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Old 01-08-2013, 12:55 PM   #16181 
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We are not happy at all with our usual vet clinic in regards to our old sick cat. Our cat spent the night on fluids because he was severely dehyrdated, and my mum was very much assured by the vet that he should be brought home the next morning.

Well we bring him home after a night on fluids and he just has such bad diarrhea it was like water. He was not eating anything at all, and then he threw up this enormous pile of bile the next morning. So essentially not only did he lose any benefit the fluids had given him, but we couldn't give him his thyroid tablet as it has to be taken with food. He was feeling so sick he just kept hiding in odd places and I kept thinking he was crawling off to die somewhere.

What made me mad was it said that he had done a sloppy poo and hadn't eaten that morning when we brought him home. It didn't sound like he was very stabilised, which is what mum was wanting. For all this, he was so good though as he still managed to go into his kitty litter every single time and not have any accidents.

So as an anti-rant, my mum has a friend at work who recommended this specialist cat vet and they managed to squeeze us in. The lady was lovely. She patted him and talked to him and the whole exam was very thorough. Bandit even got his blood pressure checked.

They think he has something up with his bowel as well as the hyperthyroidism so he has been on fluids for a couple of days now (they think another 24 hours depending on how he is). They also gave him an appetite stimulant and anti-nausea injection and he has been eating at least. Apparently his potassium levels were also low so they have been giving him something for that.

Thankfully she said it does not appear to be kidney disease at this stage and since his kidneys palpitated as smooth and normal sized it looks like it could just be the hyperthyroidism which is treatable.

It's only when they aren't there that it makes you realise how much you love them. Just wish this whole thing was over and he was back to sleeping at the end of my bed.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:04 PM   #16182 
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Angry

The guy that I've been dating is terrified of commitment. Whenever I bring it up, he says "Be patient." He wants to wait until the 'right time' to have a relationship, but things keep popping up...Then he say things like: "Haven't you ever thought that when I was an old man you wouldn't love me anymore?" Why would I think that far out if you can't commit to me now?! If his mind, we can have a loving, meaningful relationship without being 'official.' By the way, I'm not going pyscho, it's been this way for a year... Grrrrrrrr My fault I know.

Law School v. My wallet.....Guess who's winning?

I want more Bettas but have no room for them and would not be able to fairly give them all the care they needed. Not really a rant, just a point of fact.

My boss made me cry yesterday I've been very emotional since I've been sick the last few weeks and have not had much rest...

Hobby: Writer's block on my novel: I'm at a 50-page stand still and it drives me crazy. I don't have much time to work on it!

Hmm...I could go on, but maybe someone else should go
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:08 PM   #16183 
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Mal- Hugs and we will just cry and be be emotional together while we just rail at our BFs. :P
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:11 PM   #16184 
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The degree is not the issue really, *I* am the one who wants the degree, but it is the amount of time the degree is taking to achieve is the issue. Long time, no work= tension, no money coming in.

Unfortunately, even if I DID have a full-time after getting my degree, I'd STILL be responsible for keep the house in shape cus he is 1.) lazy about stuff like that and 2.) doesn't hold organization to the same level I do. Yea, I am a little OCD, but it is just the 2 of us living here, it shouldn't be disorganized enough that if someone comes in one day, they are looking around like 'these people are so messy'. Okay, so maybe I am exaggerating JUST a little, but I like a clean house for the most part. I am not 100% perfect keeping it clean either. Plus with animals running around that takes a bit more upkeep. He thinks that me sweeping multiple times a week is a bit much. yeesh! :p :p

I need to learn to let go a bit I know, but it is a tough habit to break.
What kind of degree are you after? Mine has taken two and a half years and I plan to go back until I get my PhD. Twelve to fifteen years total. Its just like with high school. It takes patience to get a degree. I think you and I just got a hold of a couple of messy men.
I don't think there is anything wrong with wanting a clean home. Maybe because Im a bit ocd too. It drive me crazy when the DVDs aren't in the correct location. I had them organized by theme. And I hate when he leaves his coat hanging on the kitchen chairs. Those are two of my peeves. Other than the sock thing of course. Then he laughs and says "I do it so you have something to do" gag
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:11 PM   #16185 
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Sounds good, Pearl! Chocolate, hugs, and tissues sent your way!

Shirley, my boyfriend does the EXACT same thing with his DVDs. I have them organized by genre, as well, but he moves them all of the time. And, dirty dishes. He will wait until the last minute to do them and they will just stay in the sink--until I come over. He doesn't even wash them off. Literally, last time I was over there he served me water in a measuring cup....A measuring cup....You read that correctly... :P

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Old 01-08-2013, 01:17 PM   #16186 
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Oh sugar! I need that!!

I am trying to get a bachelors in Biology and I started my A.S. when around 3ish yrs. ago. I am now almost 26 and only plan on finishing my associates at the start of summer 2014, then go to university that fall... I am wasting my 20's being miserable in a never ending school process, but for what I want to do in life I need the degree.. :(
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:25 PM   #16187 
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Yes sugar is always good!

I'm like you. It took me 3 years to get my A.S. because I took a semester off when my niece was born and she now lives with me (long story). I finished and am now Pre-Law, but most of my friends have already graduated. I think a degree is important though and I'm determined not to quit.

Whenever I'm feeling depressed, I get another Betta. Is that bad? The most I've ever kept is four at one time (each in 5 gal), but now I only have one and just bought a gorgeous one yesterday (after crying). Haha. Will have to post pictures of both boys soon!
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:46 PM   #16188 
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Yea the science degrees take longer. Mine is an arts degree. To get my PhD I need a BA, MBA, an MM then my phd. It gets overwhelming. Degrees are important now. Pearlfish we have said it before but we must have been seperated at birth. Both with pigs, both unemployed, both in school. We are the same age. We both live in hillbilly states.... lol
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:17 PM   #16189 
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Rant: I need to actively walk the dog more often. Then she'll stop getting this uti carp.
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:31 PM   #16190 
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Yea the science degrees take longer. Mine is an arts degree. To get my PhD I need a BA, MBA, an MM then my phd. It gets overwhelming. Degrees are important now. Pearlfish we have said it before but we must have been seperated at birth. Both with pigs, both unemployed, both in school. We are the same age. We both live in hillbilly states.... lol
Haha!

I would get a degree in Art History (would be soo much easier!), cus that is my 2nd passion "career-wise", but comparatively:

Wildlife Science: My heart beats wildly with fireworks when I think of it, and I hear grand bursting-with-happiness music. I would regret it for the rest of my life if I didn't do SOMETHING like this with wild animals. I also need to prove to myself I can do this. No matter how long it takes. I have always settled in life and I will NOT settle in this matter.

Art History: This appeals to my fantasies of the old world and artistic nature, but when I listen I hear only bold, but soft music and feel only a pitter patter of the heart. I would regret it for the rest of my life if I pursued this, and after so long ditched the other one.

(^^ I know the above sounds silly, but it is the only way I know how to describe it :P)

I do want to have a 2nd minor in Art History though. The 1st would be a semester long program at a sister zoo to the National zoo that does all their breeding and a lot more conservation stuff there.

Anyways, back on topic for me. A new rant is that I don't have enough frames for some of the photos from the portrait sitting and I also dunno which ones I want to put in the frames to hang up. I also don't want my walls to have every single pic from the sitting, that would be boring, but the BF and I have so few pics together, so there is not much variety :/.
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