Maryann here. After making me sure that the end was near yesterday he seems to be much better on his feet today. He's still pacing and becomes REALLY obsessive about things. For example, going through the legs of the TV trays, having to go around a chair a certain direction, etc. If I block him or try to redirect he just will keep trying to do it again. (for HOURS if need be) I've been home a few hours now and he has been moving ever since, inside, outside and all around the house. He has gotten "stuck" in corners a few times but seems to be more alert than Sunday. He didn't really respond to his name yesterday but will today to an extent.
Right now he's obsessed with knocking down any gates that are up in the house, even in rooms he normally has nothing to do with. Even though his back legs are super weak he'll force himself on them to push against the gate to make it fall. Over and over and over and over. Yesterday it was circling the recliner so everything was removed from around it so he had a safe path, now he could care less about it. He's interested in food and treats for sure, is drinking his water and is ready to try anything that remotely smells good. (including my hands and my cell phone that I barely rescued)
To be honest, he's really become like a toddler that has to be constantly monitored. I can put gates up through most of the house but then he becomes obsessed with knocking them down and getting through them. I don't mind at all of course, but it's exhausting mentally with the worry heaped on top of it. Plus he's just wearing his poor legs out. I really hope that Dr. Bill has some ideas to help. I'm sprouting more gray hair daily worrying if it will be a good day or a bad one for him, and being sick to my stomach everytime I leave as to how he'll be when I get home. I know I sound loony on here freaking out one day then he's more normal the next.
Like now - he just got caught in the corner and if I let him be he would knock over everything trying to turn around in there or would just stand there facing the wall until I moved him. (not backing up at all) Instead I asked him if he wanted a treat and he backed right up and headed for the treat counter. ????????????????
I'm trying to video his habits around here to show Dr Bill (I'm beginning to wonder if he thinks I'm mental since we go there and he acts somewhat normal) and I'll post on here too.
Thanks again for the support and advice. -M
PS - A few folks have asked what Thrawn is taking...his regulars are Phenobarbital (400 mg daily), Potassium Bromide, Gabapentin and Previcox plus his supplements. None of these are new to him recently. :)