I researched alternative treatments online and bought fancy cat food and changed his litter constantly and redressed his wound and held him and cooed at him. I couldn’t afford to go to a new vet and start the whole process over just to get a second opinion.
All I ever want to do is chill in a room full of cats, so if you are similarly minded, the Meow Parlour is an excellent idea. But, and I can’t emphasize this enough, no matter how much money you pay, they’re still cats and therefore fuzzy jerks.
I was in my bed in that slim space between being awake and asleep when I realized I was in my 30’s and hadn’t been to grad school yet.