Sunday, October 3, 2021

AVR Weekly News ~ 415th Edition

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  • Sunday ~ Meme ~ AVR Weekly News ~ 414th Edition
  • Friday ~ Tour Review ~ The Chronicles of Iona by Paula De Fougerolles

  • Wednesday ~ Spotlight ~ Shadow-Stained by Rachel Hobbs
  • Friday ~ Meme ~ Friday Featured Spotlight ~ TWR Blog Tour: The Chronicles of Iona: Exiled
  • Sunday ~ MemeAVR Weekly News ~ 416th Edition

Hello and Happy Sunday!

On the Home Front: So, this week sucked. This year we discovered that Nox had mineral deposits in her lungs, From what? We have no idea. But they made her prone to bacterial pneumonia. She was on antibiotics for about 8 weeks this Spring to clear it because it was resistant, but we were told it could return. We were also told to start her on an inhaler with steroids if her "cough" worsened. On Sept 1st we started the inhaler. It helped some, but last Saturday she seemed to be eating slower than normal. Then on Sunday she didn't want to eat much at all. Monday she didn't eat anything and her breathing was really fast. Like twice the rate for a cat. So around 8:30pm Anna took her to the Emergency Vet.  They put her in an oxygen tent, took xrays, treated her with meds and kept her overnight. We picked her up the next morning and took her immediately to the specialists. It was a 13 minute ride and she was panting and in distress by the time we got there. They took her in immediately and we consented to a treatment plan which included an endoscopy like she had in the April. This shit is not cheap, people. Get pet insurance if at all possible. Believe it or not, my husband's workplace has an option for it at open enrollment and our car/home insurance, State Farm, has a policy. So shop around. I'm going to now, but Anna and Kyle paid for her treatment.

Unfortunately I got the call at 2:50pm that they had done the endscopy and her lungs had a lot of blood in them, she was in really bad shape, the vet classified her condition as grave, and he was worried she might not even wake from the anesthetic. We made the decision to put her to sleep and ran to the vet to say goodbye. She did wake from the anesthetic but she was in terrible shape and it was awful. That's all I'm going to say on that. The vets were wonderful though. We had Nox cremated and she was back with us on Wednesday. So, shitfuck this week.


7/28/2011 - 9/28/2021

Touching Nature: It's been nice. Warmish, but dry. This coming week temps are supposed to drop into the 70s and rain is forecasted. So today I tamed the not-so-feral greenery (probably for the last time this year) and engaged in battle with the Leafy Horde. Of course, when I was done and ready for a shower the wind picked up and I was bombarded by a battalion of paratroopers fluttering down from the sky. Oh, well. Until next time, you crinkly bastards. Enjoy the rain.

Book News: I finished a book and wrote the review. That's all I've got for this week.

Don't Touch That Dial!: In the final season of Numb3rs and then we may watch Without a Trace if it's still on Hulu.

At the Flicks: Nothing yet

Cyberspace Playground: Nope


Carol's Nuggets of Wisdom:

That's it for me. AVR News Update signing off. May all your books enthrall you.

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  1. Oh I'm so sorry about Nox!!! Never easy to say goodbye to our fur-babies. :-(

  2. I'm sorry about Nox. It's a terrible thing to lose a pet. The leaf war is on. I was tired before it started.

    Anne - Books of My Heart This is my Sunday Post