Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy 4th - and send us a thought...

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Happy fourth of July to all those out there who celebrate! We actually do - or well, we'll have an "American" dinner with some equally America-minded friends tonight. We'll be serving fried chicken, roasted salsa, macaroni & cheese, buttermilk biscuits and watermelon.

And that's all I'll say about food today, because I have other things on my mind. I know it's not the weekend yet, so think of this as mid-week cat blogging. Edith, our darling kitty, is in the hospital. She got sick on Sunday, and we suspected she had tried to swallow a wasp, as her cheek and tongue were very swollen. She had a high fever too, but luckily our neighbor the vet came over and took care of her.



However, the swelling hasn't gone down, and Edith hasn't been eating or drinking for several days. Our vet couldn't do more for her, so today it was time for the hospital. To make matters worse, Edith has a heart condition (you can read more about that here)and cannot easily be sedated. So, she'll spend the night, getting some nutrients and water through an IV, and hopefully be well enough tomorrow for them to sedate her, find out what's wrong, and fix it.



Cat lovers out there - please send us a thought. She needs all the positive thinking there is to get through this - and I guess we do, too.

31 comments:

Nikka said...

We'll be having our annual dinner at Texas Longhorn tonight. First dinner out for Sandrine. We'll see how she likes it...

Louise said...

Oh nej så tråkigt! Hon ser nästa ut som min lilla plutt, hoppas hon blir bättre snart!

A-K Roth said...

Hoppas Edith blir bra snart.

Positive thoughts,

A-K

Pelle said...

Hoppas verkligen att allting blir bra med Edith! Hälsa henne att hon får krya på sig snart :)

winedeb said...

A little prayer to the "Kitty Gods" from me!

Bokomaten said...

Stackars flicka! Hoppas hon blir frisk! Jag är en sådan där som brukar passa alla katter när husse eller matte åker på semester, för jag kan inte skaffa någon själv.. min stora sorg att pojken är allergisk.. Håller tummarna att hon klarar sig och blir bättre snart!

SueCooksWild said...

My good thoughts are going out to Edith. We will be celebrating the 4th here with grilled steaks, baked potatoes and salad. Lots of parades and fireworks if the weather doesn't spoil it. Rain, Rain, Rain here near Dallas. Glad to hear you celebrate the 4th there also.

dagmar said...

Oh no, poor sweet Edith!!! She's in our mind and we'll keep our fingers crossed that she'll get well.

Anonymous said...

I hope your Edith is OK just after the overnight stay at the clinic. Maybe she swallowed the wasp indeed and the wasp will be history soon.
sending best thoughts for Edith and thank you for
honoring our holiday. I am going to an evening outdoor concert of American music. And eating delicious American food of course.

Anna

Jenny said...

Get well soon Edith!! I'll keep my fingers crossed!

Anne Bradshaw said...

Couldn't resist sending a comment. We share a great name! :-) And spelled with an "e" Anne of Green Gable fashion.

Sweden is a great place to live. Hope your cat is soon well again. Cats are cool companions.

Fran said...

Sweet Edith--so sorry you are having a hard time. Hoping she is better real soon. Will give my Tilly an extra hug today as if she were Edith.

Miss Venice said...

I am sorry to hear about Edith's condition. Keep positive. I adore animals and when my dog is unwell I feel sick with worry. He's my best mate!
Pets are precious!

All the best to you and Edith.

masgblog said...

Friends know me as LittyLady. My thoughts go out to you, and hope that Edith is ok.

masgblog said...

LittyLady=KittyLady (can't type sometimes)

linlin said...

Jag hoppas verkligen att Edith blir bra snart!

Knotgypsy said...

I do hope your kitty gets better. I will add my prayers to the kitty gods as well. I know how important kitties are, I have 8 myself.

Marijke Durning said...

Oh, your poor kitty. I hope she feels better soon.

I just discovered your blog and I'll be back for sure. I'll have to put a link on it to mine, or else, I'll end up forgetting more often than not.

Very interesting and thanks for letting us have a look. :-)

A.R. Linder said...

You don't suppose it was the crawfish cous-cous? I hope your cat is better. Challenge the minds of your young people at YouthPlay.

dee kay said...

Hello, from two Americans in Florida.
We really love your recipes, at least the reading of them. We plan to try some soon. We had a little fireworks and barbeque ribs, corn on the cob and a special salad, tonight.

Thanks for the thought of our 4th of July holiday. DK and Sandy

Catherine Wannabe said...

Seems you have a gift for photography as well as food! Hope your cat friend is well soon.

Thanks for celebrating Independence with us - friends are hard to find these days.

The Snobographer said...

I'm an American in America and I made Chinese food today.
Globalization: crazy stuff.

The Purple Cat said...

I hope your sweet kitty recovers ;)

H Malott said...

Just happened across your blog. Yum, will visit again. Also, I hope your kitty recovers soon and you get some answers as to what caused this. From the U.S. ~Heidi

cynicalbug said...

From one Edith to another.. get all better very soon so you can get home to your humans, who are worried about you. ::gives Edith a virtual belly rub::

Marie Zoleen- said...

I was just visiting a blog the other day about cooking. Only thing she crochets and knits too.

Marie Zoleen- said...

Oh, yesterday we visited my grandma's house for a cookout, it was delicous! BarBQ chicken, greens, rolls and all the trimmings. YUM!

Diane said...

Hi, Oh I do hope your lovely kitty gets well soon and is back at home with you. much love, Diane,

Sylvia said...

I also have a kitten, I leave my best thoughts for Edith and that it becomes healthy to the brevity

Blogger said...

It's not a cat - it is a tiger! :)

meeso said...

It is so, so sad...I feel for you so much because I have lost so many cats since I was a child, it never is easy. I will be thinking about your beautiful kitty and wishing for the best!