Out of the Blue

I've been helping my neighbor's sister treat his cat for various ailments while my neighbor is on vacation. These treatments include administering a subcutaneous dose of saline every other day. The questionable joy of sticking an unhappy cat with a needle has fallen on me since this is something I have experience with, having provided the same treatment for my own cat when he fell ill years ago. Of course, as immortalized in the Seinfeld where Morty goes to work for Elaine at J. Peterman's, the elderly often like to get an early start, and today's call came at the crack of dawn, so that cat managed to get her full serving of saline before I had even a portion of my serving of coffee.

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Sep 3, 2003, 11:32
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How do you get a cat to sit still for it?

I had a cat about 10 years ago and was moving to a city 3 hours away. I got a cardboard pet carrier and some drugs from the vet. 30 minutes down the road he woke up from his drug stupor and started chewing his way out of the box. The rest of the trip was not pleasant for either of us.


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Sep 3, 2003, 11:31
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She's actually funny sometimes. I like this line:

"Yes, I charge a small handling fee for this thing. If you had to handle it, you'd charge a fee too."

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Sep 3, 2003, 11:25
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Sep 3, 2003, 11:25
 
Why does a cat need a saline IV

Well, IV was the wrong thing to say, since it's not into the blood stream -- it's under the skin. It is to provide fluids... in this cat's case it's for dehydration, in my cat's case it was kidney failure.
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Wheels in the Sky
Sep 3, 2003, 11:00
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Sep 3, 2003, 10:55
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I had a cat who was diabetic the last few years of her life. She got her insulin shot every morning while she ate breakfast.

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Saline IV
Sep 3, 2003, 10:51
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Why does a cat need a saline IV?

A better question .. why does someone bid $121 on a "Weird Gross Bra That Fell Out Of My Ceiling." ?

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