i am an unrequited astronomer, pretend patient, gentle adventurer, pedal enthusiast, recovering calligrapher, occasional thespian and unfinished poet living in portland, oregon. contacting me via email is usually a good idea.
while he was still sleeping this morning (after arriving in bed at 5:30 a.m.), i took amelia into the vet because she's so thin and still isn't eating much. the vet said because she's about 15, it could be her kidneys or a hyperactive thyroid, and doesn't think the chance of food had anything to do with it. hmmm. she was apparently dehydrated, though, so they did a subcutaneous fluid injection and i left her there for several hours so they could wait for a urine sample and send it & bloodwork off to the lab. i'll find out more tomorrow. she took the vet experience better than she ever has, which just indicates to me how sick she really is. mind you, she got some spunk back after the subcutaneous injection, but on the whole she was pretty mild. once in california she was so angry that a vet wouldn't take her out of the crate even while wearing heavy leather gloves.
my grandmother broke her hip a couple of weeks ago and i finally got to talk to her for a bit today. she's appalled she's having to use a walker and says it's still pretty painful. she's finally been moved home, though, and my aunts are splitting schedules to take care of her.
alex & i went to the low bbq at apizza scholls tonight. alas, they were out of ribs, but the brisket was tasty. i have yet to find a bbq sauce i like in portland.