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05:57 pm: My Ear! My Ear!
I had an audiology test today and my left ear has a hearing loss, which I expected. It turns out that you're supposed to get hearing loss equally in both ears, so I get to see the ENT next week. And here at home, I saw news about a big tractor-trailer crash on the road I used to come home that must have happened just a few minutes behind me. I'm sorry it happened, but I'm glad I was ahead!

The vet said it was a gash on Spirit's butt, but it looked like it was healing and I just need to watch it. If it gets weird, she'll drop by antibiotics. Junie hasn't attacked Spirit since that last time, but she is really not happy getting the pills. I'm going to try the pill-shooter tonight.

I turned the light off and planned to go to sleep at 4am today, but I was still awake at 5am and decided to come out and have some cheese. It frequently helps me sleep at night, and I knew I had a bit that needed the outside pared. So I pared and then turned on the light next to the recliner, planning to share cheese with the cats (which I did). I saw what looked like a fluff of fur on the seat and picked it up, and it turned out to be the next-largest mat! Loki went through the last bit himself and left it in the chair! I put it in my drawer to measure before I posted: Length: 3", Width: 1.25", Depth: .50" (yeah, yeah, mixed metrics). Never say the boy can't get rid of mats. Now I only have the last giant one to work on.

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Date:November 20th, 2009 11:28 pm (UTC)
My Ari is much less cooperative than Loki when I deal with his mats, but if I split one, cut off the top, or cut off half of it, I am very likely to find the rest lying in one of his grooming places. Apparently, he likes his mats, but if I mess them up, then THEY HAVE TO GO.

Yes, I'm sure it's really that I've given him something easier to work on than an intact mat, but the idea amuses me.

Date:November 21st, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
I'm glad you made it out of there before the accident.
Too bad about the cats, let's hope the pills work for Junie. Would she take them if they were coated with something?
I've been through that sort of fun with Jerry and I know how interesting it can get.
Take care,
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Date:November 22nd, 2009 01:13 am (UTC)
I plan to buy the hide-in-treat thingies at the grocery on Monday. She is usually in places where I could give her one of those and not have the others necessarily see.
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Date:November 21st, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
I hope the hearing loss can be compensated for by an aid.
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Date:November 22nd, 2009 01:17 am (UTC)
Oh, I don't need an aid. I would have gone to see the primary a lot sooner if it was that big a loss. What clued me to it was that when I'm on my right ear when the alarm goest off, it takes about a minute for me to wake up. When I'm on my left ear, I wake up right away. But I don't really notice it elsewhere.

And if I had matched hearing loss, they wouldn't have done anything, but since it's just one side, they'll be checking for things like diseases and tumors. It's not necessarily that, either, of course.
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Date:November 24th, 2009 01:59 am (UTC)
Interesting about the hearing loss. My hubby has 40% loss in his right ear and 20% in his left. But they didn't find anything odd about that. They just told him if he wants to balance the loss out, he needs flip the machines he works with. He apparently has the noise coming from the right side. Since the machines are the size of train cars, and weigh about as much, I think the machines and hearing loss will stay the same. LOL. Mr. Macho couldn't be bother to wear hearing protection in his youth. He regrets it now!
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Date:November 24th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm at home most of the time, which is very quiet and not sided one way or the other. He's going to look at the MRI, but expects the radiologist to have noticed a tumor, and I'm to get some outlying labs when I get my next regular ones. He says it's most likely that it's something that we'll never figure out, and I don't need an aid.

I definitely don't see your husband's company moving machines!
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