We discovered quite by accident last week (all Glory to God for the way we found out) that our 18 year old, neutered male cat was peeing blood. He had no other symptoms, so if we didn't find out by a total fluke, we would have never known until it was too late.
Our vet couldn't get him in last week, so I called all the area vets and we were put on wait lists. There is a 24-hour emergency vet about an hour away, but there was no way we could afford it. The blood was so much worse today that I called our vet again and told them that if they didn't get him in today, I would just show up there and wait until somebody saw him. They gave me an appointment this afternoon. We were wondering if it could be bladder stones, but thankfully the x-ray and ultrasound showed no stones and no bladder masses. I had managed to get a good urine sample before we left, and it showed a raging bladder infection, so now he is on pain meds, anti-inflammatories, and 2 weeks worth of the strongest antibiotics that cats can have. I am so grateful to God that we got him in today and what he has is treatable. The vet could not believe he is 18 years old. He looks 8 at the most. He is half Maine Coon, so I was not too surprised when they weighed him and he came in at 19 1/2 pounds.
We got the front yard done it is nice outside with a breeze. I am glad we didn't wait until later because it is finished.I am going to do some colored clothes laundry, and later when the sun goes down we will the front yard. Jeff trimmed evergreen bushes and forsythia last week.
I thought you worked from home?Was hoping my company would close early (usually at 3pm on a Friday for a holiday weekend) but we can't, closing department is too busy for end of month.
Looking forward to a 4 day, much needed weekend. Going to get some sun on our deck after work.
Hopefully, today or tomorrow I will hear from the pain management team, and soon find out if Im a candidate for tailbone injections.
Im going to ask a neighbor a few houses down if he will cut/trim a few thick branches that hang over the street. If we get a fifth wheel, it would not fit under and could risk roof damage. If the neighbor says ok, but cant do it himself, myself and another neighbor (who also has a trailer) will park my truck under the branch, place ladder in the back off my truck bed, climb ladder with chainsaw and cut the branch. Sounds simple, what could go wrong with two 65 year old men doing this?
Im not climbing out on any branch. I will be cutting as far up as necessary, which will be an easy reach with my ladder. I may be but Im notYou need to hire a certain former Alaskan. What you don't want to do for sure is climb out on the stout branch, turn towards the trunk, then cut the branch between you and the trunk.