Tuesday, 8 September 2009

At the vets again

It hasn't been a good start to the week so far. Our lovely 6 year old cat had to be rushed to the vet yesterday morning as he had a blood clot in his leg. He was diagnosed with advanced CHF, which is congestive heart failure, 5 weeks ago which as you can imagine, was a huge shock considering how young he is.

He had been doing very well on his medications though so this came very much out of the blue. I noticed he was holding his front leg up and couldn't walk properly. I pretty much knew what it was as the vet had warned us that this was very likely to happen at some point so we got him to the vets straight away. The trouble was we had to wait nearly half an hour to be seen and he was getting very stressed. By the time we got in to see the vet he was gasping for air and was rushed in to an oxygen tent. He had to stay in overnight as he had a lot of fluid in his lungs. I must admit I was dreading the phone ringing as I feared the worst but we were able to pick him up this afternoon.

He has gradually improved in the time that he's been home. He's able to walk OK, he's eaten and had plenty of water and now he's stretched out on the sofa. We have to face the fact that he won't be here for much longer but at least he's at home and comfortable and will get no end of pampering.

I just wanted to say that if you are waiting for made to order beads, they may be delayed by a couple of days or so. Hopefully I can get to make some tomorrow and will get caught up on the orders.