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05 June 2012 @ 09:15 pm
Posting while I can...  
Because I have five (FIIIIVE) prompts to write for LJ Idol in the next two weeks, so I know what I'll be doing later this evening. And it had better not be running around the room screaming "AAAAAHHHHHH!"

We had a health scare with The Whale last week, which was a complete surprise. He's our 8-year-old ginormous bruiser of a cat, who didn't come in to eat two days running and had to be dragged out from one of his hiding places. Really stuffed up nose, lethargy, no eating or drinking... the vet had very dire predictions last Wednesday, and took tests for all the non-vaccinatable diseases. But after a rehydration shot and some good wet food, he started to look better. The vet decided it looked like a liver infection, so The Whale got antiobiotics. He started to perk up immediately, and by Friday was doing much better. Whew.

Weatherwise, Spring continues its usual schizophrenic arc. I went biking on Friday but wasn't able to get out early, so I had to cut the ride 5 miles short and lurk in the shade awhile before biking the remaining 2 miles home. The temp got to be near 100, and with the intense sun in Sacramento it's just too much. I had on the neck soaker and poured water in and on myself, but still... couldn't make the full distance. Whereas yesterday, it was around 61 all day and rained. Whee. And then today was the third variety—epic winds! It's funny how you can run the circuit between three different flavors of unbikeable weather almost all Spring long here.

 
 
 
java_fiendjava_fiend on June 6th, 2012 04:21 am (UTC)
First of all, what you did for pixiebelle was just too sweet. Seriously, you are awesome. I know she appreciates the heck out of it.

Secondly... I"m so glad that your kitter is okay!!! That would be so scary. I'm glad that the meds are getting him back to normal. That's a really great thing.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 6th, 2012 04:27 am (UTC)
I was glad to spare pixiebelle worrying about writing 5 stories, especially with a new job and Anabelle being so sick. If there were ever a time to use a bye for someone, that sure seemed like it!

We're so relieved the kitty is well. The vet had us terrified, but the antiobitics and rehydration really pulled him through. He's back to his old self already!
Port: foryoudesertport on June 6th, 2012 05:56 am (UTC)
Glad to hear the kitty's doing all right. That sounds like it was a little scary.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 6th, 2012 06:01 am (UTC)
The vet was preparing us for having to put the cat to sleep, so we are incredibly glad that the rehydrating helped and that the problem was an infection rather than a virus. There are still a few deadly viruses that you can't vaccinate for, apparently. We are SO glad it wasn't one of those.
Maz (or foxxy!): Goldfinch Enthusiasttuesdaeschild on June 6th, 2012 06:13 pm (UTC)
Good luck with the prompts! And glad to hear The Whale is perking up!

So your weather is bizarre too? Things are getting weird!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 6th, 2012 07:52 pm (UTC)
We were so worried about The Whale last week. And the other cat is 16, and had some rough spots last year, so we'd be more likely to expect trouble to strike her! But The Whale is young and healthy, so this was a real surprise. He's back to being himself now, though, so we'll finish out the antibiotics and that'll be it.

Our weather is always bizarre here in Spring, but it does usually tend to be one of those three flavors that is not the "good" kind of Spring weather! Cold and rainy, wind storm, or 'scorch'. Whyyyyy?