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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bits and More Bits

Looks like Blogger is wonked up again.  I was trying to comment on a few blogs but kept getting kicked out.  Don't ya just love technology?  Not sure I should be taking time to write a post right now, as who knows if it will even show up, but what the heck - I got home from work on time, got my chores done, and have to wait for one last load of laundry to finish in the dryer so I can fold it before I go to bed.  So, I got time. 

Ernie seems much better these days.  She  looks so much better.  I feel terrible knowing she must have been having problems for a while before we took her into the vet.  How did I not see it?  I just thought she was moving slower and acting more quiet because she was getting older.  Now that she's perked back up, I realized her age had nothing to do with it. If she hadn't lost weight so suddenly - dehydration - I might have missed it all together.  I always thought I was a good kitty mom but I blew it this time.

Ernie's continued care will be a budget buster.  She needs a special diet, plus meds, plus daily fluid injections under her skin. She's limping a bit, and I'm going to ask the vet about glucosamine for her.  Not sure if that will help - it should if the limping is from arthritis.  Anyway - what she needs right now will be about $130 a month. Plus more frequent vet visits.  Plus, maybe, the glucosamine.  Guess it was a blessing in disguise that the used car I had my eye on was sold before I got to the dealership.  We can make due with what we have for a while longer.

Of course, all the stressing about the budget caused me to take a flying leap off the diet wagon.  I did pretty well until late Saturday night.  The kids were all in bed, Walker and Bro were watching TV, and me?  Oh, I sat in front of the computer working on the budget and bonding with a bag of Cool Ranch Doritos one of the kids left on a tray table next to my desk. I forgot how salty those things are.  The next morning my hands were all swollen from the salt.  I didn't bother to do a weigh in.  I could not even get my rings on. Ah well.  That's what tomorrow is for - I can always try again.

1 comment:

  1. I know what you mean about money that we really don't have to spare, but Spunky is like a member of the family. With his heart worm, flea and tick plus the arthritis meds, license, and just visits for rabies vaccine, and all the rest. Glad to hear you kitty is doing so much better.