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Awful Day

September 7th, 2019 at 05:53 am

Yesterday was awful, mostly because of a call from my son in Florida. He has lost his job. He was not fired (though he said fired) but let go because of reorganization. He has severance for one month.

He is shocked and so am I. I never questioned his security in this company. He was one of the earlier employees, and now it looks like they are getting rid of all the long-standing employees, going with the cheap newbies. Disgusting.

He already has some irons in the fire, but no matter what happens, he will have to move. There are no other options in his field in his location. He is working with a headhunter and has some interviews set up with some very large companies, including Amazon and Google.

That made yesterday's other problems pale, but I still had them. Iggy's test results came in and he has kidney disease. What??? We both have kidney disease? The vet advises changing his diet to special kidney food for now, and I have already bought some -- $28 for four little cans and a small bag of dry. This is going to be very expensive.

Then, the evaporator fan on my fridge started acting up again, so I called a repairman. He replaced the fan for $190. Yikes! Most of that was for the call. But the fan is not running this morning. I sent an email to the company, since they probably are not open yet. But I suspect I will have to get a new fridge. I am not sure it is worth another repair.

Did someone tell Murphy my income increased? I guess I'm glad I got through gap year before all this happened.

Today I'm going to meet with my upstairs neighbor about the ceiling. At noon BFF will come and this evening we will go to a wedding together downtown. I didn't sleep hardly at all and I'm very stressed. Maybe the wedding will be fun and will relax me!

Oh, I also spent $32 on groceries yesterday. A lot of them are in the failing fridge; wish I had held off!

8 Responses to “Awful Day”

  1. Amber Says:

    Aw I’m sorry the day was so rough, I’m praying for both your son and Iggy

  2. NJDebbie Says:

    I am so sorry about your son's job loss and Iggy. ((Hugs))

  3. Dido Says:

    I'm so sorry about your son and Iggy.

    Kidney disease in cats is something I am familiar with--I last my last two cats to it.

    Does Iggy eat primarily dry food? If so, try to switch to canned. What I learned with Phoebe and Teddy is that cats don't have much of a thirst instinct so if you feed them primarily dry food, they will be dehydrated and that can make them susceptible to kidney problems.

    The following website was very helpful: https://www.felinecrf.org/ , including providing discount codes if you ever end up giving Iggy subcutaneous fluids.

    My Phoebe's kidneys were too far gone by the time she was diagnosed and I had to have her put down shortly after diagnosis, but Teddy had pretty advanced Kidney disease but not as far gone and I kept him going on subcutaneous fluids for 2.5 years after diagnosis. The first 4-6 weeks of giving fluids was a struggle, but he eventually learned that he felt better after getting them and it became just a routine process twice a day. As long as I was not traveling, things were fine, and I was fortunate that I did not have to travel during that period.

    It's rough when our furkids get sick. And expensive. My Buffy has liver disease so I've been learning about that this year.

  4. Carol Says:

    Oh, I am sorry about your son and your pet. I also feel for you with the frig. Too much! That stinks!

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Our oldest cat (Baby) has early-stage kidney disease. We buy him Science Diet k/d dry and wet. I can get the canned from Amazon - 24 cans for $50. Yes, it's expensive, but we don't give it to him everyday. He's still in pretty good shape for a 19 year old cat. We have not had to start giving him fluids yet - the main symptom he's had so far is throwing up all the time. (never food - always clear liquid)

    I'm sorry to hear that your Iggy has this too. As well about your sons job.

  6. rob62521 Says:

    Wow, when it rains, it pours. So sorry about your son. Hopefully he can find a great job. It seems that experience is not appreciated in many professions...young and cheap apparently are what employers want.

    Sorry about you're kitty.

    Hope you can get your fridge to keep going for awhile, at least until you can replace it if you have to.

  7. My English Castle Says:

    Oh no, CB. I'm sad for your son and family, your cat, and you. Fridges don't seem to have feelings despite their reputed coldness. Hope you had some fun at the wedding to take your mind off things.

  8. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    good luck for your son!

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