Irradiated by LabRat
Today has been both very busy and kind of terrible. On the upside we successfully got one vehicle’s A/C repaired, on the very down Zydeco is significantly sicker, now on yet another stronger antibiotic, and sounding like an extra from a zombie movie. Whatever idiot was on the phone at the vet’s office yesterday that turned me away with “sorry, booked, not unless it’s a dire emergency” is likely going to catch it in the neck later though, judging by how the docs reacted to him and how far they seem to be trying to go out of their way to make this, and him, right.
No time. No focus. I’m going to go away and have several adult beverages now.
Update for the influx of VFTP sympathy (thanks, Tam. We appreciate it. )
We’re not quite at looking at having to say goodbye just yet, he just went into a downhill dive after what should have been a much more routine procedure.
He went through a dental to remove a rotten canine, and what it looks like happened is the bacteria, which we thought were more knocked down than they were and turned out to be resistant to the antibiotic he was originally sent home with, bunkered up in the pocket where the tooth was and made a hard pushback. We got another antibiotic- in large chewable tabs his gums hurt too much to chew and therefore we had to pill him- and that was supposed to set him back right.
We got the second antibiotic, and gave it a chance to work, right as he had the opportunity to get Emphatically Not Better over the weekend. He went from congested to gurgling breathing and sneezing gore and the side of his nose started bulging alarmingly. Then we get to Monday and I guess I should have been a lot more aggressive with miss not-an-emergency.
So, on Tuesday I was rather frayed to hear that the reason I had stopped being able to pill him was not his cleverness in holding the pill on the back of his tongue, but that his nose and throat are so swollen now he couldn’t swallow it, so basically I was trying to choke my cat to death in the name of helping him.
So now he has a liquid antibiotic the vet swears up down and sideways is excellent on dental/facial infections, is not usually prescribed to animals, and which we had to fetch from a human pharmacy, and the clinic is calling every day for updates and to remind me I can bring him in anytime.
He seems maybe a bit better today? I dunno. But that’s the Story Thus Far.