Last week while I was away on business one of my kitties ended up in the critical care unit after being hit by a car. My husband found him pretty shortly after it happened (we don't know exactly when) and was sure he was dead. But after being put in the car, the kitty (Humphrey) started hyperventilating and DH spun around and took him to our regular vet. They managed to stablize him enough to transfer him to the critical care center about 30 minutes away and there he has been for a week.
Poor DH had to call me to give me the news - at that point we didn't know whether he would survive until I could get home 2 days later. But survive he did, and although he has had some ups and downs, it looks like he will make a mostly full recovery. DH was doubley heartbroken that this happened, because normally Humphrey wouldn't have been outside at that time of day.
But he was being pesty and since DH was working at home that day he figured to just let Humphrey burn off a little energy.
I've been checking in here from time to time, responding to the easy threads, but not really logging foods. So far, it doesn't seem that I have channeled any of my sadness or anxiety into poor eating decisions, so I guess maybe the good eating habits are sticking.
Humphrey has one more surgery to repair a fractured hip which should happen tomorrow and if all continues to go well we are hoping to have him home by Monday. We are so grateful that there was not spinal or cranial damage. The hip fracture is affecting mobility of his left leg, but we are optimistic that once the pressure is off the nerves following surgery that he will regain mobility... time will tell.
Needless to say I have been a bit distracted, but I continue to enjoy reading about everyone's unique lives and experiences.