Month: December 2019
I went for a walk in the snow.
To help Jobu I have been giving him subcutaneous fluid treatments. Jobu has been pretty good about getting the treatments. He gets a little squirrly about half way through and sometimes I have to use another needle. It seems to help. He been very snuggly lately and wants to spend almost all the time laying in my lap getting pets and purring.
Just kidding.. UNLEASH MICHAEL BUBLE
For about a year my Mom has been in the market for a new car. It’s hard for her to get the time to get out of the house to do anything let alone deal with a car salesman. She finally pulled it off though. She bought the car without seeing it. She claims the red color is so she can find it easily in a parking lot. I think she just wanted a fancy race car.
Jobu’s hanging in there and is being very snuggly and purry.
I bought a new 27 inch monitor and a new gaming mouse to help me with the all important fornite playing. I hooked up the new monitor and started to notice massive frame rate drops while I was playing. I normally could easily to 60 fps but it kept dropping down into the single digits. this made the game almost unplayable.
I searched for an answer. The resolution was the same even though it was a bigger monitor. I googled with no results. i couldn’t find anybody who had the same problem I did. I soon realized that the frame rate drops always happened when I moved the mouse. I did a search for mouse problem and frame rates and found a few people with the same problem. I “solved” it by switching back to my old mouse.
On Tuesday I grabbed a tired Jobu and put him in his carrier. He didn’t protest until we got in the car. Then the yowling began. It ended by the time we got to the vets office. Jobu handled the visit like a trooper. He let the tech and the vet handle him and seemed curious to know what was going on.
After the checkup and hearing the symptoms (losing weight and fur but acting normal), the vet thought it was probably a thyroid problem which can be a problem in older cats. The took a blood sample for test to be sure and told me they would have the results by Friday.
They called me late on Wednesday night to tell me the results. It wasn’t a thyroid problem His thyroid numbers were normal. It was chronic kidney disease. His little kitten kidneys are failing. It’s very common in older cats. There isn’t much that can be done. Some stuff to make his remaining time better. He seems to be doing ok. He doesn’t know what’s going on. I’m giving him more snuggles than he wants.
Thursday was Thanksgiving and a bunch how the clan got together. My brothers, nephews and nieces were all there to eat lots of food.
I’m thankful that 15 years ago Jobu picked me out to be his human and that we have had so many good years together.