The first thing we had to do was take him out of the (vet's) carrier he came home in and transfer him to a larger carrier, where he will spend the next days. He has to be confined so he does not move around a lot and his hip can heal.
|The carrier King came home in, with the larger one prepared for him behind|
|Nik gently lifted King out of the small carrier|
|And placed him in the larger one|
|King in the larger carrier with a fresh puppy pad|
|We brought King in through the window to avoid a fuss|
Here some of the cats checked out our new arrival.
|Left to right, Mikey, Cosmos, Pegs, Gini, and Minnow meet King|
He ate last night, but didn't drink any water. This morning he wouldn't have either and I was getting worried. By the afternoon he began drinking a lot of water, a lot, and now this evening he is eating again.
|King drinking water earlier today|
I am keeping the house very warm for him and I have put some hot water bottles in the carrier. He is very fragile. His eye is still infected, and we will make our first attempt to put cream in it tonight. He can't maneuver to eliminate, so this is a problem.
Please send King your prayers. He is fighting hard and needs all the help he can get. Thank you.