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06:44 pm: Giorgio Eating Less Today, plus Odd Happening
He's had water, he's used the litterbox for both types of output, and he ate three snackies, but he wouldn't go for the baby food today. I tried whirling the leftover packet stuff from the other two and he didn't want that. On the other hand, he's moving around okay, jumps on and off accurately, even trotted briefly to the snackies. The vet is due about 3:30pm tomorrow -- she has a big surgery earlier in the afternoon -- and I'll keep watching him, but I think we'll be okay waiting. The vet ER she recommended is only open nights, weekends, and holidays.

Remember my telling you about the management company guy who stole from all those homeowner organizations? And that we found out he'd stolen from us, which I thought was impossible because we have so little money (got it back from insurance)? Well, the guy who shot three people, including a police officer, on Saturday night was the management guy. I wonder if he's going for an insanity plea.

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From:pameladean
Date:February 5th, 2008 01:39 am (UTC)
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Yikes, how unsettling. At least he didn't kill anybody.

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From:mjlayman
Date:February 5th, 2008 01:51 am (UTC)
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He apparently planned to, and isn't a good shot. Attempted murder of a police officer is about as good as killing anybody else, so there's a good chance he'll spend the rest of his life in prison.

And guess what he was embezzling for! To co-own a fancy restaurant in DC. When the co-owner found out, he bought him out and said go away.
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From:pameladean
Date:February 5th, 2008 02:00 am (UTC)
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Oh, yeah, it's about the same for him, but it's a lot better for his intended victims.

That insanity plea is looking better all the time.

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From:malibrarian
Date:February 5th, 2008 01:40 am (UTC)
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Boy, your complex knows how to chose them, don't they? I'm glad he didn't do anything that serious when he was managing your condos.

Hope the news on giorgio is good, I know that Beulah lost weight one time with teeth issues.
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 5th, 2008 01:56 am (UTC)
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Congrats on the new job!

The new management company seems pretty good. They're not just new to us, they're new to them, although both quite experienced. They have reacted properly every time we've had trouble or I talked to them. I kept asking for us to get rid of Koger and the board wouldn't.

Well, I can see his front teeth and he doesn't have any others, so I don't know if there's an ulcer back there or not. I don't have enough hands to hold him, open his mouth, and push his tongue out of the way. He likes ice cream, maybe I'll try that next.
From:writingortyping
Date:February 5th, 2008 01:50 pm (UTC)
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Poor G. I was just saying yesterday how vets and pediatricians have to have an extra-special intuitive/empathetic gift because their patients can't tell them what's wrong. Sounds like his behavior is good, though - so that must be reassuring.
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From:mjlayman
Date:February 5th, 2008 09:53 pm (UTC)
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The vet is here and seems to think I should have taken him to the emergency vet ER over the weekend. It turns out the vet ER does close during the day, but if they have animals to watch, they move them next door to their internal medicine vet specialist. I would have been more likely to take him if I knew that. It's not on their website because they don't want people bringing animals they know have to be kept long periods.

She said "When cats don't eat babyfood..." and I told her only Spirit would eat a bit of it, too, so maybe it's the babyfood. Also, I didn't realize she doesn't have blood analyzers on the van. Helen did, so we got lab results right away. These are likely to come back tomorrow, so maybe she was right. I'll find out more in a bit, so I'll leave this comment open until she gets back in.

Well, I just paid for really expensive blood analysis and I hope it all comes back negative. He has a massively diseased right lower canine (one of the four teeth he has) and an infection under it. She said that's not usually enough to keep cats from eating, but it's possible, and he's lost two pounds since she saw him for the eye. I have antibiotic drops to give him tonight and she'll call me in the morning with the lab results and we'll see from there. The tooth probably has to come out, but maybe not. It's hard to take canines out, they don't have roots like most teeth, they're part of the jaw and she'll have to essentially break it off gracefully.

He has been drinking regularly -- twice since I've been up at 1pm -- and that's a good sign. I tried to look at his teeth, but I couldn't hold him, open his mouth, and shove his tongue aside -- not enough hands. She held him and just opened his mouth a bit on that side and the tongue didn't get in the way. I'll have to remember it.
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