i gave him his pill, apparently i'm good at it, i got it down him on the second try. last night he fought so hard against the pill that he popped three of the stitches that hold the tube to his chin. it looks like it would have hurt, but he wanted his chin scratched. when i was done cuddling him and waiting for him to spit the pill out (which he never did), i put him on the floor and he walked over to his bed and lay down.
no collapsing, no shakiness on his feet. he is better today.