Proper Order And Away

The weekend was one of those super busy ones.  Saturday I had my weekly infusion, which requires getting up super early.  When we were done, we had two short errands to run (we’ve been making a big effort to get things done during the week to leave the weekends more open for relaxing).  So we went home first to eat lunch, and then we went back out for our really quick errands.

Unfortunately, while we were driving the car broke down.  We got it home (but it was driving very badly!) and then Master Pravus dropped me off and carefully drove it to the shop…  Where we had $600 in repairs to do to it.  It could have been worse, but still, not a fun surprise to our Saturday.

Since Master Pravus had dropped me off I was alone with Styx (well, and Dongalor), and I noticed her cold had gotten worse.  We tried to take her to the vet a few days prior because she was mouth-breathing as her nose was so stuffed.  Plus, she was coughing and just sounded awful.  She was still eating, but not her usual amount, and she was super lethargic.  I could tell from looking at her that she needed medicine.  On the phone though they wouldn’t even make an appointment for her.  They said to call back if she was vomiting or having diarrhea. 

I mean, my cat is barely eating and looks like shit.  Whatever though, we had to wait because they wouldn’t see her.  When I got dropped off at home with her though, I noticed she couldn’t open her right eye.  Game Over (for me and Master Pravus) we had to wait for Master Pravus to come home with the car, but then he called and demanded a visit for her.  We didn’t want Styx to suffer.

So we finally got her in, and she’s looking awful.  She’s not grooming herself, she’s barely eating, and she sounds like she’s snoring if she tries to breathe through her nose.  Thankfully they gave us some medicine for her, and we’ve been keeping her comfortable at home by putting Pygmalion in her bunk bed and putting the humidifier on for her.  Trust me, only an extreme act of love could make me put the humidifier on for her in the heat we’ve been having.  But I don’t want her to suffer, so it is worth it.  This morning when I got up I noticed she is breathing a lot better and seems to have a bit more energy.  Plus, she’s meowing for food again, so her appetite is back!  I’m very glad we finally got her in!

Over the weekend we put a lot of time in on the old cam room, hereafter known as the “Man Cave.”  We gave our old futon away, and bought a desk for my computer.  I still have need of the computer for blogging and YouTube vids, and (xxx) Clips4Sale, etc, but there’s nowhere else to put it.  So it’s in the corner of the room now, looking pretty good. 

We didn’t realize it at the time, but we moved the computer to a dead zone in the room, and we weren’t able to fix that until Tuesday night by buying and hooking up a bridge router.  At least I can type now, but I was really annoyed because I couldn’t update my blog until this morning.  Now that I’m not doing web cam stuff anymore, I should be able to update my blog more often…  I mean, you know, when technology doesn’t make that impossible.  Ha!

We’re okay.  It wasn’t the best weekend in the world, but it wasn’t the worst either.  The house kind of looks like a bomb hit it because we’re rearranging a ton of stuff and trying to get it ship shape.  The boxes are all gone (except the Xmas boxes and a few other seasonal ones in the basement) but we still are working on getting things the way we want them.  I predict it’ll be a few months yet before things are all in proper order and away.

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3 thoughts on “Proper Order And Away

  1. I am so mad at your vet, is there no other vet nearby? So out of order to not even see Styx.
    Sorry your weekend was a bit sucky, hopefully this next weekend will be better 🙂

  2. That sounds so odd about your vet. Here they may say wait a couple of days, or bring her in. Is this the same very you have been taking your cats to? If not they may not know you are experienced with cats.

    When it is dry out, many cats breathe heavier, if they thought you didn’t know the difference. I have had the same with Ticks kidneys, then the doctor touched her.

    Just like human doctors they want to think they know the patient better. We may not know the fancy terms but we know when something is wrong.

    1. @Gaia and @MrsTeePot Yeah, I was really annoyed when I wrote this so I was probably a little unfair to the vet. The vet was sure whatever was wrong with Styx she would kick it on her own because it was a virus. Styx and Dongalor are both indoor cats though, and I know Styx got this bug from Dongalor. He was sick when we got him from the shelter, but after two weeks he started to get worse, so we took him to the vet and got him some medicine. He didn’t even manage to kick the cold without antibiotics, so I know it was bacterial. But Styx is older than Dongalor (who is a kitten), so I knew she wasn’t going to kick it without antibiotics, either. I felt like they should have at least MADE an appointment though, because we were willing to pay to have her seen, you know? And literally twenty four hours after we got her the antibiotics she was noticeably improved. @Gaia I totally agree with you. As we are “parents” to our little fur babies, we see them and know when things are super bad. 🙂 I’m not saying I generally go against vet’s orders.. But how can you decide how bad a cat or dog is without at least seeing them? You know?

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