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April 4, 2018 1:14 pm  #2421

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That's unfortunate. I can only how frustrating that must feel.
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May 23, 2018 7:08 pm  #2422

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Just remembered something I wanted to let off steam about...
A bit cross with work today.
We all got told which classes we will be with in school next year.
Now I am really happy, because I am getting just what I wanted: I am staying with the Nurture group...we take small groups of kids who need a bit of extra attention.
But it's for one of the teachers, I am really upset.
She's one I consider a pal.
She has an awful history of chronic depression.
This is her first week back working full time, after a lead in process, following several months off sick...I know for a fact she was very affected by my husband's suicide.
But it is a very difficult class she has and they were certainly a large factor in her going off sick.
So guess what?
They have given her the same class next year.
And this isn't because she asked for them, she told me that she had said she would be happy with any class but!

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February 3, 2019 6:51 pm  #2423

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This isn't really a rant, but I guess I am kind of frustrated by the current situation. It also makes me a little sad. We took my cat to the vet on Friday and she has an infection, so we had to give her antibiotics. We've had trouble giving her pills in the past, and until we get the results of the test they did on her we couldn't give her the antibiotic that comes in injection form (which has worked for her in the past). So we took the liquid medication option. It's been difficult giving it to her, but we thought she was getting some of the dosage for the past couple of days.
This morning things went really badly. It took us a few tries to get her the medicine and she was really upset with us, squirming and making a lot of very unhappy noises. We're not sure she even swallowed any of the medicine in the end. My mum thinks the cat is especially mad at her because she looks away when she smells her and doesn't purr when my mum pets her. She hasn't really been purring when I've pet her since then either. We're a little afraid we hurt her in some way. She's just wanted to sleep most of the day. But basically we're a little worried she won't trust us anymore. I'm still a little hopeful that she will feel better later, but I'm not sure. 
I've been reading about how other people give cats liquid medicine, but I don't know if those tips will work. She's never liked being held, but I don't know how to give her the medicine without holding her, or else we'd have to put her on a table, and even then I don't know how it would work. 
We've put her through enough distress already and I'm worried about putting her through more trauma.

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February 6, 2019 12:53 am  #2424

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Update: the vet called saying she can have an injected antibiotic for her infect, so we don't have to wrestle with her anymore.
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February 7, 2019 6:48 pm  #2425

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This is good news. All our cats hated medicine, no chance of giving them something orally. I hope your cat gets well soon. 

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April 18, 2019 5:49 pm  #2426

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Here I am yet again with a non-rant, just bad news.
Found out today that my great uncle/godfather has cancer and we don't know how long he has to live or if it can be treated. It's in several organs, including his brain, and we don't know where it originated from.
But almost as bad as this news is I feel sort of blank. I mean, I know that I don't want him to die yet, and I know I wish this wasn't true, but I'm finding myself feeling sort of disconnected. I haven't said a word in response, just listened to the news from my parents as they've found out more from him and the family. I feel like there's nothing to say. I almost feel unfeeling. I think it's just because I wasn't expecting it. Maybe it's shock. But part of me worries that I'm losing my capacity to feel and care for others in my family. Or maybe I don't want to feel, even though I'm not usually one to try to suppress emotions.

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April 21, 2019 12:57 am  #2427

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Well, it seems it was OK that I didn't get too worried. He's starting radiation next week and he sent us a photo from a family gathering and he didn't seem to look sickly. I don't think the end is here yet.
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May 18, 2019 5:43 pm  #2428

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I thought I'd update you all on this. I'm sorry if it's upsetting for some of you to read because of the subject matter. I'm sorry if my talking about this causes you to remember painful memories.
So my godfather's cancer is really bad. He's had radiation, but his doctors have decided that chemo is not worth doing. He has 6 months to a year left.
I don't want him to die, but I have yet to really, properly cry. I wish this wasn't happening. Maybe it still doesn't feel real. I feel like I'm not sad enough about it.
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