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21 October 2013 @ 11:11 pm
shit monday  
  • First, got slight food poisoning from a sandwich I bought yesterday - no tummy upset, but I was in the bathroom for most of the evening yesterday (so much fun). had a lurching moment this morning, but luckily just a lurch.
  • I get rolling this morning, but the dog isn't interested in breakfast, so that's a worry.
  • She has a terrifying bowel movement (there's a phenomenon called raspberry jam. i saw it. it was scary).
  • However, I have to go to class.
  • I decide to use housemate's travel mug and manage to pour like a quarter cup coffee down my front on my way to school.
  • Get to school to realize I've forgotten the corrected tests I needed to give the prof for the class I'm TAing for.
  • Hop back in car, drive home, pet dog, pick up tests, make it back to school only half an hour after class has started.
  • Come home, call vet for dog, and schedule her to be dropped off for ultrasound.
  • Results of ultrasound are that yep, she has colitis (her colon is not doing well - it's all enlarged and weirdly lumpy). There's a medicine she can take for 5 days that will hopefully make it all better (antibiotics, yay)
  • Vet also did an xray, and discovered she has a small calcium (or something) deposit under her spine near her tailbone. it's not affecting anything *right* this second, but will probably at some point. Treatment here is a series of shots (starting at 2 a week for 2 weeks, going to 1 a week, then 1 every other week, forever) ... each shot costs $50 -- that would blow my food budget for *me* much less her, so yeah, can't do that. OR they have a stem cell therapy that only costs like $1,800 and will help her for like two years. yay.
  • Get a dog with a totally shaved tummy back.

The bright side of the day?
- dog ate dinner and her medicine
- Vet gave me the x-ray for free (though i had to pay $300 for the ultrasound)
- i found the text i'm reading for Japanese crit theory class wed online
- the boyfriend had a weird day too?

yeah, that's all i got for the moment. i think i'm calling it. hopefully this was enough this week and this is not a sign of things to come.

also posted to katekat on dreamwidth | you can reply here or there
literate and stylish: friendship!lovemishloran on October 22nd, 2013 06:09 am (UTC)
"the boyfriend" ... did I massively miss something somewhere along the way?
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on October 27th, 2013 01:48 pm (UTC)
lol, yes, i got a boyfriend when i went to visit my friend in South Dakota - Tyler, the one I always talk about. we're trying the dating thing ;)
literate and stylish: friendship!lovemishloran on October 27th, 2013 04:16 pm (UTC)
Ah, that's great :D YEY. I hope it is going well!!?

I have a boyfriend of three months now too, it's terribly nice. Somehow haven't updated my LJ in about five or six, though...
your royal pie-nessentrenous88 on October 22nd, 2013 09:16 am (UTC)
Bah, poor you, poor puppy! I'm so glad she ate her dinner, though!
my monkied brainkatekat1010 on October 27th, 2013 01:49 pm (UTC)
trust me, me too! it's been crazy being so worried when she seems like she's not hungry, but this is what happens with the furry creatures - no way to ask if they're not feeling good.

luckily the antibiotics seemed to have done the trick. i gave her her last dose yesterday and all week she was fine. fingers crossed going forward though!