Had a call from the vet yesterday and we have a diagnosis and a prognosis.
The diagnosis is as River guessed it may be....kidney failure. She was on a saline drip all day and received an injection of anabolic steroids as well. That supposedly will make her more inclined to take food etc.
The prognosis is.....if she will accept the special diet (an expensive one too) there is a chance she could survive for some time. A lot will depend on whether she will actually eat the food prescribed.
We collected her at 6.15pm last night and after she had settled a little I opened a tin of food and she ate a couple of mouthfuls, drank a tiny bit of water and then settled down on Phil's footstool in the living room.
After an hour or so she went back to the kitchen, ate another mouthful of the food and settled on a chair in the kitchen and was still there when we got up this morning. She had not touched the food or had a drink all night.
She came into the bedroom while Phil was getting dressed and walked over to where there was a jumper and a couple of other items of his on the floor. Phil thought she was going to lie down but he suddenly realised she was peeing on his jumper!!! Something she has never done before. Not a large quantity but she peed. The back door was open so she could have gone outside but she chose not to.
I am wondering if she was paying him back for taking her to the vet. Was she very cross about it all or is she still in a confused state after being all day at the vet? I had of course gone to the vet as well but he is the one that put the carrier in and out of the car and I never had any clothes on the floor. She definitely made straight for his side of the bedroom obviously with intent!
Phil then took her into the back garden and he said she sat looking dazed for a few minutes and then climbed up the weeping peppermint, hopped onto the roof of the bird cage and she is now up on the pergola asleep. It is under an extended roof so she is safe from the wind or any rain (showers are forecast) and if she feels happy up there then I guess that is the best place for her right now.
I am hoping she will soon come down, come indoors and show sign of eating or drinking as that is imperative to her well being. If she chooses not to then I feel out little cat may not be with us too much longer so fingers crossed that we can encourage her to take care of herself as we can do no more than provide the necessary love and care to help her.