Yep, enjoy the little things [emoji16]Thanks for understanding. You've caught in a sentimental moment, Vlad, I just really miss him chasing me around. I'd tap my foot and he'd come running in that funny way turtles do, and would chase me all over the place. But he is still around, isn't in discomfort, and I'm very grateful to him and for him.
He ate a ton today. Hoping for a big poop at bath time tonight.
Thanks for the update! I'm glad he's doing as well as can be expectedI teased The Turtle yesterday that he is quickly catching up to Sarah Bernhardt as Camille for the longest running death scene on record.
He really freaked me out last week, he stopped eating for a few days and was very lethargic, and I dreamt of him which is unusual.
Then suddenly he started eating a lot and walking around a bit without the signs of mucus or congestion. Just the mouth breathing.
I was about to make the final call, then he ended up having a very good week and weekend and was a lot more active.
He is also more likely to eat if I hold him and pet him awake before putting him by his food.
The antibiotics and expectorant are definitely helping to ease the symptoms and keep him comfortable.
I've been giving him the expectorant directly into his mouth as needed. I'm still amazed at what he lets me get away with.
But it's much more reliable than putting it on his food.
He's started getting little black dots on his head and neck which I attribute to the cancer. We found a cremation place that specializes in pets.
He keeps rallying every time I think 'this is it', I cannot predict how much longer he'll stay around, and am really glad I didn't jump the gun last week.