Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Way Back Whensday

I know it's been a ridiculously long time since I've done this.


This was taken at the beginning of March in 2008. It was really the first time A pet Mitten, and he pretty much hasn't stopped. Now, he loves to give her a hug and a kiss before going to bed, but the highlight of his day is when he is actually able to pet Catcher.

I told this story to someone yesterday, so it seems fitting to put it here again...

Despite trying every wives' tale out there to start labor, nothing at all got it going. What did, however, was Mitten having an accident. We think she fell out of the bathroom window, hitting her hind areas on the toilet on the way down. We noticed her having a serious limp on Friday afternoon, and when it hadn't gotten better by Saturday, we took her to the emergency vet. Things did not look good for our little Mitten Kitten. We left her there for observation overnight, and I went home and cried my eyes out. This is what started my labor on Sunday morning.

We asked the hospital to keep Mitten for us, since we were dealing with the birth of A and I was in the hospital that whole week. On Wednesday, we were told she would have to be locked up so she wouldn't jump or ruin carpets, and that we would have to manually extract her bladder and bowel movements. With a brand new baby, we figured this was something we would be unable to do, and that her quality of life would be terrible, considering being in the window is one of her favorite things to do. Wednesday night, we made the decision.

On Thursday, we got the call that she was up and walking around, and that she was using the litter box! Although she still limps and cannot control her tail, she is doing wonderfully--she is still able to get herself into windows (especially with the recent addition of a bay window).

So, I say that Mitten and A are linked because they gave each other life. If Mitten hadn't gotten hurt, who knows if/when A would have finally decided to come out, and if I hadn't been in the hospital with A, who knows how long we would have allowed Mitten to stay in the hospital.

She is so unbelievably patient with him, andI really can't believe that she lets him actually give her hugs and kisses.


Lauren said...

I'm all teary. What a beautiful story!

Anonymous said...

Please, NO accidents this go 'round, Mitten! M