The patient is eating, although still not as much as normal, and is as fiesty as ever. He tends to put up some resistance to the syringe going into his mouth, but takes the meds/liquids/food well enough (although he is currently a bit sticky due to fighting the Laxatone a little). He does enjoy the regular tummy massage (LOTS of toothpurrs when I do that) and the perk of getting to watch the big TV in the living room while sitting in either his large litterbox or his "hospital bed" (a cardboard box lined with an old flannel sheet) while receiving his massage. He's been sitting next to me at the computer since we got home because it's easier to have him out than to keep bringing him in and out of his cage, but I just put him back in his cage so he can get some rest and have some parsley.
The patient in his "hospital bed"
The biggest concern right now is if we can't move that hairball out; if it remains too long inside him, it can cause ulcerations in his stomach. Hopefully between meds, massage, fluids, and exercise, we can get it to pass without incident.