Daisy had surgery today. They weren’t sure if she’d even make it through that, but she did. What they found was a mess though, part of her intestine had died because of the piece of thread that had tangled things up. They had to remove part of her intestine, and stitch the two ends together. Her incision goes all the way down her poor little belly.
There’s basically three ways it could go now. She could die tonight or tomorrow, from the shock of such a major surgery. The intestines could not heal together, and we’d have to put her to sleep on Monday. Or everything could be swell, and she’ll come home on Monday, and be absolutely fine in a week or two. I can’t tell you how hard I’m willing the universe to make it the last one.
A close second to the fear that I’m going to lose my sweet middle kitten, is the gut-wrenching guilt I’m feeling for letting her find that thread. I’m so careful with all my threads, because I know that things like this can happen. I left my sewing machine unattended for a couple of hours. I knew that Zelda had gotten into the thread because I found her chewing on it and pulled a length of it out of her mouth, but I had no idea that Daisy had joined in on the thread eating too. I know for sure that’s when it was, because they gave me the thread and it’s black, and I’ve only used black thread once.
I definitely want to create some kind of awareness about the danger of thread and string with cats, because crafty cats ladies are so common in the blogosphere, and it can happen so quickly and easily.
I also want to set up some kind of Etsy Daisy Sale. The financial side of this is barely a concern right now, I just need my kitten to come home. But it will all come down with a thud when we’re handed a bill for several thousands of dollars. If she doesn’t come home it’ll be even harder to handle. I’m not the kind of person who can ask for something for nothing, so I want to set up a raffle of some kind. I haven’t thought about the details yet, but if anyone has any thoughts or ideas please email me about it.
Right now I need to try to process what is happening. I need to eat some food, clear my head and try to get some sleep.
Please keep Daisy in your thoughts.