I was up until 2am following the Filibuster in Texas (and the aftermath), and then up again at 5:30 with the cats, and it's going to be another 90-degree day, so am mainly running on caffeine and hope at this point.
If you weren't following the filibuster, BTW, it was a gorgeous example not only of politics at both their best and worst, but had several moments of sheer "I am woman, hear me roar - and take a chunk out of your patronizingly sexist ass" power. Also, public asshattery and borderline illegal behavior on the part of the Texas senate's president, holy shit. I recommend you browse YouTube.
This one ended in victory. Sadly, it's not going to be the only fight. The right to choose will continue to be a firefight, and lower-income women and the clinics that provide their reproductive health care will continue to be both the battleground. and the victims.
Anyway, for them as waiting for updates, the vet called, and ElderCat's bloodwork is normal (for her existing levels of normal). So we can rule out diabetes, huzzah.
For now, because she is showing signs of...not improvement, but not worsening, we're going to let the course of painkillers run out and then see how things stand. If she's not in pain, and not worsening, then I think we'll let it ride, because the next option is either
a) a low dose course of steroids, which has a nasty table of side effects that could be worse than what we're treating.
b) sending her to a neurology specialist for an MRI, which will freak her out like whoa and may not tell us anything either.
Your continued good vibes for her health always appreciated.
- Wednesday. See icon.