Thursday, August 18, 2011

Anniversary and Updates

In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find, and continue to find, grounds for marriage. ~Robert Anderson, Solitaire & Double Solitaire

In the good news column: DH was able to get out of work a little early yesterday so was home by seven -- we actually got to spend our anniversary together :-)

Fifteen years has flown by. I *know* it's been that long -- I have a twelve y.o. daughter to prove it, it just doesn't feel like we've been together nearly two decades. It's amazing how fast time flies by.

In more good(ish) news: I was able to force feed Breeann a little yesterday. I have a friend IRL who had similar problems with her kitty and suggested using a liquid syringe with baby food. About the time I was going to go buy baby food, Dakota decided HER tummy was upset, so kept eating grass to vomit. I didn't want to leave her in the house (or the car) while I shopped -- I didn't want to come back to a yucky surprise -- so I thoroughly pureed up some chicken with broth and added some of her soft food (it smells like fish). She didn't love me doing it, but she did take about 5 cc's of food. I really need to get more like 40 - 50 cc's into her daily, but I wanted to make sure she'd keep it down. She's acting a little more perky today -- was actually waiting at the basement door this morning and wanted to come upstairs (though I carried her up). She ignore the food I offered and curled up on the dog bed to sleep, but I'll take any positive I can find.

So today, I'll be feeding her four or five times a day with the syringe, jabbing her twice a day with a needle for fluids. Interestingly, she isn't bothered by that at all. Last night, I did it on my own without help and she just laid there and purred through the whole thing. the only thing she really, really hates are the antibiotics. They make her gag and almost vomit, and then she drools for about fifteen minutes after.

Truthfully, I realize this is probably the beginning of the end for her, but we're just not quite ready to give up on her yet. Hey, I have more time with her than I do with my husband!

Thanks to everyone for your support and kind words and ideas. They mean a lot to me.


The Left Side of Your Brain is Dominant

You are a verbally and mathematically adept person. You notice details, and you are very precise.

You are analytical and linear. You are able to not get overwhelmed and do things one step at a time.

You follow through on the plans you make. You like to have everything neat and finished before moving on.

You are a perfectionist in almost every aspect of your life. Errors and mistakes drive you crazy.

That's mostly right, except maybe the math part -- though I did like math up through algebra. Then geometry appeared and I fell to pieces...



Sarita said...

Oh thank goodness, things seem to be looking up at your house! I've been praying hard you get some peace and good moments.

Love it that you got Breeann to eat. And she sounds perkier! Such good news. I know you're enjoying your precious furbaby. Please give her a between-the-ears rub for me. Mimi always lovd that!

Wishing you a peaceful day.

Maria Zannini said...

Watch for her bowel movements. Until she starts processing her food and drink, we're not out of the woods yet.

I'm so glad yesterday was better.

Angelina Rain said...

Congrats on your wedding anniversary. 15 years is a long time, glad you made it that long and wish you both many, many, many more years together.

Glad Breeann is eating. I keep praying that she has a few more years in her.

Brandy said...

So glad to hear you were able to get Breeann to eat something! Congratulations again on 15 years together! Quite a feat in todays world.

Wishing you a peaceful Thursday!

Tori Lennox said...

Happy anniversary!!!

And I'm glad Breeann is doing at least a little better. Hugs!!!

Dru said...

Happy Anniversary!

I hope Breann continues to improve.