October 20th, 2006

2013, cyd, new

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i'm beat. i anticipate a visit to the vet tomorrow. doc is taking the night shift. my head aches from worry. henry hasn't kept anything down today at all. hopefully doc can get him to keep something down tonight.
2013, cyd, new

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i talked to the vet. when doc goes in to make a payment, he is picking up new medicine to stop the vomiting.

doc is feeding henry now.

the vet said we could feed him less but it wouldn't benefit him as much or maybe not at all. but we don't know how much henry ate before. enough to be a fat cat. so i guess the 2 cans a day isn't unreasonable. we just need to keep it in him.

i have vomit spots from the overnight shift that i need to go clean.

it is all about the glamour here.
2013, cyd, new

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doc fed henry with success last night and this morning. i just tried and got the tell tale licking of the lips that signals impending vomit. so i flushed the tube with water and left the cat alone.

we're watching him extra carefully because his tshirt is being washed so his feeding tube is dangling more than usual. he's on my toolbox on the porch. feeding tube facing out so i can keep an eye on it.

the hopeful things of today, he got up from napping on his own and went outside to nap more. usually we have to wake him for a feeding but today he got up on his own in between feedings. he has also been more responsive to sound today. and he went dookie in the litterbox, which the vet assured me is a good thing.

doc is out running errands and going to the vet's. i can't wait until he gets home so we can hopefully get henry's feeding back on track.
2013, cyd, new

henry the vomitous

so scratch what i said about him keeping down breakfast. and lunch. doc can't get back soon enough.

we're also thinking of giving him pedialyte. doc is asking the vet, but many sites we've read have used that with jaundice. and henry isn't drinking on his own, and if he's throwing up all the food and liquid we're giving him, then the pedialyte seems like a really good idea.

on to other things . . .

thanks to the dumpster diving prowess of S, we have a stereo with CD player and a TV for kam316's room. the speakers are small, but kick out a nice volume. the stereo has two tape decks and a 3 CD changer. frankly, if it had more than two speaker hookups, i would use it in my room. we may have better speakers by the time you get here. when we set S to look for things, he usually comes up with them. the TV was a gift from former neighbors. there is something wrong with the mute, but we have a universal remote that is tuned into it and how loud do you need it, really? small apartment.

other than that, our "get the stuff out of kelli's room" ploy is not going well. i'm still working on him/it. this henry thing threw a wrench into our accomplishing anything. i've gotten some of the dead candles out, though. that is something.

speaking of candles, i need to melt down the ones i made and remake them with smaller wicks. i was afraid of that. but this is one of my hobbies that i have everything i need to do it for a while. i even found my cheap plastic two piece molds. i don't see myself using them . . . i'm attatched to the three hex molds i'm using now. once i get the wick right, i'm making blessed candles out of all the wax i have sitting around. then i will store them in my closet and pull one out when i need it. that will save about $5 a month on candles. not a big savings, but it gratifies me to make them. the art factor is worth it.
2013, cyd, new

candles



these are the two i need to melt down and repour. i'm going to melt all the wax together and mix it, so the batch of candles i'm planning on making will be the same color instead of two color like these. i don't trust either wax on it's own and am hoping that by mixing it together and adding a bit more sterene to make the wax burn more slowly.

i do plan to use snowflake oil which is supposed to leave a mottled finish on the candles. i've never been able to get it to work right, but i have enough to experiment with.
2013, cyd, new

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the vet gave us something called reglan for henry's vomitting. we've given him his first dose and followed an hour later with a feeding. we'll see how this works. if it works, things will be smooth sailing. feedings will be so much easier without the intensive clean up. that sounds selfish. henry will get better faster.

tonight he is holding his head up on his own and he looked up and met my eyes. and not in a sad, sulky way, but full on eye contact. it made me happy to the point of giddy.