As a stop gap measure, until I can trap Teddy, I decided to try getting some antibiotics into him to at least treat any infection that might be there.
Any of you who have cats at home know how difficult it is to pill any cat, and to pill a cat you can't touch or pick up, well that's a whole other process.
I'm relying on Teddy's hunger to do the trick. Today, Day 1, I put the pill in a pill pocket and put it on the top of a bowl of Fancy Feast pate. He managed to eat around the pill of course. Teddy was looking rough today and drinking a lot of water, poor old guy. I fished out the pill and mixed it in just a bite of food and waited. Finally he ate the food and the pill! Nine more days to go.
I will continue to try to trap him, he knows my drop trap, it's a metal one, so I've borrowed a wooden one from a friend to see if that will deceive him. I wish cats were easier to help...