Saturday, October 20, 2007

I'm back .... my sweet cat Freida's ordeal

I haven't posted for a while, but I am back. I have a ton of blogs to post in the next few days, but thought I would start with this one. My sweet baby cat Freida has had a very trying two weeks. On the 6th, I took her to the vet because for a few days previous she was throwing up and that Friday evening had started to throw up blood. Freida ended up having emergency surgery that afternoon.....she had swallowed a 7-inch piece of ribbon with wire on the sides (like for wrapping gifts and crafting). She ended up spending the weekend at the emergency vet and then had to be confined in a large cage at my house for another week. My poor baby. It was very serious and she had some issues with high temperature (she was on two antibiotics and pain meds - not an easy thing to give a cat meds) and the scar on her tummy is a good 8 inches long....ouch!

I am happy to say that she is very much on the road to recovery. Her staples came out a few days ago and other than being a little bit more tired, she is back to her old self ---- a true DIVA. Ms. Freida is my heart cat - I hand raised her from the time she was one week old (she is 5 now) and she is truly the ruler of the roost and my constant companion and shadow. My heart....

I have just been sick about it....I am always so careful about things that the cats and dogs can get into. I have been feeling so guilty about this....the only good thing is that my house, and specifically my floors, have never been so clean and tidy! Now I just have to figure out how to pay for all of this! Thank goodness for credit!

Here is a picture of my sweet girl....

6 comments:

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh I am so sorry for your poor kitty! That must have been just awful, poor baby! I am so glad she is feeling better!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog! Yours is wonderful and I have really enjoyed my visit!

Amy

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

That sounds more like something a dog would do than a cat! Poor baby,I'm glad she is doing better.

catieann said...

oh lolly
por freida and poor checkbook! i know how you feel though. My cats are my babies too. I would do anything to get them taken care of. I am so glad she is almost back to normal. One night this summer callie got a hold of a chicken bone a small wedge and she kept trying to throw up and after about ten minutes i told john she was choking. So I picked her up to rush her to the vet and this small bone popped out.
heimlich hello! ";)

Natasha Burns said...

Lolly she's such a pretty cat, I cringed when I read what she swallowed! I'm guilty of leaving that sort of stuff around everywhere. Thank goodness she is coming good now!

Dolly said...

Hugz to sweet Freida..... I hope you are feeling better soon sweet kitty!
Stay away from mommys toys!

Hugz, Dolly

cindy said...

I hope miss Frieda is feeling much better. I know, I have to do the same thing. We call our boy cat "hoover" cause he will suck ANYTHING off the floor. We had an incident with a pet mouse tale. No surgery, Laxaire helped it pass, but he was sick for a couple of days. I hope she is better.