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Discussion in 'suburban75' started by Mation, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    Absolutely, I just need to work out how to get photos off my phone onto here (I can build a computer in an hour, but I'm a complete dunce at anything like this, and I don't use the internet on my phone ever so can't just send them, will work it out, and post some pictures later!)
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  2. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    I don't care where they go, tbh! I just want them to come back at some point. I guess now Jinx has been out and about he'll want to do the same again soon...I'll try to do what I did with Tom and go out in the garden with him etc. But, I get the feeling things aren't going to go the same...
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  3. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    You can upload photos straight to urban now without resizing them.
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  4. Lupa

    Lupa A loving heart is the truest wisdom

    Oh yes...I do understand. I wouldn't care where a cat went...they do their own thing.
    I was only posting the gps collar idea in case of lost cat not least it's easier to find them or see that they're ok...and moving. ...
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  5. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    Yeeeeaaaahh they are on my phone though, not on my computer... Once I have copied the files I can do that. (I use my phone for texts and calls only, have never set it up to use the internet)
  6. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    I meant using your phone. It's what I'm posting from. :)
  7. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    No I can't, I don't know how to connect my phone to the internet. I don't have any data allowance on my contract, it is just for texts and calls.

    Edit: It's like an emergency "help I've fallen and I can't get up" device
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  8. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    (Just to add to what I've just said, I have mobility issues and am at home pretty much all the time, hence I use my PC for everything, I don't go anywhere, I've never needed to work out how to use my phone to access the internet, it is really just a device for texts and calls, I wouldn't do anything else on it because I'm sat within a few feet of my PC all the time, so I use that for internet and stuff - I really hope no-one is laughing about that tbh, yeah it's pretty sad, but it's not the end of the world that I don't spend so much time commuting that I need to have a phone connected to the internet :D )
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  9. UnderAnOpenSky

    UnderAnOpenSky baseline neural therapy

    Fair enough. I'm sure if you need guidance plenty of people would be willing to help, but as your a wizz with PCs I'm sure you can sort it when you want to.
  10. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    I can build PCs, I have no idea about mobile technology tbh - different skillset entirely :D I do know how to get photos off my phone using a USB cable, but my husband has that in his bag and isn't back from his night shift yet!
  11. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    I just checked on my little furry boy, he is recuperating in the bedroom - I took up his food so that he has room in his stomach for a small tube feed with medications (honestly, given that he has stitches in his mouth, the tube is the best delivery method), the wee horror was all over me going "where's my foooooood?" So sweet, I love him
  12. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    For the love of... the tube is blocked. And we were out of one of his meds (delivery problems due to bad weather) so I have had to run up to the vet (the local one thank fuck, not the hospital which is a 3 to 4 hour round trip!) to get his prescription topped up and on the way back I got a bottle of fizzy water to try to unblock the tube. And if that doesn't work we could well be back to the vet hospital tomorrow. *bangs head on desk in frustration*

    I met some lovely little dogs on my way home, a woman was walking 2 beautifully groomed yorkshire terriers - they were really sweet and friendly and my hands got covered in dog saliva cos they were all licky :D
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2018
  13. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    My arm also looks like it's been shredded because Radar really did not want his bandage changed - nothing deliberate, but just him scrabbling to escape the grasp of the evil woman who feeds and cares for him :rolleyes: (his energy levels are really high right now). Of course 10 minutes later he is drooling on my face and rubbing his head on my cheek, the moment he sees me with a roll of vetwrap he is "no thanks"
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  14. Lupa

    Lupa A loving heart is the truest wisdom

    Oh God you've been in the wars Epona..:(
    .....but you're winning .
    Hopefully the tube will be out very soon and all will return to normal.:)
  15. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    Thank you :) I hope this good stretch of eating will continue and the tube can come out soon. Just going to go see if he is ready for another bit of food.
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  16. Cloo

    Cloo Surfeit of lampreys

    Been nice working from home with gsv and I either end of the table and cat coming in and switching between sitting next to each of us :)
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  17. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Here is Ziggy doing what he does best.

  18. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    Surely no creature on Earth knows how to relax like a cat.
  19. seeformiles

    seeformiles Lost in the wood

  20. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    So, Radar is back into the vet Wednesday - was supposed to be a follow up appointment to check everything was going ok - but unfortunately Tuesday he has had much lower appetite, and what I thought was a blockage in the tube is actually a bad kink, looks as though the finger-trap suture has been pulled and caused the tube to twist back round on itself.

    He has at least eaten some food, but nowhere near enough, and I've not been able to tube feed to top him up, and it was a struggle getting medications into him.

    So yeah, another vet visit needed, possibly another overnight. Will find out later.

    I don't know for sure but I have a really deep worry that they may say they can't replace the tube again (due to him having to be sedated again, stoma inflammation etc), I don't want to think about that but my worries are taking over :(
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2018
  21. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    Just redid his dressing and the stoma site is really swollen and inflamed, it doesn't look good at this point tbh.
  22. Poi E

    Poi E Pessimism: a valuable protection against quackery.

    Thinking of you and radar, Epona.
  23. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat for the workers' breakfast


    ((((Epona and radar ))))
  24. Lupa

    Lupa A loving heart is the truest wisdom

    Wait and see what the vet says Epona. Try not to stress yourself out. The vet said he was not underweight any more and perhaps la course of antibiotics will sort the swollen red stoma site. If its infected Radar would lose his appetite anyway....but once he starts antibiotics even an injection starter, he may well pick up quickly.

    Everything crossed for you and him. Hope all goes well at the vets. He is a resilient lad...he's come through a lot....try to stay positive.
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  25. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    Is that a ploy to lull you into a false sense of security, thinking, "Oh, he want's his tummy tickled", before your hands are ripped to shreds?
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  26. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    Vet had a look and said it's fine - the inflammation is just what is normally expected as part of the immune reaction to having a piece of plastic inserted in the body, there's no infection or anything.

    She adjusted the finger trap suture on the tube and got the kink out, and flushed it to make sure it is ok.

    She was pleased to hear that he'd been eating anything, because his mouth had been badly lacerated and the fact he was even giving it a go was a great sign.

    So as usual I was panicking a bit, not over nothing, but it really wasn't as bad as my anxiety was making it.
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  27. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri


    massive dread removed not long ago, didn't even notice!
  28. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    FFS, we still can't get any food down the tube, he's eaten some food today so I'll phone the vet again in the morning.
  29. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    I think the poor little mite's surgery was a month ago today, he's a lot happier than I am about it tbh - I feel worn down, he's still poking me in the face for cuddles and being a right mischief!
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  30. Epona

    Epona I am Hououin Kyouma

    OK, latest is that I phoned the hospital earlier, they said if he doesn't eat today, take him to hospital this evening. If he eats today, take him to our regular vet tomorrow. (thank fuck, as much as I like the continuity of care at the vet hospital, it's a long way from here)

    He's had one pouch of food (actually a little more than that) and it is only just after lunchtime, so will offer him some more in a bit.
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