And the vet just called with the results - Musti has diabetes, yes. Extremely high blood sugar levels. I suppose this explains the rest of the problems being so persistent, too. Anyway, we're to go back sans Musti on Monday and get pills, which she'll have to take for the rest of her life. I just hope this means she'll be feeling better once she'll get started on the treatment.
Best get on with cleaning, now - we'll hopefully get an electrician come over later today to take a look at the situation. It's been getting beyond ridiculous and rather more worrying, lately, to have fuses blown for half the flat a couple of times a week, mostly when turning on the light somewhere. And we're going through lightbulbs at an enormous rate, too - when we're lucky, it's only the bulb that explodes, without taking the rest of the power with it.
In other news, I caved in and got a permanent LJ account. It's really the draw of 15 GB of permanent storage space for pics and stuff that tempted me... that's something I foresee wanting and using for a long time. Provided LJ stays around, of course.
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Since then, we've got rain and it's been thawing quite a bit, so there's very little left - and what there is, is all dirty and slushy. Grrrr. But it was very pretty while it lasted!
Right, off to the vet's with Musti now... I just hope these antibiotics will work. No sign of them working yet, but she's only had two injections so far, so perhaps it's too soon to hope for any improvement.
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Will have to try and call later or tomorrow to reschedule the appointment. Not going back there today! However, it's still very pretty out there and I'm a little wiped out from all the carrying, so I'm terribly tempted to go back out for a bit to see if there's more pretty snow to take pics of - too tired right now to work anyway.
Not really having much energy for work any more... the last several days have definitely been going sluggishly. Blegh. I know it's only one week left and I should make an effort, but... so very tired.
On the other hand, we finally have winter. ( Cut for picspam. )
Have been torturing poor Musti three times a day with the ear drops - at least it's just today and tomorrow left, now. We're promised a snowstorm tomorrow and Monday... not much looking forward to carrying Musti to the vet on Monday if that happens! Ah well, will manage. The poor thing will probably be getting quite cross with us already, though. And I'd really like some good news for a change, there... at least Musti's been noticeably more energetic this week, running around more and so - mostly running around trying/hoping to get to the other cats' food (we're being very strict with keeping her on diet food now; just hope it will eventually help), but whatever works!
Right, lunch break over, back to work. *sighs* Seven days left, just seven more days...
Also, work went better than last week - just 6000 words left to do of this project, and then I can finally get back to the other larger one I didn't even get to touch for all of last week. At least I could focus on the work again today, which is always a good thing.
I just realised that tomorrow's the last day of having to torture Musti with the ear drops - she's been tolerating it surprisingly well, but it's becoming obvious she's getting slightly fed up with it and now attempts to run away as soon as she sees the little container. She seems pretty much back to normal, which is good (and her appetite has returned with a vengeance, which is not necessarily that good, as I think she's put on even more weight).
I think I'm finally reaching the end with Haunted - about time, after 21 drabbles (posted parts 19-21 today)! With any luck, should get it done tomorrow, and with a happy ending, too. Once I work out the details on how to kill off Hermione, that is.
So with that, and with mum not feeling well today, we decided to hold off seeing the vet and just keeping an eye on her for now. If she gets worse again, it's definitely back to the vet.
I've not been feeling too well myself today - feeling weirdly apathetic and tired, and sort of like I'm having a cold (sore/tired muscles all over, feeling a bit flushed). Staying home was certainly a good idea, even if not for the original reason. I have done some work at least, although probably only half of what I should have. At least it's weekend now, and I have the work at home, so with any luck I'll get another 3000-4000 words done by Monday, and should be back on track then.
I suppose all the worrying about Musti for the last week has left me mentally exhausted.
Bought a Penguin Guide to Punctuation yesterday. I have no idea if it's any good, but it seems to point out both UK and US usage, was cheap, and I have realised recently that I have no idea whatsoever about English punctuation rules/customs (in general, I just happily use Estonian ones). I don't think we really covered punctuation at school. I should try and get at least some basic idea about it if I (a) happen to write something again at some point, (b) am again forced to do Estonian-English translation at work.
I assume it's the ear infection - might be worse than the vet expected. And it's too damn late already to do anything today.
At least I can't think of any other reason for the apparently complete loss of sense of balance - apart from seeming rather confused and scared about it, she was attempting to move around and ate very eagerly (although with problems chewing it). Gah, I'm worried sick about her. :-/ It hurts to see her like that and not being able to do anything about it, apart from making her a comfy bed on the floor. I guess it's back to the vet's tomorrow, providing we can get an appointment... I have to see if I can stay home / work home tomorrow.
She got a bunch of injections at the vet's and medication for her ears (which we'll have to continue with). And she'd eagerly rushed to eat right after getting back home and spent some time running around afterwards, says mum, so I suppose whatever the injections were (including pain killers, I would guess), she must have felt better immediately.
She's back to being a bit apathetic now, but one can't exactly expect miracles. At least I'm hopeful she'll be getting better now. And she just climbed into my lap and started purring.
And I actually got several bits of work today - all smallish things, but still, better than nothing. And might get a bigger thing tomorrow, too, possibly.
*blames the weather*
Wrote another drabble for GS100... quite crappy this time, but I couldn't resist. I think it's more a proof for my current rubbish state of mind than writing skills, such as they are. I blame chilliconcarne for putting the thought of Snape in lederhosen in my head. Evil, that's what he is.
Musti's still not quite well. I'm not liking this... although considering that I've been quite as apathetic over the weekend, perhaps the weather's affecting her the same way. I'm hoping she'll get better soon, as I'd rather avoid a visit to the vet if possible.
As the subject says, I'm still dead. Deader than before, even, if that was possible.
Really annoying things going on at work... no one to blame either, just stupid computers and programs that do entirely unexpected things and revert back the work I thought I was done with. Spending 1.5 hours on something that I'd already completed a few days ago (or thought I'd completed) ... not my idea of fun. Bleh.
At least there is only one more time of taking Musti to the vet needed. The poor thing has an ear infection too. And the joint thing is going to be a recurring issue, it seems... the vet said that she'll hopefully be okayish for the next six months or so after this round of treatment, but it may come back again. Unless she loses weight, but I cannot see that happening.
I should watch more First Doctor today, but with only six stories of the classic show left to watch, I almost don't want to do it, as I like knowing I still have some more left to see. If that makes sense. *weeps* Why oh why did the BBC have to destroy so many of the First and Second Doctor stories??? I like Hartnell, especially now that I've got into the whole very lovely old-fashioned slow storytelling.
Also picked up a few packages from the post office... RTD's New Adventure Damaged Goods and four Target novelisations, two First and two Second Doctors (I've decided to try and get the novelisations for the incomplete/missing TV stories), woo. Now I need to find places for them.
And I am feeling decreasingly enthusiastic about work this week... might have something to do with having had a bit too much of it. Work overdose is not much fun. Hmpf.