Friday, September 20, 2013
I was so excited to see Wylla had crossed the four pound mark when I put her on the scale yesterday afternoon - for weeks she had been hovering just below.
Of course she's still barely half what kitten of her age should be, but it's progress and that makes me happy.
Nothing has really changed with her condition. We do all we can to help her keep her food down. She still eats in a vertical position but now we only have to hold her upright afterwards on occasion, when she's having a bad day. We feed her the same food, same consistency at roughly the same times each day. Sometimes her body processes it just fine, sometimes it comes back up. There doesn't seem to be any sort of pattern to it and I don't know what triggers the occasional bad day.
She goes in for acupuncture once a month. I'm not sure if it's making a difference with her Megaesophagus, but you can tell it makes her feel really good, and so we'll continue with the sessions. During the days that follow her acupuncture appointments, she always has a lot of energy and acts extra kittenish.
She definitely has a little more meat on her bones now, but I would still love to see her get a bit thicker. She'll always be a little thing - I'm fine with small, but we don't want skinny. I'm hoping by the time she's done growing, she'll hit the six pound mark.
To sum things up, her condition is manageable but mysterious, too.