubling his analgesia over the weekend to reassess the situation on Monday.
Also this week Monster has been a regular visitor to the vet. He is sneezing, lethargic and very off colour (yes, even a white cat). It could be an upper respiratory tract infection. So he is busy feeling very sorry for himself, though perks up at the sight of food still so he can’t be that bad. Daily, I battle the prescribed pills/liquids down him which I disguise in his food. So far he is not refusing and just thinks he is fed a lot, which is nice. But poor boy is far from well.
So, back with the worry that is Haakon. He is being kept quiet and a friend suggested wrapping hot towels around his hocks to help with the stiffness. After the hot towels, I also rubbed in Deep Heat cream to warm the joint.
As always, Haakon was a good boy and munched his hay peacefully while Floss and I worked out the best method to do all this.
It was a family affair.
Haakon played his game of wuffle-the-hand to see if there were hidden carrots. He has always done this. It’s his thing.
Her Maj took to her throne and offered her support from a distance.
At the moment it feels like everyone is ill and I need them to be better. I wish they could just be how they always were – fine, going along happily and healthy.
(* sorry for the whinge *)