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11:17 pm: I Left Spirit at the ER Vet

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.

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Date:August 27th, 2011 05:48 am (UTC)
If it is impacted bowels, you might want to try to mix a little olive oil in with some canned food. This is what our vet suggested and it has helped. When they wouldn't eat that, I gave them a little squirt of olive oil in their mouths with a syringe.

Thank you. I am waiting, not so patiently, for the big day to arrive.
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Date:August 27th, 2011 06:23 am (UTC)
Thanks -- I hope it's that easy!
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