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Congratulations on surviving KrampusNacht!

I hope your KrampusNacht was merry, filled with treats and dancing, running and dolls, and costumes and schnapps. And apples.  

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  •  Tip Jar (9+ / 0-)

    All knowledge is worth having. Check out OctopodiCon to support steampunk learning and fun. Also, on DKos, check out the Itzl Alert Network.

    by Noddy on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 09:09:04 PM PST

  •  Oh my, is Krampusnacht Dec. 5 or Dec 6? (6+ / 0-)

    I barely know which way I'm going anymore. I've spent nearly all day taking LuvLee back to the vet, where she stayed all day, getting her insulin, then taking her to a 24-hour vet hospital where she is tonight and maybe will be another night. All to get her hydrated, stabilized on her insulin, and find out if there's anything like pancreatitis that's hurting her tummy and keeping her from eating.

    The good news is, by this evening when I transferred her between clinics, the hydration and possibly the insulin had kicked in enough that she was sitting upright and expressing her "opinions" to anyone who would listen - which obviously means she's at least starting to feel better :)

    Since the costs of all this are obviously out of sight, even with the help I've gotten from the generous folks here, I took out a "Care Credit" account that's like a credit card that vet hospitals take. If I can pay it off in 6 months, there'll be no interest. Of course I'll have to cross that bridge when I come to it, but it was a relief not to have to further strain my right-now finances. Thanks to the generosity of our fellow Kossacks, I was able to pay for the insulin & needles without any problem, so that's taken care of.

    It's weird being home without LuvLee. I keep "seeing" her out of the corner of my eye. And I dunno how I'll sleep tonight without LuvLee on my bed - except that I'm so tired I'm already dozing off here at the computer. I'm just glad to at last feel like maybe finding out what's causing LuvLee so much trouble, so we get her back on her feets again!

    Handmade holiday gifts from Jan4insight on Zibbet. Get 10%off everytime with coupon code KOSSACK.

    by jan4insight on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 09:52:12 PM PST

  •  My butt might not survive jury duty. (3+ / 0-)
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    broths, Noddy, weck

    The "new" jury chairs in our courthouse are medieval torture devices.  The appearance of padding is just that, appearance.  The structure of the chairs is designed for something other than the human form (in any of its varieties).  

    The judge heard us complaining about the chairs as we left yesterday.  He turned to me and said, "You know who you can blame for that, don't you?  Judge Xxxx X. Xxxxx."  Judge X is my first cousin who was chief judge for several years and presided over the renovations.  :-)

    -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

    by luckylizard on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 02:21:56 AM PST

  •  Good morning everyone! (2+ / 0-)
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    Noddy, weck

    It's going to be 50 "degrees" today, beautiful sunrise.

    I'm meeting Kossacks figbash and Millie Neon for lunch today.  We're going to an Algerian Crepe place.  Yum.  It's a mini meet-up.

    Have a great day.

    I am a work in progress. Still.

    by broths on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 05:01:22 AM PST

  •  I have banking and shopping to do and then I (1+ / 0-)
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    meet with a group of longtime singers/friends to do some caroling at the local nursing homes tonight.  It's a night I look forward to every year!

    If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever. &

    by weck on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 09:18:40 AM PST

  •  Afternoon...I need a nap. (2+ / 0-)
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    Noddy, broths

    So, at 2:30 this morning FloridaSNMom and I got ready and loaded up into the ambulance and headed to the hospital.

    Needless to say, I am home, she is still in the hospital.  It isn't for a COPD related issue this time.  Nope, it is gal stones.  Yup.  Gal stones.

    Had her in tears this morning, Dad worked on her back, sent her over her pain threshhold, there was vomiting, and then the decision was made that it was time to go to the hospital (mind you, all of this started around midnight).  

    Hot shower helped her back, aspercreme helped her back (that's what ultimately sent her over the edge) and then there was the waking up  of me so I could grab her clothes and ultimately get my own self together and go with her while Dad stayed home with the kids.

    Draco was up with Dad all night (and is awake at much earlier hour than expected).  

    I would have text'd Noddy or someone earlier (but my phone ate Noddy's # (gotta get it back from Mom)) and I don't have anyone else's handy in my phone anymore.

    So yeah...

    also, got christmas cards yesterday, and any who want one needs to kosmail me your address...and if you donated to help us with our bills, I need your address as well so I can send you a card (if you've not gotten it to me already).

    Nothing says your sorry like a dead bunny.

    by Caedy on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 09:37:36 AM PST

    •  Gall stones (1+ / 0-)
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      are painful but survivable.  She will probably need her gall bladder removed - there are no alternative therapies that work once a body begins forming gall stones.

      The surgery is simple, often done as an out-patient, and takes a week or two to recover from, barring extenuating circumstances.

      Keep us informed of how she's doing. If y'all need anything, don't hesitate to ask.

      All knowledge is worth having. Check out OctopodiCon to support steampunk learning and fun. Also, on DKos, check out the Itzl Alert Network.

      by Noddy on Thu Dec 06, 2012 at 11:15:15 AM PST

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  •  alert eg:FlSNmom (2+ / 0-)
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    Noddy, broths

    Hope i am doing this right.  FloridaSNmom is in the hospital as of last night.  her gal bladder has chosen to revolt, and thus, it was necessary it call in independent mediators in other words, doctors:p

    She asked me to post and let everyone know what was going on, so that no one sent in the marines or the national guard:)

    will do my best to keep you all informed...

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