It’s been a while.
I wanted to update you all on what has been happening. I don’t get on here as much as I would like to and I’ve been going through a lot at home.
First and foremost and also the most devastating to me, my cat, Sasha, passed away. She had been going through chemo for her bladder tumor and she was also being treated for kidney failure. It bled me dry monetarily so I had set up a donation account for her vet bills, medical treatments, and medication. Friends, family, and even total strangers humbled me by donating over $2,000 dollars to help her and I out. Towards the end of her life, we ran out of money for treatments, and also decided at the same time to take her off the chemo because she was miserable going to the vet so frequently.
She passed in September of 2014. I cried every day and night for her for weeks. I was and still am missing her so much everyday. It is not the same without her.
Secondly, there has been a lot happening at home. Our family has more than our share of dysfunction and so we’ve all been trying to deal with that. It came to a very tumultuous breaking point recently and now we are dealing with the fallout.
I’ve been so stressed out with this that I can barely focus on my own life and things that I want to do.
That barely scrapes the surface on what’s been happening but I just wanted to give you all a brief update on what has been tying me up.
Anyway. I would like to make more time to start writing again. So hopefully you all will see more posts on here again!
Hey gang! I just wanted to update you on the going-ons.
I’ve been quite busy with my cat, Sasha. She’s very very old. She was my grandma’s cat up until I pretty much inherited her a few years ago.
I’ve been catching her up on all her vet appointments and such because my grandma never did those type of things for her–not because she was lazy or anything of that sort–but because she never felt the need to do so.
Sasha has always been a pretty healthy cat. She keeps to herself and doesn’t get into fights with the neighborhood animals and always stays very close to the house. Anyway, as I was getting her caught up on her vet visits, I found out that she is actually going through kidney failure. She’s a very old cat, probably nearing 18 or so, and it’s just kind of luck of the draw if a cat develops this in their old age. She still acts like her normal self. Quiet, loving, begging for treats, and maintains her steady health otherwise.
She does needs to be given an IV every other week, if not sooner than that, so it can help her kidneys flush everything out.
Most recently, she’s been spotting blood in her urine. She’s also urinating on odd things, like the bed, the couch, surge protectors, etc. First, the vet thought it might have been a urinary tract infection (UTI), so he prescribed an antibiotic that I had to give her twice a day by syringe into the mouth.
The blood didn’t clear up and she’s still peeing everywhere, so I took her into the vet again, and he did a non-invasive probe over her bladder area, and found a mass of some sort either near or in the bladder.
I have an ultrasound scheduled for her this week because he said that that will actually give a clearer picture of what that mass might be. Worst case scenario, it is a tumor. Best case scenario, it is just a blood clot.
Either way, I hope they can detect what’s wrong so I can help to get Sasha treated and then into recovery. I love her so much and don’t want her to be in pain or to suffer. She looks like she strains a little right now when she urinates, so I’m hoping that they can help her sooner rather than later.
Other than that, she’s perfectly fine and actually quite healthy. Even in the stages of her kidney failure, she’s still maintaining pretty steady and good health.
Just wanted to update you all. Hope for the best! And I will keep you posted!
I kept hearing this song on the radio at work and I could NOT for the life of me remember the lyrics by the time I got home, so I could never look it up and download it.
I spent a half an hour today trying to google it off the five words that I thought I knew… Which turned out to only be half right. HAHAHAHA
But I found it!!! Listen. It’s a song that just makes me feel good and happy.
As Long As We Got Love
You may or may not know that a little over a year and a half ago, I dedicated myself to writing one blog a day. I did it for a whole year and decided I’d do it again this year.
I posted about anything and everything. It could have been something with depth or something as simple as a picture of my cat.
I’ve recently become a little more busier and focused on other things in life. New job, finances, planning for the future… All that boring adult stuff. This has left me with less time to dedicate to daily blogging. So, I’ve decided that I will post when I have something I want to share versus just to have a posting for the day. I think this will be better because it’ll probably be more interesting for you to read blog posts of quality versus quantity. If I do have things to share with you everyday, like pictures, I will still do so, but if I happen to miss a few days, I’m not going to sweat it. :) But fear not, because I promise you I will come back with a new post for you as soon as I can! AND I really want to start doing my giveaways. LOL
Thank you for supporting me and thank you for being great readers and contributors!
Again, I’m not going to stop blogging, I’m just going to post when I want to post versus posting every single day. :)
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What am I doing outside at 1pm at night? using a pump to pump out the water that my dad accidentally added to the coolant tank. He wasn’t looking and added water to it thinking it was the water reservoir. So I’m outside, pumping it out so that I can add more coolant. He filled it up REAL full of water, so the coolant is diluted to a really really light light pinkish color. It’s supposed to be BRIGHT pink. Omg… so funny, but so sucky at the same time!
Went on a a Girl’s Day Out with Vanessa, from Apostrophe The Cat! She treated me to a super delicious breakfast at the Pineapple Room in Ala Moana. We shared scones with lilikoi spread, French toast and a bacon vinaigrette asparagus omelette! Everything was soooo good and I had such a nice day out with her! We definitely need to do this more often!