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03:19 PM - 06/22/2017

The topic: So tired of being tired


A trip to CostCo was badly needed. Brian was going to go yesterday and I mentioned that maybe I could go with him. Just to see how it went.

We went later in the day and were lucky to find a spot close to a cart area and in the shade. We walked slowly to the front of the warehouse, since my legs are pretty stiff. Did the shopping, I held on to the cart.

Finished with our shopping, got the car loaded up and headed home, stopping at Jack in the Box for a cheap dinner. Six tacos and one child's cheeseburger for under seven dollars. Dinner eaten, car unloaded, groceries put away, we watched a little television.

I medicated Neesy, we watched some Big Bang Theory on TBS and both fell asleep. Woke up around 9:30 and got DaNiece's fluids ready, Brian held her and I gave them to her. A cat had puked in the hallway, I cleaned most of it up and Brian did the final cleanup. He gathered up his stuff, shut off the television and we went to bed.

Sleep came quickly and left just as quickly. You know the articulated dolls, like Barbies? How you can make them sit? Well, that area in the front, where the legs bend, on me, last night in bed, started to get pretty painful. I'm laying there, wondering 141031029.  I got up, went into the kitchen, took a couple of Advil and sat down on the sofa (hello, old friend). It was 11:30. Marty Mockingbird had started his nightly caterwauling.

A friend had suggested earplugs over on Facebook and Brian had brought in a pair. I put them in and it was heaven. I heard no bird singing. Since I couldn't get comfortable in bed and was worried that my tossing and turning might bother Brian, I stayed in the sofa. I ended up taking a melatonin and didn't fall asleep until after 1:30.

I'd really like a good night's sleep. A nice, long, restful sleep.

I think my legs hurt because of all of the walking I'd done earlier. I need to be more active, but it's so hard when I'm so tired....


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12:05 PM - 06/22/2017

The topic: DaNiece update


So, she's officially been on her meds seven days yesterday.

And, she's showing improvement. Her poops aren't wonderful and they aren't consistent, but at least there are some solids in them. Before, it was just brown watery stuff. Now, it's a mixed bag. The really watery stuff isn't happening as often. And she's making it outside to do her business, no more foot long splats outside of the litterboxes. Those are no fun to clean up - no fun at all.


I had to call to get more metronidazole. She's supposed to be getting two doses a day, .6ml each time. I doubt there's enough to take her through the weekend. I don't understand this, why didn't I get enough to start with?

Her appetite has picked up and yesterday, she actually purred a little. It's been a while since I've heard a purr from her. And she's started grooming herself again. Not a lot, but each day she goes a little farther in her cleaning. First her face, then her face and paws and ears and a little on the back. Small steps.

Her ribs aren't looking so prominent now that her belly is starting to fill in. She still is pretty bony, but she is putting on a little weight.

The past couple of days, she's in the kitchen in the morning when I'm fixing breakfast, crying to be fed. This is a good sign.

Anyway, another week on the meds, then discuss her progress with the doctor. If she's not doing better, I think she'll want to treat her for inflammatory bowel.


diarrhea    daniece    catstuff   

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08:43 AM - 06/22/2017

The topic: Conversations around the house


Brian usually does the shopping at Smart & Final. For stuff like produce, bagged salad, deli meat, bread, ice cream, and milk. Things that either Costco doesn't carry, or in smaller, more manageable amounts.

Occasionally, I like chocolate milk. The last quart of milk he bought didn't get used (I wasn't moving around much), it was dumped down the drain and he bought more the last time he went shopping.

Last night he asked me a question.

"Did you have milk?"

I looked at him. Thought about my answer.

"Oh, no! You must have bought the milk like that!"

Yeah, okay, it was kind of mean. But really?

He gave me a look and walked out of the room.



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