Wednesday, July 4, 2012

I've been very bad!

I haven't updated in so long!  The kittens are thriving and 10 or 12 weeks old now?  They are active little troublemakers and such entertainment.  I can't find my blasted camera to post pics, so this will be a pictureless update.  We have decided to keep the kittens, are you really surprised?  How could we not?  As such, they have permanent names, Asher became Logan, and Booger became Gambit.  Gambit is just like his namesake and does not know if he is good or bad!  Logan is the lovey dovey of the two, at least to us, not so much to his brother.

The last month has been focused on my baby girl, Cashew.  She became deathly ill after I used Sentry flea and tick drops on her.  They very nearly killed her.  Two weeks into that battle, she had to fight a very nasty infection where she ran a 105.3 fever.  The poisioning of the drops and the infection were overlapping, but with the poisioning hurting her kidneys we were first focused on that.  Then we cha ged to the infection when we had just about given up hope and didn't think she was going to pull through.  On the 1st I took her for a check up as she had started vomiting again.  She was about 80% herself, but I panicked when she started vomiting.  Boy, am I glad I did.  More tests later and her platelet counts were down to 8.  Yes, 8.  They should be between 148-448.  She was on the verge of hemorrhaging and woukd have died within a week.  Underneath all of this was erlichicia (spelling is wrong I'm sure), which is a tick-borne disease.  She is on prednisone and a 3 week round of doxycycline and had a short burst of meds to help with the vomiting.  We are unsure what stage she is in, so we don't know what the future holds.  The prednisone will temporaril bring up the platelets while the doxy goes to work.  We'll hpjust have to see if they stay up once she weans off it.  We do 't know if this will be long term or short term.  On a good note, her kidney function had greatly improved and she has mostly recovered from the sentry drops.

On the 30th my Tyler turned 18.  So hard to believe.  He is taking a 13 hr course load in one tiny summer session and going nuts.  I am very proud of him.  I did not get his wolf done in time for his birthday so I am not allowing myself to stitch on anything else until I finish it.  But oh how Halloween House, 6 Fat Men, Christmas and Halloween ornies and smalls are calling to me.  I still have 2 and 1/4 pages to go on wolf.  Soon.

I hope everyone is having a great 4th.  I am putting together a little spread for my guys.  We aren't going out, too many idiots on the road around here.  We'll probably watch a movie later.  Of course I will stitch on wolf also!

Stay safe, cool and have great stitchy success!

1 comment:

  1. Good luck finishing up Wolf for your son, so you can get back to Halloween House and all the other fun WIPs waiting patiently for your attention!