Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Claudia Gets Tubes Out. MaeMae has kidney disease.


It has been raining all night, so the Houston News is full of pictures of flooded freeways, houses, cars under water, and underpasses. I drove the Puddle Jumper around the corner to look at the main road coming in here, and it was covered in water down at the bottom of the hill. I was supposed to go to the vet to pick up some prescription food for MaeMae, but I knew I would have to wait a while, or go the long way round.

Yes, when they did the blood tests on the Monday before little 6 lb MaeMae's surgery, it showed a problem with her kidneys. When she went back on Friday for her surgery, they took another $75 worth of blood, and the BUN was still not right. There was a message from the vet when I got home yesterday, and now they want to do an ultra sound on her, to find out what is going on.

Jay wanted to come up here, as he was waiting to be picked up to go to Houston for a three-day job there, where a tree went
through a lady's roof. I am up at the entrance to the subdivision, and people get lost in this 168 acres of little winding roads. So my house is easier to find. Now I will have to go to Jay's house at least once a day, to feed his fish.

As it was still raining, Ray and I worked in the workshop with the big doors open, cleaning the air cleaners and putting new "stuffing" in them. We also moved my big living room TV to see if it had come unplugged, as I haven't been able to get it to turn on for the last couple of days. It still wouldn't come on, so we just put another smaller one there for now. As the cars were under cover we managed to do another 'First of the month' job, and aired up the tires.

Finally it quit raining, and the water on the road went down, so I could get MaeMae's new diet food, and a couple of things from Krogers. MaeMae even ate some of her new food. She had better get used to it, as that is what she will get for the rest of her life. How dreary! I will have to find out if there are other brands, as I can't see her eating the same thing day after day.

Claudia's neighbor had been to see her early this morning, and she is still sort of out of it, and will be having the tubes taken out tonight, all going well. He let Jay into his mother's house to get some perishables out of her fridge, as she will be in hospital for at least another 7-9 days.

Now it is a sunny, warm day.

1 comment:

Mark and Dortha said...

I am thinking you need to trade in one of those RV's for an ARK!

Stay dry.