Cleo's Progress

One Cat's Struggle with Feline Hepatic Lipidosis



Thursday, December 8, 2005

Cleo's first meal since getting feline hepatic lipidosis

I have terrific news! At about 9:15 tonight, shortly after I posted Cleo's update for the day, she ate her first meal!

Cleo's first meal since getting feline hepatic lipidosis

I decided to try to interest her in some food before I force-fed her, so I got out one of the cans of Fancy Feast that I'd tried to tempt her with before taking her to the vet for the first time. I wasn't expecting much, but she started eating it as soon as I put the bowl down! I had to keep giving her more, until she'd eaten almost the entire can. Now, these cans are the really small ones, so in about ten minutes Cleo ate almost a third of her daily quota. I also checked the protein content, and it’s actually higher than the special prescription diet they had me giving her, so it should be even better for her.

I started crying when I saw that Cleo was eating, and proceeded to take pictures and a video of her eating. Here's the video:



I guess that means that Cleo is definitely out of the woods. I'll call the vet tomorrow to let him know the good news, and I'll continue updating Cleo’s site so that you know how she is progressing!

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