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Bolt out of the blue

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Just when I think I am getting things sorted out another bolt out of blue arrives.
This time it our cat Dylan
He went out early this morning and did not come back at his usual time and finally arrived at 11:30 hours looking very sorry for himself. He was trying to cough something up but could not. So after looking down his throat and finding nothing I decided to give the vets a call.
One taxi booked ( we don't have a car and my son is half way up Snowdonia on a Charity trek Daughter in law is out with her Mum) I get him to the vets.
They kept Dylan in to find out what he has done and I go home via another taxi.
15:00 hours we get the phone call that Dylan will be ready to pick up at 17:00 hours. The problem? Two blades of grass caught in his soft palette at the back of his throat.
Cost? 300
Thank goodness I kept the pet insurance payments going, they will claim on that but we pay the excess of a whopping 99.
So another taxi is now booked to pick him up and when all forms are filled out another taxi to get back home. A rather expensive day for two blades of grass.
Just when I could have done with my son being around is not available and Chizzy is not able to help out either.
We have asked to pay off the 99 on a monthly basis so it will be too bad but another payment I was not expecting to come out of our budget.
2013 is getting expensive and we are not half way through yet. It makes me wonder what else is looming ready to drop on us, whatever it is it can go away, I don't want it, I am fed up with sorting stuff out only to have it all blow up in my face again.
When we got Dylan we were able to cover this sort of thing, thankfully the Vet is understanding or we would end up having to find a new home for Dylan and that would be heartbreaking for both of us. Dylan is DH's cat as he goes to him more than to me. I feed Dylan Colin (DH) is there for cuddles.
I know its a daft thing to blog about but I get so fed up I just had to vent about it, not the emergency as that is something you can't plan for, but the cost, taxi's 22 then 99 excess to pay as well. It could have been a lot worse if we had to pay the 300 as well so that is one blessing.
Lets see what the week ahead has planned for us. Something nice please.
We were given the grass Dylan had swallowed

3 inches long no wonder it got stuck. You are looking at 2 blades of very expensive grass LOL

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NELLIEH1 4/7/2013 5:21PM

    You both have a great attitude about all this testing you've had! Pray the extra is available when you nee to make the payments. Lots of stretching going on. Glad Dylan has you two.

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TRUCKERSMRS 4/7/2013 1:07PM

    Great that Dylan is OK and that you are being able to pay back the excess a bit at a time. Dylan is lucky to have you. So sorry though that you have had another blow.
I hope this next week is better and that you receive some of the blessings you are more than due.

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NASFKAB 4/7/2013 12:05PM

  great that you did not have to pay the whole amount pet insurance was good idea

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TRUCKERWIFE2 4/7/2013 11:53AM

    Happy that Dylan wasn't more sick than that and vet bills here can also be quite expensive. You don't hear much about pet insurance where I live but it sounds like it was a good investment for you and Dylan. Hopefully you will be able to pay off the vet bill soon as I know how tight your budget is as mine is as well. emoticon

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AZMOMXTWO 4/7/2013 11:13AM

  at least you love your pet enough to take care or it that is more than other people do

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ITSYBITSYMAMA 4/7/2013 11:12AM

  All the little things can add up and then cause us lots of stress, so I can understand your worry and frustration. On the plus side, glad to hear that it wasn't more serious.

I hope things start to look up for you x

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