Project 366 2020 Week 6 Day 33 – 39 the week that included three visits to the vet.
Sunday 2nd February – Day 33
After feeling awful yesterday I was fully expecting to have to cancel our plans for today. But I woke up and felt 100% better. All very strange.
Anyway, we headed over to Gloucestershire to spend some exploring Painswick Rococo Garden to see their snowdrops. It’s somewhere I’ve wanted to visit for a couple of years and this weekend was perfectly timed for the full display.
Their cafe was packed so we headed into Stroud for a late lunch and a walk around. We found the canal and went for a walk, discovering a part that had only been built in the last twenty odd years.
Monday 3rd February – Day 34
I wish I could report that these two were getting on better. All is well when they’re asleep, they often both sleep in the living room in the evening. But when they’re awake …… Paddington just cannot leave Brewster alone and whereas before Brewster would just totally ignore the young whippersnapper, now he hisses at him. They’ll never be able to be put in the same pen in a cattery, that’s for sure!
My son came out of school in such a good mood, full of chatter, so unlike most after school afternoons these days.
Tuesday 4th February – Day 35
What a day. I’d noticed a cut on Brewster’s chin last week, but it was healing nicely so I didn’t think much of it until he seemed to cut it again, and this time it just didn’t look right at all. So I rang the vet first thing and had an appointment for them to see him booked for the afternoon.
Turns out he’s been bitten on his chin a couple of times and Paddington is high up on the list of suspects. He needed a chin shave and some antibiotics. He was less than impressed and pooped all over his cat basket and himself as I was waiting to pay. Thankfully the nurses did their best to clean him and the basket up before I took him home. He’s confined to the house until the weekend and we really need to keep Paddington away from him until then too. So that means that Brewster is living in my bedroom/ensuite. Luckily for me, he actually slept all night so I did get some sleep.
In other news, things are all rather complicated with my Auntie’s situation and my Uncle is getting more confused by the day. It’s really not an ideal situation for anyone and the sooner the LPA is in place and I can properly help, the better.
Wednesday 5th February – Day 36
I relented and bought my son a version of Minecraft for his Nintendo Switch. He was totally absorbed before school, but I can see I’m going to have to set some time limit ground rules.
A full-on workday with both jobs and then I booked flights to see my parents in the summer holidays. A proper holiday for my son and I after only having the one night away in Southampton last year. I need something to focus on and I know that I’m just exhausted really so to chill out with family is exactly what I need.
It also looks as if a foreign blog trip might be coming together for a few days so I’m just keeping everything crossed for that too!
Thursday 6th February – Day 37
The only photo I took today was of a watch I’ve been sent for an Instagram campaign. I have kiddy sized wrists so I had to get a jeweller to take a few links out of the strap so I could wear it. £20 later! I have a watch that fits me.
It’s going to be a Brewster week this week clearly. He was sick three times this morning, and the last time it had blood in it. After the first episode, I rang the vet and they said to stop one of his meds, after the blood episode I had to take him back in. More meds and we could take him home. He ate a little bit of chicken and some gravy type liquid the vet gave me.
Friday 7th February – Day 38
Woke up to a very foggy, white and frosty morning. Brewster wanted to go out which I took as a good sign, but he’s hardly eaten anything and is drinking even less than that.
In the afternoon I was at a funeral with my ex-family. My great-niece is two and a half now and she kept us all entertained and helped lighten the mood.
My son went to his best friend’s house after school for a play date and tea, he had a great time.
Saturday 8th February – Day 39
Brewster wanted to go outside in the early hours but has refused all food and pretty much all fluids so I rang the vet first thing and he’s now with them. They will put him on IV fluids and run some tests to see where we go from here. So today will be spent waiting for the phone to ring with news.