Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Life has been doing its level best to get in my way lately.

I've been sick for the better part of a month now with no real idea of what it wrong. Blood tests have been attempted, but really all that happened was I became a pin cushion. I'll get whatever results from whatever tests they were able to get blood for sometime soon.

There are more color problems on the Flowerpot Kitty. There wasn't enough black floss to finish the back-stitching and the DMC black is has a duller sheen. So I'm pondering what to do about that.

Castor had a seizure in the wee hours of the morning. His thrashing woke FH and I up around 4:40am. He'd been having little seizures for a while, but they were only little tics. This was a full blown, spittle covered, thrashing seizure. It took him a little while to come back to himself when it was over and then his back legs didn't want to work correctly. The vet took blood today and we'll know more tomorrow morning.

One of our young nephews (aged 12) had his appendix burst three weeks ago... the problem wasn't caught for two days due to flu being present in the house to confuse the symptoms. He survived that, survived the abscess that followed, and battled his way through the surgery when they finally took the pieces of ruined organ out. Now however he's spiked a dangerously high fever and is red over most of his body...and has been that way since Friday. His parents are going to switch hospitals tomorrow if no progress is made in diagnosis/treatment.

FH got the desktop PC fixed with the help of his friends over the weekend, so I've been getting all of my pictures in one place again and organizing them. Next comes backing things up. At least I can do that while resting.

I'll hopefully have something interesting to look at soon. Right now I"m just concentrating on being able to attend a wedding this weekend.


Janice said...

Chin up!! Sometimes it is important just to keep getting up in the morning....and take one small step at a time.

Debie Lyons said...

((((((((((((((hugs )))))))))) and lots of love coming your way over the airwaves. Real life can be pants at times.

Hope you feel better soon.

Lorra Luffies

Debie xxxxxxxx

Katie said...

Just wanted to let you know I was here! Hope all gets better soon! Big Hugs!

Alice said...

When it rains, it pours. I hope you feel better soon, and I hope both your and Castor's blood samples provide some answers. I am not sure how to solve the DMC floss issue. Usually kits provide extra floss in case you mess up something. It has to be annoying (that is a scaled-back word)to run out of floss.

Caseymini said...

Hang in there. We are all thinking of you! I hope you get the answers that you need and a speedy recovery for both you and Castor.

Lainie's Little Things said...

I hope you feel better soon! Pulling for ya!

Kathi said...

You sure do have a lot going on in your life right now. I hope you and kitty are feeling better very soon.
Did your nephew's parent ask for an infectious disease specialist to see him? Sounds like he has a raging infection. I'll be praying for all of you.

Michelle said...

Oh dear, you really are getting hit with a lot of things. Your body could just be overwhelmed with stress; blood tests don't do a great job of identifying that. But it is very real, and I hope you get some relief soon.

Sans! said...

Kat, (((((((((((((((((Hugs))))))))))))))))from me as well.

I hope the worst is over now. And let's all pray like Annie did for a better tomorrow.

Get well soon. Relax and not too much stress, ok?

Marlene said...

I'm sending huggs to you, in the hope you are feeling well enough to accept them. Why does every thing pile on you at once.............. hope you all have a speedy recovery

julie campbell said...

try to keep smiling Kat, sometimes life throws things like this at us and its hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Hope things get better for you really soon
julie xxxxxx