Batty update (2013-02-09)

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Batty returned home on Wednesday. He hadn't eaten in the three days that he was at the hospital but we expected that.

Arriving back at home, I had to get him out of the car. He was too weak to climb down from the car on his own, and it was very difficult to pick him up from inside the back seat of the car. Fortunately, we had hung a 帆布 sheet in the back that we use whenever the kids get in the car with us. I was able to detach the sheet from the front and back seats, grab the edges and lift it up with Batty in the middle. Back inside the house area, I gently put the sheet with Batty inside down on the ground. Batty got up and walked inside.

Eating has been a problem. Even back home, Batty hasn't really wanted to eat. We tried all kinds of foods including dog food, raw meat, cooked Chinese food, and milk. He did drink some milk but not a lot. On Thursday however, my wife discovered that if we fed the food to him by hand one mouthful at a time, he would actually eat it. So, 3 or 4 small hand-fed meals a day, Batty is slowly regaining his strength.

Blood sugar is not yet a problem, thankfully. We'll deal with that when it returns, if it returns :-)

Cheers all.