Karen Jo: Sorry, Herman. I forgot that the vet said to put you on only the I/D food after two days. Luckily, I remembered while I was at work. I did let you finish crunching your Friskies before I took them away. I even put down the all I/D bowl next to your Friskies and I/D mix to see which one you wanted to finish up with and you picked the I/D, so I took your Friskies away. I really, really want you to get better, so we are going to do just what the vet ordered.
Do I still get my sardine?
Karen Jo: No. You were only picking at it, anyway.
I ate some of it today.
Karen Jo: Yeah, a whopping two bites. I already checked with the vet lady and you do still get your treats.
Well, that's something at least. Why are you getting so strict with me all of a sudden? I have been running this house since I arrived.
Karen Jo: When I saw you make a poop puddle, then go out in the hall and cry like you wanted something very badly, then come back in to the litter box room and make another poop puddle, it tore at my heart. I felt like you were crying out to me to help you and being strict with you and doing just what the vet says is all that I can do to help you. I have to go to the vet to get you some more food and I will ask if you can have some boiled chicken or other simple meat to give you a little change. Otherwise, it's just I/D food for the next two weeks.
At least I like it. I ate some more straight out of the can tonight.
Karen Jo: That made me very glad. Your appetite seems to be coming back a bit. I do wish you would eat more, though. You only ate half of what I left you when I went to work. That was the food that the pro-biotic was in. I don't see how it can help you, if I can't get more of it in you.
I just haven't felt much like eating the last couple of days.
Karen Jo: The vet lady said that the I/D might upset your tummy a little at first. I hope that's over with now and you will go back to eating more. You do have a little more hustle in your walk tonight and that's a good sign. I know by now that the slower you walk, the worse you feel. Yesterday you were just dragging yourself around, but tonight you walked briskly. I really hope that this is the turnaround point and that you will really start to improve now.