Sunday, March 20, 2011

Update

Well my cousin is doing great, considering that her arm was almost totally ripped off. After 15 hours of surgery, the Doctors think they might've managed to save it. That's if everything heals enough for her to use it before the muscle goes to waste. Lisa will still need many months in hospital, along with a few cosmetic surgeries to patch up her neck and face. But she's alive! And not many people can say they've been bitten by a Great White Shark!!!Thankyou to everyone for their prayers and good thoughts and well wishes. If you can think of her every now and then and sent a little prayer skyward, it will be much appreciated as she's still got a long haul in front of her.

In other news, our cat K.C had to go to the vets. He was bleeding from somewhere behind and wouldn't let us near him. So we caught him and rushed him up to see our vet, David. We left the poor cat there and after a relaxant type drug, David was able to have a look and discovered a puncture wound in between his anus and (empty) ball sack. The skin was peeling away from the area as well as fur but there was nothing to do except top up K.C with several antibiotics and keep an eye on it.
Several days later and the wound had opened right up and was getting bigger. So back we went and David said surgery was the only way to fix it. Poor cat. He got a teeth scraping and an all-over (minus little booties, the tail and face) close shave as well as having the wound stitched up. K.C's all good now, except for the look of pure malice he gives whenever you laugh at the way he looks. I promise a photo as soon as the rain goes!! The stitches are due out on the 28th.

As for crafting, I've got heaps of ideas and have had no time to do anything!! I've almost finished another kitty embroidery (number 11) but that's about it. I promise a picture of that too!
I have been doing a lot of work in the garden, however, with my collection of succulents. Here's my beautiful new Orbea Dummeri in bloom for the first time!!So tell me what have you been up to lately?!?!

13 comments:

Jo in TAS said...

Thank-you for the update on Lisa, a long road to recovery in front of her but wow what a story to tell! I've been cleaning my craft room, I can actually see my table, well one of them at least!
Lovely flower on the succulent.

BubzRugz said...

your life seems to be going at an ultra fast pace at the moment... glad to hear Lisa is doing so well.... good for her....
Hugz

Joy said...

Gosh Amanada there's so much going on in your world right now!! I'm so pleased to hear the positive news about Lisa ... let's pray she continues on the road to recovery.
Sending big hugs to K.C ... hope his rear end is feeling better soon poor thing!!
Love n hugs,
Joy :o)

Christine said...

Sending her lots and lots of good wishes and hope all goes well with her recovery.

hugs
Christine

CurlyPops said...

Oh thank goodness she's ok. Thanks so much for letting us all know. Still sending lots of healing thoughts!

Lynn said...

Oh that's good news on Lisa. I hope she is healing emotionally too. Tell her all your blogfans are cheering for her!

Poor KC! Thank goodness he is on the mend too!!

That succulent plant is so neat! I am looking forward to the day when my garden starts to 'spring' to life. Some of the early bulb flowers are showing now, so its all good from here on out!

Hugs!

dutch sisters said...

Great to visit your blog! Wish you and your cousin all the best!

Allie said...

I'll continue to pray for Lisa hon, oh my thank God she's alive. Love your gorgeous bloom!

Christine M said...

Glad to hear Lisa's doing well. I'm sure she'll get lots a wonderful care in hospital. Thanks for updating us on her progress. Hugs, Christine

Khris said...

I am so pleased to hear the doctors have saved her arm for now...and truly do hope all continues to go well for her....must be a huge scare for her and yes she is so lucky to be alive.....there was definitely somebody looking over her that day. Sorry to hear about your puddy...not nice either...hugs Khris

apparentlyjessy said...

Gosh a great white shark bite, amazing, glad to hear your cousin is going to be alright.
Love the flower on your succulent, it's quite unusual.

Sarah said...

Thanks for sharing Manda. I was wondering how she was! Lets hope they have managed to save her arm!

x Sarah

Melody said...

Thank goodness it looks like Lisa will be Ok. What a nightmare. Your poor kitty, something like this happened to one of my dogs once - a compacted anal gland. Oww!