Thyroid problems, Family Love and Jello
April 17, 2017 6:31pm CST
Does anyone remember Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show, wearing that huge black and feathered hat as he "became" The Great Kreskin, and he would put some very strange things together and make a great joke? I see some of you nodding your heads. As I put together my subject line, I pictured Johnny holding the envelope up to his forehead and wondered what he would have to say about these! Well, I don't have a joke (so sorry). Thyroid problem is my cat's diagnosis from her vet. So we need medication. Because I cannot give her any type of oral medication (it causes her AND me way too much stress), the vet suggested a cream med that I can rub on the inside of her ears. Ruby LOVES having her ears stroked, so I think I can safely do that. And the vet will give her a shot when we go back there on Wednesday. Only problem is that I also have to stop at this special pharmacy where they make the medications. I think my van ride is going to dump me off there until another ride can pick me back up and that might be a problem. But I can only do what I can do. We'll go to the pharmacy first and then to the vet where they are going to squeeze us in (thank you so much, Ms. Vet). Family Love is my niece. I was so depressed today that I couldn't get out of bed. I did once, began crying and went back to bed. And then my niece began messaging me like crazy. That forced me out of bed, into real clothes and back into the real world. We messaged back and forth for quite some time and after I spoke with the vet, we got on the phone. I still can't believe how far we've come in such a short time. It's as if we'd never been separated at all. Tomorrow, it's her turn to go to her vet with her sick cat. He's been having similar problems to my Ruby, although they've already ruled out the thyroid. So she's been similarly scared and crying. She told me the time of her appointment, so I will message her tomorrow and then see if we can talk a bit when they get back home. As for the Jello...since Ruby has been ailing, I've gotten sicker and sicker myself. It's like in Beauty and the Beast, when Belle didn't come back to the castle at the appointed time and the Beast was dying. Well, Ruby is my Beauty and I'm her Beast! lol When she's sick, I'm sick. I haven't been able to keep much food down in days. And I'd forgotten completely that I made some jello (sugar free, of course) last night. I found it today and it seems to be helping a little bit. I have to go for my mammogram tomorrow. Normally, I'm a nervous wreck about that (I had breast cancer in 2008). This time I have so much else going on that I just want to go, get a clean reading and come back home. I canceled grocery shopping in the morning since I really don't need more food at this point! Fridge is still full from last week! (and I got on the scale today and it shows, although this is not how I want to lose weight, trust me). So there is the good, the really good and the wiggly, jiggly silliness of my today. What's been the best part of your day today? Tell me! Claudia
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• Green Bay, Wisconsin
Since today is just starting, the best part so far was my alone time with God. I'm sorry your cat has thyroid problems. I hope the cream works fast to heal it so she starts eating again. I was worried about her and glad she will be okay. Jello seems to be good for what ails people. Enjoy the jello and I will keep your niece in prayer for her cat as well.
• United States
Thank you so much for the prayers. I began my day watching The Mass and praying, not just for my cat and my niece and her cat, but for everyone here at mylot, all of my FB friends and my real life friends and family. I love that part of my day. I feel like I'm putting something very good out into the world.
• United States
I still have fingers crossed for my cat. She hasn't eaten much of anything in a few days and I still have tomorrow to get through. But once we get to the vet I think I'll feel better. Thanks, Laurel! As for my niece, I worked so hard to get that relationship back on track and I honestly wasn't expecting much. So I'm thankfully surprised at how close we've gotten so fast. I know we both need each other pretty badly right now.
• United States
I'll know more soon. I have to talk to the pharmacy tomorrow. I had no idea. I'd told the vet that I can't give Ruby oral meds because it stresses her out so much and then she mentioned this cream and I was over the moon! I wish they would find more ways like that for us to help our pets. Forcing their mouths open and shoving meds in is not the friendliest way to do things, although my last cat really didn't mind much. I'll post more once I know what it is!
• United States
Here's a good laugh for you--I had to read the part about your niece three times because I could not believe she would massage you like crazy until you got out of bed. Finally I saw it--messaging as in messages!!!!! Lord, my old eyes will drive me crazy! When you are sick you need to eat regular Jello so you at least get some sugar to give you a little energy. Sugarless jello is better than nothing since it hydrates you but regular is better if you're sick and can't eat. So glad Ruby doesn't have anything terminal! Sorry about your niece's cat, I hope it is something very simple that will be fixed quickly. The best part of my day was when I finished the work I was hired to do and could do anything I want for the rest of the day!
• United States
Thank you, Thank you for that laugh! I really did laugh out loud at that! I misread things so many times, so I really understand! I think the hydration from the jello helped because I was able to eat a little bit of real food tonight. I'm diabetic so I don't have regular jello in the house. But I hear you about being glad to be home! I no longer work but when I did, that was very often my favorite part of the day, too! xoxo
• Portland, Connecticut
My dog Beau came up the stairs, he is 15 and has trouble with his legs and he rarely does stairs these days and today he went up and down a bunch of times, he must be feeling young!! I am so glad that you now know what the problem is and it can be treated.