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19 February 2010 @ 10:36 am
How Things Am  
Our kitty is in the horsepital (well, OK, it is mostly a small animal practice, but I couldn't resist). He has been puny since Wednesday, not eating and not drinking much. He got up a bit yesterday and was up this morning (having moved from the place we'd set up for him over to one of his favorite spots), and also urinated prodigiously last night for the first time we'd seen since he went flop, so I am optimistic he is coming out of the worst of it. However, he is nearly 20, he's still dehydrated and not eating, and the vets wanted to run some further tests on him after his geriatric exam a couple of weeks ago anyway, so we kept the appointment and took him in.

They are going to put him on an IV and get him fed up, then we'll see how he is. They are checking kidney function and also checking for any tumors (those are the tests they wanted to do anyway). Hopefully he'll be OK, but I'm realistic about things. I'll miss the old b*****d when he goes, in spite of everything (like the damage to the back of my chair he has managed to inflict just over the last month or so.)

In other, perhaps more mundane, news, we have TV again in our sitting room. Since the middle of last week our signal from the satellite dish has been out. I suspected it was due to the 4 inch layer of ice on top of the cables, so didn't get out to look until it got a little warmer. Upon further review, the connections were out of the ice so I swapped cables around and got things working. When I swapped them back, it still worked, leading me to believe we probably had a cold-based contraction issue that needed the disconnect/reconnect to solve. One of the rubber insulation boots around the connector was a bit off, but is now back in place.

I almost hesitate to add that this was all done due to the risk of missing Project Runway last night, since the DVR is on that outlet...

ladyat heads for Chicago this evening to do some recording with billroper. This will give me the opportunity to do the Bedlam House books for 2009, which always make me crazy because of the apportionment of digital royalties and the time it takes.
Current Mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
GreyLadygrey_lady on February 19th, 2010 03:44 pm (UTC)
I wish improving health to the kitty - and all the best to you folks as well.
fabricdragonfabricdragon on February 19th, 2010 03:47 pm (UTC)
good luck with kitty.. i am sitting in a destroyed office chair right now, and i always miss them....
Maia Cmaiac on February 19th, 2010 04:43 pm (UTC)
Good wishes to the elderly cat. Even when we accept that our pets live fewer years than we do and so we'll be mourning them, it's difficult to realize they're reaching That Age.

Congratulations on getting the TV working again.
tattercoatstattercoats on February 19th, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC)
I wish your ageing cat a comfortable twilight... sad to hear, and I know we won't have our Tish for too many years. She's aged in the year since we adopted her.

OT, I've emailed you a question... would love to hear back if you're able?
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