Flooferman

When our veterinarian adds a new wing to his business, I hope it is dedicated to my family. I’m pretty sure that by now, we have spent enough money there, he can afford to expand.

I think I have blogged about my cats, I know I have because they are important to me. I have two senior citizens and one young one. The young one was a Christmas present to me 6 years ago–I convinced my husband that we needed to rescue him before he went to the animal shelter.

He’s sick. I hadn’t been expecting him to get sick, but thankfully, I caught his potentially fatal illness before it could do some internal damage. I have lost quite a few cats to the illness he is suffering from.

This morning, I had to run to a compounding pharmacy to pick up some special medication for him, and then swing by the vet and drop it off.

Again, I had to pull from deep within, to keep from crying. I had another visit to the Ear doctor, and I didn’t want to go, trying to control my tears.

In order to do this–pull from deep within–I usually notice everything. The color of the cars I’m sharing the road with. The blooms on the plants. Everything. While keeping my cool standing at the pharmacy counter, an older gentleman came in behind me. The other pharmacy worker asked if she could help the man. His response–he needed his Viagra refilled, along with his toothpaste prescription.

Oh my, even in all my stoicism, I can find humor, and I could hardly keep my laughter in.

I went to get into my car, which I hadn’t fully pulled into the stall, I found that I had left it unlocked. Not that I have anything in there to steal, but it’s a habit. I got in the car, and found that I didn’t even turn the car off! Something I have never done.

ADD and anxiety are tough to handle at the same time. I can only concentrate on not crying. Apparently I can’t manage too many other things as well.

I visited my kitty, and he is doing well. He may have to stay at the animal hospital for a couple of days, but he will improve.

I’m prepared for the old fart animals to go, because that’s the cycle of life. It’s not that it won’t break my heart, I just know that it’s eventually going to happen. However, I’m not ready to say goodbye to my Christmas kitty–he’s too young.

The vet is optimistic, and hopefully, with the right diet, his illness can be managed.

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About April

I'll come back to this when I find out who I really am. I've been through some extremely rough patches but they have made me a better person. I blog if my brain is functioning first thing in the morning.
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25 Responses to Flooferman

  1. meANXIETYme says:

    My thoughts and good energies go out to your Christmas Kitty. I hope he gets well soon and is back in your loving arms!

    • April says:

      Thanks, the worry is bad, but nothing near what it’s like when one of my kids are hurting. However, I’m kind of thinking I’ve had my quota of losses for a while.

  2. You managed well enough and I can almost hear your response to the man in the pharmacy 😀
    I hope that your kitty will feel good again in short time. What is wrong? You mentioned that you have lost several cats caused the same sickness. I have old cats too.

    • April says:

      The man made me laugh with his combination – toothpaste and Viagra. Sounds like he has a hot night planned. 😀
      My cat has “crystals” in his urine. It used to be called Feline Urologic Syndrome. Now they have some name attached to the word Idiopathic–which means they don’t know how some cats develop it. Both sexes can get them, but the male urethra in males is much smaller and sometime the crystals can’t pass, making it impossible to empty their bladder. That’s when it becomes toxic. But he’s doing better.

  3. mewhoami says:

    It’s good that you can find the humor in things. They (whoever they are) do say that laughter is the best medicine and I believe that they are right. However, your car situation certainly highlights the emotional stress that you are under. It’s easy to unintentionally get wrapped up in our circumstances and lose track of what we’re doing. It’s a bit scary too. I do hope that your Christmas kitty will be okay. A loss, even when prepared for, is never easy.

    • April says:

      Unless depressed, I can always find humor. The car thing was pure distraction from concentrating so hard to be a big girl. The doctor sounds very optimistic, but will have to be hospitalized for a day or two more. They need to make sure all his plumbing is in working order.

  4. katepeax says:

    Good luck. Nothing worse than seeing a four legged part of your family unwell. I’ll be thinking of him!

  5. Jen says:

    I’m curious to know what disease the poor kitty has and how you knew how to catch it? I have a cat so I’m naturally curious about that sort of thing. I’m glad you found some humor to lighten your day!

    • April says:

      Okay, my vet gave it very long name. Idiopathic (meaning they have no clue why it happens) ____________________. It is when the urine crystallizes, and becomes hard to pass through the urethra. It can happen to males or females. Mainly seen in males because they show the worst signs of it because their urethra is smaller than the females. These crystals can accumulate and block the urine flow…backing it up in their system. There are a few indicators. One, they will try to go to the bathroom other than their litter pan. Also, you will see them try to go, but nothing comes out. They will make repeated trips to the litter pan. For an outdoor cat, this is very hard to catch–that is why we lost cats. Before we knew there was a problem, their bladders were so full, and too much damage had been done on the inside. We have always fed our cats the expensive natural foods,thinking that was the trick. Since my vet called it idiopathic, he isn’t sure why this one of my cats developed it, while the other males in the house are fine. I will learn more when I get to break him out of the hospital.

      • Jen says:

        oh wow, thanks for this explanation! I think I have heard of this, actually. I’m sorry to hear you had kitties who suffered from it. Sounds painful. 😦

  6. suzjones says:

    Okay, I snorted when you mentioned what the older gentleman was after at the pharmacy so I understand completely. 🙂
    Be strong darl. Just keep on being strong.

  7. One of my boys had cystitis once and I nearly died when I saw blood in the litter tray, so know how you feel, much love and keeping my fingers crossed x

    • April says:

      I think he’s going to be okay. I haven’t heard from the vet, and they are “flushing” out his system. The major pain is going to be the hit to the wallet. But he’s worth it to me.

  8. I hope Sick Cat gets well very soon.

    If it’s any consolation I have locked myself out of my RUNNING car twice. 🙂

    • April says:

      Thanks. And I laughed out loud about your car incident. I did that one time, I started the car and remembered something I left behind, so I ran back in the house. Actually, I had a car that had to be locked from the outside, but I learned a trick how to lock it before I got out of the car–an automatic behavior. It was raining….my windshield wipers were going…then it stopped raining..and I was pitching a fit in the road. I think my brother came to my rescue that day. I ended up being late to work. Haha! The things we have to go through in order to learn lessons! 😀

  9. Gallivanta says:

    Oh, best wishes for your kitty. He is in good care, that’s for sure.

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