Progress over the weekend has seen Magic eating a little more with no tube feeds only her drugs going in. Her insulin continues at 3units twice daily. Tube wound dressing every second day and bandage changes as often as she manages to unravel them.
All being well, the tube will be removed and we can discuss her management plan. I would dearly love her to achieve remission if humanly, or felinely, possible. However, there is a fine balance in making sure she is safe, comfortable and happy. Currently, she is remarkably compliant I would hate to try to force her to do something she is unhappy with, to destroy her routine, let her become hypoglycaemic when no-one is around or to damage her trust in me as she comes to me to fix things. Tonight she sat watching as I prepared the syringes and drugs. When I asked her to follow me through she trotted in and sat waiting on the towel on the sofa that I use to denote the treatment area for carrying out her care.
Red is being a little star too. I try to give him as much attention as I do for Magic but her care has been quite intensive and he has probably not had his fair share.
He is enjoying the cuisine and thinks Heston Blumenthal has moved in as the menu has improved to include chicken with pumpkin, wild rice or asparagus, sea bream, tuna, pacific prawns, cream and a wide selection of dry foods. He's been enjoying EIGHT meals a day and frequent treats.....or at least he was! When I was trying to tempt Magic to eat I was laying out wet and dry food for both of them in the spirit of fairness. However, as she wasn't eating he was hoovering up all the delicious foods she was rejecting. Normally he is a lean, mean cuddling machine weighing as much as a puff of air but he was beginning to turn into a little butterball.
Sadly Heston has left the building and it's back to good old Sheba.