Just realized I hadn’t posted an update on Mouseycat’s condition. We went back to the vet on Wednesday, and she’d gained over a pound of weight in a week, and her mouth was healing up fine. So she’s got another three weeks of antibiotics (two pills a day, sigh) and then another round of blood tests at the end of that to see if her white blood cell count has gone back to normal.
She’s got her appetite back and other than the twice-daily pill trauma is back to being her old self again.
(Boy, she hates her pills though. And she’s getting good at catching them in her cheeks and spitting them back out, which makes them even more bitter and the entire thing far worse for both of us. I’ve got a plunger cat piller but her technique is to chomp her jaw like she’s chewing and swing her head side to side, which makes it very hard to get the piller in.)