Therefore I will cop out of posting much and just put up some pictures of Inty.
I took this right after her endoscopy - they had to shave her little wrist to put needles in or something, probably for the anesthesia. It looks like she is wearing some kind of bizarre bracelet, or like she's got a partial poodle 'do. She is so tiny they couldn't get the camera all the way into her tummy and couldn't get biopsies, but they got enough to diagnose her with IBS.
She's responded really well to her treatment, by the way. And yes, it's a total pain in the ass to crush a pepcid and put that in a syringe with some milk (she will eat around it if you hide it in food) and to also give her a syringeful of reglan (anti-nausea) and a half a prednisone tablet every damn morning, but she's very good about taking her medication - especially after three months on the regime - and she obviously feels so much better. It's gratifying to know that you saved your cat's life.
They shaved her belly for the endoscopy, too. Isn't this picture weird? You can barely tell it's a cat, she looks like a black furry thanksgiving turkey. She had this stubble for a while - her whole tummy looked like a bikini line in need of some serious attention - but her soft belly fur has grown all back now. She doesn't like when you snorgle it, unfortunately, and will swat you if you zerbet her too much. She has a tiny mind of her own, I guess.