||[Sep. 1st, 2006|07:35 pm]
Oh, my poor Faraday has had a high fever for several days, as well as an astronomical basal cell count. The vet got the fever down to 102 F instead of 104 F (normal is 99-100F) but I am still so worried about her. *sadface*
After doing blood work on her to determine possible causes, she'll get antibiotics starting tomorrow, so hopefully that will fix her...
Worry. Worry. Worry.
There's just no way to communicate to her, the way they do by the bedside of sick people in movies before they get better, that my life would be meaningless without her. Oh well. I'm off to give her some more horse-Tylenol-type stuff... phenylbutazone or whatever it is (let's just call it the ol' bute.)
I wish I could find her fleece cooler (blanket), but I can't for the life of me... *sigh*... and it gets a little chilly at night. Not enough to put a real blanket on though, which would make her sweat and give her a worse chill.
Sadface, worry, cry, sad.
Well. At least everyone, including the vet, seems to think she'll be ok. I'm just rambling now to make me feel better. That will be all for now...
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
livin it up in SLC
Found the piano music to "Hallelujah"... you know, sung by Rufus Wainwright on Shrek. So I'm trying to butcher it... I mean learn it. I'm a big dork for wanting to learn it, I know... but it's still a pretty song...
Everything else fairly usual. Faraday's legs are kinda swollen and I don't know why, so I've just been taking care of them with cold water/ liniment. Sigh.
Played "The Ash Grove" as a piano/violin duet today in my violin lesson. I think at times it even might have sounded OK! In any case it's very fun... and I am actually improving noticeably, which is nice.
And, I've decided to enter a duathlon up near the Olympic park in September-- about 3 miles trail running then 6 miles mountain biking. I fear the paltry distances will not seem so paltry when combined with terrain and altitude... but at least it will force me to get into somewhat better shape than I am now. My goal is to work up to running one to two miles a day for the next week or so, and bike 6 miles whenever I don't run, then increase the distances as the race approaches. The running is what is going to kick my butt, I fear, but I am determined to finish the race with dignity and pride (not last), so I'll train a little more running than biking and see how it goes, I guess...