UPDATE: Tanner is having a much harder time breathing, and is heading to the vet. His eyes are fully dilated, so I think he is scared because he can't get a good breath. Please send purrs for his comfort and for him to not be afraid. He needs to be able to get some rest!
Poor Tanner can't catch a break! He started eating some on his own last week, and we were all so excited for him. Then he caught a cold and is so stuffy now that he can't breathe and of course, doesn't want to eat again.
Here he is steaming in my bathroom. The humidifier is on the counter. He has a litter box, water and food if he wants it.
He drinks quite a bit, which is good, but he has lost a lot of weight over these past two weeks.
Someone needs to develop a Mucinex for cats to help dry up all the mucus and crud.
His vet is being kept informed of how he is doing. We are to continue supporting him through this. He is the only one in the house with any signs of a cold, so I am keeping my fingers crossed that the others don't come down with it. I don't know if I could handle 4 mancats being sick at once!
Does anyone have any suggestions to help him feel better? Or get some relief from the congestion?
Here are the medicines he is taking now...
Marbofloxin - antibiotic for his UTI
Cyproheptadine - appetite stimulant
Chlorphenaramine - anti histamine
Cerenia - nausea
Pepcid Injection - stomach acid/indigestion
I want to give him some fluids because he's a bit dehydrated, but they seem to make his congestion worse...hard to know what to do!