We went into panic mode. In our minds Uschi had gone way too long without substantial meals (since early Tuesday), and we felt he needed to be able to eat regularly, or we were headed right back to the emergency Vet. So we researched possible "tempting foods for sick cats" on the Internet, and rushed out to the supermarket before it closed (apparently only an ill cat will pry us out of the house at 11:30pm on a Saturday). We tossed anything we could find in the basket, from human baby food, to canned chicken, to kitten milk substitute, to old favorite cat foods. We headed back and prepared for a long night of tempting Usch to eat something. Luckily Les had napped during the day, so we could keep an eye on him at night.
Anyone who has had a cat that won't eat, knows that sometimes the cat knows best (or at least thinks they do). Uschi wanted to sleep, and Les ended up staring at him for a few hours. When he woke up, he wanted a little water, used the litterbox (no more blood), then back to sleep. An hour later, back up and... only water.. and more sleep. Meanwhile, Tanji and Vladi were wheedling bits of the "gourmet" food. Finally at 6 a.m., Usch licked about a teaspoon of turkey baby food off of Les' finger, and after an hour of resting, was ready for more. Then it was time for small pieces of wet food, and he selected Fancy Feast soufflé, something he "grew out of" months ago. Now Uschi felt more energetic, so we had to remove all of the dry food so he wouldn't scarf it down, vomit, and start this all over again. Tanji and Vladi did not understand this move at all.
We've been feeding Uschi little bits of dry and wet food every hour or so and he has perked back up. Now we are also trying to keep him from jogging on his wheel and spending too much time playing in the kennel...
Drinking water like a good boy.
Thank goodness for the drinking fountain, it is irresistible.
Now that Uschi is feeling better again, he
apparently has to resume his Vladi grooming duties...
Lick me instead!
Good buddies taking a much-needed nap.