Hello everyone, Carol here with a little update. Jasper has for several days been struggling in that he has eaten nothing but has drunk lots of cat milk which I think is sustaining him somewhat. The not eating has a knock on effect because as you know he has renal failure, heart failure, high blood pressure and now the dementia. Not eating means his little kidneys cant work properly. We have tried everything to tempt him but to no avail. Because of nothing much in his tummy his meds have come back up several times. The dementia the last two days was just awful and we felt powerless to help. I was with him until work at 2:00 and were he would usually be very close to me he just didn't know what to do. I spent the whole shift just churning it around in my head and knowing we had to make a decision soon.
All your purrs and prayers were coming in and until I got home I didn't see them. Barrie had managed to get two appetite pills to stay down and Jasper had eaten a little shredded chicken. This meant his meds given later stayed down. This meant Jasper was a little calmer in himself and he was sat quietly. When I was woken at 4:00 this morning for a call out Jasper was making the awful noise but was also maybe a little more alert.
This morning Barrie again has just managed to get another pill down and so far it has stayed so fingers crossed he will eat a little. Two years ago next month Jasper was in the vets on a drip and we were told they didn't think he would survive, he did. Then we were told that we could have a few months, we have had so far just short of two years and that has been a gift. I have had many cats in my life but none like Jasper who is the most loving, gentle and affectionate cat ever. The vets all love him and no matter what they do he never ever gets his claws out or bites.
As I write this I can hear him making that awful noise which although distressing I now know is not pain but confusion. he has just walked to me as if to say what are you doing and hopefully before I go to work he will sit a while with me.
I know one thing though and that is the fact that you all our friends from all the corners of the globe are keeping us going and hoping and it is just magical. Thank you all. We love you.. Carol, Barrie and of course our GJ xxxx