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Do you have a copy of the bloodwork to share? Did your vet discuss hospitalizing her?
Thank you for the information. Did they give any shots of medication when she was in? Did they send you home with any medication?
Alright. It's time to talk to your vet's office again about her. In this state, I am concerned that she may have pancreatitis with secondary onset of hepatic lipidosis. The drooling indicates nausea and these medical concerns can be life-threatening. If my suspicions are correct medically she's in a pickle. Cats with pancreatitis do not usually want to eat because they are nauseated and painful, but if they don't eat their liver problems often worsen putting them in a more critical state. It can become a vicious cycle and be quite difficult to manage well at home. Many of these cats require a gastric feeding tube and in-hospital management for a few days to a week or more, in some cases. I would highly recommend that she go somewhere today that can offer her additional care. If you wish to treat this at home, talk to your vet about another shot for nausea, such as cerenia, SQ fluids, and oral medications such as cerenia for nausea and an appetite stimulant. Pain medication like buprenorphine would also be wise as many cats with pancreatitis are uncomfortable and will not eat until their nausea and discomfort is addressed. I agree with your vet that baby food will be a useful food in helping her recover, but medication is going to be just as important so that her symptoms can be addressed. Many vets also wish to use a course of antibiotics during a case of pancreatitis, too. If you need help finding a place to take her today, let me know. I will need your city, state and zip code.
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The yellow gums can be a sign of liver failure as I had mentioned above. I think you're taking the right step here considering the circumstances. Keep me posted on your progress and if you need additional help.