Chester is doing well lately. He's walking more on his paw then he did at first, but the peeling pads are pretty tender so he doesn't like it. He can jump much more effectively though, so I think he's getting used to it. After we brought him home from WSU, watching him jump was too pathetic to handle. He would fall over on his side or run into the wall. Now he can at least make it onto the couch without a tiny ladder.
Gyan is at a conference in Ottawa until Tuesday so it's just me and the Cheese Baby. He's always so much more affectionate when only one other person is around. Probably because with two of us here, one is always fawning over him so he doesn't have to vie for our attention. He's spent 18 hours in my arms, only allowing me to walk away when I showered.
He's becoming increasingly jealous of my computer as I've been on it so much more this week. Every time I open it, he climbs into my lap, then climbs on top of the keyboard and bathes with no intention of moving. So many of my emails have been sent unfinished with a million zzzs at the end.
I talked to the lady at The Cat and Dog Shop (http://www.catanddogshop.com) while buying food today and she had me print up some flyers so she could have people donate there. It's a pretty small, but well run shop if you ever get the chance to go there. The people there are super friendly and knowledgeable. Anyway, you can now donate there too. It's amazing how far this has spread. I'm still so blown away.
Chester needs to have his foot soaked in warm soapy water to clean it once a day, and especially now because he's constantly licking and biting at it. Let me tell you how much fun that is with one person.
Gyan's mom came by yesterday to give me some comphry root to make into a paste and wrap around his foot with gauze or a comphry leaf. Probably one of the funniest things I've ever done was wrap a cat in leaves and expect him to not kill me in my sleep. He delt with it for a moment, but once I turned my head, he was shredding it. I'll try to get a picture for everyone next time. Maybe when there are four hands to handle everything.
Does anyone have experience with comphry? It's supposed to help skin and necrosis, but I have no idea what I'm doing.
Well, that's pretty much it. Life is pretty boring over here for now. I just cannot wait until everything is over and we can stop bringing him to the vet every week and giving him meds every six hours. He's so untrusting of us now it makes me sad. I can't wait until all I have to do is love him and feed him again. And then maybe get some time in to work on my thesis again. But baby steps...