Thank you so much, that is why I came here because I feel the advice I am getting is just not good and just not working. Like I said this is a totally new experience for me in dealing with this poor guy and you don't know how much I appreciate all the advice you folks have given me. Cats are unique, strange creatures and boy am I learning that!I wouldn't want any cat of mine to be anywhere near that rescuer you're talking to. Compassion, understanding, patience, and working with a cat's personality instead of demanding for it to act in some way isn't that person's strong suit.
Under the bed is this cat's safe spot. Once again, I'll tell you that my Poppycat took a very long time before he was comfortable in his new surroundings.
Have you tried cat music?
Have you tried ignoring him, and while providing for his needs so he can remain healthy and hydrated, allow him to come to terms at his own pace with all of his new normals?
We've repeated ourselves several times in this thread. We aren't going to change what we say, because our advice is based in empathy and love for cats as well as a deep concern for their health.