Day 102 Kuma’s FIP Journey
I’m sick as a damn dog! Calling in sick again.
Awaiting COVID/flu results.
Advised boss that I didn’t have results yet, agreed to stay off today.
Results came in just before 0700, NEGATIVE for COVID and flu, baffled
Last night at 2200 I lost smell almost 100% with taste suffering down to 25% of normal.
I almost cried, not only would we have to cancel our dinner with BB on the YC porch, but our Thanksgiving BBQ on the porch was at stake.
So, good news, not positive, weird news, why can’t I smell anything and barely taste anything???
Isao had to go in today, so I got up and moved to the couch to rest.
Took Claritin/pseudoephedrine, and some Tylenol for the headache, and settled in to nap/rest.
Some awesome discoveries!!! I took my vitamin gummy and I could taste it more strongly. I could taste the honey in my tea and I could barely taste the butter on my toast, but it was something.
Smell: coming back!!! I got a lemon off the tree, and while I was rolling it on the board to release the juice, I could smell it!!!!
So I think this is just one of the worst allergic reactions I’ve had to a Santa Ana since I’ve lived in SoCal, truly amazing how severe.
I rested after brekkies, drank my hot honey/lemon water, and slept.
Of course, Kuma is being a douche, chasing everyone, getting into trouble, and pushing things off the drying area by the sink.
I had to put him in the office a few times with a smack on the butt so he knows something was different.
Aaaaannnnnnd, he’s figured out the huge cat tree in the living room!!!!
ISAO INSERT PHOTOS HERE OF KUMA ON CAT TREE, if we have any
Sasha isn’t pleased…..that’s her only safe place from Kuma aside from the bedroom, so I made sure if Kuma started to bother Sasha, he got removed from the tree.
He had one mishap where he ended up on the outside of the tree, about 3 levels up, dangling, I jumped up and snatched him into my arms and placed him into the office with some food…..that one scared me…..
Luckily, he calmed down and slept on the couch for the afternoon, just like his mommy
Isao came home around 1300, we had lunch, more resting
Kuma still sleeping on the couch, happy.
Rested all day until dinner
I had a hot pack on my tummy and when I put Kuma on my belly, he was all like “OMG, this is amazing!!!” and settled in for more sleep LOL!!
I put the hot pack on the couch and put him on it and it was lights out!
He eventually moved off the hot pack on to the couch between us, so I put him under the blankets, he stayed
Yummy steak and salad with some couscous.
1900 Neurontin 0.1mL
2000 kitteh dinndinns!
Isao picked him up at some point and he fell asleep in Isao’s arms, that is, until I sounded the dinner whistle!!!
Up came Kuma, ready for dinner!!
2100 Capella administration
W: 6.4lbs, he’s stalled in his weight again
Position 4, R front flank
Pre-injection skin prep: same
Tent: good, or so I thought. As soon as I put in the needle Kuma yowled……I thought…” uh oh, it was really hard to place the needle, am I in muscle???”
I withdrew the needle and there was an immediate release of blood…..it was a good thing Kuma yowled…..I think I might have been in a muscle layer and that would have been extremely painful for Kuma ;(
I cleaned the blood, comforted Kuma, and looked for another spot.
The spot I found was pretty close to the original place, but my tent was a bit away from the body, and thus, away from the muscle.
The needle penetrated much easier.
Med administration: smooth, deep in the tent, no resistance.
Needle withdrawal: smooth, a small amount of meds appeared, but no more bleeding.
Tent bouncing, skin cleansing, CHURU all at the same time.
No more evidence of leaking, no more bleeding.
OFF TO PLAY!!!!
I didn’t go immediately to the string, so Kuma was concentrating on his pain, and I found him kicking at the injection site.
Time for the string!!!
He immediately started playing and forgot about the injection site.
I have checked his skin and there is no more leak or blood, we’re good.
I communicated with my boss that I’m still feeling really crappy, so he has told me to stay home tomorrow.
I will return to work on Friday to allow my teammates to go/stay home if management deems it ok based on staffing.
Our brunch with BB and dinner with our friends are safe
I’m hoping I recover more of my sense of taste, we’ll see
A long, dramatic day