Jackson is back. We collected him at 1 pm. Carla explained that it is quite likely that the vomiting will recur. Apparently a single “ballooning” is only successful in about 2 out of 10 cases. Often it needs to be repeated 3 or 4 times. We have to take him back on November 23rd and he will need to stay in for more tests and possibly another ballooning. If he is sick before then, I am to telephone them and they will see him immediately. I have two antacid medicines that I have to administer with a syringe. Joel said he does not like them and so it may be a struggle. If, after 3 or 4 balloonings, the problem is still there, he will have to have an operation. They are trying the least invasive methods first.
He is very lively – rushing around the house – currently climbing the curtains! His neck has been shaved under his chin and also about a third of his tummy. Carla said that he was the favorite cat of the nursing staff! He became very affectionate and they let him out of his cage and played ball with him He is only to have dry food – this stimulates the oesophagus. So, we shall see how he goes.
Tomorrow is the first shoot on the land that John manages and so he is somewhat prickly at the moment. He worries about it all – whether things will go well etc. I am going to have my hair cut at 9 am and then go shopping and then come home and play with Jackson.
The new Kim Hargreaves book arrived today whilst we were collecting Jackson. I will put it in my shop tomorrow.