Saturday, May 16, 2009

Pet Emergencies

Hi everyone. I will try to get something posted today, but I am up super early to take one of my kitties to the vet (she's a 2 now). I'm not sure what's going on with her. We went in on Thursday because her skin's been twitchy since Wednesday. We thought it was something irritating her skin but I can't for the life of me find anything she could have gotten into that would have caused it. I bathed her, I cleaned under the bed (where she's been hiding) and changed all of the sheets and pillowcases (cause my pillow has been commandeered as her safe spot). It had seemed as though the "attacks" were maybe less severe yesterday. She did venture out to play, but then it's like she's sitting in an ant pile. Her skin starts twitching and she jumps up and runs either under the bed or to my pillow. 

So, I have to drop her off for observation, something that's plaguing me right now because it feels like her worst fear come true -- they hate riding in the car and are always a bit better on the way home as though they know now that I'n not abandoning them. Well, this time she'll be staying for a while so it is like I'm abandoning her. 

She's miserable. I'm miserable. I'm not getting any sleep right now and this is our third visit to the vet this week. Sunday evening the dog somehow got her tail slammed in the door. We think she was trying to follow the roomie when he left, but he says he didn't see or hear anything. We heard her from the other room and still can't figure out how it would have happened. Anyway, she was in obvious pain and distress so we ended up with an emergency visit and an x-ray. She's fine now, totally back to normal. I'm just wondering what is up with my luck that Calypso all the sudden is hit with something strange and mysterious in the first place and in the same week as the tail emergency. I feel like I'm bankrolling the new vet office. 

Agh. 

Anyway, just added stress in my life. I'm also having meltdowns due to the diet not working (1500 cal a day and 3-5 gym visits a week and nothing is coming off!) that I'm sure are compounded by the lack of sleep. Needless to say, even though I have time to read, it's been hard to concentrate. Hopefully the vet can help my little one so she can go back to being the happy, healthy girl she should be and I can at least get rid of one worry. 

7 comments:

Lori said...

I hope all is well with the kitty! I know what you mean about feeling like you're abandoning her. Every time I take one of my kitties to the vet we both cry the whole way there. :) I have four, seven week old, kittens to give away too. It's going to be so hard!

Jennifer said...

I'm so sorry! I hope everything turns out fine. I just finished up the Pine Deep Trilogy, absolutely loved it! I'm hoping to start Birdman this weekend.

Icedream said...

So sorry about your pets, they are our babies and worry us so much! I'm glad your dogs tail is ok and I hope your kittens symptoms get worked out.

Jennsbookshelf said...

Becky-
I'm so sorry to hear about everything that's going on with your pets. I hope the vet can provide some relief to your twitchy itchy kitty!

Becky LeJeune said...

Thanks gals. She's home and hiding under the bed -- nary a tremor while she was at the vet, though. Doesn't that figure. I got some minor ones recorded fortunately so the vet sent us home with some antihistamines. I can't tell if it's working yet since she's hiding. Hopefully she'll be a happy cat again in just a few hours.

Diane said...

Hope the kitty feels better soon. As for the diet, you may need more calories if you are working out a lot. That happened to me; i know it sounds weird but perhaps your body needs a bit more protein. good luck

Vickie said...

{{HUGS}}
As for the WL, try bumping up the calorie intake and change up the workout routine. Just to confuse your bod and muscles.