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The kittens are coming!

 
 
Thomas
 
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Reply Sun 4 Mar, 2012 02:30 pm
@dlowan,
You perpetually amaze me, Future-Woman!
dlowan
 
  1  
Reply Sun 4 Mar, 2012 02:38 pm
@Thomas,
By living on the other side of the international date line from you?!
Thomas
 
  3  
Reply Sun 4 Mar, 2012 03:13 pm
@dlowan,
I don't know what a date line is, but it sounds flirtatious. Are you coming on to me?
dlowan
 
  1  
Reply Sun 4 Mar, 2012 03:18 pm
@Thomas,
You know perfectly well what an international date line is and how to use it. You're German!

You grew up, what, only about seven or eight hours behind me!?
Rockhead
 
  2  
Reply Sun 4 Mar, 2012 03:21 pm
@dlowan,
you have a 9oo number?

who knew...
dlowan
 
  1  
Reply Sun 4 Mar, 2012 04:20 pm
@Rockhead,
From the sound of that, I don't have one, even if I actually was sure what it was.
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MontereyJack
 
  3  
Reply Sun 4 Mar, 2012 06:16 pm
In large parts of the western hemisphere, phone numbers that start with an area code of 800 (and now range upward between 800 and 899) are toll-free long distance numbers--you can call them and not be charged for the call, they're owned by things like banks or credit card companies, or companies that want your business. Numbers that start with an area code in the 900s, called 900 numbers are, ahem, how do I put this, phone-sex numbers. They charge you by the minute. In the 90s, before porn moved to the internet, barely pubescent boys would discover 900 numbers, and hang out there clandestinely, til their parents got the phone bill for the month and discovered, surprise, they owed, say, $800 for the month. Little Johnny tended to get grounded for the rest of the year after that. Someone seems to be thinking lascivious thoughts on this thread, while poor little Viola is sick. How could they?

Whic brings me to the question, How is she? Have you heard from the vets yet. I'm sure the stress of waiting is terrible. We're on tenterhooks with you, hoping things turn out well. Let us know in any case.
MontereyJack
 
  3  
Reply Sun 4 Mar, 2012 06:31 pm
dlowan, talking about Thomas, says:
Quote:
You grew up, what, only about seven or eight hours behind me!?


Yes, but he's now twelve or thirteen hours behind you. Some of us put on weight as we grow older, Thomas just loses hours.
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Thomas
 
  3  
Reply Sun 4 Mar, 2012 06:42 pm
@dlowan,
dlowan wrote:
You grew up, what, only about seven or eight hours behind me!?

You're assuming I grew up at all.

But I digress. Back to Monterrey Jack's question: How's Viola?
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Roberta
 
  3  
Reply Sun 4 Mar, 2012 10:51 pm
Ditto. Any news?
msolga
 
  2  
Reply Sun 4 Mar, 2012 11:06 pm
@Roberta,
I think Deb said her appointment with the vet was around 5 pm, Roberta.
It's now a bit after 4 pm here (Melbourne). Adelaide's half an hour behind, so there's about an hour & a half to go before the appointment.

Fingers firmly crossed for good news!
dlowan
 
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Reply Mon 5 Mar, 2012 01:35 am
@msolga,
Just back from vet.

Not the dread news expected. She has high blood pressure and an enlarged left side of the heart...possibly because a valve is compromised. She already has fluid on the lungs. Vet thinks it is either an inborn defect, or that she had an infection as a kitten that led to peri-carditis, that has affected her heart.

NOT the cardiomyopathy, she thinks, that we were both expecting from the symptoms. The ECG does not support this, and her pulmonary artery appears normal (cardiomyopathy is often a consequence of primary pulmonary hypertension...a deadly problem).

Prognosis depends upon how she responds to medication. She could live a long and happy life....or not. Vet says "We won't let her get so sick that she has to be put down while she is young!"

This is cute and very supportive, but not necessarily practical....however I intend to go with that thought.

She is on the same med as Miranda! In Viola's case it is hoped to control the hypertension and stop the heart from straining unnecessarily to compensate for the valve, which it apparently does not need to do, and thus becoming enlarged and compromised.

She's to be re-asessed in six months, unless she becomes ill prior to that.

Another cat with expensive meds! Oh well.

I am having a glass of sauvignon blanc to celebrate and calm down.

Now to get the pill down the cat. I am going to try pulverised in yoghurt.
dlowan
 
  2  
Reply Mon 5 Mar, 2012 01:37 am
@MontereyJack,
Quote:
Someone seems to be thinking lascivious thoughts on this thread, while poor little Viola is sick. How could they?


Not sure they are...but death and sex.....intimately paired.
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msolga
 
  2  
Reply Mon 5 Mar, 2012 01:40 am
@dlowan,
So much more positive than expected, Deb?
I think?
dlowan
 
  2  
Reply Mon 5 Mar, 2012 01:44 am
@msolga,
Yep......but things are unsure. They will go as they go.


But way better than previous likely diagnosis....average time of death from diagnosis, six months.
roger
 
  4  
Reply Mon 5 Mar, 2012 01:46 am
@dlowan,
Sounds more like okay news than good, but at least it's better.
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msolga
 
  2  
Reply Mon 5 Mar, 2012 01:47 am
@dlowan,
Well, phew, then!
I'm sorry about the "unsure" part.

Enjoy your sauv blanc, put your feet up & relax now.
Glad that consultation's over!
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dlowan
 
  1  
Reply Mon 5 Mar, 2012 01:53 am
Thank you darlings.

Life is inherently unsure....platitudinous, but true.

It is more positively unsure than it was yesterday! This is progress!
msolga
 
  2  
Reply Mon 5 Mar, 2012 01:54 am
@dlowan,
It is, it is, Deb!

Have another glass to celebrate! Very Happy
dlowan
 
  2  
Reply Mon 5 Mar, 2012 01:55 am
@msolga,
I have. And I'd resolved not to drink for 6 months!
 

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