Au has been eating steadily since Friday. He eats a spoonful of food every 2 to 3 hours. He's still so weak that when he tries to scratch his ear with his paw he falls over. But he's eating, so I am hopeful - again!
Everyone has been so kind. Ann from Zoolatry made this badge to ask you all to purr for Au and KC from the Cat Blogosphere put it up so you could all see it but I was so freaked by Au being sick I didn't even notice. THANKS! Also for the email and comments with advice. Quite apart from the support, I've learned a lot from all of you.
Going to the pub on Friday was also great as I got some good advice from a friend who has a liver problem. He told me that his sense of smell and taste disappeared, that his tongue felt metallic, and that only sweet things had any sort of appeal. He advised looking for a sweet jelly food to appeal to Au.
Au has been ignoring all cat foods except for SmartHeart so I went home and had a taste: it's sweetier than his regular Snappy Tom and the Fussy Cat and Fancy Feast that we've opened recently.
Tanks Bobbi; if this happens to anyone else, this tip is really useful.
I also heard of some special trials for a new medicine. It's all rather hush-hush so I can't tell you at the moment what it's about. However, it is possible that Au may be testing a new thing
As Au is still very weak, we went for another blood test and spoke to the vet. The test results and a follow-up chat with the vet will take place at lunchtime today. Au will Tweet about it and I'll blog tomorrow. Paws crossed all is well.