Thursday, April 11, 2019

Worrying About Rannie Wu

     The real-life Random Numbers Wu is a very old tortie cat.  She wasn't feeling at all well yesterday -- and to make things worse, Huck, my yellow-striped tomcat, was pestering her.  So they got assigned different parts of the house.

     Rannie slept on my office chair and may be feeling better this morning.  Alas, Huck decided to be very swashbuckling and playful and upset her -- and she won't swat or bite him, she just wants to get away and swears at him in a very human-sounding manner.  So Huck's spending some quality time with Tamara while she watches the news, and Rannie and I are doing the same in the office.

     Meanwhile, my own back pain is localized enough that I'm pretty sure it's the early stages of a kidney stone.  Not looking forward to it.


Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Thinking of you both.

pigpen51 said...

I passed a 6mm stone a couple of weeks ago. Saw my urologist April 4th. She told me that when I went to the ER back in January, with kidney stone pain, and they did a CAT scan, and told me that I had no stones, I in fact had several stones on both sides of 4mm or so. I was not pleased. They just wanted to get rid of me, and with the opioid problem, since I only told them my pain level was at about an 8, and was not threatening to kill anyone, they just sent me on my merry way. They offered me a shot of toradol, which I am allergic to. So of course, I told them no.
I wish you all the best with your non human friend. They are truly what brings joy to us while asking for very little. And of course, I hope you are able to get rid of this kidney stone, as well. I really know just how bad that can get, and unless you have had one, you cannot really know how it feels.

Anonymous said...

I have a friend that told me his urologist used ultra sound to pulverize his stones so they would not be so painful when the residue of them came out. Can't speak the this personally, but you may want to ask if could apply to you.