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Life with a Sick Cat

We picked Sugar up from the vet today. We are $806 poorer! And she's still a sick cat. She's having problems with urination and diarrhea. She's taking 4 different kinds of meds. We have to keep her confined for at least 3 or 4 days. Right now we have her in Kaitlin's bedroom, but I think she'll soon be moving to the downstairs bathroom due to her "potty" problems. I'm already washing the sheets and blankets from Kaitlin's bed. UGH! If she doesn't get better in the next few days, we may be putting her to sleep. They really weren't sure about sending her home, but since it's a holiday weekend, we could NOT afford to let her stay 3 more days! One thing about this experience, Kaitlin is now thinking about becoming a veterinarian - again! She always wanted to be one, but a couple of years ago she decided she didn't want to spend 8 years in college. So she's starting K-State in the engineering program (and has an engineering scholarship) - but we'll see if she continues along that path. We talked to our vet - and she suggested that Kaitlin try to get a job at a vet clinic in Manhattan. That would give her some insight as to whether or not she's really interested in pursuing that career.

Needless to say, with the money we spent on Sugar today, we are trying to figure out a way to come up with some bucks. We have a 36" RCA TV for sale, a nice wood TV stand, and some Longaberger baskets & wrought iron, etc. If you know anyone who might want to buy any of these items, please let me know. (or if you want to donate to the "Sugar" fund....HA!)


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