Fast Forward!!! I haven't had too much to say for a long while. My vet of 30 years made an "over confident" diagnosis of my cat's health. Since I had the utmost faith in his professional knowledge I followed his suggestions and almost put my cat down.
I bought her an expensive can of grain-free food as her "last meal". Within three hours I learned that my cat's ill health was being caused by her food and the not hepatitis. Her liver enzymes were high because of all the pills I was trying to stuff down her. I cancelled the appointment with my vet to have the "final shot". Actually I cancelled my vet for all time.
She has gained weight and is a very happy feline eating her grain-free food.
NOTE TO SELF:
You have a relationship with your furbabies. You need to trust your intuition and the messages that your pet sends you.