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I promised I would post about Rydia.

We finally dug out our records and Rydia is 17 just about to the day because she was an early Spring kitten. She has become blind, we thought it was probably cataracts but it might also be high blood pressure--it's hard to say without taking her blood pressure, and the vet doesn't even have the equipment. He didn't offer any treatment options, I am not sure if it's because he doesn't know of any or feels that it isn't worth pursuing. Changing vets isn't really an option at this point, this one is the best in the immediate area. I am going to speak to him about it again today when I bring Mischief in for her regular checkup, maybe we can treat her so that she has a few more good years.

Still, even if there isn't any appropriate treatment, she's had a good long life and she's doing very well. We got some little stick-on scent tabs called Tracerz which really help her navigate, and we keep a good eye on her, although the daily activities would make for very boring blog reading.

So we're all hanging in there. I'll try to post sooner, it's just that most of my life's events are candidates for the dullest blog in the world. :)

Date: 2013-03-28 04:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] babyghia.livejournal.com
...and all I do is bitch about my mother on mine. (She was oddly normal last night. Scared me!)

Date: 2013-03-28 04:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zola.livejournal.com
LOL maybe she's finally mellowing out?

Date: 2013-03-28 05:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] babyghia.livejournal.com
I highly doubt it. We were talking about my dad's computer and that doesn't affect her directly. Now if it was her machine, OMG! crisis! end of the world!

Date: 2013-03-28 05:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zola.livejournal.com
Well, your posts about your mom are a hell of a lot more interesting than mine would be:

10am: Took Rydia to the litter box. She peed.
11am: Gave Rydia some wet food. She ate about half of it.
12pm: Brought Rydia to the water bowl. She had a good drink.
2pm: Took Rydia to the litter box. She tried to eat the litter.
4pm: Took Rydia to the litter box. She peed and pooped.
etc etc etc...

Date: 2013-03-28 05:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] babyghia.livejournal.com
I'm sure you are doing coding in-between all that. But I know what you mean! :P

Date: 2013-03-28 05:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] zola.livejournal.com
Oh, definitely, and of course Ben takes his share of the Rydia duties, so it actually isn't the least bit inconvenient, more like, if one of us gets up to use the bathroom, Rydia gets to go too. But definitely BORING! :D

I found some good stuff on blood pressure, so maybe we can get her started on meds. It may not make her live longer, but it will likely greatly improve the quality of life. There's even a small chance that some of the eye problems will heal, which would make her very happy.

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