Sunday, June 22, 2008

a day when things don't go according to plan

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.


AmyDe said...

So sorry about your baby kitty. We'll keep her in our thoughts and prayers as well. Sounds like it's been an awful day, but I'm glad that things are looking up for your kitty, that the auto-folks were able to repair the tire, and that you got to spend some tome at a cool place like Legoland with family. Here's to a more fruitful and restful week ahead!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

What a really horrible day! I hope Stevie gets better really quickly and next week is much nicer all round! Lucy x

Kitty said...

Oh my goodness, that's awful. Poor Stevie :-( I'm sure if your gut instinct is that she didn't get hit by a car, then you're right. We tend to 'know' our pets pretty well don't we? I'm thinking of her, and hoping it all goes well at the vet, with trying to reset her pelvis.

Poor sister too - my goodness, how on earth did she keep the children occupied? :-O

You are all in my thoughts. Take care. x

Lesley said...

Oh Monda what a horrible day! i do hope Stevie makes a full and quick recovery and that she copes well with her stay at the vets.


lucykate crafts... said...

oh no!, what an awful day. fingers crossed stevie will be ok, and what a way for your nephew to spend his birthday. mind you, luke would love that, stuck on a motorway watching all the cars zoom by!

Casey said...

poor kitty :( I hope she'll be ok, I always hated having to leave a pet at the vet.

rebecca said...

poor little baby, hope she is ok!

Joleo said...

Oh that's horrible, Monda. Poor Stevie - you must have felt terrible waiting with her before you could take her to the vet. Fingers crossed you get some good news today - let us know how she gets on. X

Stephanie Pettengell said...

So sorry, your poor kitty just won't know what is happening in life. All shut up for weeks, and poor you, all the worry for your wonderful pet. Looks like lots of people are thinking of you.

Charlie P said...

Oh no! I hope Stevie is much better this morning. Exactly the same thing happened to my rabbit :(
Let's hope that this day is a lot better than the last one!

emma & spanner said...

What aa awful day, Spanner and me will keep everthing crossed for Stevie. Hopefully things are going better today for you!

Katy said...

poor Stevie (and poor you and Mr Monda), I hope she makes a speedy recovery and is a little less adventurous in future.

silverpebble said...

Hi Monda, So sorry about your cat - it's a hideous feeling not knowing how they are isn't it? Well done for getting out anyway - v v brave. All fingers crossed she recovers. Do let us know what happens.

There's a pic of a tiny silver bird charm on my latest post that might help to cheer you up a tiny bit. It's on its way to you.

Gina said...

What an awful day for you. Fingers crossed for a rapid recovery for Stevie.

Kyoko said...

I serendipitously found your blog! My sister bought your Monda monsters in Japan (they are happily sitting next to her pillows).
I am sorry about your kitty cat... I really hope she would recover as fast as she can. I am a big cat lover so I understand how it feels. One of my cat has a cancer and we have be spoiling him with lots of treats. It has been over 6 months and he is really well. Lots of favourite food, TLC and she will recover in no time! Sorry for such a long comment! Hope you have a good week!