I had this whole post typed up and my computer—which is one of the woes I was lamenting—ate it all. In short, it’s been one of those months. In no particular order:
That probably isn’t all of it, but it’ll do. 🙂 Long story short, I feel like I’m hemorrhaging money, which is an awful feeling. But the worst part is Grizzy is not his normal self, and that’s where so much of the money went. That money isn’t money I’m necessary happy to spend, because it means he’s not feeling good and I want him feeling great, but I’m more than willing to spend it if we can get to the bottom of what is going on.
Almost $1K worth of testing showed that G is negative for everything. Edited to add: In my original post, which my computer ate, I noted that this is great news! No heart worms, no FIP (pfft, way to scare me vet), no upper respiratory infection, no thyroid issues…so this is very good. I have the option of giving him another tapeworm pill, but I held off after talking to the vet last time. It just doesn’t seem necessary at this point—I feel like we’re just throwing random things at a problem we don’t really have defined. But maybe I should get it?
He’s still skinny, but he’s still very active and he does eat a little bit. Tomorrow I’m calling a holistic vet to see if maybe he simply needs supplements and/or a diet change. I’ve been introducing him and Sophie to raw (they give it two paws down), but I know that can be a process, so I’m willing to give it time and practice.
Whew. The year is halfway over. I’m hoping it’s up from here on out. 🙂