Saturday started off when yet another shopping trip to ....yep the Junkyard, I hope the hubster does not think this is our new Saturday morning outing! But his plans were foiled as we approached the road that has all the junkyards on it was closed. President Obama was speaking at the college at 10:30am..........and the roads were closed until 2pm! Really? This did not make the hubster happy (insert colorful language here) and as he was quizzing the lady officer with the "But WHY's and that's ridiculous comments" that did not make her to happy and she finally replied "You'd have to ask the secret service why- now turn around"! So we had to turn around and head the other way lucky for us there was a Dunkin Donuts so that his sorrows could be dunked in coffee with yummy donuts for all!
That was the highlight of my day, from there it went down hill.
After getting home I checked on the little one "Rigby" the cat, I noticed earlier that morning he didn't seem to feel good. He was still laying around hiding under the bed which is not him at all. Then I noticed (this gets gross) he threw up....at least I thought he was throwing up mucus, after I was cleaning it up I noticed it was all over him. EWWWW when I picked him up it started draining out of his well you know...if not from his mouth the other end! I freaked out wrapped him in a towel and ran to the hubster. Call the vet he says....well that's great only they are closed it's Saturday, so I had to call a Emergency Veterinary....that even sounds expensive right there doesn't it? They told me to bring him in right away just for them to see him would be $90.00. Man- there goes my shopping for the day, with my mad shopping skills I could score at least 2 dresses and 2 pairs of shoes to match with change to spare! Okay , okay it's the baby of the family, I make PC and his buddy ride with me to hold the cat in the car, since the hubster is all grease monkey like from fixing up the truck.
I think it's safe to say it's a bad sign when you go in and they say we have applications for the Care Credit, which is a credit card that you can use for your pets health care, and we can call it in now to see if you get approved. GULP.... I take the papers and say Thank you, I will show it to the hubster if we end up needing it. I probably should not have taken PC with me, as he starts pacing the floor, eyes all teared up and we haven't even talked to anyone yet! After they have checked out are little Rigby, and he seems to be getting worse, and worse high fever, ear infection and then there is the goo that is now pouring out of him like a facet! AHHHHH they come back with an "estimate" of how much the test they need to run on him.....gulp.....$321.00. I sign the paper...we wait..and wait...and now she enters with another "estimate" now which includes x-rays....I remember her showing me the paper and I literally let out a shriek...$530.00! Her response " I know this is overwhelming....but.... we think he ate something and it's stuck in there the only way to see it is to x-ray". Now I am crying (over the price and the cat) , PC is crying and his buddy is looking around like "How the hell can I escape from here". I sign the paper again and we wait...........the vet comes in with the x-rays to spout off lots of stuff, pointing and all I hear is "Blah, blah, blah ..(which I interpret to be) it'll be a shit load of money...blah , blah, blah" out she walks in walks my friendly nurse with YET another estimate...which does not include the $530.00 one I just signed! I'm surprised I didn't faint at this one it was going to be either $490.00 - $2600.00....depending on what they had to do- this was the scale it could cost! OMFG.............again she says to me " I know this is overwhelming but...." at that point I stopped listening or couldn't hear here through my sobs and signed the papers, grabbed the credit application and get ready to headed home, she says ...."Oh I'll need a $1500.00 deposit" WHAT???? they want a 50% deposit of the worse case UGHHH! We finally leave little Rigby to turn into my "Golden Kitty".
Don't get me wrong, I know the vet's are expensive, I know pets are expensive but I've never had one of my pets that had been so sick that I had to bring him to the ER vet! So I guess I am having sticker shock! Anyways after all that.they ended up doing emergency surgery, removing part of his colon due to damage, but they didn't find anything stuck so they think it must have passed and caused this damage. But she took pictures and kept part of the colon to show us??WTF???
UGHHHHHHHHHHH so needless to say I am happy he will be okay, we are still suffering from sticker shock, and they think if all goes well today he should be able to come home tonight!