Sick cat report, and other news

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Sorry, can’t think of an interesting post title. I made the mistake of going to the store today. Well, it wasn’t a mistake, I absolutely had to go because all I had left in the fridge was bread, one slice of cheese, and half an onion. Since I live next to a large mall and everywhere I have to go means I have to go near or past this mall I encountered this ridiculous traffic. I managed to get all my shopping done without killing anyone, but by the time I got home I was beat.

Anyway, I think Squeaky is getting better because she sure has been cranky and feisty all day. She is still very weak but when she went to the litter box today she didn’t have to rest three times. And this time she didn’t hang her butt outside the box and pee on the floor, though she did step in the pee so I had to clean the wet litter off her feet while she growled and wriggled. She was pissed at me after this morning’s fluid session, and in fact she fussed so much I could only give her half her fluid. I called the vet and he said to try to give her fluid every day but if she fusses so much then every other day is fine. Well I’d be mad if someone shoved a long needle (it’s like two inches long and it isn’t very thin) under their skin every day. Anyway, I hope this feistiness means she’s getting stronger.

I want to thank everyone for their donations. They are really helping. If I can’t find a cheaper source for my cat’s fluid bags I’m going to be paying almost thirty dollars a pop every one or two weeks, and I don’t know how I’m going to manage that. Well I can eat less.

One more thing. Xena turned up her nose at her portion of the prescription food (I figured that to keep Squeaky from eating food she wasn’t supposed to I’d just feed them both the prescription food), so I’m not going to give her anymore. Squeaky won’t eat it on her own yet, and it’s too expensive to let dry up on a plate on the floor. Xena can go back to just eating dry food, the way she used to.

3 Responses to “Sick cat report, and other news”

  1. what stop sign Says:

    re: cheaper fluid bags. Unfortunately, I forget the name of the company, but when I had to administer fluids, I found, on the internet, a wholesale and retail supplier to farms, that had the same Ringers Solution I was getting from the vet for about 75% less $. Apparently, farmers and ranchers do a lot of do it yourself vet stuff, and if you buy it by the dozen, which you might as well do anyway, it’s very cheap, and has a long shelf life.

  2. what stop sign Says:

    Wow, a cursory search brought up this,, less than $3 each, and you don’t have to buy a lot at once like I did. I’ve never dealt with vetmeddirect, I’m just pointing out how much better it is to not buy supplies from the vet.

  3. Andrea Harris Says:

    Awesome! Thanks!

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