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Oh dear

This morning, I found out that I'd read the instructions wrong: I was to feed Manasse 5 times a day, not give him a tablet 5 times a day. If I'd turned over the packet, I would have seen that I was actually to give him 1/4 tablet once a day...so no wonder he hasn't been puking since coming home from the vet's yesterday: he's had 20 times the prescribed dose of medication! After speaking to the vet, I'm reassured that my mistake isn't likely to kill him, though it did make me feel extremely sheepish.

The only worry now is, that Manasse still refuses to eat anything, which makes this the third consecutive day of his fast. He is drinking plenty of water, but I'm informed that the feline metabolism isn't designed to cope well with prolonged periods of fasting and shuts down a hell of a lot quicker than a human's would under the same circumstances. Just a few days of not eating can already cause massive problems, I'm told; and so I'm hoping that once he realises later in the day that "hey! I haven't been nauseous for a while", he'll get his appetite back and will consent to at least taste the new diet food I've got in for him.

And, for my random observation of the day: it seems that lately, every time I turn on the telly, there's a film or TV drama starring Rhys Ifans, which means that consequently, he's fast becoming one of my favourite contemporary actors.

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enigmaticblues
Oct. 21st, 2008 04:35 pm (UTC)
Poor Manasse! I hope he decides to eat soon. *hugs*
gamiila
Oct. 21st, 2008 06:04 pm (UTC)
He's just taken a few mouthfuls...of his sisters' food. Still, he's eaten, and so no longer likely to keel over. I'm happy enough.
curiouswombat
Oct. 21st, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC)
Oops! Still, on the whole, feeding five times a day is probably easier than medicating that often. I do hope he starts to eat soon though.
gamiila
Oct. 21st, 2008 06:10 pm (UTC)
He's eaten something...granted, he took it out of the wrong bowl, but I'm just pleased food's gone into his stomach without him bringing it up again.

I do still have to medicate him, but it's only once a day, and he doewsn't seem to hold it against me for long. He's still my sweet little snuggle-bunny.
suze2000
Oct. 23rd, 2008 08:06 am (UTC)
Poor Manasse! I hope he perks up soon.
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