They also say she might have inflammatory bowl syndrome just like humans do. Which can be controlled by diet.
The one thing the emergency vet says we need to do that had actually passed through my mind is repeat tests for intestinal parasites. She said that sometimes they can "hide" and be missed. Then they "bloom." Precious had both giardia and tapeworms. More kittens came in after she did, plus I battled that flea infestation for months even after she was treated, and fleas are carriers. I've sometimes wondered if she could have been re-infected.
They didn't tell me until the tests came back negative that they were looking for cancer. But I had already thought about that a lot.
She loves the prescription food as well as the chicken I poached and pureed for her. She's eating like a horse. If this is permanent I'll be making cat food at home - that prescription stuff cost me $78 for less than a month's supply. I can buy things like chicken, peas, and human grade bone meal and puree and freeze it for way less per serving.
Last night she came down and snuggled while I was watching TV. This morning she rousted me out of bed for breakfast. She doesn't understand why I smooch her and try not to cry. The vet comented on what a snuggly darling she is. I think about how some idiot who I would like to smack the bejabbers out of is missing out on all the love she gives.