very much for your support Sue and Misa and Heather. I will ask if we can add another supplement.
Some negative and some positive developments.
Lulu has been on and off the heated throw and my legs/ lap since I posted. Her coat is not well groomed above and around her tail, and she is not purring, and hissed at me. So she has been in pain today my poor baby. ;(
Her carrier was the largest one I could find for 6kg Bridge-baby Noah, top opening which the vets have used as you suggest, Sue.
I have not got the knack, so I was training Lulu to eat in it with the top open, but that went to pot when I hurt her.
Anyway, I got the carrier out and lined it with the sheepskin she slept on all summer, but not since.
You can guess what happened next ..
An hour later Lulu is sitting in the carrier padding away.
The worst part is that my on-off-ex said to make a bed so now I will have to eat humble pie!