Updating, Puffin has received his cabergoline in the mail (finally) and he looked like he was on his way out right before receiving it. I was genuinely expecting him to pass away minutes before it was delivered. Before he got it, his 24hr dex shot actually got him through to get the meds.Good!!! The dex has kicked in...yay!!
I gave him the first dose about 21 hours ago to the writing of this. Last night he laid down for a while, and when I brought him some cooked sweet potato and ensure he definitely tried to eat. He was even standing up a bit more. Not sure if that was the steroids or the cab.
The last 12 hours he’s been a shell of himself, not necessarily limp, but almost stiff and unwilling to lay down and sleep. He just stands in this box and faces the wall. He feels cold and I keep trying to warm him up. It’s hard to get him to swallow foods and I worry I’ll cause aspiration if I push it with the ensure.
His arms are splayed out left and right, and he won’t put them under him anymore. I’ll see if he improved again with his next dex shot in an hour or so but I’m worried. He’s not dying anymore but he’s not really better.
How long should I wait to see improvement on the cabergoline? If it’s not working I want to put him to rest as soon as I can, he’s been through it. But if I can give him liquids and keep him comfortable, I’m willing to wait for it to work.