He was lot older than I'd thought, but not in too bad shape. He'd likely gotten weaker since I first saw him. He was thin and dehydrated, but his blood work wasn't bad, and when he was stronger, I had his dental work done...four teeth out, alas.
Nathan is SO SWEET!!! Calm and mellow; Nothing bothers him! All the other cats, just fine! Noise, no problem! Babies climbing on him! Groovy!
He's my favorite kind of cat (do not have favorites) Old! No trouble at all, and goes outside now...coming back to his favorite spot on the greenhouse window. LOVE!
So happy I got him in time...he and a partner showed up at my Wildcat Creek colony some weeks back. There were two of them, looked alike, one a bit smaller than the other.
They would not let me get close, but obviously were not afraid of humans. They might have been one of the apartment dwellers' cats...didn't know. I put out food, they ate it, but not desperately. Didn't see them for a while, then saw one. Put out food, didn't have time to trap. Saw one by another building, a week or so later...THEN!
Three nights ago, there was Lucien. He kept his distance, didn't rush to eat, went under my car. Food didn't lure him out, but soon he ambled out...and let me pick him up.
He was terribly dehydrated, thin, and weak. SOOO glad I nabbed him. Was not sure he'd live. Blood work not as bad as I'd feared, though most of his values were not where they should be. Mouth bad, but he'll have to wait till he's stronger for sedation and dental work.
We are looking for the other one!
So his GI system is improving, he is eating, and getting hydration twice a day....he hasn't purred yet, but no longer needs to stay in the cage at night (so that I can see what goes into and out of him) He goes to the litter box, but otherwise stays quiet. He'll make it!!! At night when I'm on the couch, he sits by me, with his head on my leg...Dr. Reed is coming tomorrow, and can maybe give some acupuncture, and advise me on supplements...oh, and did I mention that he's OLD :-) Bless our Lucien!