Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I started off kinda sad yesterday, but I perked myself up. I exercised, but while I was exercising, I suffered intense sinus pain in the center of my head--that did not go away. I had day care kids (from one family) show up with serious head colds, sent them home when one of them developed a fever. I had parent-teacher conferences last night (went really well) and then had to get my daughter to counseling. After I dropped her off, I came home to my kitty sprawled out moaning on the floor. I packed him up, picked up my daughter, and went to the emergency vet (after calling my regular vet). I nearly passed out when they brought the bill to me (the estimate is between $943.93 and $1,336.68). My cat has had this issue before (he gets crystals in his urine that blocks his ability to pee), it cost me a total of $327.00. This is the worst the ER vet has seen and tells me he will die if I wait to take him to my vet in the am. Fabulous. My daughter is standing right there. I have no choice but the pay the extortionists. Mind you, this is possibly going to cost more than I make in a month. We leave the cat there, go home, and I completely fall apart. Full-out sobbing. Yet, I don't eat. I just let all my emotions out in tears.
Still haven't heard from the ER, I called my vet and they are going to contact the ER and work up an estimate for transferring him. I then go to shower and have started spot-bleeding (my period is due next week). I figure this is stress and weight loss/exercise changes all rolled into one. This does remind me that I have to schedule an appointment with my Gyn. I do that. I then feel an urgent need to get to the bathroom. So, on top of everything--I now have diarrhea.
Oh. The what the??? part is that I weighed myself this morning--and I am down 5 pounds from yesterday morning (where I was up 3 pounds from last week). I think I will have to see what next week brings me on the scale and consider buying a new one. Speaking of buying a new one, I forgot to mention that my ailing hairdryer finally died mid-blowdry this morning. Yep. I am having one of those days where you just gotta laugh. What else could possibly be thrown my way? I think just about anything could happen the rest of the day and it wouldn't phase me. BRING IT ON! I AM STRONG! HEAR ME ROAR!