My “kidney” Pain

I went to my urologist and got a lesson on where my kidneys are! sigh. About a foot higher than my pain. He quickly determined it was diverticulitis. Partly because he has the same problem, as I have most of my life. That was relief since I know how to manage my diverticulosis. As Donna says, “Don’t worry; be happy!’ Lol. I just need to manage my stress level. But I think he was annoyed I had come to him with this.

So my exciting trip to Pueblo on snow-packed highways was not in vain. I am relieved it wasn’t more serious. I didn’t realize it until tonight but Donna was thinking “dialysis”! I told her I have two kidneys and the right one works great!

Before I left, we had some excitement: a bird smacked itself senseless against a window of our house! She put her boots and coat on over her nightgown and found it buried in the snow in the 8°. We already had a wounded bird that Kimi had brought in last week and had been “living” with me in a cat carrier. I call it “Bird”.

I found it “dead” on the kitchen floor one morning. Until I tried to pick it up by the tail!! Carrier time! It didn’t struggle when I picked it up and set it in the mesh cage. We put finch food and water in the jar lids. It has been with us for about a week.

Anyway, Donna put the injured bird, a Junco, in with it. Later, she went in to check on the new bird and it flew out of the carrier!! OK, it had recovered! But she couldn’t catch it while I showered. After my shower, I went in my bedroom to dress, closing the door behind me. It flew around and I didn’t pay much attention until Donna came in saying, “You let it get out!”. “No, I didn’t! It must have gone under the door!”. Off she went with her fish net to catch it! She got it while I dressed when it went in my bathroom and she released it outdoors.

Bird was very agitated afterward. I told it when it can fly like that, we will let it go. But it also didn’t like that strange human putting her hand in its space. 🙂

Then, when I tried to leave in the Montero, it wouldn’t start. So I had to brush snow off both vehicles to leave! But the Escape did quite well on the icy and snow-packed roads. So this was an interesting day all the way!

I also stopped by my MMJ supplier for some more elixir (Hey, the doc said I had to manage my stress! Kind of.). But they were out; she said they expected later today but I wondered if that was BS and they were having a cash flow problem. She tried to sell me some fresh product but I told her I couldn’t afford the pot and the vaporizer, her spectacular cleavage notwithstanding. Just not a good day in general.

All this for something that was a false alarm. But my pain is about gone. Must have been the spicy Popeye’s chicken strips I had for lunch!


Kimi is MIA!

She was acting strange yesterday like she was in pain and would hide from us: under a bed, outdoors, under the front porch. Wherever we couldn’t get to her. Donna stayed up all hours last night watching consecutive “White Collar” reruns waiting for her and when she did come in and Donna tried to approach her, she bolted back out the pet door!

I woke to a note on my desk:

Watch for Kimi (underlined twice!)
When she comes in – shut the front door and put the laundry basket in front of the back pet door.
She must be examined. Thanks

But I haven’t seen her this morning. We have no idea what is wrong with her or what caused it. She is walking/running normally so it is not her legs. Maybe she lost a fight with a pocket gopher!

This is a picture of Kimi sleeping on Donna’s bed just two days ago. This is our little cat, almost kitten sized.

This is common cat behavior. Stubbs will go in the Water House and sleep for hours when he feels bad but he doesn’t run from us. Unless he sees the cat carrier to take him to the vets! Which is what will likely happen to Kimi.