Update...and an Alert!
And as for CC, the medical tests so far have come back fine, other than that she's operating on the equivalent of only one kidney - as the vet says, that's not really a big deal, as we people donate kidneys and survive on only one just fine. So that's not her problem.
I left her at home yesterday, went back home at lunch to check on her, and finally last night decided that if there wasn't any change, she'd go back to the vet this morning. She did. They'll do an xray, at least, and evaluate for some other things, but at almost 18, if anything truly serious is found, we won't be performing heroics.
She's a very traditional calico who has never been happy - hence her name on this blog, the Calico Curmudgeon: a cranky old broad, mean and ornery. She got that way honestly. Some kitties should never be exposed to children. She was one of them. It formed her personality and we've just had to deal with it all these years.
Still, in a lot of ways she's a sweet girl. And just to spite me (as calicos do), she's probably planning on creating as much ruckus as she can before she makes her way to the Rainbow Bridge.
No wonder she was the kitty my late "spunky" mom liked the best!