Sorry I didn't get back about this yesterday.
Posted by Paula on 2/6/2018, 8:45 am, in reply to "Please, please, Paula"
Gianni is in the hospital. When I got him to the vet yesterday, they did another xray and he still hadn't passed the object out of his colon. He had a temp and still hadn't eaten in 3 days. It's very confusing to me because the vet said that the object may or may not have anything to do with what's going on with him. She said it could have been in there for awhile. She said it could be pancreatitis, gastritis. They kept him over night to give him a lot of fluids in hopes the object would pass through on it's own. Also gave him other meds to make him more comfortable along with an antibiotic. This is her day off but she is coming in around 9:30 to check on him. If he hasn't passed it, they are going to do surgery on him to remove it. Originally, I ruled surgery out because of the cost (I've spent almost $20,000 on vet bills in the past 5 years). Other surgeries have run up to $5000 and I figured this would be something like that. The other surgeries had to be done at the specialty vet but my vet can do this one and said it would run between $800-$1000. Since the work up has already been about that much, I told her I wasn't going to spend all that money and not bring a healthy cat home. |
He was so pathetic looking and I just had to keep telling myself after I left him that he is a cat and he is not crying and saying, "Where is my mommy? Why did she leave me?" Trying to keep my left brain engaged...logic...he doesn't feel good and he is scared; I am doing the right thing for him. Blake is still looking for him. He keeps standing by my bedroom door, waiting for me to open it because he is sure he is in there.
Do you want more?
My HVAC is clanging again. They've been out FOUR times to fix it...to the tune of $2700....including a new compressor. I have to stay home this morning for them to come out AGAIN! I am so angry!!
My main feeling about all of this is fear. Sorry if I repeat myself.
I cannot be in two places at once! The biggest difficulty I am going to have when he leaves is that fact. I can't take time off all the time to be here for service people and to take my pets back/forth. I can go into debt up to my eyeballs but I can't make two of me. I feel helpless and afraid.
I was called for an interview yesterday for a job in the Psychiatry Dept . My pay would go up several thousand dollars (under 10...so don't get too excited!) but, with a new job, I'd have even less flexibility than I do now. We don't bill for our services in the ID Clinic because the program is grant-funded. In Psych, they bill insurance and I have to 'earn my keep' so I wouldn't be able to just dash out on a last minute's notice. I wasn't even going to go for the interview but my friends tell me I should just to check it out. It's next Tuesday so I have a week to 'recover.'
Thanks for checking in with me.