PF, Monkey loved your "card". It looks like her! She got her first taste of "grown up cat" food tonight, mixed in with her regular crunchies. She ate it all, don't think she paid any attention!
Well, call me one of those hysterical mothers. It turns out Violet is okay. The medicines seem to be working and the vet thinks it must have been something she ate or some kind of virus. The blood work shows she is "as healthy as a pup" (his words) and I can go back to her pain meds. He has recommended something we can add if she gets worse, but for now we will leave it alone. She is still whining and clingy, but we are wondering if it is more for attention than anything. He did say that her back end is going to grow weaker and we will have to make decisions down the road, but for now just keep an eye on her.
Thanks everyone for being there. I know I kind of over panicked. But with what happened to Joie just over a year ago and seeing her turn so quickly and markedly, I thought the worst. I am so glad I was wrong.
And now I must go because my "baby" is whining for her mommy!