You know it's not a good thing when the cat can barely raise her head, can't control her bladder AT ALL, and sleeps in the litter box for a couple of days. She just got out and drank some water. She's over 17 years old, so I'm not fooling myself that she's a spring kitten... but things are not looking quite so dire right now. Getting out and drinking something means she's going to stay with us for a little bit, I should imagine.
All that in-between sick but not well but not so close to the end is very difficult for the children. I had prepared them for the worst. Now the kitty is raising her head, but still lying in her own filth in the litter box. Our cat would NEVER have done that before. She's just so exhausted, but seems to enjoy having an occasional visitor to the litter box.
I'm hoping whatever happens, that she doesn't remain sick for long. I know there are many bad things that need prayer, but can you pray that our cat either recovers soon, or peacefully goes to the place that good cats go after they pass away? Thanks.