Urban Alchemy

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These are random moments in the life of an indecent designer and the city she loves.

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And can we really measure
If we think we're any better
than that skyline that goes on and on
forever, on and on...."

- Less Than Jake: Is This Thing On?

Everybody in this world wants the same damned thing-
just not at the same time.

-Chris Orbach: Jane

I could be condemned to hell for every sin but littering."

- Soul Coughing: Idiot Kings

I am a female, carbon based lifeform.
I am a New York City Native.
I am a Design Professional.
I take photographs.
I also sculpt, paint, create mosaics, and play with weapons.

And sometimes, I even dance about Architecture.

What I see, is what you get.

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Sick boy.

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This is largely a repost of my Thursday journal entry:

The results of the blood test are in.

They are not as bad as Scott feared. He is a good surgery candidate assuming that whatever is in him can be fixed or removed surgically.

His kidney and liver functions are normal (go me on the liver functions- that means I did the right thing at the right time.)

He's slightly anemic, which Scott expected, but it's not bad. His blood sugar was slightly elevated but that was due to eating within 90 minutes of coming in and stress. We are confident that under normal circumstances, his sugar is completely normal.) His electrolyte balance is a little off, but it's not wildly out of control.

The big thing though is that his white blood cell count is very high- 28k (high end of normal is 16k.) However, this is not a sign of infection, since there are no lap cells present. Scott tells me that this is because of inflammation and not infection, which explains the swelling I mentioned yesterday.

He tells me that he doesn't want to instill false hope; this still may not have a happy ending. However he feels that it would be reasonable and safe to have a sonogram performed in order to have a better idea of what's in his tummy and learn if surgery is a good and safe option.

At this point, I expect that to happen on Thursday, though Scott is trying to rush that and I hope we can get him in sooner. I am told that I should just keep doing whatever I've been doing until then, since whatever it is has kept him as healthy as possible up til now.


While that *WAS* true on Thursday, he is having more problems now. He's eating less, and his liver is starting to show signs of having issues. It means I have to feed him less food, more often. So I am effectively chained to the house and I have to sleep sometime.

He threw up his breakfast this morning and I am worried he's starting to go a bit yellow. If this happens we may as well kiss him goodbye since he won't be strong enough for surgery. I will try to shove some food back into him in about an hour and a half. Hopefully he keeps it down.

12th May 2008, 14:17   | tags:,,,

Viv says:

poor walrus

12th May 2008, 14:19

OJ says:

Ah poor wee feller. Sending cuddles.

12th May 2008, 14:26

Geodyne says:

Poor Walrus - he's barely the same cat.

Thinking of him, and of you.

12th May 2008, 14:28

hildegard says:

You poor things. Every sympathy...

12th May 2008, 14:30

Dhamaka says:

Keep strong B'elf
sending you all my best

12th May 2008, 17:56

beth says:

hang in there buddy, i still want to come and meet you bx

12th May 2008, 19:35

silar31 says:

Sending all the vibes I can muster from here too. Get better Walrus!

12th May 2008, 19:42

Lyzardly says:

Sending more vibes of health and healing.

13th May 2008, 04:59

daz says:

Poor thing; hope he'll get back on his feet again.

13th May 2008, 21:24