Friday, July 21, 2006

What a Week!

I wanted to blog more this past week and come around and leave comments on everykitty's site, but I haven't been able to. This post was supposed to be about my adventures at the Catolympics, but more important things need to be addressed.

On Sunday after I posted my Dad started to get sick. Then Monday he had to go to the doctor, then Tuesday he had to go to the 'Mergency Room. Usually this is not a big deal because he is a bean doctor (or bean vet as many of you know them) and actually works in the 'Mergency Room. But this time he had to go because he was so sick. When Mom and Dad came home on Tuesday, Dad was "loopy" as he says it because of all the medicayshun he was on. He was very uncomfortable and Mom was trying to take care of him and then we started to lose power. Throughout the day we had less and less and less. First the TV went, then some lights, then our AIR CONDITIONERS!! We need those!!! It was SO HOT! Overnight we lost power completely and when when the sun came up on Wednesday morning, there was no power at all. There were fires near us and big loud trucks on our street. Power was out all over our area and they thought it would be maybe days before it came back! We were all trying to stick it out. Mom and Dad just sat around sweating, but Dad was still sick so this was very uncomfortable for him. They talked about going to a hotel, but couldn't find any in the area that would take kitties. Then Dad found Harlie and I sitting in the bathtub PANTING! Harlie likes the bathtub a lot, but I don't. It was just the coolest place we could find, and it really wasn't that cool. It was literally about 90 degrees in our apartment. That's what Mom said. I don't know what that means, but I know it was way too hot for everyone. So not only were Mom and Dad worrying about Dad, but now they were worried about us because they had no way to cool us off. They decided they had to go to a hotel for Dad's health and the only way they could be sure we were ok was to take us to be boarded someplace! Our normal vet place didn't have any power either since they live so close to where we live, so Mom asked them where a good place to go would be and that's where they took us. I had to go away once before and it was a very bad experience for me. I still haven't blogged about it but I should. It was a little better this time because Harlie was with me. And even though she irritates me sometimes, I do love her a lot and it was very nice not to be alone. Mom made sure that Harlie and I could be in the same kennel and the lady there who took care of us was very nice. She left our carrier in the kennel with us so we could hide and have the towel that smelled like home. Mom was very very sad, but knew that it was better for us because they had an air conditioner. Harlie and I were not happy, but felt much better not to be panting anymore. Fortunately it only got dark one time and then Mom and Dad came back to get us. So yesterday we came back home, Dad had had another Dr appointment and the news was pretty good and we had power! We were all so happy to be home together. Usually after being in my carrier I run away and hide under the bed for awhile, but I stayed out with Mom and Dad and Harlie because we were all so happy to have electricity and be together again.

So that's why I haven't blogged or commented. Even before we lost power, we didn't have internet. And in case any beans are wondering about my Dad, they thought his kidneys might be failing at first, then they thought he had a disease that could eventually lead to kiney failure. But it turns out he has a kidney stone!!! So even though he is sometimes in pain and sometimes has to go be sick in the bathroom, we are all very happy that it is a kidney stone. And yesterday the doctor said there is a 95% chance that he will pass it on his own. That is why we are so happy now. Except Dad doesn't like the fact that he has one and that he is going to turn Three-Oh this year. It makes him feel like he is entering middle age. I actually don't know what any of this means, but Mom said I should write it in case anyone is curious. Hopefully this weekend I can come around and comment!

15 comments:

Smeagol & Strider (Mystery & Gizmo too!) said...

Wow, you guys have been through so much the last few days! We are glad things are calmin' down now, and furry glad your dad am okay and hope the stone thing gets out soon!

The Meezers said...

oh wow, what a bad 'sperience! we are glad that your dad is ok and that you are all back together!

PrincessMia said...

Ohmygosh! What an ordeal. I'm glad to hear that you are all reunited and that your beandad will be OK. Take good care.

Derby said...

Wow, what an adventure. Hope all is going better. Stay cool, all of you.

Lone Star Purrs said...

What a crazy week y'all had!! Good luck to your dad. Momma used to help take those out during sur-ger-ee.
::purrs::
~Meeko & Kiara

George, Tipper, Max & Misty said...

Gosh Mattingly...we're sorry to hear about your terrible week. Sure hope your Dad (who may feel old, but really isn't) starts to get better soon. No one wants stones in them! Glad to hear you & Harlie are back home. Try to stay cool!

Kismet said...

Hi Mattingly! Thanks for stopping by my blog! My Person says Queens is kind of near us and she is really glad that our 'lectricity never went out. But I don't know why she cares because we don't HAVE air conditioning. That is why I am so HOTS all the time!

Fat Eric said...

Hope your dad feels better soon. I am sorry you lost your electricity. We had our water turned off one day this week and that was horrible because the humans were all hot and sweaty and needed showers! I have interesting news on my blog today - Big Eric and Flynn have got a new blog, please visit and say hi to them!

Beau said...

Hope your dad is doing much better now! We are thinking and praying for him!

Karen Jo said...

What a time you have had! I hope your beandad is feeling better and that he passes that stone soon. Stay cool.

Patches & Mittens said...

Wow, that was some venture, and not a good one! We are so happy your bean Dad is going to be OK. We miss reading your blogs.

Patches Lady

The Meezers said...

did you gets your power back yet?

Max said...

Wow...all that bites. I'm glad your dad only has a kidney stone. that's bad enough, but better than what it could have been. the Man has SIXTEEN stones floating in just one of his kidneys and they could bite him at any time. He's already passed 4 and had to have one taken out. I betcher Dad knows how they go in and get it, too!

Tell your Mom & Dad to just sneak you into a motel next time. Drastic situations allow for being sneaky sometimes...

William said...

Glad everybody made it through all the turmoil! Change is bad, no power is bad, heat is bad, kidney stones are bad!

Alessandra said...

im glad your dad is getting better and you're finally back blogging again. it really drives me nuts when i don't have internet access..i feel out of touch from people. i can't read blogs,send/receive emails..what bugs me the most is i don't get to chat with my online friends at webdate*dot*com! good thing they're patient enough to wait for my replies.