We call Molly, Molly Moo at times, when she's being a good girl. When she is digging in amongst the insulation in the attic, I can't repeat what dh calls her...LOL
Anyhow, we came to the end of another batch of pills on Sunday; and as Molly has started to chew and scratch as we started weaning her off the pills, I put a call into the vet to see what the next plan of action is. She called me back on the weekend, and as we can't afford the allergy test at the moment, she came up with another suggestion that she thought would be cheaper............
I agreed to pick up some paperwork on the medication and she told me there was a rebate on a pack of pills when I bought four packs. So Monday I go and pick up the info, and said to the receptionist I would get back to them. The pills are called Atopica, and for the first 30 days I would give Molly 1 x 100mg pill per day. Then I could cut it back to one every other day. Sounds good so far right?
I hope you're sitting down, and DON'T TAKE A DRINK!!! So the cost of this, $127.50 per pack of pills, and how many pills in the pack........15 So for the first month it would cost us $255, then $127.50 per month after than. Then I guess they will be charging me $65 for the cost of visiting the vet on top of that, as that is the only way we can get them. Now how this dear vet thinks this will be cheaper for us I do not know??? Just a reminder the allergy test was going to cost us $390.03.
So unless someone else has an idea I think we will watch Molly for the next week or two and then try and figure out another option. We truly cannot afford for her to be on those pills forever more. One thing we do know is that food wise she is fine on the vegetarian food, and we don't think its a food allergy.
In this post's comments Gaynor suggested using Pyriton, however we cannot get that over here. Also Janny suggested prednison, I haven't heard anything good about that drug, so don't want to use that if I don't have too. I'll keep you updated on what happens next.
On Tuesday I went Christmas shopping. I got the main shopping done, just made a list and got on with it. I still have a bit to do, but at least I have got the main stuff done. For the British readers, have any of you ordered from Marks and Sparks online? If so how fast do things arrive? I want to order a couple of things to be delivered in Britain, and I wasn't sure how soon to do it for Christmas. Also I had a look at the Tesco site, but couldn't see where I could order a gift card.........am I blind and just can't see it?
Due to me being out shopping for most of the day, I apologise if I didn't visit your blog on Tuesday, its a time issue thingy!!! When I did get back from shopping I had to hoover up all the cluster flies and ladybugs. We have had some super weather these past few days, but its brought out the cluster flies and ladybugs in droves. To the point I am fed up to the back teeth of being bitten by the ladybugs, they seem to love my neck; being dive bombed by the flies on a night while I am watching tv. I have also decided some of these cluster flies have suction cups on their feet, as even the hoover is struggling to suck them off the windows.
I wanted to thank you to Kim for this comment yesterday:
What a lovely blog. I just dropped in when googling for recipes for fabric softener, but I love your recipes, outlook, and sense of humor. Plan to come back and read blog in its entirety. You are now on my favorites list. Kim U. - USA
Oh and finally, google.ca has had Sesame Street characters amongst their Google logo this past week. Did they do the same worldwide to celebrate Sesame Street's 40th birthday?