Oh yeah, the pheromone diffuser. I'd thought about that but haven't tried it before, I'll ask my mom if she'd pick some up but it might not happen since both my hometown and my current town are both set to get a blizzard today/tomorrow.
Boarding is DEFINITELY not an option since it mixes new place, my absence, and new animals all at once. I just worry b/c he hid in my closet for a full five days when I brought him home from the shelter. I'm hoping that since he is attached to me it won't be that bad, especially since I don't have some big crazy family to scare him.
His medical condition isn't dire, though -- he has feline herpes, which looks like a respiratory infection when it acts up. My boyfriend and his cat are moving in the first week of January so between that and going home this guy is about to go through a lot . . .