Thanks for all the good encouragement. Simon really made progress yesterday, Monday. He likes the bathroom. I went in hourly to visit and talk to him and if I sat on the floor he would come right up to me and purr and rub up against me. He seemed lonely yet perfectly content to stay in there alone. He likes to have his ears and chin scratched, he rolls on to his back to have his tummy rubbed. He would pace around the bathroom in circles and then come back to me. He would then retreat to his corner and then I would leave. If we sit on the floor and are quiet he responds like this to all of us as long as it is one person at a time. Since I've spent the most time with him he is less startled by my movements when I'm doing other things near him. He is eating and drinking much better.
The bathroom opens up into the bedroom. So today I have left the B.R. door open! "Oh my" Simon Says. He has retreated to behind the toilet where he can't see the door way. His hiding is more relaxed and he doesn't squeeze himself up tight in a corner any more. He did approach the door when I sat with him for awhile. Then he watched me straighten up the room. But when I left to do something down the hall he went back behind the toilet. When I'm not in the room I'm leaving the bedroom door shut so if he should decide to venture out he will feel a bit more secure. He also is very concerned about the sound of our parrot whistling and talking. He lives down the hall and Simon hasn't explored that far. But his ears twitch when he hears him and I can see he is wondering what that sound is.
He is a beautiful sweet kitty
and I think he will like to snuggle once he is comfortable here. I want to take a picture of him but will wait till I can get one of him when he is not in the bathroom!