Thank you, wonderful furry pals!
Wow. I am overwhelmed by your generous wishes and purrayers for Simone, and your suggestions and thoughts. They must be working because this morning, he actually ate a turnip green from my hand!
The last two nights he has begrudgingly eaten the concoction of water and powdered nutrients from a syringe, occassionally nibbling a strand of hay or a stem or two of cilantro. (And his two daily papaya tablets.) But today he ate a turnip green, and seems to be eating a little more hay. At least the eating is improving, and maybe that's an indication Simone is feeling a little better.
Baytril must taste really awful. While Simone doesn't care for anything in a syringe, he protests the medication even more. He hates Baytril with a passion. Even through all the forcefeeding and medicating, Simone remains a gentle bun. He kicks and thumps, but never does he try to bite.
That said ... after the syringe is put away, you would be amazed at the looks he gives. I did not realize how many ways a bun can say "SCREW YOU" with his eyes! Or in his words, hrmph!