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My Turn

August 5th, 2015 at 12:50 pm

It's my turn now to deal with big vet bills. Last night my 14-year-old cat jumped down from his chair and his legs collapsed. All night he could not walk or stand. I hardly slept at all. I was certain that it was his last day on earth.

I took him to the vet this morning, and $412 later, I know that they found bad arthritis in his hip. He still can't walk, but they are hoping that pain medication will get him on his feet again. He is now closed up in the bathroom with food, water, and kitty litter in easy reach.

I'm really depressed about the money spent and don't have a lot of confidence that he will get better. But I am incapable of saying, "Maybe it's best to put him down." It's something I can't do. I've learned it time and time again.

I also learned today that my first Social Security payment will not come until the last week of September! (I also got a letter from Social Security telling me to consider my options before applying!)

This takes the wind out of my idea to put $15K in Chase to earn a bonus. I'm glad I waited. I'll be living off of savings until the end of September!

It just seems like somewhere in the process, they could have told me earlier.

Well, all the ideas I had for spending this month are off. No car repair or painting, no fitness fee, no window replacement. I will also change my dentist appointment to a later date.

Since I haven't started my part-time job yet, I probably won't see a paycheck from that till the end of September either.

Feeling gloomy.

4 Responses to “My Turn”

  1. Mich Says:

    Cb... Thinking of u and sending u good wishes for kitty... And a better tomorrow

  2. Laura S. Says:

    I hope tomorrow is a better day for you!

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Frown I'm so sorry to hear about your kitty. {{{hugs}}} I hope kitty heals and is back to normal soon.

  4. scfr Says:

    I'm sorry about all of the wrinkles in your plans, and especially sorry to hear about kitty.

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