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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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(The cat's nickname is Bitchcakes. Is why I keep using this icon.)… 
21st-Jun-2012 08:23 am
Oh, bitchcakes.
(The cat's nickname is Bitchcakes. Is why I keep using this icon.)

So it is looking like Victoria's whole damn deal is allergies and asthma.

We spent $650 to find that out. I am consoling myself by telling myself that really we spent the money to find out she doesn't need thousands of dollars of surgery, but still. We did not have $650. This is one of those years where we keep getting hit with massive expense after massive expense. I have not yet been able to start paying my mom back for the moving loan, and that bugs me.

Judah was able to cover yesterday's expense (Adam and I split Saturday's between the bank account and a credit card). I'll have to pay him back, but that buys us a little time, at least, to figure out how best to do so; a Wind Tunnel Dreams e-book reissue would take a few days to put together, at least.

Also, yesterday was brutally hot and the guys had not yet put in any AC units, so I was really incapable of rational thought. There are ACs in the living room and my bedroom now; I have to figure out what to do about my office, which current just has a window fan allegedly and ineffectively pulling hot air out. It's intolerable in there today, though, and I do need a workspace.

St00pid weather.

So yes, Tor will be fine. She's on nasal drops (she was gulping and hacking because she was gagging on postnasal drip) and steroids, and already she's starting to eat again and has given a few of her characteristic chirrups.

$650.

So yes, today is for writing I hope, if I can find a place to write where I can also breathe, and figuring out my fundraising. If I re-release WTD, I'll need a cover; who has cover-making skills?

*sigh* Cats.

EDIT: Since I am being asked, PayPal is at shadesong@gmail.
Comments 
21st-Jun-2012 10:34 pm (UTC)
I have covermaking skills.
22nd-Jun-2012 07:11 pm (UTC)
Excellent! Thank you! I will get to you re: that soon as I decide how to title this thing to make it clear that it's an update....
22nd-Jun-2012 07:12 pm (UTC)
Yes'm.
22nd-Jun-2012 02:11 am (UTC)
I hear you. Ask me sometime about the shit we went through with Sarah over the winter. And the horked postnatal drip masquerading as gut mucus. (She has a comorbid condition, but allergy flare ups mean sometimes she will not know to eat.)

Thing I learned from one of Sarah's two conditions: roasting meat can punch through the mucus when nothing else will. When she starts not recognizing food: $1.50-$2 worth of chicken thighs, skin and fat still there, no seasoning but a bit of salt on top, baked at 450deg. for 20 minutes and 350 for another thirtyish, then cooled down for 10-15 minutes. At that point, I yank a chunk off one thigh, shred it into smaller bits, and set it down on a plate. The rest gets mixed into wet food and/or used as treats over the course of a few days. (For some reason, she will eat food I've mixed chicken shreds into, even if the microwave trick fails.)
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