Eugie Foster (eugie) wrote,
Eugie Foster

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Things that aren't working: Hobkin's tummy, my back, HP

Hobkin isn't feeling well. Last night he sicked up his dinner as well as his midnight snack of (we'd hoped) tummy-settling bread and bok choy. I continue to be inordinately grateful that the little guy seems disinclined to be sick either on me, the carpet, or the furniture.

He was curled up with me on the couch, and when he realized dinner was going to make an urgent reappearance, he sprang up, scrambled off the couch, and made a mad dash into the kitchen. He didn't quite make his area with its linoleum floor--and thereby didn't execute another head-in-litter-box miracle--but the hard wood kitchen floor is leaps and bounds better than the living room carpet. And after his first bout, he wobbled his way into his area for his second. The poor lil guy! It always makes me feel so helpless and anxious when he's sick. And we still have no idea what sets off these tender tummy episodes.

At least we've got a treatment worked out. The vet prescribes us this amazing anti-nausea stuff (which thankfully the fuzzwit loves the taste of), and Hobkin also gets mint sandwiches (bits of bread soaked in Pepto Bismol) which, in combination, fix him right up, usually within 24 hours. And as far as psychological effects go, having a queasy GI tract doesn't seem to particularly faze him. Just a half minute after his sick-up, he was energetic and begging us for a snack to replace his lost dinner. Silly, worrisome beastie.

He crawled up to snuggle with me after all the excitement and seemed happy to bask in the extra attention as I fussed over and cuddled him.

My back continues to malfunction. I took two Tramadol yesterday, which is pretty astonishing because usually one lays me out flat. This time, one only took the edge off--didn't even make me sleepy. Makes me wonder if it's the pain overwhelming the med, or the Adderall keeping me awake.

According to the status info on the HP website, my laptop hasn't shipped yet, even though the expected date was yesterday. So not a surprise. Our case manager mentioned it would take longer than their promised 3-day turnaround because they need to do fairly in-depth tests on it this time. (*snort*) I suppose we should have asked how much longer.


Writing Stuff

New Words: 500 on the Japanese Demon Hunter story, now tentatively titled: "Honor is a Game Mortals Play." Into the climax and I'm dithering over where I want to go with it. No, scratch that. I know where I want to go with it, but I'm dithering over how to get there. Going to lasso and sit on my muse today and see if that doesn't get her cooperative-like.

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
5,111 / 6,000

Club 100 For Writers
I'm pretty sure I missed at least one day in there . . .


Tags: hardware issues, hobkin, medical

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