Molly and I would like to say thank you to all who responded to my post yesterday. I was doubting my judgement and it has been enormously reassuring to hear from so many mums in the CB who shared their experiences, advice and compassion with me. I feel that I am armed with a wealth of senior cat information now and the next time I am at the vet to have Molly's blood levels checked we will discuss: sub-q fluids (and how to know when it is time for that), medication for her nausea and Adequan injections to ease her arthritis!
For those who inquired, Molly still eats and drinks well at this point and also everything is fine at the back end too. I think one of the key issues will to be to watch her food consumption as it seems the most prevelent symptom of imminent danger is that kitties stop eating. I will also trust in the fact that I know Molly better than anyone else and I will be able to read the signs she gives me when her time approaches. For now I am certain that she is happy to be here :-)
I would also like to thank everyone most sincerely who shared a story with me of a cherished kitty who has gone to the bridge. I could hear your love in every word and I know how painful it can be sometimes to summon those memories.