Monday, June 9, 2008
Good News and Bad News.
Good news first...
After being lethargic all day yesterday, Mike finally started coming alive around 5:00. He was starving. I cooked him some ground turkey and mixed in some baked potato and sliced in a few cherry tomatoes, and he ate like he had never eaten before. I was concerned at how fast he was eating and afraid it would come back up, but my handsome boy was able to keep it down. There was a lot of food there, but he didn't leave one speck.
Bad news... He had a horrible, horrible night. Around 2:30, I heard him shaking (like a dog would if they were wet... nothing ominous)... so I looked over the bed, and he was standing there staring at me. I asked him if he had to go out, and he was happy to go. However, when I turned the bathroom light on, there was a lake in there. He urinated so much I couldn't get in there without stepping in it. It was not only in the bathroom, but on the hallway carpet. My poor guy is having so many problems. To top it off... this morning, I saw he had vomited right next to where he was laying. Didn't look like too much solid, so I'm guessing all the food he ate last night had digested pretty good.
Also... he has started peeing where he stands. It's not usually very much, but he actually lifts his leg a bit while he's trying to force it out. I'm thinking it must hurt him to do this since he doesn't try to go out in time, but rather just stops dead where ever he is to relieve himself. This is so not like Mike.
I'm suppose to get Michelle's car today. She's going to let me use it so I can finally get Gidget to the SPCA to be spayed tomorrow. I want to get back to PetSmart and again exchange the diapers for something larger... we've got to be able to find some that fit... he's not that big. I hate doing it to him, but it's just getting to be a lot to handle. His bladder let go yesterday while I was gone, and he was a mess... and so was the carpet where he was laying. I hate to see him in diapers... it breaks my heart, but I have to do it.
So, tomorrow we get the little one spayed. If I weren't so afraid she'd go into heat beforehand or I didn't have Michelle's car to take her, I'd probably postpone it again. Two reasons... first, the air in her car is broken, and it's going to be in the 90's again today and tomorrow... second reason, my Social Security check was $200 short this month and will be again next month (they said they overpaid me, but God knows how they could have done it since I've never gotten more than my monthly amount). I've only got about $70 to last until July 3rd when the next one comes in. The vet will be $45, and I have to put gas in the car. Oh well.. at least this will be out of the way. As long as I have food to cook for Mike, we'll be ok. I swear... he eats better than I do... he had all that good stuff for dinner last night, and I had a bag of popcorn and a bottle of water. LOL
Well.. I'm going to get going and try to deodorize this house again. It's a never ending battle. I hope you all are having a good day and you and all your furkids are happy and healthy.
Editing to say.... omg.. how stupid I am... I just remembered... I've been putting a little bit of money away every month since I got Gidget.. it's not much.. but it will cover her being spayed...... hooorrayyyyy.... don't ask why I didn't think of it... guess I'm just not use to saving money. LOL