Monday, January 17, 2011

My sick little Donkey

Just thought I would stop by for an update. Nothing going on here and I haven't even been sewing to amount to anything. I've been a little stiff and aching in the hips and my right leg is giving me fits but I'm sure it is just this cold weather. It is about time for another cortisone shot too but my doctor has been out of town and my appointment isn't for another 2 weeks.

I did prep this block yesterday for the Civil War Block a week. I haven't done the applique yet. I decided that I just didn't feel like doing needleturn applique and truly I'm not that good at it so I will do machine applique on it. Just haven't gotten around to changing the foot on my machine and sitting down to do it. I'll get to it in a few days...

I have been reading some. I've spent a lot of time in the bed the past few days because of my hips and leg so I decided to do a little reading since I had not picked a book up for a while. I did read this one and it was pretty good.
And then I started on this one earlier today while I took mom for her physical therapy. So far it is good. I'm sure you all know Donkey, our cat....well he is sick. A couple of weeks ago he got in a fight with another cat. A stray cat to be exact. That other cat bit him in several places but the worst was at the base of his tail. I noticed that he had been just laying around the past few days and figured it was time for him to be wormed so I did that. But then yesterday he was up in my lap and I was petting him and as I ran my hand down his back I felt a HUGE hump on his back at the base of his tail. When I say huge I'm saying it is probably the size of my hand and the place felt very hot. So I called the vet....long story had to be lanced and he is on strong antibiotics. He doesn't want to be messed with at all right now. He has been hiding out in Hunter's room. He has to go back to the vet Wednesday to see how he is progressing.

I didn't know this but this is not uncommon. The vet said that when cats fight that is one of the places that is usually bitten first and that abscesses from those bites are very common. So anyway....I just hope that all ends well with him, we are really attached to him and I would really hate to see anything happen to him.

I'm off to do some laundry........ :(

~~"Blessed are all they that put their trust in him."~~
~~ Psalm 2:12


Libby said...

Oh My Lord! I am telling you, when I saw your heading on my reader...I almost didnt open it!! I don't want anything to be wrong with Donkey!! Poor little guy! Hope he heals ..and fast!

I love your block! I was just looking on the Flickr group at all the blocks.
Feel better and have a good week!

Winona said...

Kristie, I hope Donkey completely recovers quickly. I know how hard it is to have one of our furbabies sick. Your block is lovely.

Yvette said...

Poor Donkey!!!! This is why my Linda is not allowed outside. The same thing happened to both of my neighbors cats. I am sure he will be fine once the antibiotics run their course.

Oh, I love your block of the week.

vtquilter said...

Awww. Hugs and I hope Donkey gets better quickly. I went through a few of those with my outdoor cat Oliver... he took over the neighborhood when I moved to my first house in 2001 and we had a few vet visits. I hope Donkey recovers as well as Ollie did.
Love that block and thanks for pointing out that website. I think I may join in next week and 'catch up'.

Rhonda said...

Our pets are our family and when one is hurt, we are hurting right along with them. Hope Donkey recovers soon.

Anita said...


Hope you and Donkey are starting to feel much better. I just hate it when my cats don't feel good. Your civil war blocks are looking really good and I'm with you on the machine applique.