I had hopes of baking Chocolate Chip Cookies
for my personal Pascha tradition.
That did not happen.
But I did wash dishes, fill and empty when clean,
So thankful for the dishwasher!
So. I totally got as much prepared as I could for Cleo's vet visit.
Shower, make-up, green smoothie had, huge protein lunch.
I took a banana and Trader Joe's Chocolate Almonds with me.
Cleo was dropped into the carrier as she refused to go in.
We cabbed the short distance to the vet and
I found the vet very nice.
Asked lots of questions.
Was surprised at how old Cleo is, he had guessed 5,
So Cleo only weighs just over 5lbs. My wondering over the last while
of if she was losing weight was confirmed.
The blood work was the hardest.
The Vet Aid, the Vet and myself were either holding Cleo down
or trying to get the blood.
They only got 1 of the 2 vials needed.
She meowed at first piteously and then angrily.
Anyone who knows Cleo knows that as sweet as she can be,
she also can get angry when is normal.
And being jabbed with a needle would warrant that!
She also had an X-Ray, which I thought was really cool.
She was scared of it because of the having to be pinned down to
not move again part but while I was not allowed in the small room,
I was right outside the open door talking to her.
When I put the cat carrier on the vet table and picked her up and put her by the door of
the carrier, she walked right in, really fast.
It was so hard to see blood (some smeared I think because she moved so many times)
and it was upsetting to both of us.
[I realize that Cleo is a Cat and not a human and how
parents of kids deal with these things, it would be really hard].
Anyway, this is my story and my life and
Cleo is the only little creature here.
So she's back home,
had her yummy wet food treat
and has pretty much been hanging out in the hall bathroom,
ironically where we have had to lock her in with food, blanket and her loo,
and is sitting in the cool bathtub.
I wonder if she is still sore.
I think she's a bit traumatized.
The Vet thinks that because of her weight loss that something IS wrong,
whether thyroid or diabetes or worse (cancer).
Sadly we have to go back on Sat for the second blood work.
I will know some results on Wed and the rest DV on Monday after
the blood work.
And that's Lent day 29.