It is 5:40 AM on Tuesday. I just got off the phone with one of the ICU Technicians at VRCC. Felix had a good night after I left him. At around 1:00 AM, his fever began to break. The normal temperature range for cats is 100.5 - 102.5. Yesterday, Felix's temperature was 105.5. It is now down to 101.9. And, the appetite stimulant is helping...when I spoke with the Tech, she said he was sitting on another tech's lap, eating like the true champ that he is. She also said that all night long he had been quite talkative and eating up the attention...such a ladies man! This time yesterday, he just would lay in the cage and not have any interaction with me or anyone else. To hear that he is feeling well enough to eat and socialize even a little makes me so incredibly thankful.
Now it is important to not read a lot into this. In the past few weeks, just as quickly as his temperature can go down, he can skyrocket back up. He still has a lot of work ahead and anything could still happen. We may still have to say goodbye but in my mind, it's one hour at a time. I just know all your prayers from around the world have made the difference. You just have no idea what your prayers mean to me and the entire Whiskers & Purrs Gang...please keep 'em coming as Felix needs to continue improving and getting strong.
Thank you all for everything,