What’s his name going to be?
This little boy brought tears to my eyes this morning because I think he has gotten over the hump on his way to regaining health. I have been surprised once before and don’t want to jinx it but he is finally eating whole food.
Six days ago I felt that he was in the verge of leaving us and expected every morning of finding him gone or on his last breath. He would not take formula/antibiotic by mouth and we agonized about taking him to the vet, but we have spent hundreds on kittens like this and lost them anyway and I felt he was gone.
I would put a drop in his mouth at a time and happened to be watching an old Western (Cheyenne) when he first started taking a full swallow and took the whole syringe. Every three hours my alarm would go off and I would give him more formula until the next antibiotic dosing.
He started anticipating it and would drink a full one plus. Then two full, etc. He was severely dehydrated and his jaws would click as he moved his mouth but it started to go away and I could feel a difference with his bones.
This morning he could smell the wet food and started eating. Yahooooo! “Fernando” by ABBA was playing and it brought to mind naming him Fernando or Cheyenne. I was superstitious about not naming him until his health improved. We had named a kitten Popeye a while back and he did not make it.
Which one sounds good? Send me an email if you don’t want to answer here.