It feels like we're living with an anorexic food connoisseur. Arthur has a great interest in food and being fed, but doesn't touch anything we give him now. He actually is nagging us for food and circling the food bowls and rubbing his mouth against the bowls, but no matter what food we put in there, he won't touch it.
I actually think the amount of food he is eating now is less than before we put the tube in. Perhaps he is less naturally hungry, because he is getting nourishment from us. But we're very concerned.
Today, we took him back to our excellent new vet, Manhattan Cat Specialists, for a scheduled check-in / check-up. The doctor said that Arthur definitely looks better than he did last Friday. He is much less jaundiced and he has gained weight. The doctor also noticed that he is friskier and generally acts more like a healthy cat.
That said, Arthur still had a low-grade fever when they took his temperature at the doctor's office today. They said maybe he gets a little warmer from stress so they asked us to take his temp at home later in the week and get back to them.
The vet did check out Arthur's mouth at our request and said that his teeth and gums look fine. The vets going theory is that Arthur isn't eating because he is nauseous so he gave us anti-nausea medicine. We fed to Arthur today, but he still isn't eating on his own. However, he does seem to be making his nauseous face much less and he sat still for his feedings.