Even though she was getting small amounts of solid food, she hadn't put out any stool, and she didn't use the litterbox at all since last night. I put her back in the small carrier with a handtowel and she cried and then I got the rolling cart out of the van and put the carrier in and she cried. She cried, very weakly, all the way to the ER Vet. I told the desk people that we'd been there before and although she wasn't sneezing anymore, she seemed worse.
The ER doc looked at her and came to talk to me. I told him that considering the chem 7 last week was fine, it might be a bowel obstruction or cancer and he agreed. I left her there for three reasons: 1) I'll save a bit more than $460 ($700 for coming from the ER but $240 for 24 hours at the ER vet) for the ultrasound if she comes from the ER to the next door somewhat-associated regular vet, 2) it may storm enough I would have trouble getting her back there (it's forecast to be after I would take her, but I don't want to chance it), and 3) I think it would bother her to come home and go back. When I got back, both Loki and Junie looked all over for Spirit and then Junie came to sit on my lap and Loki sat on the computer table and I petted them for a while.
When I got offline last night, I planned just to go read the September "Asimov's", but I did read one of the old papers first. I planned to finish the magazine at 6am, but it was 6:30am and I came out to see the news on the storm and went back to bed at 7am. The alarm was set for 2pm, but I didn't get up until 2:30pm, which is not that bad. I had to push wet food into Spirit's mouth again and came over to the computer. After I saw the postman go by, I went and got my mail which had my check, so I went on to deposit it, take out money, and get a small vanilla cone from Nathan's. I tried to get Spirit to come up again, but she was just limp in my hands, which is why I took her back. I made sure they knew I have a cellphone and it's always with me.
You know how I read the non-story parts of books/magazines first, well, I looked at the "Asimov's" ads and most were the same -- ads for self-published books; a buyer for books & magazines, but you can only contact him via PO box. There were two odd ones.
PLAY SPACESHIPS free MMORPG designed for intellectuals, not gamers. http://starships-rpg.com
It seems to me that a lot of geeks play games, and the website is very ugly.
Two: One of the self-published books is The Wit and Wisdom of Jack Vance by Miguel Lugo. Favorite quotes, passages and excerpts.
When you look at the link, there's a * at the end of the title and that goes to: *as experienced by Miguel Lugo.
I'm pretty sure that's still illegal.
I haven't read my flist in four days, so I will be skimming. Let me know if there's something I should read.