Having said that, I want to stress that you cannot stop steroids cold turkey. It needs to be done a certain way to prevent harm to the cat. If any of you are giving steroids to your cats and want to stop, make sure you discuss it with your vet before doing anything. Stopping steroids cold turkey will cause problems so please don’t do that.
Lily is not the same cat she was two years ago when I first discovered that she was sick with stomatitis. Today she is a ball of energy that can’t be stopped! She loves to run and play. One of her favorite things to do lately is steal LEGO® bricks.
I have another website that is a Harry Potter fan site. One of the things I have done on that site is build the Harry Potter LEGO® sets that I have to share on the site. That was when I found out that Lily has a passion for the little bricks because I would find her batting them on the floor.
Recently I was able to catch her in the act and I took video of her stealing a brick. I made the video for my Harry Potter site, which is why it has the site’s domain name on it, but it was so cute I just had to share it here, too!
The most significant thing about this video is that Lily picked up the brick with her mouth. She would have never done that when the stomatitis was at its worst because of the pain it would have caused. It is a very good sign when your stomatitis kitty starts to use her mouth again. Grooming is the obvious change, but playing is more subtle. Watch for any increased use of the mouth, like what you see Lily doing in the video.