Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Stevie

I am thinking that my craft blog is turning into a cat blog, but does that matter?
Well I guess if you are visiting to read about my crafty endeavours then it probably does.The only thing I feel compelled to write about is Stevie, so that's what I'm going to do.

After spending the last 5 days at the vet on a drip, having daily blood tests, the vet has told us that they just don't know why Stevie is so ill. They are still talking about acute renal failure and the possible explanation they can give is that it could be a result of the pain killing drugs they had given her when she broke her pelvis. I find this piece of news totally devastating, although I don't blame the vet, they didn't know she would react badly to a painkiller.

Today the vet referred our little Stevie to the Royal Veterinary College Hospital and at lunch time we picked Stevie up from the vet, and took her on a 45 minute journey to the hospital.
We were at the hospital for an hour until Stevie was admitted. In one way this was nice because we got to see her, and she was so pleased to see us - she was perky and bright eyed, purring and butting our hands so we would stroke her, but she was also quite stressed and jumpy, and I felt so bad to have to leave her in yet another unfamiliar place.
The RVC is the best place for her to get the best treatment - they will ultrasound her, take a biopsy of her kidneys, and if necessary give her a blood transfusion (in an attempt normalise her blood). None of these things are without risk, and I am honestly fearful of the outcome of all these tests.

I feel so strange. I'm feel sick to my stomach, tired beyond belief and so many things seem very trivial to me at the moment - especially my day job, where I have to try to act normally. Today I had to run a 2 hour training session and I found it so hard, because it just didn't mean anything to me.

We're still just hoping and praying that we will get some kind of positive news from the RVC.
We told Stevie when we left her at the hospital how much we loved her and how she had to be brave and strong. This pic is of our baby just a couple of weeks ago - she was hiding behind the garden fenceThanks once again for all the lovely supportive comments, especially from those people who have never commented on here before. The people I meet in blogland are truly caring and thoughtful and I'm very appreciative of the kind words and well wishes.

17 comments:

karenv said...

I don't think I've commented before but I've been reading for a while and I enjoy your blog. I do hope that the RVC can help Stevie, she's so beautiful. I will keep her (and you/your family) in my thoughts and hopefully you'll have some good news soon.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

I really hope everything goes well at the RVC for Stevie and that she quickly gets better and can come home. Take care, Lucy x

Jodie said...

I am thinking of you my dear.
jodie

Casey said...

I'm still hoping that your cat starts getting better soon. I feel so bad for you right now :(

lyndyloo said...

My thoughts are with you, your family and Stevie. Our fur babies are such an important part of our families. It sounds as if she is in the right place. Best wishes to you all - Lyndy

Anonymous said...

My two furry boys - Boris and Igor think that Stevie is very pretty and have got their paws crossed for her speedy recovery.
Avril

dottydesigns said...

I know what you mean about everything else being trivial, when someone or in your case stevie is ill that is all that matters. I hope stevie gets better soon. Lots of love. x

Lesley said...

I'll be thinking of you and little Stevie xxxxxxxx

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

Just here to check on your baby's progress. I've been wondering all day.
That second photo of your baby is so beautiful, she looks so inquisitive and on the prowl!
Here's giving Stevie a paws up, even one from my fluffy to your fluffy. She's in good hands and we all wish her well. Take care of yourself too.

carolyn Gavin said...

i hope it all turns out! i know the love one has for a beloved pet!
C

Gina said...

Sending lots more good wishes and hope the RVC sort her out.

Joleo said...

I'm glad to see the update - she really is in the best hands, and horribly, all you can do is wait. Hang in there, Monda.

Kitty said...

I'm a bit late seeing this - so sorry. I've had a poorly boy on my hands. But he is a lot better now, and I can only hope and pray that Stevie is as well.

Thinking of you all. (((hugs)))

xx

trashalou said...

Poor old Stevie, poor old you. Hope you have had some info by now and that things are good.

Kyoko said...

I am happy to hear that she was referred to the RVC. When my Wata was referred to VRCC (Vet cancer specialist) the kind of treatment was totally different. My kitty cats and my family are all still thinking of your wonderful Stevie.

dotswood said...

Your stevie is beautiful! I hope that he will be out of the RVC soon and home with you. Take care, dot

Deanne said...

i do hope stevie gets better for you, been a cat lover myself i feel for you.
huge hugs and kitty kisses to stevie x