We have, at long last, figured out what's up with the cat. An ear infection-- but not just any old ear infection. Nooooo, that would not have been enough for our
kitty. The fancy, expensive, "send it out to the lab" testing showed not one, not two, but three
sorts of bacteria, AND
a yeast infection, battling for supremacy in there.
So now we have two sorts of pills to give her, plus an ointment to apply after cleaning out the ear, every day for the next month.
Needless to say, she's thrilled.