Monday, December 05, 2011

The Pressure Builds

The first 3 days of December were exciting!  We had 13 (THIRTEEN!) adoptions and the phone continues to ring for cats.  Needless to say, I was back to the shelter this afternoon rescuing...

I left the little tortie's brother at the shelter and I need to work on placement for him.  He's VERY sweet and I'm hopeful that somebody can help him. 

We also rescued an 8 week old tabby (!!) who had a prolapsed rectum.  I'm hopeful this won't cause undue stress to the foster parents or a huge vet bill.  We've certainly had our share recently. 

I went to the grocery store today and in the pharmacy section there was one of those automatic blood pressure cuffs.  Generally, I only use those things to kill time while waiting for a prescription.  But I've been feeling a little crummy and "off" lately so stuck my arm through the cuff and waited.  For a moment, I thought I had won the lottery as the red lights flashed a scary blood pressure of 180/100. 

I knew I had been under a lot of stress lately, but didn't realize it was that bad.  I've been just taking Advil for headaches and trying to get lots of sleep.  I thought only old people had high blood pressure.  Has it come to this?  Maybe I need a holiday in the Bahamas. I've heard that works miracles.  :)

There are quite a few declawed cats and some REALLY sweet black cats at the shelter.  I'm definitely going back later in the week to do another rescue.  The vet comes tomorrow to kill some of them and I'm already feeling badly that I didn't rescue more today.


Anonymous said... soon as my Gus is adopted, I'm up there to get one (or two) of those declawed guys....keep your eyes open for a good one. And keep an eye on that blood pressure. I have the same problem. It's not just for old people and they call it the silent killer for a reason.....Dori

Anonymous said...

Oh Beth,

Don't feel bad that you didn't take more! You are doing wonderful work, and I can hardly imagine how busy and stressful it is running an adoption event and heading right back to the shelter.

Be sure to take a breather for yourself at some point too.


~*Connie*~ said...

I was wondering, did Noah find a home?

House of the Discarded said...

Connie: YES!!! The vet tech at the clinic gave him a Forever Home!