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when to keep your imagination in check

I spoke to Nan on the phone just now and she reminded me that it can be counterproductive to suspect the worst when so many other things could be possible, so right now I am just hoping that Santiago perks up spontaneously. animals do that. since they can't tell you where it hurts you have to spend money on diagnostics but many times all the diagnostics in the world will pick up nothing and it turns out they had some virus or other that had to run its course just like it does with people.

I think, though, that if he doesn't eat anything tonight (about to go get that salmon burrito) I will ask my vet to sell me a bag of fluids and a line and a few needles so I can give him sub-q fluids myself, because that is one of the first things they will do tomorrow if he's not eating but I'd rather buy the materials and use my own labor. cheaper that way. Santiago hates to be pilled. gods only know how he is with needles but I am willing to wrap him up in a towel if necessary to get him to cooperate.

I took a nap and I may be imagining it, but I thought he looked ever so slightly brighter when I awoke. I don't know though. he's back asleep and still in the same place.

thanks for your wishes. i will let you all know how he is doing later on and then what my regular vet says in the morning--or if the miraculous recovery occurs overnight.

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nammu
Dec. 11th, 2009 01:27 am (UTC)
Hope things are ok with him, Erik. It's so hard not knowing what's going on.
eriktrips
Dec. 11th, 2009 02:58 am (UTC)
thanks. poor little guy. I can't stand to see either of them sick.
daisydumont
Dec. 11th, 2009 02:13 am (UTC)
that nan is a fine person. i'll be hoping for good news by tomorrow.
eriktrips
Dec. 11th, 2009 03:00 am (UTC)
she's a keeper. she can't go into retirement until I'm cured. poor woman will have to work till her last day on earth.

and of course then I'll be grief-stricken and have to start all over but I'm not going there right now. :|

I will let everyone know his every move. in fact he just woke up, turned around once, and went back to sleep. movement=good.
zoe_1418
Dec. 11th, 2009 02:37 am (UTC)
sending kitty-healing wishes
eriktrips
Dec. 11th, 2009 03:01 am (UTC)
thanks. he has no idea how many people are thinking about him. :)
zoe_1418
Dec. 11th, 2009 03:05 am (UTC)
And yet, that's every cat's dream, isn't it? to have the entire known universe focused on him?? ;-D
eriktrips
Dec. 11th, 2009 04:35 am (UTC)
I think that's every cat's basic life premise.
=^..^=
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