Kitty update: the Empress had a checkup today and, apart from being officially, functionally-if-not-completely blind (and arthritic af) (and having not-great kidneys) she is the picture of health!
So… we fixed the blood pressure! Too late to save the retinas, but we fixed it! Yay!
*buys cat a little pair of Ray Charles sunglasses*
I talked to the vet about her arthritis and her INCESSANT YELLING and he gave me a free trial of low-dose pain meds to see if that helps things.
(She has been the GRUMPIEST CAT this past week. Which included pooping outside the litterbox. Twice. Dammit Jessamine.)
Have a picture of the post-vet befuddlement.