Kenzie, my 14 year old Calico cat, has been on Clavomox (ammoxicillin) since the evening of 3/2/10. It's for an indolent lesion on her inner lip, discovered when she was in for a 'routine' dental cleaning. The vet said if Kenzie's lip didn't look better in 5 or 6 days, to get a refill on the antibiotic; I got a 7 day course of liquid antibiotic. I had intended to get more, since I can't see any improvement. Fifty milligrams of ammoxicillin; an old and cheap penicillin derivative; one capsule for a person. For a cat, about $25. Ouch! The trouble is that when I got home, after being gone all day and evening, on Saturday, 3/6, Kenzie had eaten almost nothing. I got her to eat some treats: some turkey, some sardine, and some potato chips, and I gave her her antibiotic, and her Tapazole. The Tapezole is to treat hyperthyroidism, diagnosed a year ago. This morning, (well, about noon) Sunday, 3/7, she had eaten nothing over night. Even the turkey I had left out for her. So, again, I gave her some treats, so her tummy wouldn't be empty, and gave her her antibiotic and Tapezole. In just a few minutes, she threw up the small amount of food I had gotten her to eat, as well as the antibiotic, and her Tapezole. I waited all day, and got her to eat a little bit of food. I decided to give her a half dose of the antibiotics. She just threw that up, along with her Tapazole, again. Her tummy has been a bit more delicate since she's been on the Tapezole; nausea is THE most common side effect of that drug, unfortunately. When I first started Kenzie on the Tapezole, a year ago, she had a very, very bad time with it, and I had to take her off of it for a week, and then and very slowly increase the dose over the course of several weeks, to get her to her full dose. She's been OK with the Tapezole since then, but I have noticed that she throws up if she eats too quickly. I have taken to giving her half her food, waiting 15 minutes, and giving her the rest. I expect the antibiotic is just making her poor tummy all that much worse. I was wondering if switching to the tablet form of the antibiotic would be a little easier on her, since the liquid tastes terrible, I'm sure. I was also wondering about an appetite stimulant. I remember somebody on the 'net mentioning a drug I can't recall the name of; I don't think it was a steroid, and I think it was in tablet form. Of course I can't find wherever I read that, now. I'm going to call the vet in the morning, but I have a meeting all afternoon, and if I can, I'd like to avoid having to bring Kenzie into the vet's office again. She just HATES going to the vet; she's been there 3 times in the last month, it's very stressful for her, and being out of work, I'm trying to avoid the expense for ANOTHER vet's office fee. Just the antibiotic 'refill' is about $25. Any other meds will be equally expensive, I'm sure. I don't have much money to work with. The vet has gotten almost enough to buy a new Glock, in the past 4 weeks. I did just force feed Kenzie a little bit of meat based baby food, but now Kenzie is hiding from me. This is an old and cluttered house, and there are many places where Kenzie can hide, where I cannot find her. She has done this before, when she was so sick from the Tapazole. If she doesn't want me to find her, I won't find her. So taking her to the vet's office tomorrow may be a moot point, anyway. This also happened once before. Does anyone have any advice for me, please? Oh yes: Kenzie is 14 years old now. And quite sick. Thank you.