Friday, December 22, 2006

Re-Catheterization

This is a stitching blog, so stitching news first: I finished all of the stitching in Mystery IX tonight, and am doing the beading now!! Yay! Of course, first I had to go and spill the vial full of tiny bugle beads and crystal cubes. Mike and I were rummaging about for them for a good hour or so tonight - with lots of help from my three female cats: Lily, Anouk and Ava! Oh, they are so helpful! The beading started off quickly, so I hope to finish soon. But, I cannot quite comprehend why Martina put large clear crystal cubes under the cabbages near the center... they look like big ice cubes in the garden.... I think you have to click on the photo to see any of the beading I did tonight.

Well, Angus did not come home today. I called the vet this morning and she said he did not void on his own. He either has another obstruction, is inflamed or has kidney damage. She put him back on the catheter, this time for 48 hours. I hope this time it all clears up... and I pray there is no damage to him. We are not exactly sure when he first took ill. It was so hectic here, and it is hard to track the use of the litter box by six cats.... what if he was ill for a while and we did not realize it? That is possible, and scary. Thank you all for your well wishes, support and prayers. Angus needs them right now...

Stitched on today: Finished a gift, and Mystery IX

17 comments:

AnneS said...

Oh, poor Angus - I'm so sorry to hear he's still not home ... big {{hugs}} to you! Fingers crossed he'll be home soon, and everything works out OK :) Congrats on getting the stitching on IX finished - it won't take you long to be 100% finished now! Way to go!! :D You've just about caught up to me now with Bordeaux too woohoo! :D

KarenV said...

{{{Hugs}}} Hope Angus is home with you in time for Christmas!

Little Grey Cat said...

Aww Carol, poor little Angus. I was so hoping to read that he was home at last. He's in the best place though and don't start blaming yourself. You will never know how long he's been ill. It could very easily have been that you picked up on the very first signs of it.

Mystery looking superb! So near a complete finish now :o)

Anonymous said...

Oh, I'm so sorry for Angus. Hopefully all will turn out all right.
Maybe the ice cubes in the garden are supposed to be concentrated frost?! LOL!
Well I wish you a Merry Christmas Carol and the best start to the New Year!
{{{hugs}}}

Glenna said...

Prayers for Angus and hugs for you. We also have six cats, and it's impossible to tell who's doing what in the litterbox, and since they're healthy most of the time, sometimes we don't realize right away when someone's ill either. Our vet, which is a 24 hour facility, commented that they decided to have those hours since so many people don't realize until the weekend when they have a bit of downtime that their pets are ill. Please don't second-guess yourselves--you're clearly good and loving kitty parents.

Mystery IX is looking great!

Susan said...

I'm sorry to hear Angus is not home yet. Sending you hugs and prayers for a speedy recovery.

Anonymous said...

Poor thing! Lots of hug and well wishes to you all!

Jenna said...

Angus will be okay, sweetie. And don't beat yourself up over this. Repeat after me: "I am a good furmommy. I am a good furmommy." :) Hopefully Angus will be home and snuggling with you soon. Happy Holidays to you, Mike and all of the furbabies!

Barbara said...

Fingers crossed for dear Angus - I hope he'll be better soon. I'd hoped to hear he was home now, but ...

Your Mystery is incredible. I can't believe the detail!!

Anonymous said...

{{{{Carol and Angus}}}} I hope he's feeling better soon

Chiara said...

Hi Carol..I wish you and your family a very merry Christmas!!
hugs

Anonymous said...

Awwww poor Angus, give him so big hugs from me whe he does come home. Wow it looks stunning can't wait to HD with you on this once the beading is done.

Hus n' Stitches. Have a great christmas. xxxxxxx

Dianne said...

Here's hoping to hear good news about Angus in your next post-poor fella! I too hope he is home for Cmas!
Your IX looks superb-perhaps the cubes at like dew? ; )

Anonymous said...

Oh Carol, I'm so sorry Angus isn't home yet. But don't blame yourself - I'm sure you noticed he wasn't himself early on. You're obviously a very good kitty parent. Sending lots of good thoughts and hugs your way :)

Julie said...

Poor little guy! I hope he gets better soon. I know kidney/urinary problems in cats are pretty stressful. Big kitty was kind of neglected by the people we got her from and when I got her she ended up having a bladder infection for so long that it got into her bladder lining and kidneys. She was in and out of the vet for quite some time with that. But she did get better, and I know Angus will too! He'll be home before you know it. Can you go see him at the vet? I bet it would help you and him feel better. I'll be sending good thoughts his way...

Robin said...

Carol
I worked as a Veterinary Assistant in an Emergency Hospital for 10 years and I can tell you that you would have noticed if he were blocked even with all the excitement. Do not try and second guess yourself. As soon as you noticed he was not feeling well you took him in and that is the important thing. I will keep you and Angus in my thoughts and prayers.
PS Your stitching is as always beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Carol-I hope they find out what is wrong with Angus. I know you'll be glad to get him back home. You have six cats? We currently have 8 but three are kittens. I hope to find the kittens homes over the holidays and then there will be no more kittens, momma will be getting fixed ASAP.

Maybe the ice cubes in the garden are really mystical cabbages?