Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday Oct 22







Okay, my last post was only about one thing I've had going on in the last couple weeks. Truman is still being boarded by the vet's office, he STILL will not eat!! He's not in the 'hospital', he's just being boarded so they can do the syringe/force feeding for me, he doesn't need medicine, just food & nutrients, through his digestive tract, to get it working again. Thank God he's not in the hospital...THAT would be major $$! Boarding is only $16/day, which adds up, but he's worth it to me. He's loved more than a lot of people in the world, for heaven's sake! Even the pizza guy last night came in & asked how he was right away! So, like I said, I'm looking at it taking a few weeks. He's not eating yet, but he is getting out of his cage out there and walking around...huh...kinda like being on vacation from me?? Flirting with Brooke & Courtney all day...meeting all kinds of new people...yeah....he's in 'his happy place'. I just called & talked to the receptionist & she said he's doing the same, they're feeding him twice a day, and he's got the run of the 'cat room' out there, they're hoping that if he gets up & gets some exercise, maybe that will get his appetite going...I'm going to ask Kev if he'll boil some chicken breast and take it out there, and they can try to feed him that...that's his favorite.
Honestly, with the way my life's been since I moved here, he's better off not being here, ya know? A couple weeks ago, I was in the bathroom, going past the tub...lost my balance, and fell on the side of the tub on my ribs. Kev was here, picking Tru up to take him back to the clinic, thank goodness. I hurt, but, when you fall or get a bruise, you hurt, you know? So he got me set up on the couch with an ice pack & aspirin, & I figured I'd be okay...about an hour later I called 911, cuz it still hurt even worse than giving birth with no pain meds (yeah, been there, done that too...epidurals weren't around back then, & I didn't want to hurt the baby), and they took me to the hospital, xrayed me, I called Kev & Tif, & I was admitted because I had 2 or 3 broken ribs...So I spent 2 nights in the hospital! Now I'm on vico-prin after seeing the pain dr! He's neat! Kev & Tif took me in to see him after I got out of the hospital a couple days later (my gp told me to go to him). Anyway, he's the only dr I've ever met that was wearing jeans! (& cute, too!). So, basically, that's what I've been doing while I was gone, and thank God for Tif & Kev, they've been coming out to make sure I'm ok, Kev's put my new bookcases & desk together, & my friends from going out have been calling & coming over & saying I need to heal up so I can go out and laugh with them again! Okay, this is just a small taste of my life lately :-/...
BoUnCeS!! LibbY!

15 comments:

X. Dell said...

This isn't good. Not good at all.

While I'm glad Kev's around to put in bookshelves and check up on you, I shudder what could have happened to you had he not been there when you fell. I'm also thinking about what might have precipitated the fall. I know you're very low-key, here, but right now I'm more worried about your well-being than I am Truman's.

Sorry, but I have a bias.

Have Myelin? said...

Oh Libby! Is this the first time you've fallen like this? I'm so sorry!!!

Truman not eating absolutely baffles me. Very strange.

Thinking of you and hope your ribs heal quickly.

Libby said...

x, thanks for your concern! and, i am getting a "life alert" button to wear around my neck as soon as i get done with this comment :-/, but i'll do ANYTHING i can to make it good for me to stay living here in this apt alone. actually, what precipitated my fall was my ms loss of balance! [HUGS], not too hard, for your bias!

Libby said...

sherry, yes, this is the first time i've ever fallen like this, where i got hurt! quite humiliating, huh? that's the worst thing ms has done to me, make me feel 'needy'...grrrrrr!

Libby said...

okay, x-dell...i have a life-station system on order now!! (9:45 pm)

Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

Dear Libby,
Glad to hear that you got a lifeline :-))

Hope you are healing well. Keeping Truman in my prayers.

Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comment. Much appreciated!

Doris

TLP said...

Whoa, girl! So sorry about your fall and broken ribs. Big time bummer.

Thinking, thinking, thinking about you. Wishin' and hopin' you are better soon. And Truman too.

Whitemist said...

losing balance - I know way to much about that. So hard to stay up right at times, Do take care of yourself.

Thomas said...

I hope you and Truman are both feeling better soon!

Libby said...

doris, brag to all your friends etc, about actually getting me to do the adv direx, living will...i'm like everybody else...i'll do it...sometime...

tlp-i had more xrays done last week & my dr sd they're healing well (woohoo!), & they dont hurt too awful bad (unless i sneeze!).

joeyk...sometimes i think i should have some of those great big clown shoes or something!

thomas..i'm on the mend...now it's up to truman!

Meg said...

Oh man, sorry to hear abouty our fall! Thank goodness Kev was there.

And glad to hear Truman is doing alright! I'm sending some hunger vibes his way. Had the asme thing hapen to one of my mom's cats and it was the lure of chili that eventually got her eating again. Licked it off my finger and away she went.

Ricardo said...

I am glad you are OK from your fall but that just scares me Libby. I hope you AND Truman get well soon. Take care.

Herrad said...

Hi Libby,
Hope Truman gets better soon.
Love,
Herrad

Webster said...

Sorry about the broken bones. Hope they're at least a little better, esp, with the drugs.
Hope Truman starts eating and digesting pretty soon. I can't imagine what that's about. BTW, I'm new here. Nice to meet you.

Libby said...

meg...this is funny! i don't know if tru's got the hunger vibes, but i do, so thanks!