Thursday, May 05, 2011

Progress ?

We did another Craig’s List post yesterday, and managed to sell Al’s big tool box right away.  The guy that bought it was a machinist and was very glad to get it.  He even sent us a thank you email after he got home.  Do you think we may have sold it too cheap?   At least it’s gone!

Update on Squeaky

I finally broke down and took Squeaky back to the vet for a checkup.   We needed to run some blood work to see what/if any progress has been made.

She’s been on antibiotics over a month (this round) and I was hoping we could  take her off some of the meds.  The antibiotics are making her sick to her stomach and I really hate to keep forcing them into her.  She’s getting extremely tired of having pills shoved into her 7 times a day and is starting to fight me.  It breaks my heart to have to do this to her because she’s at the point where she hates to see me coming!  She used to love me so much and now she avoids me.  Heartbreaking!

She has Cholangiohepatitis.  It’s basically a bacterial infection in the gallbladder, pancreas, liver,  and bile duct area.  It’s extremely hard to cure and can be fatal.  Evidently it’s quite common in cats, but this is the first I’ve heard of it. 

The vet drew some blood and ran a whole series of tests.  The good news is that a lot of things have improved.  The bad news is that it’s not enough, and she still needs to continue the meds.  At least we know there is some improvement.  The vet wants me to continue what we’re doing and check her again in 3-4 weeks.   She was encouraged though and so I felt better.  I know I have to keep the meds up and even though they make her feel bad, they are helping her….so I have to do it!

Update on house sale

The Realtor sent an email yesterday stating the mortgage broker  “got the approval for the property and will order the appraisal tomorrow.”  I guess that means things are finally progressing.  I just hope the appraisal will be okay and not find anything we need to do.


We have started mowing the pasture….the last time?  It’s about 4-5 acres and is a very big project.  We normally only mow it monthly during the summer and we were hoping to not have to mow it before we moved.  I was trying to ignore it, but Al guilted me into mowing it.  I started yesterday afternoon and mowed until I couldn’t mow anymore, then he mowed a while longer.  A few days like that and it will be done….for the last time!


  1. sounds like things are progressing, slowly but surely it will happen!
    hope your kitty is now on the long road to recovery.

  2. Thanks for the update on your kitty. I lost my cat to a chronic urinary disease. Not even the vet could get her to take a pill even when she was ill and the med we needed didn't come in liquid form. I'm glad at least you can get he to take the pill even though I am sure it is a fight. It is so hard when they don't understand you are trying to help them.

  3. I know how you feel with Squeaky. We have to give Whiskey medication as well. Luckily for us it is only twice a day, but she still doesn't like it. We will have to do this for the rest of her life. I am glad to hear that Squeaky has improved somewhat and hopefully she will continue to. Give her lots of loving in between meds, which I am sure you are.

    Kevin and Ruth

  4. Glad to hear the ball is finally rolling on your home.... It is sure to go smoothly now...

    Hope your cute little kitty does better... Having a sick pet is so hard!

    Havr fun & travel safe

  5. I glad Squeaky will be OK. Sounds like things are going well~~~~

  6. Sure hope Squeaky continues to get better.

    Sound like the house sale is moving in the right direction too.

  7. My son worked in the mortgage business for a while. sometimes FH backed loans are harder to get on rural property. I remember one Christmas he was visiting and t the same time he was on the phone several times a day fighting for his client because the property in question was less than a half mile beyond the city limits. Due to his persistence, plus several other extra credit factors, the loan was funded.

    When we moved to this house the State was buying us out of our other home because it was in the way of a freeway project. The government had to inspect it and approve it because it was a "replacement property." The lady from the state said she had to makes sure we had bathrooms and water!

    Did you have to do any structural or termite inspection? We have every inspection imaginable in California! I understand now you have to have a smoke detector in every room and carbon monoxide detectors in the halls.

  8. Glad that poor Squeaky is showing some improvement.

    In TN I think the appraisal was just done without anyone even looking at our house. We (or the buyer) hired an inspector to inspect the house - had less than $500 in things to fix (house was falling off the foundation).

    It sounds like finally progress is being made.

  9. Sounds like the sale is going to finally happen! That is a lot of mowing-can you sell any of it as feed?


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