Feren (feren) wrote,

Brief status

For those who don't follow my lady_curmudgeon's journal, she's been sick for the last 4 days or so. I came down with the Martian Death Flu on Monday, spiking an all-time high temperature of 102.8F sometime last night (I think around 1945 hours? I don't recall. Time is without meaning right now). I've been fluctuating between 99.9F and 101.6F since then.

I blame a coworker for getting me sick. Ug, it may or may not have been you.

Of course I called in sick to work today. That doesn't mean I got to sleep in, however. I had to haul ra_kitty up to Schaumburg to see his vet. Without the physical exam the vet's office refused to refill his prescription for Prednisone. Without the Pred, he becomes a very harfy kitty (as he's been for the last five days). So off we went at 0800 this morning. Got there at 0845, waited until 0900, went in for what I thought was an 0910 appointment. Found out it was actually for 0920. Was seated in an exam room and ignored until 0940 -- twenty minutes after the appointment, and I was the first person the vet saw today. That's fantastic customer service. Poking, prodding, yowling was had. Got Ra back at 0950 and was left to sit until 1007 when they finally came by with his pills and the bill. $245.70. Holy crap. His meds cost $12, but to get those I had to pay almost twenty times that amount. Expensive damn cat.

Drove back home, in the door my 1100, had to spend the next 36 minutes resolving an issue for work because I'm the only one with any knowledge of how our VPN system works. Hooray for never getting any off time, even when I'm coughing and hacking and feverish! Once that was done I curled up under the blankets and slept. sometime during my nap Ra joined me on the bed. He's pretty clearly worn out too, from all the yelling & fussing he did. I'm sure the vaccinations and blood draw hasn't done wonders for his energy levels, either.

I just finished a bowl of soup that took me about 20 minutes to eat! I suspect it is because I have zero appetite. Once I finish a quick skim of LJ I'm going to go lay back down in bed and try to catch a few more hours of sleep.
Tags: illness, ra, status, work

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