Saturday, August 26, 2006

Violet Update and Richmond Eats

We haven't cooked much this week since we've been visiting Violet in the hospital every night. Anything can still happen but so far the doctor is encouraged by her progress and he told us yesterday that she's just about ready to come home. The issue now is that she's still on a lot of medications and while no cat likes to take pills, she is especially difficult with meds. So we're leaving her in the hospital over the weekend so the professionals there can most likely do a much better job giving her meds than we can. Then her antibiotics will be mostly finished and we've ordered a little kitty "puffer" that will hopefully make it easier to give the medications for her lung disease. Hopefully she'll be home by early next week and until then we're going to visit her every day.

The weekday visitations are mid-afternoon and again at night so we've been making the hour-long drive to the vetrinary hospital just outside of Richmond for the first visitation, then driving into the city for dinner and hanging around town until the night-time visitation. So we're still exploring vegan food options in Richmond. On Thursday we had dinner at the 821 Cafe on Cary St. near VCU. It's nothing fancy but the food was good. Their vegan options are pretty typical - pasta w/ veggies, burrito, chili, vegan burger, portobello sandwich - but there are enough to choose from. The bonus for us was the excellent 80's music mix they had playing while we were in there (including a somewhat obscure Joy Division song that I hadn't heard in a long time).

And we can't get enough of Panda Veg, the all vegan Chinese restaurant, so we went back there again last night for their buffet. Since becoming vegan that's definitely the first time I've been to any buffet where I could (and did) sample everything there.


Brooke said...

Yay, so glad to hear Violet is improving!!!

Melody said...

I'm so glad that she is doing better and can come home soon! You two are wonderful kitty parents!

t. said...

A HUGE hug to you and a bigger cheer of encouragement to Violet. My own doggie has ben having respiratory problems for months (and at large for years). Just brought him back to the vet this morning.
I understand how your feel and how terrible the worst moments are.


funwithyourfood said...

i can't wait to read that violet is home and happy


Chris said...

We can't wait either Teddy. And we really appreciate all the support from everyone here.