I just got off the phone with the vet, Sooty turned a corner last night! He is looking much better today!
He is not out of the woods, but he is starting to drink on his own, he is ravenous for food, and he is passing manure. His rectal exam is looking much better as well.
The next plan of action is to remove his IV fluids this morning and let him start to eat a little bit and drink on his own. He will be remaining in the clinic until Monday and will be wtched very closely.
We are still keeping our fingers crossed, but we are all feeling much better- including Soot!