This is just a short entry to let everyone know that Renn has improved a little. He ate a good amount of food last night, which was my main concern, and is drinking water. So far as I can tell, he has not deposited anything of substance in the litter-boxes for several days, but I will continue his laxative treatment indefinitely, on the same schedule as Tucker’s.
Another complication that my big boy is suffering at the moment is a cold; he has had them before but this one is worse than the previous and, for the first time, seems to be interfering with his appetite. Despite colds often negating a cat’s sense of smell, my beasts have not ceased eating when they’ve contracted a cold. (Tucker too has a cold right now, and is eating his usual, small amount.) With the cold, his constipation, the anaesthetic and pain-killer from the surgery - and the accompanying stress - it’s no wonder Renn has been feeling low. (Undine found an interesting and concerning correlation between buprenorphine and hair-loss; I thank her for bringing it to my notice.)
But hopefully, Renn is now on his way up. I am grateful for all the good wishes and thoughts directed toward my big boy by readers. The positive feelings were most appreciated.