We had some very big news on Friday, when Layla got taken to the vet for a re-weigh.
She weighed in at 7.1 lbs, up significantly from her last weight, 6.15 lbs.
This likely means that the Prednisone is working (reducing inflammation in her bowels and allowing her to absorb nutrients). It also means that we hopefully don't have to think about endoscopy or biopsy right now.
The vet called the news "not good, but great." He wants to see her back in a month and hopes she'll gain more.
She'll get another B12 shot at that point as well. I administered two by myself in the past month.. it was scary, but I think I did a good job.
I nearly cried from relief and happiness when I saw her weight on the scale. She's not quite 100% - still the occasional throw-up, sometimes a little uncomfortable after eating, and the occasional wobble - but she's much more filled out than she was and quite active.
I'm committed to not taking her for granted. Unlike a dog, it's so easy to "forget" about a cat because they don't go on walks, or to training classes, etc. I want to ensure that her golden years are as good as they possibly can be.
Give your cat a hug in honor of our big news!