Fudge's birthday was last week when Tsar was so very sick. Of course, Fudge didn't know it. Today since the weather is warm and nice, we decided to have his little party. We invited Morgan and Tsar to join us in the back yard and they did.
We had valentine cupcakes because Fudge loves sprinkles.
This group is always ready for a party. No one is ever too sick for a party!
Rob handed out the cupcakes and everyone was very well behaved except Norma Jean who got left out and was trying to get his attention to let him know he'd forgotten her. She did get her cake.
Tsar liked his cupcake, which brings me to an update on his condition.
Tsar is doing much better, but he still shows weakness on the left side. His left front foot doesn't always go where he wants it to. Even on 40mg of prednisone a day, he's being very picky about eating. He'll eat chicken, cheese or turkey from our hands, but that's about it.
He acts almost afraid of putting his head in a bowl to eat. I'm thinking there's a problem with his vision that causes him to shy away from the bowls. Last night I put a combo of turkey, cheese and kibble on a plate and he cleaned it up.
I want him to eat other things besides chicken and turkey, so today I made his favorite soup with turkey, barley, sweet potatoes, carrots and green beans. I'm hoping to get some veggies into him, plus I'll mix in some of his kibble. I'm not sure how I'll get around the bowl thing, but I'll think of something.
As you can see from these pictures taken at our party today, he's not looking like himself. I have a hard time believing that a brain tumor would respond so quickly to prednisone, so I'm hoping that we're dealing with something else that may be controllable. Whatever it is, we haven't given up and he's improving a little each day.