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2013-01-25 03:18:27 AM
And while I'm still up, I decided to give you all some more reasons to think about what can be done to make this world a kinder, gentler place for animals.  This isn't easy to watch, but please watch it all.


Nation Earth
EARTHLINGS is a powerful and informative documentary about society's treatment of animals, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix with soundtrack by Moby. This multi-award winning film by Nation Earth is a must-see for anyone who cares about animals or wishes to make the world a better place.
http://earthlings.com/?page_id=32
 
2013-01-25 03:38:58 AM
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2013-01-25 06:01:13 AM
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2013-01-25 06:34:37 AM
Good Meowning! Happy Friday everybuddy.
laulaja I hope you feel better. That upper respiratory thing is awful.

I just want to say, for every story of neglect and abuse, there are 10 stories of kindness and care. It is just that we don't hear as much about that. It is a lovely, quiet thing that we all do, not to garner praise, but to do what is right. The world wide presence of the Caturday family exemplifies this philosophy.

Yes?

Take care of yourselves today.
 
2013-01-25 06:59:56 AM
Good morning! I sure wish I could twist like this!
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Heated cat bed in front of the heat duct. We know where the horking we heard overnight was!

We made the kitties so happy last night! Mrs Snuffybud's son bought a house back in December, he's been fixing things before he moved, and he's been packing stuff and storing it in the family room at the same time. Well, he made the move earlier this week and we can get to the fireplace now! It was the first fire of the season, which means it was the first fire ever for Desi, Jack and Cisco! The three of them were fascinated at this warmth giving thing, Desi spent the evening in a chair facing the fire just sucking up the heat!
 
2013-01-25 07:01:12 AM
Gentle Caturdayians, I have a terrible story to tell you. I'm honestly not sure if the GoGo Beastie tried to kill me with a passion she's never displayed before or if she has at least temporarily saved my life. I honestly don't remember what happened, but considering Go's habit of trying to take me out (and knocking me down several times, including down the stairs in the past), there's no doubt in my mind she did at least help take me out. I'll try to keep it brief.

My entire US based family lives in this one house, so there's no shortage of us about. My Mom was getting ready to go to bed and heard this loud "BOOM!" and immediately ran for my Gran's room, thinking she'd fallen. My Gran was sitting in her recliner, reading, and was obviously just fine. When my Mom started heading back to her room, she glanced down the hallway and saw me laying flat on my back in the kitchen, not moving. I then apparently started vomiting blood. She flipped me on my side, started screaming for my Sis and they called 911.

The last thing I remember was heading for the kitchen to get my 10PM snack of fresh fruit, a nightly ritual for me. The next thing I remember was being wheeled through the ER. I was given a CAT scan for my head and neck (everything looked OK, except the huge bump on the back of my poor noggin), an ultrasound to look for some sort of intestinal bleed and lots of blood tests. Oh, and pain medication and fluids.

When my blood work came back, it turns out all of my electrolytes were so out of whack I ended up with two IVs full of all kinds of electrolytic goodness (my magnesium was, and still is, especially bad). Then they discovered my hemoglobin was so low, I needed a blood transfusion. Which turned into 8 of them over three days. I didn't even know I had room for that much blood in me.

This happened on the 15th. I got out of the hospital on the evening of the 22nd. I am also now on more medications than my 90 year old grandmother.

I have never in my adult life had health insurance as that's not something that chefs for small, independent restaurants are usually offered. I have no idea how I'm going to pay for all of this or even maintain my medications if I have to stay on them long-term (write the manufacturers, I guess?). The hospital doc also wants a home health nurse checking in on me at least three times a week, but that has to go through a primary care physician, which I do not have. I now get the joy of trying to apply for some sort of aid for the first time in my life to get the primary care physician so I can get the home health nurse.

They never found out why I started vomiting blood or why I went down like a lead zeppelin in the kitchen when I felt just fine. I like to think my beloved, bratty GoGo Beastie knew somehow that something was seriously wrong and knocked me down so I'd be hauled off by ambulance for a week of hell in a hospital. At least I was in a private room though. I bet that's going to cost me extra as well, but since I'll never be able to pay for all of this without some serious help from the state (if I'm eligible), I suppose it doesn't matter much.

So I guess to GoGo Beastie, Wegie Extraordinaire, it's either "nice try, ya little biatch" (which wouldn't explain all the other issues) or "thank you for bringing my apparent very poor health to the attention of my family and local medical personnel."

/according to my family, GoGo cried the whole time I was in the hospital and would aimlessly wander the house searching for me
//so did my Grandma, just without the wandering the house part, because she can't wander the house
///thanks for letting me whine

Now, a Cat!
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2013-01-25 07:19:25 AM
RWDA..... OMG!! Woman, I am so sorry! I was wondering where you had gone off to! I just firgured you got arrested for breaking into a skate park, or something!
Sending (((HUGS)))
 
2013-01-25 07:20:20 AM
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2013-01-25 07:52:01 AM
Good morning! My husband managed to scare the shiat out of me this morning. Since he's not working right now (thanks, winter) and it's been so cold, he's been staying up most nights to keep the fire going in the wood stove to keep the house warm. This morning he came to bed around 4:30, slept for maybe half an hour then woke up because he had to use the restroom. He went, then as he was going to wash his hands - he passed out right there at the sink! I heard a thud, got up and ran to the bathroom to make sure he was ok. Once he got back to bed he was just lying there in a cold sweat, but he said his heart wasn't racing and he didn't feel bad, didn't want to go to the ER, etc. By the time I left for work, he said the cold sweat had stopped and he was fine. He said he just needed to get some sleep. I think when I get home I'm going to give him a hug and a kiss, then I'm going to beat hin for letting himself get that run down!
 
2013-01-25 07:52:44 AM
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2013-01-25 07:54:15 AM

professional_vampire: Good morning! My husband managed to scare the shiat out of me this morning. Since he's not working right now (thanks, winter) and it's been so cold, he's been staying up most nights to keep the fire going in the wood stove to keep the house warm. This morning he came to bed around 4:30, slept for maybe half an hour then woke up because he had to use the restroom. He went, then as he was going to wash his hands - he passed out right there at the sink! I heard a thud, got up and ran to the bathroom to make sure he was ok. Once he got back to bed he was just lying there in a cold sweat, but he said his heart wasn't racing and he didn't feel bad, didn't want to go to the ER, etc. By the time I left for work, he said the cold sweat had stopped and he was fine. He said he just needed to get some sleep. I think when I get home I'm going to give him a hug and a kiss, then I'm going to beat hin for letting himself get that run down!


JEEZ! Sure hope he's okay! I'm sure you will call him elebenty times today!!!! :D
 
2013-01-25 07:55:10 AM

Real Women Drink Akvavit: Gentle Caturdayians,


I am so sorry for what you're going through.

It looks like you live in California and you probably already know about the California Rx Card Link, you get discounts on lots of prescription drugs. It's run by the state for anyone who is a resident and it's free. We have it here and sometimes it's made it possible for me to get meds I couldn't afford otherwise.
 
2013-01-25 08:08:12 AM
lilyspad: RWDA..... OMG!! Woman, I am so sorry! I was wondering where you had gone off to! I just firgured you got arrested for breaking into a skate park, or something!
Sending (((HUGS)))

There will be no climbing fences into skate parks or skating at all for quite a while for me. I am so unstable on my feet still, I've not left the house at all since I got out of the hospital. GoGo Beastie and I have been looking up new (to us) heavy metal bands with female growlers/shriekers as leads on YouTube, watching cartoons, documentaries and indie flicks and taking lots and lots of naps. This upsets me greatly as I am the only person in the house that seems to be able to pick out decent fruits and veggies from the market, but falling out in the produce department doesn't seem like the best idea to me, so I just explain to my Sis -again- how to check for the perfect kiwi, why you should check the bottom of a head of garlic and why I need more than one kind of apple and how to tell them apart. She's trying, but still has a long way to go.

Too bad I can't send this little guy to go produce shopping for me.
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The French are just as picky as I am when it comes to teh yummies fuds!


/thanks for the hugs, btw
//needs lots of 'em right now, 'cuz this is kinda scary stuff
 
2013-01-25 08:09:46 AM
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2013-01-25 08:11:41 AM
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2013-01-25 08:15:29 AM

predle: Real Women Drink Akvavit: Gentle Caturdayians,

I am so sorry for what you're going through.

It looks like you live in California and you probably already know about the California Rx Card Link, you get discounts on lots of prescription drugs. It's run by the state for anyone who is a resident and it's free. We have it here and sometimes it's made it possible for me to get meds I couldn't afford otherwise.


I had never heard of that at all. Thanks for the link! I'm definitely going to create myself a card right now. I'll probably  have to pay cash for the doc appointment I have on Tuesday, but any break I can get on meds is definitely going to help. I've never in my life had to apply for any kind of help, so I really am not sure what resources are out there for people. Animals, sure. I can always  find help for a critter. People though, including myself? Not so much good at  that.
 
2013-01-25 08:17:45 AM
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2013-01-25 08:28:20 AM
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Those cats haz too much of teh kewl to be hanging out with those dweebs.

Hahahaha! Single ferret mosh pit!
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2013-01-25 08:34:38 AM

Real Women Drink Akvavit: predle: Real Women Drink Akvavit: Gentle Caturdayians,

I am so sorry for what you're going through.

It looks like you live in California and you probably already know about the California Rx Card Link, you get discounts on lots of prescription drugs. It's run by the state for anyone who is a resident and it's free. We have it here and sometimes it's made it possible for me to get meds I couldn't afford otherwise.

I had never heard of that at all. Thanks for the link! I'm definitely going to create myself a card right now. I'll probably  have to pay cash for the doc appointment I have on Tuesday, but any break I can get on meds is definitely going to help. I've never in my life had to apply for any kind of help, so I really am not sure what resources are out there for people. Animals, sure. I can always  find help for a critter. People though, including myself? Not so much good at  that.



I work in home health care so would love to help but I'm afraid I couldn't handle the commute.

Have you talked to someone at the hospital, most hospitals have a patient representative that helps people with this and could be a great source for any available help. Also most hospitals will reduce costs for people without insurance.

When you do see the doctor if you get any really expensive meds ask if there are any comparable less expensive ones, a pharmacist may be some help with this too, but of course you would have to talk to the doctor about any changes. Sometimes doctors use the 'latest and greatest' when there is something that's been around a while and is generic that's a lot cheaper.

Dr. Lucy would help but unfortunately she lost her medical license because she kept hiding from all her patients
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2013-01-25 08:44:35 AM
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2013-01-25 08:55:24 AM

Real Women Drink Akvavit: Gentle Caturdayians, I have a terrible story to tell you. I'm honestly not sure if the GoGo Beastie tried to kill me with a passion she's never displayed before or if she has at least temporarily saved my life. I honestly don't remember what happened, but considering Go's habit of trying to take me out (and knocking me down several times, including down the stairs in the past), there's no doubt in my mind she did at least help take me out. I'll try to keep it brief

.

That's quite a tale. I hope you continue to get better and take it easy/care of yourself.
 
2013-01-25 08:59:13 AM
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2013-01-25 09:27:29 AM

predle: Real Women Drink Akvavit: predle: Real Women Drink Akvavit: Gentle Caturdayians,

I am so sorry for what you're going through.

It looks like you live in California and you probably already know about the California Rx Card Link, you get discounts on lots of prescription drugs. It's run by the state for anyone who is a resident and it's free. We have it here and sometimes it's made it possible for me to get meds I couldn't afford otherwise.

I had never heard of that at all. Thanks for the link! I'm definitely going to create myself a card right now. I'll probably  have to pay cash for the doc appointment I have on Tuesday, but any break I can get on meds is definitely going to help. I've never in my life had to apply for any kind of help, so I really am not sure what resources are out there for people. Animals, sure. I can always  find help for a critter. People though, including myself? Not so much good at  that.


I work in home health care so would love to help but I'm afraid I couldn't handle the commute.

Have you talked to someone at the hospital, most hospitals have a patient representative that helps people with this and could be a great source for any available help. Also most hospitals will reduce costs for people without insurance.

When you do see the doctor if you get any really expensive meds ask if there are any comparable less expensive ones, a pharmacist may be some help with this too, but of course you would have to talk to the doctor about any changes. Sometimes doctors use the 'latest and greatest' when there is something that's been around a while and is generic that's a lot cheaper.

Dr. Lucy would help but unfortunately she lost her medical license because she kept hiding from all her patients
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Yeah, my brain is still a bit "off" (well, more so than usual), so my Mom, who apparently loves me very much, has been filling out paperwork. She also found out I may be eligible for at least temporary disability through the state, which would give me Medi-Cal, so she's either getting or already has picked up, the papers to apply for that.  I just know that I now have a huge file of stuff she keeps  asking me to sign. Everyone in this house has at least one drawer in Mom's filing cabinet just for their important documents and each one of us has one red folder in  the very front of our drawer with a list of meds and a brief medical history. If  something happens to one of  us, that red  folder is the one you grab as you race out to the hospital. My Mom is so organized it is scary. It's a very good thing, but still scary in a way. How did she get supreme organizational skills while I got the ADHD? 'Tis a mystery.

Dr.  Lucy shouldn't hide from her patients! She can then sneak up on them, sedate them and snuggle up all comfy like without fear of them bothering her one bit.

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2013-01-25 10:17:46 AM

Finally crawling to ft of pg 2, Fang Q ing those who wish me Gute Besserung from this seasonal bug, wishing dire imprecations on those who murdered wee Bradlea & so many others thru their indifference & neglect told above by domari, also Summer Glau's Love Slave's neighbour who ought not to be able to keep cats to kick for leaving pawprints.  But if they'd run away, where would they go besides there, causing Feline Overload?  I'd ask to help with the windscreen oiling a) if I thought I could get there, b) if I wasn't too ill right now. Need to Clean Up for MD appt after lunch.


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2013-01-25 10:24:45 AM

Real Women Drink Akvavit: Gentle Caturdayians, I have a terrible story to tell you. I'm honestly not sure if the GoGo Beastie tried to kill me with a passion she's never displayed before or if she has at least temporarily saved my life. I honestly don't remember what happened, but considering Go's habit of trying to take me out (and knocking me down several times, including down the stairs in the past), there's no doubt in my mind she did at least help take me out. I'll try to keep it brief.

My entire US based family lives in this one house, so there's no shortage of us about. My Mom was getting ready to go to bed and heard this loud "BOOM!" and immediately ran for my Gran's room, thinking she'd fallen. My Gran was sitting in her recliner, reading, and was obviously just fine. When my Mom started heading back to her room, she glanced down the hallway and saw me laying flat on my back in the kitchen, not moving. I then apparently started vomiting blood. She flipped me on my side, started screaming for my Sis and they called 911.

The last thing I remember was heading for the kitchen to get my 10PM snack of fresh fruit, a nightly ritual for me. The next thing I remember was being wheeled through the ER. I was given a CAT scan for my head and neck (everything looked OK, except the huge bump on the back of my poor noggin), an ultrasound to look for some sort of intestinal bleed and lots of blood tests. Oh, and pain medication and fluids.

When my blood work came back, it turns out all of my electrolytes were so out of whack I ended up with two IVs full of all kinds of electrolytic goodness (my magnesium was, and still is, especially bad). Then they discovered my hemoglobin was so low, I needed a blood transfusion. Which turned into 8 of them over three days. I didn't even know I had room for that much blood in me.

This happened on the 15th. I got out of the hospital on the evening of the 22nd. I am also now on more medications than my 90 year old grandmother.

I have never in my a ...


Wow, that's scary. I hope you're ok now. Make sure to follow up and find out the cause of this.
The hospital will make payment arrangements and most of them have some sort of assistance for paying off bills. They wind up writing it off as a loss because this country is filled with people without insurance.
 
2013-01-25 10:27:58 AM

professional_vampire: Good morning! My husband managed to scare the shiat out of me this morning. Since he's not working right now (thanks, winter) and it's been so cold, he's been staying up most nights to keep the fire going in the wood stove to keep the house warm. This morning he came to bed around 4:30, slept for maybe half an hour then woke up because he had to use the restroom. He went, then as he was going to wash his hands - he passed out right there at the sink! I heard a thud, got up and ran to the bathroom to make sure he was ok. Once he got back to bed he was just lying there in a cold sweat, but he said his heart wasn't racing and he didn't feel bad, didn't want to go to the ER, etc. By the time I left for work, he said the cold sweat had stopped and he was fine. He said he just needed to get some sleep. I think when I get home I'm going to give him a hug and a kiss, then I'm going to beat hin for letting himself get that run down!


He probably should have gone to the ER. I hope he's getting some rest and doesn't try that again.
 
2013-01-25 10:31:21 AM

predle: Real Women Drink Akvavit: predle: Real Women Drink Akvavit: Gentle Caturdayians,

I am so sorry for what you're going through.

It looks like you live in California and you probably already know about the California Rx Card Link, you get discounts on lots of prescription drugs. It's run by the state for anyone who is a resident and it's free. We have it here and sometimes it's made it possible for me to get meds I couldn't afford otherwise.

I had never heard of that at all. Thanks for the link! I'm definitely going to create myself a card right now. I'll probably  have to pay cash for the doc appointment I have on Tuesday, but any break I can get on meds is definitely going to help. I've never in my life had to apply for any kind of help, so I really am not sure what resources are out there for people. Animals, sure. I can always  find help for a critter. People though, including myself? Not so much good at  that.


I work in home health care so would love to help but I'm afraid I couldn't handle the commute.

Have you talked to someone at the hospital, most hospitals have a patient representative that helps people with this and could be a great source for any available help. Also most hospitals will reduce costs for people without insurance.

When you do see the doctor if you get any really expensive meds ask if there are any comparable less expensive ones, a pharmacist may be some help with this too, but of course you would have to talk to the doctor about any changes. Sometimes doctors use the 'latest and greatest' when there is something that's been around a while and is generic that's a lot cheaper.

Dr. Lucy would help but unfortunately she lost her medical license because she kept hiding from all her patients
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In NY we have a surcharge for people without insurance!
 
2013-01-25 12:21:34 PM
I have huge anxiety issues when it comes to medical personnel - medical or dental anything, really - because of a very bad car accident when I was 13, so if things don't work out with the new potential primary care physician on Tuesday, I've already got my next potential picked out.

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A rather dignified looking fellow, don't you think? He also obviously has excellent taste in men's ties.

I will pay him with the finest albacore money can buy. Well, the finest my money can buy.
 
2013-01-25 12:43:55 PM

domari: professional_vampire: Good morning! My husband managed to scare the shiat out of me this morning. Since he's not working right now (thanks, winter) and it's been so cold, he's been staying up most nights to keep the fire going in the wood stove to keep the house warm. This morning he came to bed around 4:30, slept for maybe half an hour then woke up because he had to use the restroom. He went, then as he was going to wash his hands - he passed out right there at the sink! I heard a thud, got up and ran to the bathroom to make sure he was ok. Once he got back to bed he was just lying there in a cold sweat, but he said his heart wasn't racing and he didn't feel bad, didn't want to go to the ER, etc. By the time I left for work, he said the cold sweat had stopped and he was fine. He said he just needed to get some sleep. I think when I get home I'm going to give him a hug and a kiss, then I'm going to beat hin for letting himself get that run down!

He probably should have gone to the ER. I hope he's getting some rest and doesn't try that again.


I was going to say that.  Passing out and a cold sweat can be indicative of arrhythmia, tachycardia, or even a heart attack.  He should get an EKG.
 
2013-01-25 12:44:21 PM

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What a fine picture! Made me smile.
 
2013-01-25 12:45:07 PM
Summer Glau's Love Slave:
I need this - something warm and fuzzy and heartwarming. This afternoon, I caught my piece of shiat next door neighbor kicking his cats because they left paw prints on his F-350 Lackofpeener-mobile.

/Called the cops.
//They laughed at me over the phone.
///Might be time to oil the F-350 windshield.


As a black-belt, professional troublemaker, may I recommend a bead of this applied along the
leading edge of the windshield blades. Amazingly impossible to remove.
Almost makes buying a new Lackofpeener-mobile the only practical solution.
 
2013-01-25 01:01:50 PM
Talked to hubby - he's awake and OK. Told him if he doesn't make a cardiologist appointment today, I will on Monday!
 
2013-01-25 01:11:37 PM

To temp threadsend just in time to read quantum_jellyroll's Highly Approved Subby-stitute for windscreen oil. Also just about in time to vamoose for med appt.
Best Wishes to all others who ail, either like me or in other ways, especially Real Women. Mayhap some concerted efforts/pleas/applications might get Dr Lucy's licence re-instated?


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Recovery furr-vently wished blankie fetched by our fave AlienDandelion
along about US Thanksgiving.
 
2013-01-25 02:01:17 PM
Sacred Feces! There's a lot of fall-down-go-booms going on this Caturday.
Sending lots and lots of healing vibes for everyone.

*leaves a roll of bubble wrap for those who need some extra protection against gravity*
 
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