Sunday, September 23, 2018

Reframing My Attitude

Little trials seem to just keep coming our way. Now our cat Tilly might have a urinary tract infection. It’s to be diagnosed the day we leave for a trip. I have no idea how we will handle things, though I will ask about an antibiotic shot when we go in to the vet’s office, what risks there are and expectations on the outcome for a geriatric feline.

Meanwhile, I’m reminding myself we are blessed in countless ways. For one, Tilly’s thyroid is responding well to the new dosage (pills she will, at least mostly, miss while we are gone ~sigh~).

We also have caring and capable pet sitters who charge affordable prices. Jezebel hides, but Tilly adores them. Unfortunately, the couple refuses to hand feed any cat pills after a mean fellow almost tore off her thumb.

I can’t say I blame her. It’s our wish Tilly will gulp down a pill with some food as she did this morning on the days they visit.

There’s more.

Yesterday afternoon I may have jinxed myself. Driving home from a late lunch, I told my partner how happy it’s made me to find these bifocal reading/driving lenses working out. Well, later that evening the frames failed.

It seems a screw broke or got stripped, perhaps from over-tightening. That left lens needed to be reseated shortly after I got them because a wrong angle within the frame distorted the fit.

Have I mentioned my frames are antiques?

Wish me luck on getting them repaired. Otherwise, I may end up wearing an old pair of underpowered reading glasses on our travels. These computer reading lenses provide a way too fuzzy view at any distance.

What are you up to this week?

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18 comments:

  1. You're run head-on with Murphy's Law. I so remember. Everything will work out, but it's the stress of getting them to work out before you leave.

    Have a blessed day and week. ♥

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  2. What a shame about your glasses :( Are those the cute ones you had a picture of on here before or am I dreaming that up? Give the kitties a cuddle for me.

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    1. Awww... Thank you! I believe I shared an image of these, as well as my old reading glasses which will make due as driving glasses if needed. Be well!

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  3. Oh, I hope they can fix your frames! They are nice ones.
    I pick up new reading glasses tomorrow, hopefully. I didn't need new distance ones. Unfortunately! I was sure, absolutely sure, my glasses were "wrong," the wrong prescription, because they bother me so. The eye doctor broke it to me... not the glasses, it's my eyes. Cataracts! Not bad, yet, but I have an appointment in November to see about them. It hit me hard. In my mind I'm not "old enough!" I know some are much younger than I when they get them, but maybe we tend to fool ourselves into thinking we aren't getting older!

    Sorry the kitty needs more vet care. As much as we love them it can be so hard (and expensive) as they get older.

    Did we miss your trip announcement, or is it too personal to share? At least, how long will you be gone?

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    1. Thank you for all the kind words. So sorry about your cataracts. I hope you don't suffer poor vision for too much longer. ~hugs~ Once we hit the road, we'll be gone just over a week. I think all these frustrations might make the trip sweeter. We can hope. Be well!

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  4. Perhaps they can be fixed. Fingers crossed.

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    1. Thank you! I'm thrilled to say they were. Be well!

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  5. That's nothing too bad. Get some fancy wet food and tell them to mix liquid antibiotics into it. She gets hungry enough, and hyperthyroid cats are always hungry, she should eat the pill and the antibiotics. Think junk food type cat food, nothing too grain free and healthy, just for your trip. As for the glasses, you'll get them fixed and go have a wonderful time on your travels! Care free!

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    1. Thank you for the awesome advice and well wishes. The glasses *are* fixed! Best wishes, my dear.

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  6. I love your title, reflecting on your eye glass issue. Clever!

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  7. Sorry about Tilly not feeling well. The antibiotic shot should clear the infection right up, that is the best invention ever. Too bad you don't have time to get the thyroid meds compounded into ear gel. Have a good trip. Sorry about your frames though.

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    1. Thank you so much! Things are looking up all around. ~grin~ Be well!

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  8. Good luck with your frames and have a safe trip. I hope all works out in your favor.

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    1. Thank you! So far, things are better than I could have hoped. Take care, my dear.

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  9. Hoping all is well with Tilly. Hoping you also have a cool and safe trip.

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    1. Thank you! Tilly seems fine, I'm happy to say. I hope you are well.

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