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  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,632
    He's just different, set in his own way that's for sure.

    Daughter is happy, that's all that matters.

    Heading over today to take some shelves she wanted made and do some measuring.





  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,632
    Did not see this coming.

    Dec 4th the daughter calls all upset, says her cat is not feeling well.

    Ok, Dads on it, gets the cat carrier, gets cat in carrier and off we go to the vet we go. He did not want to go and let me know his feelings on the whole vet visit thing.

    Apparently he has a bladder infection, get the visit done, meds and back home we go.

    Next day even worse symptoms for him, really bad. Blood work and urine back, huge levels of potassium.

    Next day go check on him at daughters request, NOT good.

    Back to the vet we go, this time putting him in the cat carrier, no fight, no fuss, no resistance, nothing. Vet said they could try to cath him, flush his system and maybe that would work, vet said she doubted he could even take the sedation and would probably not survive. I was sick to my stomach. I ask if he was suffering, vet said yes and I had to make a very difficult decision.

    Daughter came to our house after work and we had a talk, she was devastated, wife was devastated, so was I.

    I told my daughter that I stayed with him and just petted him as he went to sleep and I did do that. Even though me and him butted heads once in a while, I hated this.

    Here is a goofy part of the situation. Back during the remodel, I blew out my back, hired a guy to install the whole house water filter and softener as the water is just nasty. I would check on it from time to time, wasn't using much salt and the filter looked unusually clean.

    About 10 days ago, my daughter gets a bladder infection which was kind of strange as she is usually very healthy. FYI, her cat was sick once before about 5 years ago as he ate some dog food as we were watching a dogs for family. No big deal. cat got better and never sick again.

    Yesterday, daughter calls and says the water seemed/smelled funny, not soft like it should be.

    Apparently, the guy who hooked up the softener, left inline water valve in the by pass position so for about a month the water was not being filtered??? I have since set it right, ran a few cycles and had the water tested, all is ok now

    NOTE: I am NOT saying this unfiltered water contributed to my daughter or her cat to both get a bladder infection around the same time, I just think it's unusual for them both to have one at that time. Both of them when they lived with us drank our water which is doubled filtered along with a softener.

    Who knows if it contributed to the situation or not?

    On the good news, daughter is doing better, she had just gotten a hamster about 10 days ago, his name is Mr. Wiskers.

    Too much info I know, just a crazy set of circumstances!






  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 14,946
    edited December 7
    Cat to hampster.... interesting switch. Easier to care for thats for sure :smile:

    Also, I know "a guy" with a couple spare 12" sub drivers that could be put in small sealed boxes and driven with a Crown amp that would sound quite nice in said room....

    Let me know if your interested :smile:
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 915
    My condolences to you and your daughter... Loosing a family member is always a mess. Even more so when all you can do is sit and watch it happen. :'( :(
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,632
    FestYboy wrote: »
    My condolences to you and your daughter... Loosing a family member is always a mess. Even more so when all you can do is sit and watch it happen. :'( :(

    Thanks, she's doing better, just got back from a Dad/Daughter dinner. :)
  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,632
    Cat to hampster.... interesting switch. Easier to care for thats for sure :smile:

    Also, I know "a guy" with a couple spare 12" sub drivers that could be put in small sealed boxes and driven with a Crown amp that would sound quite nice in said room....

    Let me know if your interested :smile:

    Laffs, I know that guy... Yeah, from cat to a hamster kind of goofy but whatever works for her. She did mention at dinner maybe after the first of the year another cat.
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 14,946
    oldrocker wrote: »
    Cat to hampster.... interesting switch. Easier to care for thats for sure :smile:

    Also, I know "a guy" with a couple spare 12" sub drivers that could be put in small sealed boxes and driven with a Crown amp that would sound quite nice in said room....

    Let me know if your interested :smile:

    Laffs, I know that guy... Yeah, from cat to a hamster kind of goofy but whatever works for her. She did mention at dinner maybe after the first of the year another cat.

    So is she fattening up the hamster FOR the cat hehehehehe
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  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,051
    I'm really sorry to hear about your daughters friend. Nothing easy about the choice you had to make.
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  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 12,677
    My condolences to you and your daughter.

    I think it's too big of a coincidence that both the cat and your daughter got sick. Bad water can mess you up big time.

    It took me three days to figure out that drinking AZ water made me toss my cookies. I knew it didn't taste good, but I didn't know it would make me sick!
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  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,632
    Nightfall wrote: »
    I'm really sorry to hear about your daughters friend. Nothing easy about the choice you had to make.

    Thank you Nf

  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,632
    cfrizz wrote: »
    My condolences to you and your daughter.

    I think it's too big of a coincidence that both the cat and your daughter got sick. Bad water can mess you up big time.

    It took me three days to figure out that drinking AZ water made me toss my cookies. I knew it didn't taste good, but I didn't know it would make me sick!

    Thanks,

    Did seem a coincidence to us also.

    However, got a text from my daughter that has a co-worker who is "sadly" getting a divorce and has 2 male cats needing a good loving home. Apparently 2 are brothers with great personalities.

    We'll be checking them out this Sunday I was just informed. :D
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 14,946
    oldrocker wrote: »
    cfrizz wrote: »
    My condolences to you and your daughter.

    I think it's too big of a coincidence that both the cat and your daughter got sick. Bad water can mess you up big time.

    It took me three days to figure out that drinking AZ water made me toss my cookies. I knew it didn't taste good, but I didn't know it would make me sick!

    Thanks,

    Did seem a coincidence to us also.

    However, got a text from my daughter that has a co-worker who is "sadly" getting a divorce and has 2 male cats needing a good loving home. Apparently 2 are brothers with great personalities.

    We'll be checking them out this Sunday I was just informed. :D

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  • oldrockeroldrocker Posts: 1,632
    Showed the wife that video, she asked with a horrible look on her face, that cat doesn't eat that thing does it?

    Last cat update, daughter did get the 2 new cats, wobbles and monkey.

    They are getting adjusted to the new environment and the daughter is all smiles now which is all that matters <3
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 915
    Awesome sauce
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 601
    Gonna need pics of the new cats please!
    oldrocker wrote: »
    Showed the wife that video, she asked with a horrible look on her face, that cat doesn't eat that thing does it?

    Last cat update, daughter did get the 2 new cats, wobbles and monkey.

    They are getting adjusted to the new environment and the daughter is all smiles now which is all that matters <3

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