spoon9001: An eyeball staring at you. Judging you. >:( (eye)
And here I thought Zin was gonna take forever.
Akira is kicking my ass. But he looks so freakin' good doin' it so it's mildly okay. I have half of his hair, his horns, and his belt, and then I'm done with his top half. After that it's onto the legs, boots, and tail!

And then I get to do the background..... FFFF

In related news, I've had this Wacom Intuos for nearly ten years. I got it my junior year in high school, and I'm class of '02. I'm still on the original pen nib, but Now alluva sudden I think I should change it since it's no longer... round. For the first time in a decade, I can't find the replacements. :||||

Also, I haven't said anything in a while: Trevor's doing fine. He's got some mucus-related breathing issues, but he's still on Potassium (6ml a day), and we've gotten him a fourth kind of antibiotic which he still hates but wtfe, cat. If I get this stuff in my mouth, I don't mind at all. >:D (Also it seems to be helping better than the other stuff did, WHICH IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN HOW IT TASTES TO ME). And past all that he's actually doing fairly well! He's 17 so he's not a spring chicken anymore (nor is he grooming) but he's social, he eats, he cuddles with us a LOT, and he goes outside still.

Oh, and we're closing my parents' office down this month. Thank you, Carter/Bush1/Clinton/Bush2/Obama administration. I blame all of you for this, because you're the ones that didn't see a problem with giving loans to people that couldn't afford them. And then of course we all blame the banks/lenders/evil brokers when these people have to foreclose on their homes because SURPRISE they can't make the payments. How dare they expect these people to pay their debts like responsible adults!

TREVOR

Feb. 1st, 2010 11:14 pm
spoon9001: An eyeball staring at you. Judging you. >:( (Default)
Stop being such a cry baby @_@ You obviously can go up the stairs, you feel fine. QUIT SCREAMING UP THE STAIRWELL AT 2 IN THE MORNING.

This is the thanks we get for not taking a shovel to his head last summer @_@

This and... snuggles. >>
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*quietly orders belt buckles for her doll* I ordered 10 and paid $12 at one site when I could have ordered 10 and paid $10 at another, but the second site is badly managed.

Uhmm... Hm. Trevor's condition is still fluctuating. He's not bouncing back like he had been. Saw a giant goober of snot on his nose, though, so the sneezing might stop.

I had to draw different skulls for Anthropology. :O

Went to Club Skandal with Hannah for Halloween. I dressed as a priest. No pictures.

Yessi painted Satochi's portrait for me with watercolors. :D I love it.

Got the seating chart for Artists' Alley all done. Will be posting that soon.

Date on Saturday and my sister+niece are coming to visit :D

The end.
spoon9001: An eyeball staring at you. Judging you. >:( (Default)
First, some background: Around the time Trevor started feeling like crap, two things had happened: The weather had started warming up, and we had added Fancy Feast canned food to their diet. Couple that with him being 16 years old, and you have a whole slue of things that could be causing whatever this is. We knew both of these things might be factors, so we weren't sure what to do. (all the while, our vet is giving us the evil eye and blaming us for this and acting like we torture him. Apparently it's animal cruelty for a cat to live a happy, healthy SIXTEEN YEARS. So if your cat's over ten years old, you might have to run it over before you get caught. o_o)

He'd been sneezing a lot all summer, but the last several nights he had been wheezing heavily.

We took him off Fancy Feast two days ago. About the same time the weather started cooling off XP

He's almost back to normal. As normal as a 16 yr old can be.

And I got into the Speech class, btw. ^^
spoon9001: An eyeball staring at you. Judging you. >:( (Default)
Trevor's on his last legs right now. He wheezes heavily periodically, and snores. On top of everything else. We're going to take him off the Fancy Feast and try to get him some corticosteroids to help rebuild some muscle and possibly help his lungs. Hopefully the vet will let us do it.

Heart attack is quicker than wasting away over a few months. :/


Hoh shit he's like 80% normal again. Yay for diet change.
spoon9001: An eyeball staring at you. Judging you. >:( (Default)
So, our vet had to do some digging around and asking of experts.

Trevor has elevated protein levels (we discovered this at the time of the potassium thing). By "elevated" we mean they're roughly 40x what they should be. Yeah. 40. The proteins are coming from his body attacking his muscles. Clearly this isn't common in cats. Basically his is a condition that's found more often in people than in cats, but it's not like it can't happen. BUUUUT. Bottom line is that it can be a tumor near his digestive system. Malignant or benign, we dunno. But the tumor theory is just that: a theory.

So, then, the vet gave us some testing options: We could have the $1000 .... whatever scan, the $500 MRI scan, or the far more accurate $30 blood test that has $45 shipping to Tennessee.

I shit you not, he gave that list of options to my mom to pick from.
spoon9001: An eyeball staring at you. Judging you. >:( (Default)
Remember how I'd said that Trevor was doing better thanks to the potassium?

Well, Mom was terrified that if we gave him too much, his heart would stop. So, instead of giving it to him Once a day instead of twice, Hey, let's stop altogether! He's doing better anyway!

He can't walk again. HMMM. What a concept.
spoon9001: An eyeball staring at you. Judging you. >:( (Default)
We've been giving Trevor potassium for TWO DAYS. Not even that. He's had 3 doses of it.

He just jumped into my lap.

EDIT

He apparently is going through Hypokalemia, or, LOW POTASSIUM.
Symptoms of hypokalemia include;

* Muscle weakness & pain
* Stiffened posture & gait
* Reluctance to move
* Inability to raise the head due to muscle weakness (ventral neck flexion)
* Increased thirst & urination (due to decreased kidney function)
* Weight loss

Yeah, he has all of that. o_o;;;;;

Wow, that's all it is? (we still haven't gotten test results back)
spoon9001: An eyeball staring at you. Judging you. >:( (Default)
Last couple days our 15 year old cat, Trevor, has been having some issues. Namely, he can't lift his head and can't walk properly. He feels fine otherwise. And I meant that. He's... mainly just frustrated. We got some blood work results back today and apparently he has low potassium. Vet says that something else seems to be afoot, though, so he needs another round of (expensive...) blood work done. :/ Dad's on his way to come get us before the vet closes for the day. Hopefully a supplement is all that is needed.

And we're back. His potassium is SLIGHTLY low, and... he has an auto immune disease. That attacks his muscles. XP It's painless, which is more important to me.
spoon9001: An eyeball staring at you. Judging you. >:( (Default)
there is a cat on my left arm, which is on my left thigh, which is crossed over my right knee. and he's sleeping. cuz he's a turd like that.

edit

oh god can't feel left leg.... @______________@

sjskdf

May. 24th, 2004 02:40 am
spoon9001: An eyeball staring at you. Judging you. >:( (Default)
2:10, May 24th, 2004.

He's dead.

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