“If you follow me, then unfollow a few days later without ever contacting me, it’s painfully obvious that you didn’t really care about writing with me. How do I know? Because there’s a simple “let me know you’ve seen my rules” on my rules page that you obviously didn’t see. I don’t care if you “don’t have the time” because you “follow a lot of people”. Would you adopt 50 kittens and neglect to feed 49 of them? Don’t follow 300 blogs if you can’t even glance at each one. It makes a BAD impression.”
i’m kind of amazed kitten still hadn’t pooped since the enema and i was thinking to call the vet in the morning but now i did nighttime feeding (it’s 4:00 now, started 3:00, finished 3:50) and!!! kitten was much more calm (in a non-lethargic way, just alert and content), stopped just fighting and running around (well, running as much as he can) - he still did a bit, but most of the time he sat on my lap, curled next to me and purred happily and then!!!! when i started giving him his formula with the syringe - he latched on!!! and nursed off it!!!!!!!!! i didn’t have to force it into his mouth!!! i even tried the bottle that he rejected before, and he nursed off it for a bit!!!! and then stopped again bc he’s got a personal thing against that bottle for some godforsaken reason but he kept nursing off the syringe!!!!!!!!!!! and he just seemed generally much more happy and less agonized and actually seemed really happy and willing to eat and i’m so happy!!!!!!!!!!!
when we went to the bathroom to pee/poop he still couldn’t poop, but he tried really hard and his anus was really bulging - so i’m still really really hoping he might surprise me and manage to poop by himself before i have to call the vet (because i’m scared his anus muscles are too weak and he just physically can’t poop - it might still be true, but he might be able to force his way through it?????? idk)
i’m thinking it’s probably a combination of the (pretty aggressive) paraffin oil treatment, and the fact i’ve started slowly increasing the amount of formula i’m giving him per feeding (bc i stopped weighing him and decided to measure the amount of formula i’m giving him based on his age only - i was kind of underfeeding him before bc he weighs so little for his age)
so i was a bit pessimistic before but after this feeding i’m feeling a whole new surge of optimism and that’s nice!!!!!!!!!!!
one last important note - he started teething and apparently chewing on my lips is ALL the rage right now
((Edit: Forgot to Mention This Part 1 of a follower picture update thing, Currently picking you all at random with a random generator since around 3 of you reblogged that. Also those that did I will be adding you guys as well since that would be unfair.))