My toolkit was updated on Thursday morning (the morning after Placement called me) to say:
Congratulations! You have been invited to become a Peace Corps Volunteer.
Very exciting! So Kristin must have found a slot right after our phone conversation. I'm just waiting on UPS to find out where I might be headed. Let the stalking commence!
In other news, May, our sick kitty, came home from the vet on Saturday. The ultrasound shows that he has cholangitis (pancreatitis) and hepatic lipidosis (fatty liver disease). The treatment involves fluids and getting him to keep eating. He's been doing well so far. Unfortunately, his littermate, Molly, is now very sick. I got them new food on Friday (Molly was fine then, just skinny). I didn't mix it with the old stuff because I just wanted him to eat and the vet suggested that maybe May got sick because he didn't like the old food. Usually when you give new food to cats, you're supposed to mix it with the old stuff so that it doesn't upset their system. I didn't do this, so Molly spent all day yesterday throwing up and being generally sick. He is refusing food now and we're having a hard time getting him to drink. I have a feeling we'll be calling the emergency vet today for him. Ugh.
Good news: I made my official Weight Watchers goal weight on Thursday. I aimed to do this before I departed for Peace Corps and it's done; I'm 37.8 lbs lighter than I was in June! I am now at a healthy weight for my height. I would like to lose a little bit more (maybe 10 lbs?), but I'm very happy that I was able to accomplish this goal. Now, to maintain the loss over the remainder of the holidays...
For all of you who are waiting for invites/medical clearance/etc., I hope that you hear something soon! Reading the blogs of other applicants has been helpful and maddening. It's nice to know that others are feeling anxious and restless, and I hope it ends for all of us soon. Good luck!