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Thursday, October 25, 2012

KC

As I mentioned in my previous post, this past week and a half have been very stressful for Ryan & I.  It's actually been one of the toughest weeks we've been through in a long time.  I don't want to go into a lot of detail because to be honest it's really painful to talk about. 

As you know our cats, KC & Yogi, are our first babies (I know everybody says it changes after you have a baby).  We are pretty attached to these little guys.  Without going into a lot of detail last Sunday morning Ryan found KC in our laundry room with broken bones and torn ligaments in his back right hind leg.  It involved the door hinge on our front load washing machine.  With the help of a police officer and wonder friends we were able to help KC get to an emergency clinic that morning.  This was all right before I needed to leave on my work trip to San Francisco later that afternoon.  Needless to say I was hysterical, and Ryan was pretty shaken up.  Long story short, we were able to save his leg but he had to have surgery to insert a temporary pin to stabilize the leg and repair ligaments.  KC has a long road of recovery ahead of him and a surgery down the road to remove the pin.  There is still a chance that KC's leg will have to be fused, and he won't be able to move it.  He's been home with us since this Monday (over a week since the accident), and we are trying to help him rest comfortably.

I know in the grand scheme of things this is nothing compared to what other people are experiencing right now.  It's just so hard to see your pet in pain and watch them struggle to recover.  I've been experiencing a lot of anxiety since the accident.  Every time I hear a noise my heart races or if Ryan goes to check on the cats I'm just waiting for him to start yelling for me.  In a small way, I can see how this is preparing us for what's to come with a new baby.  How to better baby proof and to try & better handle anxiety that comes with raising a child.  All and all, we are honestly just lucky to still have KC.

KC before the accident

7 comments:

  1. Oh Lindsey, I'm so sorry and I don't think it's silly at all! For a lot of us, our pets are family and it's just like seeing a family member in pain. I can't imagine going through that with Willow, it would break my heart.
    I'll be praying that KC heals quickly and that your anxiety can calm down so it doesn't affect your pregnancy too much. Sorry you have to go through this right now!

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  2. Oh my gosh, Lindsey that sounds just awful! I can't imagine how scary that was finding him like that. I'm really glad you were able to get help for him quickly and hopefully he will heal as best he can.

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  3. Not silly. AWFUL. Poor poor kitty!

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  4. oh wow im sorry to hear what happened to your poor kitty. and een in the grand scheme of things he is still part of your family, an important part and when they are suffering and hurting you do as well. i hope the healing goes well and he doesn't have to have his leg fused together

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  5. Aww, poor KC. I know how you feel. My dog growing up got in a bad accident and had to have a pin in her leg, too. Our pets are our family and it is always stressful and sad to see them in pain. I hope KC feels better and heals smoothly. Hang in there, Mama.

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  6. Congrats on your expecting little bundle!

    Your poor little kitty, I hope everything will be ok and he looks like a cat of mischief.

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  7. Lindsey, we'll add KC and Yogi to our prayers for your family! Pets definitely are an integral part of our lives. ~Aunt Bev

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