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Hello [Apr. 20th, 2009|10:21 am]
[Current Mood |cheerfulcheerful]

It's beautiful outside! I just dropped off Ashley after a 1.5 hour howling drive up to Shoreline, then drove in to work. She's getting her radiation treatment as we speak.

Most of the weekend was really nice! I enjoyed it but I'm having a major pain flareup, on the down side. I sure wish it was better. The good news is that my root canal I had redone worked great and that tooth no longer hurts. The bad news is now I can feel the other tooth in front of it hurting (which they told me it was more likely both teeth with a problem, dumb and dumber and dumber has been fixed, so I'm left with just tooth dumb).

I'm back at work and this week will be quite busy with lots of tasks to finish up.

I'm feeling much more happy and positive about many things despite the stabbing nerve pain (pain level 7 for the last 3 days). More details on the emotional improvements later.

[User Picture]From: graphxgrrl
2009-04-20 05:28 pm (UTC)
Fingers crossed for Miss Radioactive Ashley. Will you need to be home with her tomorrow, or are we still good for sushi?
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-04-20 05:30 pm (UTC)
They are going to call me at 10am and let me know if I need to pick her up tomorrow night or if she'll be in the hospital one more day, but I can't know for sure until then.
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[User Picture]From: oh_foxyroxy
2009-04-22 03:29 am (UTC)
How is Miss Ashley feeling?
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-04-22 03:33 am (UTC)
They said she isn't eating much but is calm and relaxed. Part of her condition is throwing up and feeling ill, so I'm hoping it gets better as they treat her. They are going to call in the morning. I'm not going to lie, it's lonely without her here. No animals at all in the house? Man. It feels empty.

How is Barney? I'm hoping so much that he's soon better.
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[User Picture]From: oh_foxyroxy
2009-04-22 06:08 am (UTC)
Calm and relaxed is good! I imagine she'll start eating soon as she gets more comfortable. Awww, thinking of sweet lil' Ashley makes me smile. I'm SO glad you pursued this treatment for her. I can't imagine how it must feel with no animals in the house :-( They really are a big part of our world and I don't think we realize just how much they matter until something big happens.

Barney has been pretty laid back and sleepy since the seizure on Sunday. We've been giving him extra love and attention and taking him on longer walks, which he loves. The appt with the vet is on Friday to take more blood after he fasts and then they'll draw it again after he eats. I also have to collect a urine sample (that ought to be fun). This is pretty much all necessary for the firm diagnosis and then we should get a referal for the surgery if everything comes back like we expect. I also insured him today (takes effect at 12:01 am). Since he technically hasn't been diagnosed, we may be able to get this covered through a loop hole. It's worth a shot. I've been paying for over a year and a half on Boop's policy and those rat bastards haven't paid a cent so I'm not too overly optmistic, but still might be worth the effort. Thank you for all of your kind words and support, it means so much!!!!!!!
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-04-22 01:46 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad that she was a good candidate for this treatment. I love her so much. I realize she is an older cat, but I want her with us for as long as she has a good quality of life because she's part of the family. I think Craig and I have realized that we are cat people and as a result we'll never have nice furniture but we'll always have rescue animals. That is just a core part of who we are and we need to have pets to be happy. We love them dearly and they make our life so much better. I think people who consider animals a big hassle and expense forget how much unconditional love and joy they bring. In fact, it's even been proven that having pets improves your health and for someone in pain like me, it's such a comfort.

Wow! My fingers are crossed for his coverage since he's such a young doggie. I'm so glad he's happy and feeling laid back. The circles he does crack me up. He's just a beautiful and happy spirit and I'm looking forward to seeing him all better after his surgery and a long future of creating happy memories.
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