First, Miss Lucy asked after Ernie. She spent most of the day either curled up on her blanket on the sofa or snuggled in Squeak's lap. The short story is, the home remedies are not working. It's been more than long enough that if they were going to work, they would be. I will be calling the vet as soon as the clinic opens. If there are alternatives to having her sedated for another procedure, I'll try them. If the sedation is the only option.....I just don't know. The last one was hard on her. She was clearly uncomfortable for several days, and of course, it only lasted a few weeks. Not to mention the $600 price tag. We can't go through this every other month. But one step at a time, right? I'm hoping there are stronger meds than what she's currently on.
As for me....well, last night after the fair Walker and I stopped at that huge grocery warehouse that I love so much. I figured with Walker along, maybe we could get in and out before we were eligible for social security benefits. We did better together than I usually do on my own. I had done some research, looking for triglyceride lowering foods and recipes. I had a pretty short list but I figured it would be enough to get started. Bro had just gone grocery shopping, too, so there wasn't a lot of room in the fridge. I ended up getting some plain Cheerios, some Kashi shredded wheat squares, some Egg Beaters, a carton of blueberries, a couple cans of tuna and mayo made with olive oil, a bag of almonds, and some sour dough English muffins. That last bit may or may not be okay: one website advised that half an English muffin with peanut butter is a good breakfast, but another website said to avoid all products with white flour. I dunno which one is right. Got more research to do.
My biggest concern with this whole triglyceride thing is that I have no way to monitor my progress before the big retest. There are no symptoms to alleviate, no at-home tests to take, nothing. I have to just do my best and cross my fingers. I feel very intimidated by that. I have some control issues, LOL, and I like to be able to check up on myself. This is totally pushing me out of my comfort zone.