Good Care Costs A Bit More, It Seems

A little, fat, hairy ass spider just ran up the wall and back down again, never to be seen until it scares the crap out of me crawling up my leg or some other body part. Yay.

Aaaaaagh. It has been a couple of hectic weeks and I’m glad things are on the mend.

Last week, Kitty got sick and I took her to our primary vet. I’ve had about all I am going to take from that clinic! Poor Kitty was confined to her carrier from 11am Thursday to around 1pm on Friday when I finally got her home! I was livid. I even sent extra bedding so she would have a little bit of home. Did they use it? Nope. That poor cat sat in her own urine for all that time. She was traumatized to the max. I will most likely never be able to get her in a carrier again. EVER.

Her blood work showed she is pre-diabetic, so all of my furbabies are on a diet and their dry food is being limited. I still think there’s something else going on to cause blood and mucus in her stool but what the hell do I know? They gave her meds for worms and other parasites….which I told them I could not give to my cats because of my pain and mobility issues. That was the reason she stayed overnight. When I picked her up they handed me a bottle of liquid medication for parasites and told me there was 4 more doses left. That pissed me off because they didn’t tell me there would be more than one dose! The whole reason for her staying the night was so THEY could give the meds. (If I had to take her home right after they gave the meds, she would have thrown it up on the drive back.)

Then on Saturday, poor Alice was sick again. A few weeks ago she had the sniffles and the sneezies but it went away after about 5 days, as cat colds normally do. Well, it came back again and she just wasn’t eating or drinking much. Monday, I tried to call our secondary vet (more expensive) but they were booked up until this Saturday. I called a few other vets, but they were all booked up as well. Out of desperation, I called our primary vet but she was booked until this Friday. (Phew!)

The last vet I called got us in on Tuesday, cost a little more, but was the best vet I have ever encountered in my life! First off, the facility didn’t smell like it was a veterinary clinic. No dog smell, cat smell, disinfectant smell, medicine-y smell, no nothing. They have these awesome odor eliminating candles! Of course, I had to buy one!

 

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The receptionist was very friendly. It was Alice’s turn almost right away. The vet was a very caring and gentle woman, who brought her assistant in to help. She was also very kind and gentle. She made Alice feel very secure and safe while the vet was checking her out. The vet told listened to her lungs to check for an upper respiratory problem. Turns out it wasn’t in her lungs, it was in her sinuses. They gave Alice subcutaneous fluids to hydrate, and a long-acting antibiotic injection. She understood that I had issues giving oral meds. I knew the injection would be more costly but it was worth it. In fact, paying more for everything at this new place was worth it!  We have ourselves a new vet!

Alice is feeling much better today. She finally has her appetite back! She’s eating and drinking better and not sneezing as much. She’s back to her old self again! Now, to keep an eye on Kitty…who was just snoring like crazy beside me…hopefully, she’ll not have any more symptoms but if she does, at least I will feel more at ease about taking her to this new vet! (That is IF I can get her into the carrier.)

 

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Oh, and that little, fat, hairy ass spider just found his way up my leg, just as I suspected he would! I squealed a little and brushed him off. He took off and went back from whence he came. I’m sure I haven’t seen the last of him!

 

 

 

Friday’s Funnies – My Faves This Week

Well, here it is, time for Friday’s Funnies again! I really didn’t think I’d have time this week due to taking care of a sick “Kitty” but here I am. She is sleeping at the moment and doing well.

If there’s something you’d like to share (could be a joke, a meme, a photo, or maybe even a funny story) please feel free to send them my way using the contact link at the upper right of the page. I will post them with credit to you on Fridays!

Enjoy!!

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Have a great weekend, my friends! Remember, try to find humor in everything or you’ll go stark-raving mad!

Kitty

 

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“Kitty” is her name, yes. She’s 12 years old this month! She’s not feeling well so she has to go to the vet tomorrow for an overnight stay. She’s never been away from home like this so I’m sure she’ll be scared. I’ll worry about her all night long, but it can’t be helped.

This morning I noticed a little blood and mucus in her stool so she’s going to have some blood work done, and be given a couple meds as the first round of treatment. Hopefully, that’ll be the end of it and she can come home with a clean bill of health. I’m praying for the best but preparing for the worst. I’ve lost 2 elderly cats since Feb. 2017, and Kitty is no spring chicken. Losing my furbabies is hard as hell.

I may be taking some time off of my blog and social media to take care of Kitty and tend to other things. There’s a lot going on this month. Details later! I’m feeling the stress already and by month’s end, I’ll be in a straight jacket! Hahaha!