Twice daily IV's of liquid and force feeding of wet catf ood have drastically improved the energy level of Sparkle the adopted alley cat, who was attacked by a dog last Monday. However, she still won't eat or drink on her own, and more worrisome, a new VERY deep wound that escaped the attention of both me and the vet opened up on her abdomen yesterday. It seems to be infected. Even after repeated flushing it had a fowl smell. So... we return to the vet, hopefully for the last time.
On the "good news" list, Sparkle got out of her ground-floor conversant bed while we were away from home yesterday, climbed a full flight of stairs, and either jumped or clawed her way up onto her favorite sleeping spot on our bed. She wouldn't have been able to do that a few days ago.
Bottom line, her pain seems to be easing but I have a lot of concerns about infection.