Post by inthewoods on Oct 26, 2016 19:34:44 GMT -5
byjove, I'm sorry about thelab results I hope they come back better next time expatmama11, sorry about your rough go! geners, I'm so sorry that is overwhelming thatgirlrachel, if we weren't going to my parents to see cousins I would not be as motivated about Halloween either. We aren't taking her out tot though.
We have a work day Friday and I need it. So much to grade! I can't get ahead!
Oh byjove, fingers crossed it was just false test results. I'm sorry the girls have to have blood drawn again though.
geners, I am so sorry. I had a cat that had irritable bowel syndrome and pooped everywhere, all of the time. I know how overwhelming it can be.
M's shoes that he has been wearing fine for like 3 weeks suddenly keep coming off at daycare the last 2 days. I'm wondering if they are too small now. I wasn't putting socks on with them but have recently. That's the only difference I can think of. I'm going to try no socks tomorrow and see what happens. But I think we'll be buying new shoes. I'm fairly certain we just had a growth spurt because I didn't have to cuff jeans today that have always needed a decent sized cuff. It's like he knows he is almost 1. (How is it possible that tomorrow is the day before his birthday??)
Post by evenkeeled on Oct 27, 2016 10:37:09 GMT -5
geners, I am so sorry, I had a cat that used to pee everywhere and it sucks. I know that the cat won;t like it but any way to keep it in a small area until better? I swear I think cat issues are the hardest, they are the most unrelenting.
byjove, oh wow, I am sorry. Hopefully the tests are just wonky and they turn out okay. I hope the diabetes one is completely off.
Anyone who has a slightly older than 10.5 months baby experience their ability to fall asleep go off the rails around this time period and turn out to be a sleep regression/wonder week and they go back to normal? Emma is just so hyped at nap/bedtime now, just can't seem to turn her brain off and the normal ways to get her to sleep just aren't working. It has become so hard and simple rocking/swaying no longer works, bedtime especially. She is just so focused on moving, talking, laughing, etc. that kiddo's brain just can't slow down. I don't know if this is the new reality or just a phase that we can wait out. Her actual sleeping is the same. We seem to be transition to one nap as it was a struggle getting her to sleep as soon as was needed to fit in two.
Fingers crossed she does another three hour nap like yesterday and we only have to fit in one.
evenkeeled, when it was really bad a few weeks ago I pushed to enclose her in a room while we were at work, but MH wouldn't go for it, he felt too bad about it. After last night, I suspect he will do whatever I want about the situation. I really had a meltdown. We are going to see how this weekend goes - MH was supposed to get more cat food two days ago but forgot, so we ended up giving them some of the prescription stuff we'd gotten from the vet a while back when things were really bad. So we don't know if she reacted to the food yesterday, or what. I want to wait a few days now that she's on the good food again, and if it keeps happening she's going home with FIL on Monday.
Regarding your question - C's been fighting naps a lot in the last two weeks which is pretty new behavior. He's had several one-nap days due to fighting his first nap for hours (I really think it's like you said - he can't turn his brain off & settle, he just wants to get up and play). Unfortunately that one nap's only been about 1.5 hours long... eek. Most days he still gets two, and last week one day he even still took a third.
Post by obscurereference on Oct 27, 2016 11:58:46 GMT -5
geners I feel like it would maybe be easier on your cat to be enclosed in your house than move to another house altogether. I mean new house and new people vs. restriction to one room? If you're looking for something to help your case with your H. The cat is probably already really stressed about the pooping, adding a new environment just seems like more stress. Your FIL will probably need to enclose him in a room for awhile anyway.
I'm not saying don't send the cat to FILs, I'm just saying maybe your H needs to think about his reasoning a little more....
I hope that's not coming off as mean. I'm really just conserned for your sanity! I'm pretty sure I would have locked the cat up whether or not DH wanted me too lol.
evenkeeled, we had some rough weeks, even this past weekend LO skipped naps and was up late because we just couldn't get her settled down, so far the week has been better
geners, I agree that I'd lock the cat up for a while, if it's stress it may help. Do you have any of the feliway pheromone diffusers? I'd pick a room (laundry room, bathroom, someplace easy to clean), give her some old towels to nest in, a litter box, food and water.
obscurereference, gdaisy09, thanks for the advice! That's definitely what I want to do, with or without MH on board, we just don't really have a room that works for that - it'd have to be either our guest room or one of the bathrooms, none of which are ideal to keep her in all day for various reasons... If it keeps happening then in the short term we'll move her into one of the bathrooms until we can get her to FIL. Our hope is she will feel a lot less stressed (after the initial stress of a new home) at FILs - it's quiet there, no other pets or babies or people coming in & out of the home every day. Plus she knows and likes him. If she has the same issue there, his aunt has offered to take her - she's a serious animal lover and is always fostering/adopting pets with issues.
Really we are being indecisive and dragging our feet b/c we really do want to keep her.
We do have feliway diffusers throughout the house and she's wearing a collar with the same pheromones - those coupled with the anxiety meds seemed to be working up until yesterday. I'm really hoping it was the food switcheroo and that we're otherwise back on track. Today has been fine so far...
geners, good luck. I foster-cared for kitties for the local humane society for a few years (usually mamas and babies that weren't old enough to be adopted) we always kept them in a bathroom, at the humane society's request because it was lower stress for them to be out of the general commotion of the house. I've found sudden changes in food can upset our critter's tummies, I hope that was the culprit.
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