Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Home at Last!

Hey guys!

Well after 10 days in the 'hospital' our baby came home! I am so happy to have her back, I missed her madly and am looking forward to spending lots of time with her :) She is under strict instructions for bed rest so as you obviously can't tell them we have set up a large cage for her. There is a tray for the loo, her food and of course her bed and little room left for movement which is perfect to keep her still :) We paid half the bill, the rest is due when they discharge her initial treatment next week, so they have given us a little grace period...not much but enough to fill out loan paperwork for the difference we don't have....or as my son suggested a new mortgage application...lol. I am still miffed you can be with a vet for over 10 years ALWAYS pay your bills and the one time its so high its difficult they refuse a plan, I even offered paying added interest to make it more worth while but no...so much for 'the love of animals!'
Anyway I've seen the X-rays and the after ones, once you get past all the wiring look much better. She has a ton of stitches in both sides which looks awful but hopefully they will come out next week. Thankfully she doesn't have to wear the 'cone of shame' as she has been good and not bothered with them :) There is of course a down side, the side that was broken, the leg doesn't seem to be working right. She falls over a lot and kinda drags it...to be honest it really looks like a spare part getting in the way which is sad to watch. There is very evident and substantial nerve damage, although she has sensation and can feel pain etc she cannot use it. There is the chance that with time (up to as long as 6 months) the leg will be usable again, it is impossible to tell. You can already see loss of mass to the leg. So once the pains settled some more I am going to manipulate the leg daily in an attempt to prevent muscle waste so should the use of it return she won't be to weak to use it. It is heartbreaking to know she still has such a long risky road ahead but I feel much better now she is home. As the damage was worse within days of the impact the original pins they were going to use were no longer enough, so her pelvis is wired together, something that will need removing once healed fully...which will mean additional surgery at additional cost. Also if the leg continues to waste away then we will be looking at amputation which again will mean additional surgery at...you guessed it additional cost :(The slight up side (and it is slight) is that we are aware it may be coming, so won't come as such a shock and will give us time to save. 
I would like to say A HUGE THANK YOU to all who have donated so far, you have no idea how needed it is. It will be a large financial strain for a while, until she has the all clear at least so all donations no matter how small are very much appreciated.
I hope the next update has more good news in it as well as a happy pic of my baby!
Thanks for reading :)
Pink xx

Sunday, 21 October 2012

New - Sledging Fun

Hey guys,
I have  a new script/template in stores for you...First Christmas one of the year! :)

Sledging Fun

Isn't he adorable! This little guy will fit perfectly into all your wintery projects.
 Don't forget my sale is still on!
So snag and save while you can ;) With it being the weekend there will be no updates bout 'lil bit till monday, hopefully by then the picture will be crystal clear...or at least they will have some idea what the problems are. Fingers crossed its not all bad news! All sales will of course be going to help lil bits recovery and vet bill.
Thanks for looking guys,
                                                              Pink xx

Thursday, 18 October 2012

A New Update

Hey guys,

Well it seems our good fortune may have been short lived :( After speaking to the vet today 'Lil Bit is not coming home as we had hoped, they are going to be keeping her in until at least Monday now. The side that detached is looking good and as it should but the side that broke isn't. Seems she is showing some problem with how she is moving her leg. To early to tell what it is yet although seems likely that its nerve damage. We don't know if it occurred when she was hit, or when we moved her or even if its the screws that have caused it. There was mention of opening her up again and having a look to see, as well as maybe removing the screws after its healed if they are indeed the problem. The pain seems to still be quite bad to so to be able to keep her on morphine they need to keep her in. And a lesser worry is the bladder which still seems to be passing amounts of blood. So much for smooth sailing! They did say it could turn out to just be her being a little fussy about how she is moving but I don't think they would keep her in all weekend if it wasn't something they were really concerned with, especially as they know funds are very limited. Please keep her in your thoughts for us, I know to most she is just a cat but any fur mum will know how attached you can become. We delivered her and she is a large part of the family even if she is so small she has a huge personality and we miss her, not to mention the worry about her :(
Thanks for reading, and a HUGE thanks for the donations so far! Hopefully I can give better news on the next update.
Pink x

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Update - Lil Bit

Hi Guys,

Thought I would update you on the last couple of days as they have been quite eventful. On Tuesday morning they did a second set of X-rays mainly to see if they could get another look at the bladder sadly they showed more damage had actually occurred which was a bit of a shock given the small time line and the fact she was at the vets. It was due to her trying to move around, after further discussion with the vet it became clear surgery was the only way to go. With this damage happening so early on the vet said that a 10-12 day review would show the need for surgery, something they did state at the start and doing it later would be a lot more traumatic for her and more costly for us so it was in her best interest to have it now, although how we will pay for it is a little unclear its a case of worry when we get there. So Tuesday afternoon she underwent over 4 hours of surgery, rebuilding her entire her pelvis. It was the longest 4.5 hours of my LIFE! We all know all surgery has risks and with the size of the screws and area they were working on the risks were high mainly as for a cat she is small but thankfully the surgeon is wonderful and so far it is showing to be a complete success! Today only 24 hours later she is eating a little, drinking some and trying (still) to move. She is now anatomically correct all the risks of bowel issues and arthritis are greatly reduced which is good as she is not an old cat if she had been much older things may have gone a different way but given she is still quiet young she deserves to live as pain free as possible. Of course she is NEVER leaving the house again except maybe on a lead...lol.
I would like to say a HUGE thank you to all who have donated! It means a lot to us that you not only care but appreciate the freebies I offer. Sadly the bill will be huge so donations are still greatly needed and appreciated. Or feel free to go on a shopping spree, everything is 40% off and all proceeds will go towards the bill and on-going care for 'Lil Bits recovery.
Thanks for reading!
Pink x

Monday, 15 October 2012

New - Pilgrims & CU Freebie

Hi guys,

Well had some good news, 'lil bit has passed water! This means her bladder isn't injured and the blood clot is starting to disperse. One less thing to worry about :) She is still in 'hospital' but she is trying to move a little which is also a good sign. They are keeping her a little sedated along with pain medication to her the pain is almost gone making her want to try and move of course the injuries are such that she shouldn't move but its not like you can tell them this. I also want to thank those who have made donations already, you have no idea how much it means to us. She really is one of the family, any pet owner will know how attached we get to our lil fur babes.
Ok I have managed to get a couple new items into stores, pilgrim girl and boy...

 Pilgrim Girl

Pilgrim Boy

Pilgrim Bundle

I do hope you like them and of course if you buy the bundle you will save more, don't forget all things are 40% off! 
 Beth has been working away and has a few freebies for you, here is a preview of just one of them...

Click the image to hurry on over there and snag! Also those wonderful ladies over at creative elegance have work magic to bring you freebies, here is just one preview of the many they make
Again click the image to snag, they also have some jokes that will make you smile so may be worth making coffee first :) Thank you to all of you who have made such beautiful freebies out of my items!
I also have a new paper maker freebie for you, I called it Ziggy...lol.
Ziggy Paper Maker

It ends in layers so you can add textures or more shading, whatever you like, looks good when you make it with papers to, I've played a lot with it. There is also the PSP and PSD templates included for those who don't have PSP :) I do hope you can make use of it. It is full size but resizes to taggers easily and smoothly.
You can snag it here...

Time to go to the vets to visit, best part of the day! Don't forget if you like my freebies then please donate, any amount is welcomed, or hop over to my store and buy something, all sales are also going towards the surgery she needs. A huge thanks to all who have helped so far!
Have a great day,
Pink xx

Saturday, 13 October 2012

My Poor Baby

Can you help?
Lil Bit

I don't normally post personal events but this is a little different. My poor cat, 'lil bit was hit by a car today, thankfully she is alive but she is not in the best way. She has a blood clot in her bladder, the left side of her pelvis is broken and the right side is detached. She is in a lot of pain so has stayed at the vets where they can keep her comfy. It looks like she will need major surgery to recover the quickest and with the least pain but sadly at £1000 ($1650 approx) it is not an option as I just don't have the funds and the vets no longer do payment plans. There is the option that with just care and attention she will recover just as well but this will take months, she will be in more pain for longer not to mention the risk of arthritis being greater when she gets into old age. She will require a lot of medication this way which although more affordable it will still be a struggle. From the start Lil Bit has battled the odds, she was the only survivor of her litter and at only 5 days old had life saving surgery. Even now as an adult she only weighs 3kg There is no guarantee that leaving her to heal will even work. So in the hope to raise enough money for the surgery I am going to keep my sale going indefinitely and I will ask if you like my freebies then please either donate using the donation button just under my blogs header, no amount will be to small or click over to any store (blinkie links top right) and make a small purchase, all money will go towards the vet care, medication and so praying the surgery my poor baby needs.
Thanks for reading guys!
Pink xx

UPDATE 14/10

We went to see her today, she is comfy as can be given what she has been through...But lapping up all the attention she is getting. The X-rays are crystal clear as to the injuries. Where the initial impact was has broken the left side of the pelvis and the force of the impact has detatched the right hand side. She is being kept in as she has not passed urine since the accident as there is a clot in her bladder they are a little concerned so want to keep an eye on her plus they will need to manipulate her bladder to help her go and I couldn't do it with all those injuries, I would be terrified of hurting her more. Her prognosis without surgery is she may heal but will not be anatomically correct this will cause problems with walking, she will walk with a visiable difference, jumping will be problematic, her anal canal has shifted and she will have trouble passing so will need laxatives for the rest of her life to avoid issues. And there is no saying in 3-4 weeks that we will be told its not going to heal and will need surgery anyway, by then of course they will need to re-break things and it will be much more invasive and probably much more additional costs. Surgery now (well in a couple of days once the trauma has settled) although not without risk would pin her pelvis back into the shape it should be, she would recover in a couple of weeks and be fully back to normal within 8-10 weeks. So as you can see surgery is the best option for her, I asked if we could make payment to be told no its payment on collection of your pet...I really thought vets were in it for the love of animals so you'd think they would allow payments but seems they are just in it for the money these days which I find sad. Its just heartbreaking to know how a loved memeber of the family will have to live all because we don't have tons of spare cash.
Thanks again for reading!

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

New - Harvest Pumpkin Script

Hey guys,
I have a new script/template in stores for you, the harvest pumpkin....Isn't he a cutie! With his broom ready for sweeping and hat to keep him warm he is all ready to add some fun to your projects.

Before I dash off I must share with you the new freebies over at Creative Elegance Designs These ladies have worked hard with my latest kits and produced some fab pages for you!

Arn't they wonderful! Thank you ladies, you did a great job as always :) To snag any or all of these freebie click any image to hop on over...and be sure to stay and look around they have lots of wonderful freebies and even some jokes to make you smile.
Thats it for now,
thanks for looking!
Pink xx

Saturday, 6 October 2012

New - Pumpy Pops & CU Freebie

Hey all,
I have a new item in store for you! Pumpy Pops will add a unique and fun element to your projects.

And don't forget I have a great sale on so you can snag and save!
Next up Skinni made me this awesome tag...
Isn't it fantastic :) Thanks hunni, not often people make things just for me :) You can see all Skinnis great stuff here on her blog. She has all kinds of cool freebies. On the subject of creating Beth has yet again worked some magic, I am a little late posting these sorry hun, she made these awesome brag book pages,
If you haven't already snagged these beauties click on the image to hop on over there.
Last up is my freebie for you :) It is a duo paper maker, one has funky pumpkins face and the other a cool bat. Both end in layers and PSP and PSD templates are included for you, I hope you can make use of them.

Snagable here...

Thats all for now, have a great weekend!
Pink xx