Thank you everyone for your get well wishes for my kitty, Lilly. She has been doing well and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she is over this bout of illness. She has her appetite back and being 17 pounds little, that's a good sign for sure.
Like many of you pet parents out there, when she became ill, I was so devastated as I've had her for over 10 years and during that time, she has never been sick. Of course, she goes once a year for her annual vaccinations which cost a minimum.
So, the trip to the veterinarian was an eye opener for sure. She was a lovely, young doctor who was so kind. She didn't have an answer right away but suggested a plan of treatment and then told me she'd give me the estimate. I was perplexed but I waited and the assistant brought in the estimate which had a total price of $713.00! Wow, a bit costly for sure. The blood work was approximately $250.00 and the x-ray was $250.00. Luckily, after a little discussion with the assistant, she suggested I give Lilly the medicine treatment (which was $201.00) and see how it goes. Lilly received two medicines; one for acid reflux and one an antiobiotic, for one week. So far, so good. But, she's my baby and if the symptoms return, of course I'm going to proceed with further testing. It broke my heart to see her ill.
Many parts of our beautiful, tranquil setting here in Southern California are up in flames at the moment. Yesterday, a fire broke out which they named the Thomas Fire. It started at 50 acres and this afternoon is has grown to more than 50,000 acres! It's northwest of Los Angeles in Ventura County and many structures have burned to the ground. It's heartbreaking to see it on the TV. There are a couple of more fires that broke out today. The culprit is the Santa Ana Winds which started yesterday. They are very strong, warm winds that wreck havoc with our dry, parched land. They're expected to blow until early Friday morning. Luckily, I haven't heard of any fires here in Orange County where I live. Although, we have taken precaution and put away things outside and shut off the pool filter since it's filled with leaf debris. We are in a wait and see mode. There are dry, parched hills which border both sides of the area where I live.
I hope you are safe and warm wherever you may be. I had a fun post ready to publish today but it's going to wait until another time.
With my best wishes to you,