Today was this day.
This morning, after much searching around of bushes and neighbours gardens, we found our poor baby stevie lying in a neighbours garden unable to move her back legs.
We called the vet immediately, they made us wait an hour and a half until we could go and see them (it was 8.30am at this point) and we left our baby with them not knowing what to expect.
She was dehydrated and in shock, so she was straight on a drip, and then anaesthetised so they could take x-rays.
After waiting with a sick stomach for the best part of another 2 hours we found out that she has a broken pelvis in 2 places - which cats can heal from pretty well we're told, although they needed to keep her in the vets overnight on a drip and to see if she is able to go to the toilet (so to speak) by herself.
If she is OK - she will have to be confined to a cage to recover from her broken pelvis, possibly for 4-6 weeks (who knows?).We don't know how this happened, it could be a number of things, but the vet says she was possibly hit by a car. We're not quite so convinced however, because if you have a broken pelvis, you wouldn't have made it from the road to the place where we found her - she would have had to jump a pretty high fence, and it was pretty far from the road too. We think it's more likely that she has fallen out of a tree. She likes to climb trees and we've witnessed her falling out of a tree before (the branch broke under her weight).
I'm not really sure why I'm blogging about this - it's not really an inspiring read - more of a ugly snapshot of a day that didn't go according to plan. I'm so emotionally drained and I just want to sleep. We love our baby cat and we're keeping everything crossed, and hoping that she has a comfortable night tonight at the vets.
We still managed to get to legoland for a couple of hours late afternoon with my nephews but even that didn't go according to plan - my sister got a puncture on the motorway on the way here and had to call the breakdown people, and then stand on a motorway embankment with my nephews (who are just 1 and 3 years old) until it was fixed.
What a day.