Here's Zephyr, the happy boy who's been feeling pretty good and a little nutty this past week or so! The encephalitis still seems to be under control, Woo Hoo!!! I've been taking lots of pictures and thought I would share some along with an update. My thoughts might seem a little random, it's hard to keep track of everything and then write it down in an organized fashion. But, I'm finding that writing is really helping me handle everything. When Zephyr came home I started documenting everything in a notebook. Dates, times, amounts, behaviors, etc., of everything that happened. I'm up to about 20 pages now. When he first got sick over a month ago I thought I was over exaggerating about being so worried about the fact that his head seemed to be bothering him, rather than thinking it was something small and simple, and considering all kinds of horrible things. I remember even seeing something about encephalitis. We all know how that turned out, so now every little detail is considered important. :-) I have a science background too and I'm sure that has something to do with wanting to record everything, plus it just makes me feel better to write it down. It's definitely not an exaggeration to say that I have been, and still am, extremely worried about Zephyr and everything that has happened and that could still happen. I even worry about the fact that I worry and that Zephyr, Astro, and the kitties can tell when I'm so worried and upset, and that it affects them and Zephyr's recovery. Holy Cow!!
|"Mom, please don't worry so much, I'm going to be okay. Plus, I love all the chicken and beef you are cooking for me."|
|Under house arrest and ordered to get even more rest!|
|Gettin' goofy on the couch! "Ain't I a cutie?"|
|"Uh, Pablo, that's my dog bed." "Oh yea? Try and make me move Astro! Besides, how many times have I seen you try to fit in a cat bed?"|
|"What? I know you were done anyway." Cracker thief!|
|"Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha! We're playing together in the last snow storm of the season!"|
|"Catch me if you can, Zephyr!" "You know I can, Astro!"|
I also want to mention that on Sunday Zephyr had his first normal poo in over three weeks! Who knew that poo could be such a great thing! I was so happy! LOL! His stool had been very soft or runny most likely from all the medicine and diet change. He's down to only the phenobarbital, prednisone, and Pepcid AC. As long as things go well, he'll be off the phenobarbital within the next week.
|Happy, tired boys after playing in the snow.|
|Sweet sleepy guy.|