Thursday, November 14, 2013

Before Our Weekly Trip to the Vet..........

I thought I'd do a quick update.

Andy: Cold mostly gone, still some coughing
Calisto: seems to be doing better, no more horrible things happening in the bathtub, has only drawn blood during two doses of antibiotics
Theo:  able to pee in small doses this morning but yowling a great deal.  Most likely an actual urinary tract infection and would mean two cats on antibiotics simultaneously
Toni: totally flattened by a back relapse Monday and Tuesday, feeling good enough today to be flirting with the idea of running away from home.............

We're a sad lot around here, needless to say.  I am going to be even sadder if I have to medicate both cats.  But at least I'm up and around today and have Jeeves making new ornaments,
which is a nice change after the last few days.  I'd like to say I know what I did, but I don't.  The only thing I do know is that doing my stretches Monday night to help "fix" the problem made it much, much worse, and I spent the next 24 hours heavily drugged to "unfix" it.  My faithful little sidekick has been with me almost constantly,
because he takes his role as Get Well Kitty very, very seriously.  Needless to say, there wasn't a great deal of crafting on Tuesday, but I was able to finish the first sock and start on the second,
which could be my next finished WIP.  Yesterday was much better--mostly just a bit sore and sick from all the drugs--so I did manage to finish:
color work ornament number 12!  Admitting I can't do all 55 this year has really taken the pressure off on these.  I'll probably start number 13 today--depending on how physical therapy goes.  I am making progress, but that still doesn't mean that physical therapy appointments don't usually leave me flattened and miserable for the rest of the day.  Depending on what the vet does to Theo, we might be a matched set today. 

There has been some humor here, though.  Yesterday these
arrived.  In spite of all my shopping history, Joanns didn't put me back on their list until just now.  The coupon mailers are for Andy and Calisto, whom they do consider worthy to receive their stupid mailers.  Well, I'll be off their list again soon enough.  I have no idea who designed their marketing strategy, but whoever it is must be getting kickbacks from Michaels or Hancock Fabric or someone.  I'd have thought my shopping history would have rated me as "keep me on the list no matter what," but there does seem to be a lot of money for executives in driving a company into the ground and walking off with the "golden parachutes," so I can only suppose that to be an option here.  No one can be that dumb by accident............