They said he did have an infection but that it appears he's feeling better now. The antibiotic lasts two weeks and should get him back to full health. Exactly what I was praying to hear today. I couldn't be any more relieved.
When I was unable to sleep earlier this morning, I made cat-shaped mini doughnuts--a much simpler and nowhere-near-as-cute take on the ones pictured here-- to give to the vets--and kept a few here for me and Mike, in the hopes that we would be celebrating exactly this good news tonight--and the vets seemed tickled with their surprise snack, and I gave Stuffed a few treats and a new bowl of wet food while they wrote up my bill, so everyone was especially happy at appointment's end just now. Thank God. And thank you guys. ♥ This is the calmest I've felt since this all started three weeks ago.