Appointments, at least, not emergency runs. There are small favors. And even good news: the Tiny Cat’s lungs sound good and her kidney shows no signs of ill effects.
Yes, I said kidney. Along with all her other problems, she has only ever had one functioning kidney; the other is atrophied and useless. Her brother also has abnormal kidneys and has been on 4 different drugs to assist kidney function since he was two years old. But since we’ve got his kidney function up to about 24%, we think we’re doing fine there.
However, the Grammarian is showing signs of possibly having some other problems, as well. And so, next week he gets to go to the specialty vet for a cardiac ultrasound.
If we were different kinds of people, we might put our vet bill money toward a boat, or finishing the other half of the basement, or a country club membership. Or horses! But no; our expensive hobby is sickly cats. Oh well. Everybody needs a hobby, right?