Mes wants to apologize for this photo the Mom took. Hers did not do a good job of capturing my handsome mancatness this morning.
Yesterday, mes spent a lot of time on the Mom's bed when hers was sleeping. That made hers really happy and mes too. Mes loves to sleep by hers on
Mes is still being very picky about what mes will eat for canned noms. Mes did not eat much of my breakfast yesterday, but then mes ate almost all my dinner and mes had a little snack during the day, too.
The Mom wants to type something, so mes guesses mes will be back when hers is done.
The Mom here: A couple of you asked about why Carmine isn't being allowed appetite stimulants.
He cannot take Mirtazapine because it affects him very negatively. The one and only time he had it, he was running around crying a lot. He seemed very disoriented and didn't seem to know what to do with himself. He was really upset and vocalizing a ton more than he usually does. It really scared him (and me). After doing some research, I found out that other cats have had similar reactions to Mirtazapine, so it is not uncommon.
Carmine can tolerate Cyproheptadine, though. We have used that for him in the past. He is so sensitive to medication that he only gets 1/8 of a pill when he takes it. It makes him hungry and really helped him gain weight when he was first diagnosed with IBD.
I assume the vet doesn't want him to have Cyproheptadine right now to see if the treatments we are using for his IBD are actually working, but in the meantime, he continues to lose weight, which isn't a good thing.
Carmine is going back to the vet on Wednesday. If he has lost any more weight, I am going to push for the Cyproheptadine as I do NOT want him losing any more weight. I don't see any reason we can't use it for a bit and then get him off of it to see how his treatments are working. That's what we did when he was initially diagnosed. I will keep you posted.
Thank you all so very much for the purrs, prayers, hugs, good thoughts, love, and friendship you've extended to me and my sweet baby. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful group of caring friends pulling for us!
It's mes, Carmine, again. Mes wants to thank everyone for all the purrs, prayers, hugs, love, and good thoughts yous are all sending mes. Mes really appreciates it! Mes is sure the Mom will let mes update yous about how mes is doing later this week. Mes hopes you all has a good week!