Wylla goes in for her acupuncture treatments every six weeks. She had an appointment on Friday, and as always, was a great little trooper, stayed still, and kept all of her pins in during the session.
Even with a howling kitty in the next room, she stayed calm for the whole 15 minutes.
Wylla will always have Megaesophagus. I wish we could change that, but we can't, so all we can do is try to improve our ability to mange it. We've figured out that feeding her six small meals a day works best for her, and on the days she struggles to process it all, we feed her less, and will take turns holding her over our shoulders, just like you would to burp a human baby. On these "bad" days, you'll see her napping sitting upright - she's figured out that sitting up feels better than curling up when the food isn't going down. On most days it all goes down eventually, but there are days when it does come back up. The only good thing about her regurgitating is that once it happens, she instantly feels better. Even with these episodes, she's still managed to put on a little more weight, and when she hopped on the scale Friday, she was 6.5 pounds!
Here are a few photos from her last session. I'm so grateful that Wylla has no fear of vet visits. For her, it's just another outing, and she hardly seems to mind a bit.