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Sick kitty

Saturday, August 16, 2014

My kitty has been sick all week. Eating less and less, not doing much, and then throwing up twice Thursday. I took her to the vet that evening and they said she'd lost quite a bit of weight. They did various tests to rule different things out. Said she has a bit of a fever so since she doesn't have hyperthyroid disease, it's either an infection maybe from a blockage- possibly of her gall bladder, or cancer. They said she has arrhythmia too, but found out that her potassium was very low and her bilirubin was somewhat high. So I took her home with food that is most digestible for her right now, and also best for her liver, that needs help while she's healing, a potassium infused bag of "water" to inject under her skin twice a day, and an antibiotic to give her twice a day. Now she is good with the water being injected under her skin, but taking the pill and me injecting food into her mouth -she hates those things. Well, today she threw up when I went to give her her next feeding (it's every three hours), and there were a couple blood clots in it. The doctor said it could be because of her vomiting, not eating much and not having a bowel movement since Sunday or Monday that the stomach juices could have caused. She said it was good the vomit smelled like food. So back to the vet to get some medicine for her esophagus, another bag to inject into her, and more of the easily digested food to put into her mouth every few hours (but not for six hours after my last attempt). I have to have a schedule in writing now too, because she can't have the medicines within an hour of each other.

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LIZMVR 8/20/2014 10:28AM

    I'm sorry for your cat, too. This must be stressful for you. I know when I have to give meds to one or more of my dogs, it always seems to turn into a fairly time consuming and energy zapping task. I hope you and your cat pull through this! She's lucky to have you!

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2BDYNAMIC 8/17/2014 8:06PM

    Poor little Kitty; I must say she has been blessed into you care though ......... With all this TLC ........ she just could surprise all and pull out as suddenly as it happened .......... will pray she does!

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1MORNINGWALKER 8/16/2014 4:59PM

    emoticon I am so sorry!! Hope they can figure out what is wrong, always feel so bad when I can't help my fur loves. Big emoticon Hope she feel better soon.

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BIGPAWSUP 8/16/2014 4:04PM

    Sorry, I hope your vet can figure out what is going on.

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JLAMING263 8/16/2014 3:06PM

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First work day all summer

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

If you don't count the half hour it took to meet the student last week, it was my first work day for the summer. Looks like I'll only work one more day this summer, unless someone else needs a sub by the 15th of August. It was nice to know I still know what to do, lol.

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2BDYNAMIC 8/17/2014 8:07PM

    I missed this but yeah .......... Hope the new fall school year brings blessings! emoticon

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1MORNINGWALKER 7/29/2014 10:05PM

    So it looks like you will have most of the Summer off. So that is good I hope. Have lots of hiking adventures and relaxing by your pond. emoticon

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Adrenalin makes it hard to sleep :)

Monday, July 28, 2014

It is hard to go to sleep after your adrenalin is up! I just did my first Jamberry online party and it was fun. It was just a bit hard to keep it within the allotted hour I gave myself, lol! Plus, I had people earning points and I had to add those up and answer questions at the same time, lol. It was good though. The party doesn't close until next Sunday night so I'm looking forward to a nice party between now AND then!
Anyway, I'd better try to unwind!
How are you guys doing? What have you been up to?!

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1MORNINGWALKER 7/28/2014 11:41AM

    No sure what Jamberry is, but glad you had fun.
Hope you got some rest.
Doing ok out here, got in a nice walk this morning the clouds kept it cool for me.
Have a great week emoticon emoticon

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a movie and adjustments

Sunday, July 13, 2014

After church my friend Amy and I watched The Fiddler on the Roof -the extended version. I can see why they didn't keep all that footage, lol, but Amy had really wanted to see the movie again and no one else would watch it with her so I'm glad we got that three hours in. :)
I have been having a nasty back lately. I thought I was doing better and so took both dogs for a walk. Mind you, I tie their leashes around my hips, figuring my hips can take any pulling they do, better than any other part of my body. So at one point, the basset hound walked as far out as he could to the left of me, while my other dog walked to the right and then suddenly HAD to chase a frog. She LOVES to do that- but it yanked me so hard and fast to the right that after that I felt like I was walking lopsidedly (is that a word?!), and had the pain to go with it- that just kept getting worse. I finally prayed thoroughly on it and each day have had various adjustments happen- yesterday I turned to the right quickly with just my upper body, as I was sitting in a chair, and felt something move, for instance. When I got into my car with a huge platter of veggies (for a party), I had to dodge the steering wheel to put it on the seat next to me (I was in a hurry, so didn't go around to the other door)- and when I did, I heard a bunch of things readjust. Today I'm not in pain- was able to HELP walk the dogs. I think, though it takes more time.. I'm just going to have to walk one dog at a time when I want to walk them before rain comes or such. Then I won't have to be so concerned about going out of alignment. SO, I'm finally back exercising, but since sore yet from things being back in place, I only helped walk the dogs. Tomorrow I expect to do more. :)

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CHRISTIECAT 7/15/2014 7:54PM

    hang in there - praying for your back and energy levels :)

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1MORNINGWALKER 7/13/2014 11:36PM

    I am glad you are feeling better, but I think you should take your dogs one at a time for now on. You sure don't want that to happen again.
Take good care now emoticon Jackie

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LEMONDAISY 7/13/2014 3:53PM

    Take it slowly. A bad back is nothing to play around with. When I read you tied them to your hip I just cringed. Take is very slow.

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A beautiful long hike at a state park today

Friday, July 04, 2014

There are more pictures, and so many more are of even more beautiful areas at this state park, but this gives you a bit of an idea of what it was like. We actually got to walk under a waterfall at one point. At more than one point there was a smaller waterfall going over just past us, as you see in one of the pictures above. We started out doing a long trail that went nowhere. We had to come back on that trail to go find how to go around the gorge better, to see what we had come to see- but it was all a good workout. 3.5 hours of it. My knees down are sore!

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2BDYNAMIC 7/5/2014 10:08PM

    emoticon ....... Looks fun and inviting! ........ hooray for you ........... also thanks much for the comments on my blog and birthday wishes! ......... Thank Heavens for spark friends .......... You spark!

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HOLLYM48 7/5/2014 10:22AM

    Beautiful, thanks for sharing. Thanks for stopping by my page and the sweet words about my one year maintenance anniversary. Wishing you all the best in your journey!

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BIGPAWSUP 7/5/2014 12:00AM

    Looks lovely! Glad you had so much fun.

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1MORNINGWALKER 7/4/2014 9:50PM

    So pretty, thank you for sharing the great pictures, would love to see this.
Quite a workout, hope you relax this evening so that you can continue on.
You sure don't look like you went on a 3.5 hour hike from the picture of you. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ALICE_TENNIS 7/4/2014 8:26PM

    I LOVE state parks -- such a great resource of beauty & fitness. Your pictures remind me of a park in Wisconsin with a winding trail that led to the source of a creek.

Hope your knees are well tomorrow! You're getting stronger every day!


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MM11113 7/4/2014 8:13PM

    I did a morning 2 mile walk, and the weather was cool and sunny. Nice way to start the day. However, your choice is fabulous.


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