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Happiness, Day 13

I'm happy that, despite getting minimal sleep last night, I woke early enough to get to work on time.  And I'm happy that it was a beautiful, warm day. 

I'm tired enough that I'm considering going to bed right now and putting off fluiding the cat until tomorrow morning.  Lately it's taken 2 or 3 failed tries (cat hops off lap immediately after being put there) to get him to settle in and cooperate.  Yesterday's final fluiding was at five 'til midnight!  But the downside of the morning fluids plan is that he's no more cooperative in the morning than the evening, possibly even less so.  Sleepy and mellow seems to be the ideal state at the moment. 

I don't know if his non-cooperation is due to physical discomfort, Spring fever, or taking a dislike to fluiding.  (He doesn't react like he's in pain or in discomfort when he finally cooperates, though -- indeed, often he's purring.)   My best guess is that it's some kind of physical discomfort due to his kidneys.  The vet said something last visit that suggested that if he became impossible to fluid we would hospitalize him again.  The last two times he was hospitalized he came out of it wanting physical contact at all times and purring up a storm whenever put on my lap.  It's been almost three months -- maybe it's time to do it again. 

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glory_jean
Mar. 10th, 2009 06:37 am (UTC)
Poor kitty. Hope you got him dosed.
np_complete
Mar. 10th, 2009 11:12 pm (UTC)
I gave him one more try -- he'd already had two tries by the time I wrote this -- and this time he cooperated enough to get about half a dose of fluid. So at least he got some fluid.
glory_jean
Mar. 11th, 2009 01:31 am (UTC)
Well, I guess a partial success still counts. Hope you have better luck with the next dose. Kitties seem opposed to medical intervention.
np_complete
Mar. 11th, 2009 01:43 am (UTC)
Actually, he was very cooperative tonight! He went along with my first attempt, got upset at noises in the hall but calmed down again, and ultimately sat still for almost an entire dose! We were all done by 7:30, giving me the rest of the evening free! That's very rare these days!
glory_jean
Mar. 11th, 2009 02:10 am (UTC)
Ah, that's good. Hurray for a free evening!
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