Thanks for your care and asking Ted's news.
He is not with us any longer, due to the Charity having taken him back for further treatments. Sadly they took back ownership of him as he has had to get a major operation: his tummy on ultra-sound showed some untangled intestines and some areas wide open and leaking loose everywhere..... explaining the fact he was vomiting all the food/drink he was absorbing, how tiny it was in the last few days with us, with only 2 to 3 - 5ml syringes servings. I was told that 12hours later he would have died due to severe lack of hydration for the last 6 days or so. He had not eaten for 6 days (or just a few syringes which could not be absorbed) so he suffered a drastic weight loss, about 2kg.
My daughter and I were devastated to let him go to the previous owner who obviously managed to have him operated by their vets straight away. He his now saved, and is recuperating slowly and surely, to our happiness of course, and will stay 3 to 6 months safe at the Charity place before being rehomed. The charity were fantastic for this, and the only reason for this important health issue we could not take care of is that we could not go for this operation with no insurance for him... The cost to cover was £2000+ for the operation and scans, including the pre and after care needed. We could not take the risk for him to dye on the operation table for this type of money. We therefore took a good lesson to insure our cat asap when we just get one home. Sadly and so stupidly, would you believe..., that is the 2nd cat we loose (one died previously) because of no insurance.Those costs are extortionate and we cannot afford these amounts with only one person working in a household!
I hope this will help your full understanding now, and many thanks for the very good answer you gave me, especially about the toxic plants and what could this green paste vomit be. Although I knew it was the gallbladder leaking, it was no help before opening the tummy!
I may attempt in due course to get him back (as it can only be an advantage for a Charity to receive a substantial amount of £ instead of £80 from a new owner...) as our daughter is autistic (mild form, but still Asperger) so connects better to animals than humans, explaining why she is so upset and angry about the whole situation.
thanks and hope to read you soon,