Our cat Max seems to be doing better. We are giving him liquified baby food several times a day to keep him hydrated. His energy level seems a bit improved. He actually sprang off the chair for treats the other night with Sarah. He hasn't done that in ages. We are still watching him and are prepared to "let him go" if that is what needs to happen. For now, he's doing okay.
We are boarding both Mickey and Max with the vets while we are in Iowa for Christmas. It will give us peace of mind to know that they are being cared for properly.