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Thu Apr 23, 2020, 09:11 PM

Another "How are you" post...

Y'all hangin' tough?


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Reply Another "How are you" post... (Original post)
Sunriser13 Apr 23 OP
SheltieLover Apr 23 #1
Sunriser13 Apr 23 #2
SheltieLover Apr 23 #3
Sunriser13 Apr 23 #4
SheltieLover Apr 23 #7
Sunriser13 Apr 23 #13
SheltieLover Apr 23 #14
lunasun Apr 23 #11
Sunriser13 Apr 23 #17
lunasun Apr 23 #12
GreenPartyVoter Apr 23 #6
Sunriser13 Apr 23 #18
GreenPartyVoter Apr 23 #19
GreenPartyVoter Apr 23 #5
Sunriser13 Apr 23 #8
SheltieLover Apr 23 #9
Sunriser13 Apr 23 #20
SheltieLover Apr 24 #21
Sunriser13 Apr 24 #24
SheltieLover Apr 24 #26
Sunriser13 Apr 24 #29
littlemissmartypants Apr 23 #10
LoveMyCali Apr 23 #15
Sunriser13 Apr 23 #16
SheltieLover Apr 24 #22
Sunriser13 Apr 24 #28
littlemissmartypants Apr 25 #30
Sunriser13 Apr 25 #31
No Vested Interest Apr 24 #23
Sunriser13 Apr 24 #25
No Vested Interest Apr 24 #27

Response to Sunriser13 (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 09:16 PM

1. Hi SunRiser



All ok here, thanks for asking.

How are you?

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 09:26 PM

2. Frazzled - would probably benefit by sedation!

Good to see you! Glad you're doing well!

As for me, two weeks of vet stuff (so far) - he was sick about a week before that... two different issues, he had dental surgery yesterday, been being nurse and nutritionist, etc. Pills, mouth squirts, and needles - and trying to get him to eat something, anything!

So I'm pretty weird right now!

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Response to Sunriser13 (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 09:29 PM

3. Sounds really intense.

Who are you talking about? Dog? Horse? Human?

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 09:34 PM

4. Oh, crap! I'm sorry!

My senior cat. I kinda continued here from another thread's post.

That does make it a bit incomplete, doesn't it? I usually try not to do that. I guess that's a result of where my mind is. Scattered big time.

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Response to Sunriser13 (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 09:42 PM

7. No problem at all

I thought perhaps I'd missed a previous thread.

Awwww sweet kitty. It is tough when they get older for sure.

Take a few minutes & do several deep, diaphragmatic breaths, focusing on the nice, cool air you are breathing in. That can really help to recenter yourself.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 10:07 PM

13. I am trying to grasp control.

It doesn't help that he spit out that huge, huge clot as soon as he walked out of the carrier, accompanied with enough blood that you'd swear I massacred an entire clowder! He ran around, still disoriented from the anesthesia, and just kept on spitting out blood - I've been cleaning a lot along with everything else.

I'm not complaining - this is my "son" after all, but it's sure affecting me crazily. My RA has chosen this time of stress to flare hard, too. That sucks, big time. I hurt so bad!

Yikes! This wasn't supposed to be about me; I was concerned for you guys! Breathing... breathing... screaming... breathing...

Luv y'all!

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Response to Sunriser13 (Reply #13)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 10:20 PM

14. Breathe....slowly & deeply

Now exhale.

Can you put kitty in his carrier to contain the mess? It probably will also encourage him to rest.

It is great to vent, SunRiser! We all do it from time to time.

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Response to Sunriser13 (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 10:02 PM

11. Take care + been there . In a few days the old cat did OK after dental surgery and started to

feel bettter and eat normal . He had ckd so I was worried
I had liquid food for the 2nd day I think . First day home he was not interested in anything . Possibly still hungover from the anesthesia that first day . Always a fight with meds but that was expected
I hope for a good outcome for you and kitty

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Response to lunasun (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 10:42 PM

17. Thank you, luna!

He is doing better today, but still convalescing (sp?). My vet's office is pretty darn good at calming terrified pet parents, too. They assured me he wasn't actually bleeding to death, and that it was OK if I had to skip a med for a few hours when he's just not having any part of it.

CKD is an incredible challenge. I so admire the dedication it takes to handle it properly - it ain't easy.

Thanks for the boost.

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Response to Sunriser13 (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 09:38 PM

6. Oh, very hard taking care of elderly cats. Used to have to wrap mine in a towel

to get their pills and squirts down.

Hope yours is better soon!

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 10:53 PM

18. Oh, he hates, hates, hates the towel!

I can't do that to him right now. I'm too afraid the struggling would take too much of what little energy he has right now. Besides, it would likely start the bleeding again.

I swear he's holding up better than I am!

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Response to Sunriser13 (Reply #18)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 10:59 PM

19. Oh, the poor guy. I hated having to cage mine to keep them safe, and they'd dig their

paws raw trying to get out. Just awful.

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Response to Sunriser13 (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 09:36 PM

5. Didn't binge/purge today. That was something.

Thanks for asking.

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 09:42 PM

8. Definitely a wonderful something!

So pleased for you, love.

Big thumbs up!

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Response to GreenPartyVoter (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 09:47 PM

9. That's great news!

👍👍👍👏👏👏👏👏👏

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 11:37 PM

20. OK, I just have to ask.

What are those potato looking emoticons in your post? I know they've gotta' mean something sweet, but my feeble mind can't figure them out...

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Response to Sunriser13 (Reply #20)

Fri Apr 24, 2020, 12:49 AM

21. This one?

Its a group hug. lol

When you click on one to insert it into a message, it tells you the meaning. The potatoes above show : grouphug : without the space between : & word.

is : hug :

: silly :

etc.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #21)

Fri Apr 24, 2020, 03:02 AM

24. Argggh! My internet just came back up!

No, I understand those. The ones in the middle of the row along the bottom of your post #9 lose me. Three , six "potatoes", and a .

I'm sorry to bother you with it. I'm dense sometimes, but I just don't see those in the middle listed in the smilies, and can't seem to recognize what they're supposed to be.


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Response to Sunriser13 (Reply #24)

Fri Apr 24, 2020, 07:40 AM

26. Ooooh

Sorry for the confusion.

3 thumbs up & 6 clapping hands. Not DU emojis.

I must say, though DU has the absolute best emojis!



I especially love this one:



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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #26)

Fri Apr 24, 2020, 05:51 PM

29. I'm sorry I made your applause a potato!

I just couldn't recognize it to save my life!


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Response to Sunriser13 (Original post)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 09:59 PM

10. I'm crying and worried. I'm achy and

I have a bad cough and a low grade fever, 100 so I guess I should call my doctor. I have been isolating but I had to go pick up a medicine Tuesday and here we are.

How are you?

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 10:21 PM

15. That sounds very scary

Yes, call your doctor and just take care of yourself!

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 23, 2020, 10:31 PM

16. Oh, honey! I hate you're not feeling well.

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It probably wouldn't be a bad idea to call - that it came on so quick might be good? Have you had your flu shot?

Please feel better! I'm commanding good vibes of every sort to begin coming at you from all directions!

Edited to add: Your doc might want to get some Tamiflu into you, but it has to be quick, within 72 hours of starting symptoms, I think. Do call and see what they think, AFAIK, it couldn't hurt.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 24, 2020, 12:51 AM

22. Oh boy

Please call your doc? Sending healthy vibes your way!

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 24, 2020, 05:33 PM

28. Thinking of you. How are you feeling?

Were you able to contact your doctor?


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Response to Sunriser13 (Reply #28)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 12:27 AM

30. Thanks for thinking of me. I slept all day.

I have taking acetaminophen and am afebrile. I haven't been coughing but I do have an audible wheeze and oddly feel dizzy. I was able to find my pulse oximeter packed away from my old home health work kit and incredibly the battery is still working. My O2 has been registering from low of 88 to high of 95 so that may explain the dizziness.

I will see how I'm doing Monday and call the doctor then. I am usually hesitant about going to the doctor in good times because of an autoimmune disease and I really don't want to go now. I did speak with a friend who told me about a telemedicine opportunity and am strongly considering that as my best option.

It means so much for you to check on me. Thank you. I hope you are doing well and stay that way. These are scary times, there is no doubt.



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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #30)

Sat Apr 25, 2020, 12:04 PM

31. Sleep is good.

It attacked me, too. (Sleep, that is.)

I hope you're doing OK. Are you eating? Getting some soup into you if no real appetite?

Had asked about flu 'cause it seems like it can sometimes jump on 'ya quicker than a mugger in a dark alley. I sure get not wanting to risk going to the doc, was thinking more along the lines of them calling something in for you and then maybe someone could deliver it to you or pick it up for you.

O2 is a bit shaky, low enough for many people to get dizzy. Is that better today? Are you at all asthmatic? Have an inhaler or nebulizer at home if you need it?

Boy, I'm full of questions, ain't I? Just concerned about you, dear. Hope to see you soon...

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Response to Sunriser13 (Original post)

Fri Apr 24, 2020, 01:32 AM

23. I'm a big-time procrastinater. But today I telephoned my dear college friend

and room-mate, who I hadn't spoken to for over a year.
Great conversation, and I'm feeling so good that I finally made the time to phone her.
The glow of finally doing what I hadn't made time for, plus the great re-connect itself, should last me for a few days.

Moral: Don't put off what will improve your life and outlook.

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Response to No Vested Interest (Reply #23)

Fri Apr 24, 2020, 03:13 AM

25. I'm glad you got to talk to her.

The feelings of accomplishment and cheer are an awesome balm.

WTG! A great way to reach out of our isolation, and I'll just bet she was so tickled to hear from you, not to mention surprised.


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Response to Sunriser13 (Reply #25)

Fri Apr 24, 2020, 02:10 PM

27. And you lift me up as well, Sunriser.



Hope the sun is shining where you are.....

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