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17 November 2003 @ 09:42 pm
Woo hoo for LJ searches! :)  
Not only was I able to find hubbaswuba that way yesterday, but I also found one of my Jaycee friends who had moved away and I hadn't seen for a couple of years. :) Welcome to my journal, Smitha! I was beyond shocked to be searching random LJs and to find her here! :)

Mark & I have come to the realization that Sydney's little eating disorder was probably caused by a new medication the vet gave us this past weekend. It's an antioxidant that's supposed to encourage liver repair, but all it seems to do is make her lethargic and cause her to lose her appetite. :( The vet told us to try NOT giving it to her today and her appetite improved drastically. :)

And she had a little bit of a victory tonight - she was actually able to jump up and claim her favorite spot on the top of the couch. :) She looked so triumphant sitting there, though I had to come to her rescue and carry her off (I guess she didn't think that far ahead...) :P The next step is when she'll be able to jump on our bed again. I have to say that I miss fighting with her for a spot on my pillow. :(

And I had to call CTA today. Apparently they quoted me a price for my web design classes when I registered, but when I got the invoice, they ended up charging me $500 more. :P I could barely afford the tutition as it was, if I had known that it was going to be that much more, I never would've taken the class. And I received the invoice after my first class was over, so it's not like I can "Un-Go" :P. I even spoke with the girl who originally set up my class schedule. She said she didn't have any notes that she told me what the tuition was specifically and that she would have to talk with a supervisor and get back to me. I spoke with her on three separate occasions about the tuition and each time I was quoted the same amount. I even wrote it down, several times in my notes. :P I hope that this gets resolved soon, because I don't know where I'm going to get the extra $500 for these classes, it was hard enough for me to scrape together the initial tuition. :( I love my classes, but affording them is very difficult! :(

In happier news, I wanted to welcome bwaystrkiki128 (who I've always thought ran a great site for Gavin Creel), carrieh (who's a fellow Sheltie lover) :), and smittenbyu (Smitha!!!) to my journal. :)
Current Music: "It's Hard To Speak My Heart" - Parade
WE ALL NEED A SENSE OF HUMORbeam861 on November 18th, 2003 12:34 am (UTC)
Your tuition could be $2000.oo, but do they charge any registration
fees, or lab fees? that could be where the extra is coming from.
It is strange they are chargeing you after the class. I would think
they would make you pay before, or at least be clear on the charges
before. Next time, have them send you a bill in advance.
Glad to hear your Sydney is much better. Who would have ever thought
that you would be happy when she is able to hog your pillow???
Give her a BIG Hug from me!
Sherishutterbug93 on November 18th, 2003 01:01 am (UTC)
I think the girl quoted me the wrong price on the phone when I called to register for the classes. When I asked her to check my invoice, she sounded surprised that the price was really $2500. :P And I did ask about other fees before signing up and she told me that there weren't any and that $2000 would be charged to my credit card when we finalized my schedule. :P

And I'll be sure to give Sydney a hug for you. I'd gladly welcome her hogging my pillow now! :) Please take care and please give Mortie a HUG for me! :)

Sorry, I sounded a bit grouchy before and had to edit a bit. :P
WE ALL NEED A SENSE OF HUMORbeam861 on November 18th, 2003 07:47 am (UTC)
I don't think you sounded grouchy at all! :)
Carriecarrieh on November 18th, 2003 11:13 am (UTC)
Wow, I've got a welcome message in someone's journal - very impressed, fame at last;)

When Tess first went on the medication she's on now, it completely knocked her out and in the end we figured out by trial and error that half the dosage she'd been prescribed was enough for her. Glad to hear that Sydney was doing better when she was taken off the medication. Any plans to put her on a lesser dosage?
Sherishutterbug93 on November 18th, 2003 10:36 pm (UTC)
Actually the vet lessened her dosage of one of the antibiotics she was on, only because she had lost so much weight in her "non-eating" days that she was below the weight they thought was safe for the drug. The vet says that she'll probably be on antibiotics for at least another month.

Hope Tess is well (have you ever posted photos of her? I'd love to see what she looks like). Please take care and please give her a *HUG* for me. :)