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.