I’d hoped that Yara’s allergy issue would get better, but over the last few days I was noticing a few raw areas on her back legs and tail from biting herself from the itchiness. At first, I wasn’t too worried, but this morning her whole rear end was very red and raw. So, I took her to the vet and spent a staggering amount of money to find out that the sores on her legs that I’d initially dismissed were actually the more serious ones. She’s on an antibiotic to fight the infection and the vet also gave me some antiseptic spray for the wounds and a stronger anti-histamine. She seems pretty wiped from the allergy medicine, which worries me a bit with working her. I figure I’ll give her the medicine before bed so she sleeps and doesn’t gnaw on herself while I’m asleep and can’t stop her. And maybe a dose in the morning if she seems itchy; hopefully, that will be early enough to not kick in until we’re safely at work.
That is, of course assuming I have work to go to tomorrow. As it stands the state budget has still not passed nor has an emergency spending bill. If neither of these pass before midnight tonight, the state will shut down as of tomorrow. In all likelihood, mine will be among the positions not required to work. I’m pretty freaked about it, especially given the unexpected vet bill of this morning.
EDIT: The Legislature passed an emergency appropriations bill, so state services will continue as normal. Phew.