Smudge is doing well at Grandma's. I got to spend some time with him after he had his weekly fluid treatment. Although he seems to be stabilizing, there is something about him that just seems diminished somehow. I can't put my finger on it but it haunts me.
Since Magoo and Baci had to go to the V-E-T on Saturday, my wife and I decided that we could just head to Grandma's right afterwards with boy boys in tow. We thought it might be good for both Magoo and Smudge to know that the other was still around. I had read that cats can develop anxiety if they see cats being taken out of the house and never see them again. They are smart enough to start associating the PTU with leaving and not coming back.
It was somewhat heartbreaking to see Smudge nuzzle his brother Magoo. He knew who Magoo was and he still loves his brother. Magoo was so tired after his V-E-T visit that he just curled up and started to go to sleep in the sink. I have a picture and I will update this post as soon as I get it from Grandma.