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Old 01-14-2013, 02:55 PM   #8321
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I don't know much about septic systems. Why is this good news?
Because I am far enough away that I don't have to hook up to it.
Typically, at least in the states, when these townships run sewer lines you are forced to hook up to them. That means not only a quarterly sewer bill based on water consumption, an estimated between $7,000 to $21,000 to hook up to it. And that's not counting changing the plumbing all around in the house and actually running your own line out to theirs.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:18 PM   #8322
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Because I am far enough away that I don't have to hook up to it.
Typically, at least in the states, when these townships run sewer lines you are forced to hook up to them. That means not only a quarterly sewer bill based on water consumption, an estimated between $7,000 to $21,000 to hook up to it. And that's not counting changing the plumbing all around in the house and actually running your own line out to theirs.
Oh, I see. It would cost you a whackload of money and some effort and you already have a perfectly good system.

I never heard of a sewer bill before.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:34 PM   #8323
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Just got off the phone with the vet.

Good news - the mass around the lung area is a hernia and not a tumour.

Bad news - there seems to be a foreign mass in the stomach i.e. a piece of cloth (toy) or something soft (not sharp like a bone, etc.). Also his white cell count is elevated indicating infection and/or inflamation.

Maddening news - they want to repeat the x-rays on a fasting stomach and that will be another $200 that I honestly don't have at the moment. She said if it gets to surgery they can do a payment plan, but not for "incidentals". She did waive the visit fee if it is only the x-rays.

I know it is not about the money, it is about our dogs. But with my cold, dentist tomorrow, angio Friday, trying to balance a budget with non-existent money and worrying about Joie I am worn out.

And this is just bringing us to the point that if it does show something in the stomach there will be some form of surgery required to remove it. More worry, more bills.

Sorry to be such a downer today folks.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:35 PM   #8324
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Oh, Pac, glad to here your good news. Nothing beats a good septic tank...unless it is two!
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:43 PM   #8325
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Laurie, if there's something in the stomach it usually means throwing up yellow bile. It means the stomach acids are working on something that isn't moving... in either direction... She "may" just get rid of it herself. There for a few years my one dog was always "getting rid" of a wash cloth she had eaten. She was 94 lbs though. It would eventually break down enough to pass. Of course, it could lodge somewhere, too. Tough call. I don't think the X-rays would tell them anything revealing. JMO.
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:47 PM   #8326
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Laurie, if there's something in the stomach it usually means throwing up yellow bile. It means the stomach acids are working on something that isn't moving... in either direction... She "may" just get rid of it herself. There for a few years my one dog was always "getting rid" of a wash cloth she had eaten. She was 94 lbs though. It would eventually break down enough to pass. Of course, it could lodge somewhere, too. Tough call. I don't think the X-rays would tell them anything revealing. JMO.
Thanks, Pac. I was hoping you would chime in. It's actually Joie, our "boy" that is sick this time. Usually it is Violet getting into things. I wouldn't be too worried but he is only eating half meals and that is with coaching. Usually you can't get the dish down fast enough for him. He is sleeping a lot and when he does come out he is really "needy" - again not a normal trait.

I have told them we will wait until tomorrow to make a decision and they said that is fine but if he gets worse today to just bring him down before 6.

I have cancelled my dentist appointment and it looks like my angio will be cancelled too unless I make a huge improvement. The cold seems to be travelling into my chest.
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Aw, Laurie (((hugs)))
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:13 PM   #8328
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Aw, Laurie (((hugs)))
+1.

We just got home, and the house is a trainwreck. Of course, instead of cleaning up, I need to first catch up on DC!
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:31 PM   #8329
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Well, I am not looking at the Christmas tree and thinking I really need to put it away. I finally did that yesterday. It is so hard for me to call the Christmas season quits. Hubby was so nice and started taking it down when I was in the shower yesterday, and we finished together. He knows that I need a bit of a push sometimes. I am so happy that I have someone so wonderful!
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Well, I am not looking at the Christmas tree and thinking I really need to put it away. I finally did that yesterday. It is so hard for me to call the Christmas season quits. Hubby was so nice and started taking it down when I was in the shower yesterday, and we finished together. He knows that I need a bit of a push sometimes. I am so happy that I have someone so wonderful!
You too? I got tears in my eyes yesterday watching DH put ours away.I just kept thinking all my little angels and will I be here to enjoy them next year. I know I shouldn't feel like this but I've had so much ilness these past few years it's hard not to, but it's done and I'm boxing things up and will just think good thoughts and pray I stay well.
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