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Hello, Jane and welcome!My name isXXXXX have been with the site since 2006 and it will be my pleasure to assist you and your kitty today.I'm so sorry to hear that Blackie has gone through this trouble with an infection.Is he eating anything on his own?What kind of food are you offering or is he eating? (brand and canned or dry?)Is he able to drink on his own?Is he eliminating as usual?Thanks for all your additional detail,Cher
He was eating a little on his own- but just now when the sore on his mouth seems to have gotten worse he isn't. He seems hungry and sniffs at his food but hasn't eaten any of it today. He has been having his anti-biotics crushed and put into his mouth in a syringe mixed up with some food the vet gave me. (2 x per day). I have been offering him dry and canned food and tried different varieties such as Fussy Cat tinned and dry.
He has taken no water on his own - he has had a lap at some milk last night but did not take much. I think he is eliminating OK - he goes outside once in a while.
He is still weak from the infection- the vet seemed to think he might have Feline aids and maybe pneumonia as his breathing was difficult 2 or 3 days ago. His breathing seems OK now.He is a tom cat and had been in fights with other cats and has had a lump on one side of his face - still there but smaller. He has been dribbling especially from the side of his mouth that has the sore on it.