Rhapsody's play behavior
- Rhapsody has been on 7.5 mg of prednisolone a day for ten days now. On
Monday, after 14 days on this dose, he's to go down to 5 mg/day, and
then on Wednesday he has a follow-up appointment with the neurologist.
He's also been on Flovent for a month, at one puff twice daily.
He hasn't had any more of those episodes of severe ataxia and
open-mouth breathing and white gums since April 18-19, more than a
month ago now. He's still keeping his eyes closed a lot and often has
his tongue protruding. And I've noticed something in uploading cute
videos of him. Check these out:
Recorded last year when Rhapsody was just about a year old. This was
when we went to an Autistic Self Advocacy Network program. I had left
Rhapsody alone in a hotel room while I went to the conference for the
day. When I came back to the room in the evening, Rhapsody
demonstrated his feelings about my return.
Recorded last month.
Recorded last week.
Recorded earlier this week.
Each video taken individually just shows a cute cat. Taken together,
I'm wondering about what looks like a limited repertoire of play
behaviors: roll over and wave paws around. No stalking, pouncing, or
chasing, and only limited batting (while lying down) in the "new toy"
video. Any thoughts about that? I do plan to show these videos to the
Jim Sinclair jisincla@...