Saturday, May 01, 2010

Friday Was A Bad Day

Friday was a really bad day. One of the worst days I can recall in a long, long time.
I spent most of the day on emergency phone calls.
Daddy Charley was very, very ill. We finally figured out he had taken two different types of diabetes medications and overdosed, resulting in dangerously low blood sugar.
During this fiasco, KC ate a 12" piece of elasticized string. So far no bad effects from that.
My neighbor, Margaret, will have major-major surgery Monday, a follow-up to the Whipple procedure that saved her life from pancreatic cancer.
Plus, our email account (sbcglobal) was on and off, mostly off, all day.
And what did get through, Microsoft Vista promptly corrupted.
(So if you sent an email to me (mlgigg AT sbcglobal DOT net) and haven't gotten a reply, send it again, please.)
Of course, during all of this, my reaction -- a major migraine.
Things today are calmer, but we could sure use some good purrs.

Update
First of all, thank you for all the purrs and comments.
They have helped so much.
Second, thanks to Peggy & The Cats, we got a most fantasic gift in the mail. More on that in a later post, but I'll just say KC & Faith Boomerang love it.
And last, I am very thankful for migraine medication!

Tomorrow we will participate in PURRS4HERMAN started by Brian.
More info on the Cat Blogosphere.
Also, a graphic by KC for everyone to use.


30 comments:

The Misadventures Of Me said...

Oh Bast! We sure hope Daddy Charlie is ok - our the mom gets those sumtimes and dey is NO fun!

KC was the elastic at least nommy? Catnip flavoured purrhaps?

Molly
Shadow
Trooder

Dixie said...

Hang in there. We're praying for you, Charley and Margaret

Mo said...

Wow - hope your headache is better, ML and that things have calmed down with Charlie.
And hope that 'this too shall pass' with KC.

(((HUGS)))

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, no! KC, we send special purrs and tail wags to your mom and Charley.

Marilynn said...

Our prayers and purrs are are going out to you ... can you feel them?

Love,

Grace & Company

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

ML said...

Hee hee, Mo, I love the "this too shall pass".
Thanks everyone.
~ML

pee ess: KC said the elastic was the fluffiest, yummiest elastic in the entire world.

momsbusy said...

oh wow, what a day you had. diabetes is a hideous disease. my dad has it and i see everyday how much it has changed him. the kitties are sending healing purrs to all and special purrs that kc will remember not to eat string (elastic or not) anymore. special prayers for you on my end.

Katnip Lounge said...

Whew! We bet you're glad THAT day is over! Our Daddy has diabetes too, and it's a booger! He wasn't getting enough of one drug...his sugar was OK but he was nauseated all the time. Hr has to watch himself like a hawk.
Our Mommy has migraines; even with Imitrex they're No Fun.
At least the elastic was tasty! KC, we hope you don't make any "pearls onna string"!
xx lounge kats

Peggy's Place said...

OK- you have officially used up all your bad days for a long, long time. An elastic string disappeared around here a week ago, Mom suspects Jeannie....
Your horoscope says you will have a nice surprise soon :)

Asta said...

I'm twying to puww, not vewy succesfully, but am sending smoochie kisses to twy to make things bettew
love
ASTA

Kea said...

Oh, we're so sorry! What an awful day, indeed. Lots of purrs and healing Light for Daddy Charley, for KC (we hope the string, er, passes okay!), for Margaret and for you.

Sparkle said...

Oh, BAD day! Lots of warms purrs being sent your way. Binga would do the same thing as KC if she could get her paws on some string like that. It's hard keeping strings away from her (and yummy rubber bands away from me!). I hope it gets through with no problems. nd that all the humans feel lots better!

Jacqueline said...

We are purring loudly for all of you to feel better..Good luck to your neighbor, we hope she has a successful surgery on Monday...Wishing you guys a safe, restful and happy weekend...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Angel and Kirby said...

That was a bad day! Mixing up, getting too much or to little diabetes meds is not good. Dad has his separated by day and fills it every Sunday evening.

We are sending purrs for Charley, you, Margaret and KC. We hope Saturday is better and Sunday is an easy day!

Emma's Kat said...

Will b keeping u and Charley, u 2 KC!, in my thoughts and purrayers!! What a day! Momma said there'd b days like this, lol! Emma, Benj, Marley & Sammie say hi!

Luv & hugs, Kat

jenianddean said...

Purrs are on the way! Hope things settle down for you.
--Jasper

Ikaika said...

We are so sorry to hear this ... healing and soothing purrs going out to ML, Charley, KC and Margaret.

Our humans feel your pain with the Vista issues ...

'Kaika and the Yosemite cats

Brian said...

Oh no, we're purring immediately and hope a little calm comes your way!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

OH MY CATNIP....Auntie ML....what a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad day! We are so sorry! We are sending lots of purrs to you!!!

Mommy wants you to relax and take it easy!

Love, uSSSSS

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

We're both purring SUPER loud for you guys, hopefully tomorrow is a better day.

Everycat said...

Lawks a lordy! What a horrible day. We hope Daddy Charley is stable now and feeling better, that musta been very scary. KC, please don't pull string eating stunts, you have lovely fuuds to eat, you don't need string.

We send rumbly purrs and love to you all, to Margaret too, for her surgery and hope you all get a more peaceful time

Whicky Wuudler

Donna said...

Oh man, what a horrible, rotten, terrible, no good day! We'z purring fur yoo.

The Island Cats said...

We're purring for all of you and hope things get better!

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Oh noes...what next? Hoping for a nice cat nap for the both of you!

Rusty said...

Hoping everything gets better real soon, ML. Lots of purrs and prayers heading your way.

The Meowers from Missouri said...

we's purrin' an' purrin'!!! we's so sorry that stuff keeps pilin' up on youse guys--kc, you big silly, if you gets the feelin' yer bein' followed, you prolly are!!

soft headbonks, a big ol' hug, an' purrayers to daddy c an' momma ml!!

(btw: we sended you an email wif our snail addy, so if'n you din't get it, just holler an' we'll resend.)

Karen Jo said...

Oh, no, I hope and pray that Daddy Charlie is feeling much better today.

Pixel said...

We are glad things are better. Our mom gets migraines too. Also glad Charlies blood sugar leveled out.
Pixel " I have a thing for string and elastics. Mommy has to hide all of her hair elastics from me. I even try to eat them right out of her hair I have eaten a few and mommy and daddy find out and are very upset. I love elastics!"

caspersmom said...

Oh No. Bad Friday's are not allowed!! That is if they can be prevented. So Sorry to hear all the bad things going on at your place. Although it was a good thing to find out what was wrong with Daddy Charley, it can be fixed now. Purrs and prayers for Dad Charley's full recovery. Also purrs and prayers for Margaret for her full recovery too! KC, as Mo puts it hope your situation will "pass" for a full recovery too. Mom ML, purrs and prayers for your hurting head. Hope you are much better now.

Love,
Casper and Crew

Harry Spotter said...

I am so sorry I missed this. We have been so busy getting ready for China and our little girl that I haven't been reading all of the posts. I feel terrible. Hope dad Charlie is better and that you are feeling better too.Gotta go I have 5 more forms to fill out, plus make copies of papers and get things notorized today. Blessings to you and your family. Se you all in June.