Squirt, my sick feline friend, is continuing to improve. She is already a lot more energetic and alert than she was. Of course, this also means she is energetic enough to make giving her the medicine interesting. I think it is mostly the messing with her mouth that she doesn't like.
A heartfelt and grateful thank you to everyone who donated toward her vet bill and expressed well-wishes and prayers. They were all very much appreciated. Thank you.
Just in case anyone was curious, Squirt is an 11-year-old domestic shorthair. She is black and white in patches, like a Holstein dairy cow. I adopted her as a kitten when my dad found her after her mother had either abandoned her or had died.
She was tiny so I started calling her a little squirt and it soon stuck. She apparently likes that name because any attempt to change it has meant with abject failure.
Squirt is an indoor kitty and seems to prefer seeing the great outdoors from the window to experiencing it directly.
Once again, thank you everyone for your help.