Tuesday, March 21, 2006

The New Baby is Sick....and so am I

On the 11th I went to the Humane Society and bought a new baby to add to my home. She's a black and grey tabby, approx 3 years old and I named her Katie. She was ok when I brought her home but on Sunday morning I woke to find her sneezing, eyes running, nose running and drooling everywhere. I immediately took her into my vet. She has a nasty cold. The Humane Society says it's normal but it's been about 2 weeks and she's getting over it but not fast enough. I'm starting to wonder if it's not something more. My vet just says it's a bad cold and Katie just isn't dealing with it well. I was given a cold kit and told to force feed and water her everyday. I was waking up at 5am for a week and steaming my bathroom twice a day. It didn't do much good. I took her back to the vet and they showed me how to "Bag" her. Give her a saline drip everyday and some stronger medicine along with shooting some neozynephrine into her nose. I've been doing that for about a week. Now she's not eating and won't let me force feed her anymore. So-again I'm taking her in.
In the meantime, I've managed to get the cold that everyone at the office has gotten. I've been dealing with it for about a week and thought I was mostly over it. NOT! I should have called in yesterday, but my boss and I were hosting an awards dinner and I was coordinating a few things for her. Sitting outside for a couple hours in the single digits did me in. Immediately after the dinner, I went to the store,picked up cold medicines and one of those plug in vapor things, washed my face and crawled miserably into bed. I called into work sick and have been in bed for most if not all day sleeping. Damn, sleep is a wonderful thing.
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