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30 November 2011 @ 05:40 pm
Etsy orders  
Just a note to update everyone who placed orders to help Julius. I'm working my way through them as quickly as possible. I'm not actually used to receiving so many orders at once, so it created a small backlog. I know some of you haven't recieved yours yet, or a shipping notification, but my goal is to get them all out this week. You should receive tracking via e-mail. If you don't for some reason by Friday afternoon, send me a note or an e-mail if you don't mind.

Added to that, the vet didn't warn me about what Julius's recovery would entail. Since he won't take liquid, and that's usually how they prescribe painkillers, they just didn't send any home. I didn't even realize anything was wrong at first. Obviously he was unhappy in the cone of shame, and crying piteously a lot...well, he was also peeing everywhere. Not spraying, just constantly dribbling pee throughout the house, right when I was trying to get things ready for the holiday. Because of the holiday, I wasn't able to get a hold of the vet immediately to find out what was wrong. When I did the following conversation happened:

Vet: "Well, that kind of behavior could be because he's in pain. How is administering the painkillers going?"

Me: "...painkillers? What painkillers? I have antibiotics you guys prescribed, but nothing for pain."

Vet: "I don't why we wouldn't...hold on. Yes, I see here Julius won't take liquid. That's why we didn't send any home."

Me: "What? Is there no other form painkillers can take?"

Vet: "Well, sure. We can prescribe some pills for you to come in and pick up."

Me: "Why didn't you send them hom with him in the first place??"

She didn't have a good answer. Me, I was furious. Here my cat had been in pain following a surgery for days, because they dropped the ball after I told them he wouldn't take medications in liquid form. Anyway, painkillers procured, it seems to have solved the peeing problem. However, my cat is still miserable. He has to wear the cone of shame for two full weeks. We are on week two now, and he finally seems to have achieved a sort of resigned acceptance of his situation. But that first week was murder. He constantly wanted to be on my lap, and I didn't have the heart to tell him no. I did a lot of laundry, since he peed through towels and blankets, and all over most pairs of my jeans. In the meantime, it is very hard to work with jewelry with a 15 pound cat constantly insisting on sitting on your lap. Particularly when he is peeing all over you and everything else. The good news is, the worst is over, and jewelry orders are my priority. Thank you again to everyone who helped. I'm sure Julius will be grateful once the cone of shame comes off, and in the meantime, I certainly am.
 
 
 
Violetvioletinstincts on December 1st, 2011 03:32 pm (UTC)
I am soooo sorry for the kittie! *hugs hims* I had to force my kittie Precious to take the liquid medicine at first. Once she noticed it was fish flavored, she would take it.