Sunday, June 29, 2008

trying to get back to it

I sometimes think (well often think) about becoming a full time designer/maker. These thoughts are usually along the lines of 'wouldn't it be nice if...'.
Something that occurred to me today when I was thinking about the fact that I haven't been in the least bit creative this week is that when you have a week like the one I've just had and your livelihood depends on it, you just can't afford to have an 'off week'.

A Stevie update: She has spent the weekend at the vet. After doing blood tests and more x-rays the vet has surmised that there is something wrong with her kidneys - and in the various conversations we have had with the vet this weekend, the awful words 'acute kidney failure' have been mentioned a few times. Her blood tests have revealed that she has high potassium levels (dangerous for her heart) and high urea and creatinine levels (indicating a problem with her kidneys). She has been on a drip all weekend, and on a slightly positive note she has been going to the toilet, but she is still not eating - a typical side effect of kidney problems.
We are now playing a waiting game to see if her bloods get more normal in the next day or two. The vet has suggested that perhaps her kidneys are bruised - possibly due to being crushed - if she was run over or possibly because something has fallen on her. Needless to say, lots of crying has happened here within the last few days. We'll get another update from the vet tomorrow to see if she is well enough to come home for some TLC.
Thanks to all for the lovely supportive comments and well wishes for our baby. We're just keeping everything crossed right now and hoping for the best.

Despite all this, I'm trying to get back to the making, as the show I'm taking part in is just next weekend. I really couldn't feel less like I wanted to be making things right now (my heart just isn't in it) but whilst Stevie is still at the vet I should try to use this time effectively.
This is my desk today:4 more jumper monsters all cut and ready to be sewn - three more have been 'blog finished' a great term I have stolen from my blog buddy Jodie - where something looks finished, but is pinned at the back or has a gaping out of shot seam to sew etc. Here is a classic example. This monster looks finished but he has an out of shot seem which needs to be sewn up. Look away now if you are easily offended. Here is a gratuitous gusset shot: I shall sew up this monsters gusset this evening.

8 comments:

Katy said...

I'm sending positive get well kitty thoughts - hope they work :(

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

I hope Stevie gets through this quickly and is soon on the mend! And I hope you get back in the mood for creating - I think it is because crafting is something we do with passion that it is so hard to continue when our hearts are in another place. Hopefully things will be back to normal really quickly for you all. Lucy x

Lesley said...

I'm sending you a big hug and lots of positive thoughts for little Stevie xxxxxx

Kyoko said...

When my cat Wata was diagnosed to have a nasal cancer he was nose bleeding everyday. We asked our local vet to refer him to a referral vet hospital. We (me, my partner, Kumo and Wata (cats) pray for Stievie's healthy recovery...

Jodie said...

You might find that your making helps you too- it is great therapy!
Fingers crossed things improve real soon .

Lina said...

Finger's crossed for a speedy recovery for Stevie. Isn't gusset just a horribe word?!

Lina x

Kitty said...

I dread to think what sort of traffic you're going to get through here with a line like 'gratuitous gusset shot' :-O

Thoughts of you, your husband and Stevie. I've had 2 cats who developed a kidney problem - let's hope Stevie's is a case of bruising. Look after yourselves. x

sMacThoughts said...

Baskets of prayers and positive thoughts from an animal-loving stranger to Stevie! My thoughts go out to her. And your little monsters are so adorable!