Friday, January 11, 2019

Raleigh Advances

Yesterday was Raleigh’s turn at the veterinary hospital. The purpose of his visit was just to check his mouth’s progress. It has been good, and his prescription of Prednisolone has been halved: one pill every second day. This will continue for a fortnight, and then he will be re-assessed.

This is a positive development, as you may imagine. Because of Peachy’s trouble getting rid of his stomatitis, there is always the chance that it will never completely vanish, or that it will recur if not treated on a regular basis. There are cats who live contented lives while receiving a small dose of steroids now and then. I am pleased with the results of Raleigh’s treatment.

I am pleased with his progress in other ways, too. Terrified of every sound and movement at the hospital, once Raleigh returned home, he scurried about for a minute or two, fearfully. Then I mentioned that it was dinner-time, and he trotted over to wait, impatiently, for his meal, of which he ate everything. Afterward, he waited, impatiently, for me to sit on the couch with my tea, so that he could lie on my lap. There, he fell asleep.

While my ugly spaniel would rather die than go to the hospital, life becomes good again almost immediately upon his return home. He still takes fright easily, and I must watch how I approach him at times, but he has come a long way from the constantly scared little creature I first brought to the cosy apartment. I have no idea how he feels about his life right now, but I like to think it is an improvement on what it once was.

9 comments:

  1. Aww, Raleigh! Go on you, handsome!

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  2. Yay, good news for Raleigh!

    I suspect he would be very thankful for his new life, if he spoke and expressed things as we do. :-)

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  3. Yes, that really is good news for Sir Raleigh!

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  4. What wonderful news! I'm so glad Raleigh is doing well. No doubt it's all due to the wonderful care you're giving him. I love the picture. He looks so handsome and happy.

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  5. dood...awesum nooze buddy.....N for what itz werth, therz a lotta timez still when my tailz az big aza ball bat... ore eye look a round cautious lee.....guess it takez a bit with street catz like uz..

    mackerull ~ ☺☺♥♥

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  6. I am very glad it is good news with Raleigh's improvement.

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  7. He looks very comfy in his cozy bed. I am happy that his health is greatly improving. I think Holly too will need steroids now and then to deal with her skin allergies. Raleigh is really such a handsome by.

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  8. I think Peachy os very happy to be in his home with his Dad. Hospital's are frightening. Even to my mommy...so I can see his point of view.

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