|Dancer's Hind Paw with Bandage|
Last night, around 2:30 a.m., just as I was planning to go to bed, Dancer started throwing up. At first, I thought he was trying to bring up a hairball, because he made the peculiar cry he makes when he's about to do that. But, he didn't throw up a hairball or anything he had eaten, only white frothy phlegm-like stuff. And he kept on throwing up! I stayed up all night with him, until after 5:30 a.m., as I was worried about him. I finally went to sleep after that! He threw up, some more, but, I was too tired to stay up with him.
I got up at 10:00 a.m. and texted my daughter and she asked me to take him to the vet. I called the vet's clinic and they said I could either bring him in or give him rice and boiled chicken to help settle his stomach, but, he doesn't normally eat chicken and I didn't want to take any chances of him getting worse. So, I made an appointment for 1:00 p.m., then, took him in. They examined him, he had no fever or anything, and they really couldn't tell what might be wrong. But, they did some blood tests and a urinalysis (he is what they call a "senior cat", since he's 11 years old and they want to check if there might be other problems; the report will be in tomorrow, they said), gave him some fluids to replace what he lost, and something for nausea and something else (can't remember for what) and gave me a bill for $543.16! Eek!
Of course, he protested loudly about the whole ordeal of being put into his carrier and taken to the vet and back! He's been rather subdued since we came home, but, he did eat the tuna I gave him and has used the litter box.
We came home a little after 2:00 p.m. and I ate some cereal for brunch. Then, I went to the pharmacy to pick up one of my prescription refills that was ready and then, to the grocery store to buy a few things for the almsgiving (orange juice, grapes, eggs, frozen mini eclairs, and frozen green beans), a few items for myself (some bread, cold cuts, bananas, a box of pancake mix, and frozen lasagna), and a bag of cat food. My bill came to $53 and some cents.
Then, I checked on the garden (lots of weeds coming up after the rain!), collected the mail, and chatted a bit with neighbor T, who was waiting outside for a friend who was coming to pick her up to go somewhere. After that, I microwaved and ate one of the frozen lasagnas for a late lunch (around 4:00 p.m.), had a cup of tea, and watched the evening news. I was too tired to do any of the cleaning I had planned to do, today, so, I will need to double up, tomorrow!
Tomorrow, I have an appointment with the podiatrist in the afternoon. But, I have the morning free and the rest of the evening free. Hopefully, M will be able to help me with some furniture rearranging and taking down of dishes, etc., when he comes to do the garden, tomorrow evening.
Today, I am grateful for:
- Dancer seems to be OK, even if rather subdued
- He was checked out by the vet and treated
- We both survived the ride to the vet's and back!
- I had the funds to pay the vet bill
- A sunny day
Today's joyful activity was video chatting with my daughter
Friday's To Do List:
- Grocery shop in the morning
- Podiatrist in the afternoon
- Clean and rearrange furniture in the evening
How was your Thursday? What are your plans for Friday?
I hope Dancer is okay. Yikes, that's quite the vet bill!ReplyDelete
He is still a bit subdued, this morning, but, he asked for his tuna so, I think he'll be fine. The vet called to say his blood test results were all good. Yes, they broke down the bill to show what the individual charges were, but, that was the total!Delete
Oh my! I've always felt that vets cost more than taking our children to the pediatrician! Hope the rest of your week has no troubles! AndreaReplyDelete
That is so, Andrea! But, our pets become like our children, don't they? Thank you, I hope so, too!Delete
Hope Dancer is soon back to his normal self and that you manage to catch up on your lost sleep.ReplyDelete
He's recovering well, Eileen, thank you. I got 7 hours of sleep, before the vet called and woke me up, so, I'm good to go! :)Delete
Is it just me, or does his bandage look too tight?ReplyDelete
It does look tight, doesn't it? But, that's because his fur got pushed down. I cut it off after we came home and I took the picture.Delete
All good thoughts to Dancer ... he is a very important family member- it's good you got a fast appointment with the vet, so any problems can be sorted out in a hurry- I know how worrying that can be-ReplyDelete
Watching the news is rather a double-edged sword lately- I want to stay current and well-informed, but I often just shake my head and think 'what idiots!' when I see so many dire things-
Hope you have a happy weekend scheduled- fondest regards as always-
Thank you, Barb. Dancer is doing well and even the vet said he's a spoiled kitty, when I described his fussy eating! :D But, he's definitely a much loved member of the family.Delete
It's going to be a busy weekend, but, I know it will be a happy one. Hope all is as well as it can be with you and yours.
Poor Dancer, I sympathize totally as I spent a night like that while we were away, but at least I didn't have to go to a vet equivalent and spend such a small fortune! I hope the results come back okay and that he will be fine from now on. At 11 years he ought to be good for another 8 or 9 years with luck!ReplyDelete
I hope everything goes smoothly with your preparations for the Almsgiving. Fortunately you are well experienced with this hospitality and I'm sure it is all a labour of love.
Aw, poor you! That must have been a very uncomfortable night for you. Hope all is well, now. The initial test results came back fine, but they found something that might need further treatment, a little later.Delete
I made quite a bit of progress on the almsgiving prep, today. Feeling more confident about getting everything done. :)
Praying for Dancer.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Regine. He's doing well, now.Delete
I’m glad to hear Dancer is doing well, now. I wonder what caused him to throw up.ReplyDelete
I don't know, Nil, but, the vet thinks it might be due to his thyroids! She says he is showing signs of hyperthyroidism and frequent throwing up is a symptom. :(Delete
How scary to have that going on with Dancer. I am so glad he is doing better now.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Debbie. Yes, it was a bit scary as I didn't want him to get dehydrated. He seems much better, today.Delete
Poor Dancer, I hope he will be OK. That's an eye watering vet's bill. xReplyDelete
He's a little better, but, not quite himself, yet. Yes, that was a steep vet's bill, wasn't it?Delete