Friday, August 29, 2008

August Cat Saga

I haven't had a chance to update with everything that has been going on.

Cat News:
I had to medically board her for 14 days just to make sure she got the medication and the full dose. So that was $$$. I wasn't sure if she could be discharged on the 14th day since the senior vet had been on vacation when I boarded her. I was not sure if there was anything else he wanted to do while she was there AND if she had gotten her last dose of the medication. So I left my cell phone number and was going to be called once they checked with the vet and the staff administering the meds.
I was running late for work and was just about to enter the subway station when they called and said she could be discharged and picked up anytime. Oh and they closed that day at 5pm. This was 11am. No way I could leave early enough to guarantee getting there before closing at this rate. I opted for picking her up right then and if she was okay I would go into the office otherwise work from home.

Once she was home all she did was roam around exploring everything and crying so loudly you would describe it as screaming.
When she finally settled down she would scream periodically just because. She wanted attention and would check that I was around so I couldn't leave her. I had to work from home. She finally started drinking some water later in the afternoon and picked at some food.

Even though we were trying to schedule and clarify the changes required for a high profile, high priority project to go live that weekend, that we had, of course, just gotten. I could not go in the next day either. She was still too unstable AND a physical therapist was coming to evaluate my Mom and hopefully incorporate officially some things we have been doing for years. Without the official okay the health aide is not allowed to set up or assist her with these. Which meant to me that she would get worse since these were things she was willing to do in the apartment when she often refused or only partly did the official routines.

It has been a couple of weeks now and time for another test to check if the infection the cat has had is still there. I went yesterday to check on the office schedule and exactly what was needed. Turned out a normal urinalysis so no requirement for sterile samples. They gave me supplies to attempt to obtain a sample at home which amazingly I was able to do last night. I can only hope that this has finally been beaten.

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