Greetings to Team Thomas!
This is another Special Update on our favorite orange guy. As we discussed in the last Special Update, Thomas has had a feeding tube installed. However, he was able to have an esophageal feeding tube inserted, rather than one leading directly to his stomach.
There are several advantages to this. Esophageal feeding tubes are easier to insert, easier to remove, and less prone to infection (the latter is, of course, of particular importance when you’re dealing with an immuno-compromised cat).
We expect Thomas to have to be tube-fed for roughly four more weeks. His Orangeness has lost a little weight, which isn’t surprising given everything he’s been through lately.
But he’s back home now, and “resting comfortably,” as the saying goes. We continue to expect that our Thomas will make a complete recovery, and we’re looking forward to the day when we can once again see him chow down on a bowl of his favorite dry “crunchies”.
In the meantime, please keep a good thought for our special boy! Thank you for helping us to care for Thomas.