Thursday, June 5, 2008

Out of the Woods

Looks like little McNulty is going to pull through. He spent a scary night in the hospital oxygen tank. A specialist came in and took and EKG. He doesn't think McNulty has a heart defect, but he also doesn't think it's pneumonia. He thinks McNulty had a damaged or injured lung, and that's caused pulmonary edema. We're going to be giving him some aggressive medication over the next month or so, and he should recover.

I don't know if this will be a recurring problem, but he seems out of the woods for now. Right now he's home and playful and cuddly and purring and sucking on my shirt again, all of which is very nice (except that when he sucks on my shirt he insists on kneading me with his claws, and he prefers to do that on my bare skin, which isn’t so nice).

And the last 24 hours cost us about $1,500, which is less nice. McNulty has now cost us more than our two 12-year-old cats cost us in their entire lifetimes, put together. He’d better be extra cute to make it up to me.

Here's a picture I took a couple of weeks ago. I like it because it shows off his goofy smile.


In other news, my miscarriage finally started a couple of minutes ago. Thank god. Hopefully it will be quick. I’ve got percocet and maxipads, and I’ve arranged to work from home. So I should be all set. So far, my cold (which is STILL kicking my ass) and my sick kitty have done wonders to distract me from what’s going on (or rather what hasn’t been going on) in my uterus. Now that the miscarriage is finally here, I’m hoping to be totally blasé about it. That’s my goal, anyway.

Just want to mention that you all have been amazing and wonderful to me. I didn’t have anything like this kind of support last time I lost a pregnancy. I can’t describe how much it means to have friends that really understand what I’m gong through.

Love you all,



Jen said...

I'm so happy that McNulty pulled through! GAWD he's adorable.
I'll be thinking of you today. I'm not sure what well wishes to send...good luck? But I think you know what I mean.

Io said...

Look at that fluffbutt, getting so big! I am so, SO happy he should be getting better.
I'm with Jen - not sure of the exact English to use to give you support, but I am here (there?)with you in spirit the whole way. If you need anything, anythign at all, please let me know. If I were closer I would come over and entertain you with my re-enactment and artistic interpretation of last night's So You Think You Can Dance episode.

seriously? said...

Yey for your kitty. Now for the akward part... glad it got going???

You are in my thoughts!

Sue said...

Sorry you're going through so much all at once, but your kitty is CUTE! The miscarriage part - that sucks, but I'm glad you're getting the support you need. Hang in there.

Malloryn said...

I'm so glad to hear that McNulty is doing better! He is such a cutie. I believe animals seem to know when you're feeling down... I've noticed that with my dogs.

We're definitely here for you during all of this. I hope it goes quickly, and I hope that's the right thing to say. Sorry! I'll be thinking about you.

DC said...

I'm so glad your sweet kitty is doing better! Hang in there!!

BB and MTB said...

Glad to read about your kitty feeling better. I'm not sure what to say about everything else, but I hope you feel better soon. Although I haven't been through everything you have in the past year or two, I've been through enough to understand.

Dreamer4agift said...

Yeah for kitty comin' through it all!:)

Mrs.X said...

Go little McNulty! He is precious. I'm so glad that things are looking better.

And, while having a miscarriage is absolutely no fun, there is an end. Hope it comes soon.

luna said...

yay kitty! and he does have a cute little smile.

hope you're feeling better soon too.

K77 said...

It really couldn't get much cuter, could it? I am so glad McNulty is ok.

I'm really really sorry about your m/c.