Baru's condition, January 25th
When I woke up this morning he was sleeping exactly in the same position that I left him at night. He either didn't move at all, or woke up and then went to sleep in the same position. I took him, cleaned him, and tried to feed him some milk, but he didn't want it. Then I put him in his nest and left a small piece of sliced cheese next to him. He sniffed it and went back to sleep without even trying to bite it. I covered him with some tissue and went to the office.
When I came home for lunch he hadn't touched the cheese at all. I boiled an egg and put it near him. He sniffed it, but didn't try to eat either. I tried with some milk and managed to make him drink only three drops. I went back to the office.
I arrived home at 9:00pm. He was sleeping in his nest and had shifted his position. When I took him out to clean him his body felt cold. I put him in my right palm and covered him with my left hand and he slept there for a few minutes. I prepared some water with sugar and tried to make him drink a bit. He only swallowed three drops. Then I tried giving him very small pieces of boiled egg. He ate a few bits with some trouble, and then I put him back in his nest.
Before coming home I bought some hot patches of the kind that warm up after taking them out from their bag. These are very popular in Japan during the cold months. I put one under his cage just under his nest. Then I went to a convenience store near home and bought a yoghourt. I tried taking Baru and feeding him some yoghourt while holding him, but he wouldn't eat it. When I put him back in his nest I left a small plastic spoon with some yoghourt in it and he licked some of it from there.
It's 0:24am here. He's sleeping now. I will try to give him some yoghourt again later before going to bed.
He looks much worse than yesterday. These days I have been thinking about taking him again to his last visit to Dr. Ozawa in order to put an end to his suffering. Now I'm considering that possibility very seriously.
Watching him in this condition is breaking my heart.
Update 1:00am: I tried giving him a drop of yoghourt while he was in his nest, but he wouldn't eat it. I took him in my hand and fed him some by making him lick it off my finger. Then I took the boiled egg and broke both the yolk and white in very small bits and have managed to hand-fed quite a few to him. I have put him back in his nest and he has taken a few bites off a fresh slice of cucumber that I just put there. He's sleeping again.