Hector's still here!
He can barely walk, now, but his spirit is still there. Cats hang onto their spirit until the bitter end. He still purrs and staggers off to drink water and rest where he wants during the day. He just went into the back bathrooms to drink his helping of hot water, and then sat down to suck up a load of cold. He is doing better today.
A less beloved animal would have been gone by now. You know how it is.