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May. 1st, 2014



This is Harley. I was with her from the night she was born twenty years ago, to the day she died, this morning. She was named Harley because she purred every time we walked into the bathroom where she was kept with her mamacat and litter mates. Loudly. Sometimes her purr sounded like the had snorted crickets, and sometimes it sounded like she was practicing to be a pigeon, but she was always purring. She slept glued to me. I'm going to miss her like you would not believe.

Stress (her, work, other work, and mostly relationship/personal) has shot my immune system to shit, so after this weekend's event I came home with

  • a cold sore

  • an actual cold which is dropping into my chest, which I hate

  • edema in one leg from being on my feet 10+ hours

  • an athlete's foot outbreak, which led to

  • cellulitis in the foot that not edemic, already halfway up my foot to my ankle


My RN-friend says I have to stay off my feet for two full days. Not leaving the recliner except to pee. I think this sounds like hell and am going to give it ONE day because she says the option is a week in the hospital which (given I haven't signed up for ACA yet) is not happening. I have twelve events and three closings this month and I am not spending any of it in the fucking hospital.

So. Bedrest for tomorrow.

Fuck me, seriously?

Ugh. 

Comments

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tifaching
May. 1st, 2014 11:20 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm so sorry about Harley. She sounds like a real sweetie. It's hard any time, but when you've had them from a newborn it's especially hard. :(

Stay off your feet and feel better.
ithuriel788
May. 1st, 2014 12:28 pm (UTC)
I am so sorry about Harley. I am in the middle of dealing with health issues of my 15-year old baby, and I know that even if the outcome is perfect and I get another five years with him, it won't be enough.
And I'm sorry to hear that you are being told to lie around at the very moment you want/need to be keeping busy.
Looks like she had a nice setup there in that pic, so she could sit on the back of the sofa and hang out with you and look out the window.
kalliel
May. 1st, 2014 12:48 pm (UTC)
She's beautiful. <3 I'm sure she could not have asked for more loving parents, and I'm sorry for your loss. *hugs*

And goodness, that's a lot to come down on you all at once! I hope you recover swiftly and without too much discomfort! D;
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bubblesbrnaid
May. 1st, 2014 03:24 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry about Harley.

And I hope that stuff clears out of your system fast. I hope the bed, er, recliner rest helps.
vexed_wench
May. 1st, 2014 03:48 pm (UTC)
I am sorry for your loss. I hope you feel better. *hugs*
colls
May. 1st, 2014 08:02 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry to hear about Harley, she sounds like she was one awesome cat.

Rest, maybe read some fic or watch some movies, relax and I hope you feel better soon.


Edited at 2014-05-01 08:03 pm (UTC)
pushkin666
May. 2nd, 2014 09:14 pm (UTC)
*hugs you*. She looks lovely. So sorry hun.
quichey
May. 4th, 2014 02:45 pm (UTC)
Oh, darling. I am so sorry. And when it rains, it does nothing but pour, yes? Let me know if there is anything I can do to help from over here, ok?
saladbats
May. 4th, 2014 10:03 pm (UTC)
Finally having 2 seconds to be on LJ and just saw this. I am so sorry to hear about Harley. And I hope you are doing better. You and I should get together soon for a WTF World? round of drinks.
*hugs*
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