First of all: A huge WELCOME to my new followers. It was lovely to check in and see new names and faces!
Second - My excuses: I've spent the week nursing my cat, Fred. Just under two weeks ago, he disappeared for a couple of days. When he turned up, he could barely walk. A few days, x-rays and surgery later, I have a puddy-tat with two broken front paws.
*Insert Sad Face Here*
Poor Freddy... All his Metatarsals had been fractured and badly displaced. I was horrified when I saw the x-rays. In fact, the Vet was so horrified, that she ended up taking x-rays of his entire body! We've got no idea what happened but the most likely scenario seems to be someone stomping on his front paws...
So, he's had surgery. The bones have all been set and pinned. He's stitched, splinted and bandaged and confined to our shower cubicle for the next six weeks. He's got a cone collar on to stop him ripping off the splints - one of which he managed to get off within an hour of coming home from the Vet. Off we trotted to the All Night Emergency Vet... yeah, yeah, just add it to the bill *gulp*
All this for a cat...
There's been a little stitching going on but nothing worth showing. I'm hoping to put in a bit of time tonight and tomorrow night. Of course, I'm yet to stalk all the post-IHSW blogs, so I may not stitch after all!
If you're of a praying mind, would you send up a few for my Freddy? For a speedy, clean, full recovery? He's not ten yet. Still got a good seven or eight years left at least!