Oliver is on the mend. Vet said the lump is just an abscess, so we are treating it with antibiotic and warm cloth. Getting him to sit still long enough for the warm cloth is a challenge!
Buddy continues to struggle. He continues to vomit a lot, and now doesn't really want to eat. Thankfully, he still nibbles on food occasionally. He's more lethargic and often looks uncomfortable. When I saw him not react to Oliver in the upstairs window, I knew he's really not feeling well. He probably lacks the energy to leap up onto the furniture to get to the window and put on a tough-kitty display for Oliver.
Twice now he's horked while pooping in the litter box. This time he managed to get poop all over his back legs - poor guy. He got an quick bath, something he was not fond of but oddly didn't fight, another sign of his lack of energy.
We were planning to go out of town for two weeks, leaving this coming weekend. But with Buddy as he is, I'm not sure I can do that. Hopefully, we will learn more on Tuesday, when he goes back to the vet. Please pray/purr for him.