I tried calling the vet's a few time but the phone was not being picked up, I guess the staff were busy at the time's I called and with each 'not get through', it made me think, could I undo any of the small improvements Buddy has made by taking him completely out of his safe place?. He seems quite happy here when I am not around/awake, playing with toys for example. In Vicky's Hall books, she warns how hiding cats can completely lose any form of trust with you if you upset them too far beyond what they deem as acceptable cohabitation. It does break my heart that he hasn't settled down yet, I've tried nearly all of the recommendations that I believe were suitable for him.
There are no obvious signs of illness or physical problems which is why I constantly err on the side of caution. Just wish he would trust me again!