Xian the heartbreaker

Posted on 17th November, 2014

 

 

 

Xian is breaking many hearts, including mine.
He is an elderly boy who I am told once had a loving home but who has now been abandoned and left to die. He has severe health problems. For several months he has been living on the street in Mahon harbour, cadging food around the local supermarket, but now that has closed until next summer. A villa owner, Jill and her daughter contacted me and asked for help for him. they brought him to me and i took him to the Vet.
At first he would eat a tiny amount, but once only, whatever it was he would refuse it a second time. Already underweight at 4 kilos (for he is a big cat) his weight has gone down even more and I am at a loss what to give him to eat - he has had freshly cooked chicken, various kinds of fish, AD food, lots of different flavours of Gourmet and so much more.
He has had blood tests which show a high amount of white blood cells, but good kidney and liver function, his teeth and gums are good and throughout all the examinations he purrs and purrs. When I enter his room he staggers to his feet and purrs and comes towards me but he has lost so much of his musculature.
He is not in any pain since he is on anti inflammatory and painkillers combined.
Four days ago he stopped eating altogether and so I have been feeding him with a syringe and he seems pleased to have the food - I think that he is really hungry but somehow can´t eat or thinks that he can´t.
It was suggested that I give him a stomach protector and I have been doing this now since Friday and he is accepting his food a little better and good news, tonight he has eaten half a tin of Gourmet fish mousse on his own! i am so relieved.
Some people might think, just let him go, and it might come to that but he wants to live so much, so I will keep trying a little longer.

i will keep you posted