Well fellas, my story has a sad ending. Annabelle continued to get worse each day, despite visits to the vet for anti-inflammatories, steroids and pain killers. A few days ago we noticed that she was mostly blind and it was getting difficult for her to eat. 2 days ago, she started having mild seizures, and they grew worse yesterday during the day. My wife took her to the vet and they put her on oxygen and another pain killer. I met her there, and we decided that it was time, but we didn't want her to leave at the vet, so we arranged for a doc to come to our home. It was all over 2 hours later. We are devastated but as I'm sure many of you know, its a part of life. We still have our 15 year old kitty with us and will spend our time spoiling her while we can. Thanks for all the support and wisdom. It means a lot.