Laurie, I'm glad your kitty is being healed. Wonderful! I'm on the tail end of a nasty resperatory infection myself right now, so I know it can be overcome...
My kitty is still here. All else aside, that seems like the best sign. I wasn't sure if she'd last this long. I'm trying not to look at every little symptom and make myself crazy, wondering, you know. I'm afraid all of my worries will leak through to her, by tension, or smell, or the way I handle her, because animals are so perceptive. So I convince myself she's doing better every time I feed her, just in case.
I syringe fed her Fancy Feast once last night instead of the Science Diet I'd been giving her every few hours, because I'd read here that it's Cat Crack.... (even though I'm not posting, I do read here a lot) ...even if it's not that nutritional, by God, I was hoping it would make her want to eat. She'd been sort of subdued all day, which I was worried about. And she stood over the Fancy Feast FAR longer than she's been glancing at the other food I've been putting out, so it must be tempting!
So fed her the Fancy Feast, and tried to play with her dangly thing. She wouldn't look at it. As soon as I stopped playing and petting, she yakked it all up. Poor kitty! I'm hoping it was just the food change that made her yak, and the nausea that made her not want to play... not a downturn. It was kind of nice that she didn't yak till I stopped petting her... it means I was being soothing and distracting, at least.
I couldn't bring myself to force more food down her after that, so I was worried about leaving her hungry overnight. Went in there this morning, and she's doing just fine. It's a good sign... I hope. I hope she kept at least a little down.
Back to the Science Diet today. I've heard iffy things about it, but the vet gave me a week's worth for free, and I'm at a point where I can't be picky. Oh, my auctions end tonight, if anyone hasn't looked. I've made a little, which is much better than nothing! (I was thrilled to find ramen at Wal-Mart for 10c, cheaper than 17c at our local supermarket. Sad, huh? God, can't wait till I get my paycheck! Got a second job Wednesday, though, and I'm so happy! It's a fun job I've had before, a clothing outlet store.) Okay, sorry for all the whining.
Anyway, things are looking up for the next vet visit. Especially the chance that there might be one!