I thought I should let you all know that Maggie is hanging in there. Physically, her URI is gone in terms of her breathing but it left behind a very nasty eye infection (conjunctivitis) which went from nothing to major issue in 2 days. The eye drops are helping a lot, but she may still have some permanent vision problems. She's still not eating on her own
, but she has some beautiful poops.
Between the URI, the eye infection, and the loss of Maya, she gained only an eighth of a pound.
Mentally, she is much better. I broke down and called a vet that uses Bach flower essences regularly and he gave me a "Maggie *". Also, she sleeps with me at night. And she and Isabel are getting along okay -- not best friends yet, but not enemies either. Between those things and the drops helping her eyes, she's perky today. (Giving eye drops to a perky cat is oh so fun!
) I'm not sure she's over Maya's death, but she's better.
We hope that she has finally turned the corner and is going to have no more major problems. (Fingers and toes crossed!) As you can guess, I'm more than relieved, although I'm also a bit nervous to get too excited in case something else bad jumps up (like the eye stuff this week).