by, June 8th, 2012 at 04:50 PM (463 Views)
Interesting day today, to say the least. Kitty was hit by a car last night - and while trying to help her, in her pain she bit me several times - deeply. In our concern for her - I forgot to take my contacts out before I went to sleep, got up multiple times in the night to check on her (we knew something was wrong with her leg - but since she is 18 years old, we weren't sure she would even survive the night) and then forgot to turn on the alarm again to wake up for morning practice. Big mistake - I could have used the endorphins from a good long workout.
Anyway, spent the morning at the vets - took kitty in & found she has a broken pelvis, but her legs are fine & no internal bleeding - however her temp was only 91.9 (usual temp for a cat is 102). She gets to be hospitalized for a couple of days (at this time her temp has risen to 97.9 on IV fluids & warming blankets) to stabilize. Meanwhile Emma, the dog, was expected at the groomers. Got her there & went back to swim with the lunch bunch at 11:30. Not a very large showing, and they usually do less than 3000 in a workout - understandable since most of them are lucky to have an hour they can spend in the pool on a work day.
After swimming, went to the doctor myself for tetanus shot & antibiotics for myself, as 80% of all cat bites apparently get infected. Oh goodie. But I DO have 17 puncture wounds, two on my right thumb muscle, the rest on my right thigh & shin.
Picked dog up from the groomers, came home, received call from the vet saying kitty was doing better, collapsed & decided we're having pancakes for dinner.
So, the great workout today was actually sort of a hodge podge. Rod called the first two things, I called the last two.
12 x 50 on :50 & 1:00; swim, stroke, kick
9 x 75 on 1:10, 1:00, and :50 (ha HA! - meaning I did a bloomin' flip turn cuz I came IN on the :50!)
3 x 200 P on 3:00 (came in around 3:32)
4 x 150, swim/kick/swim by 50's
Total: 2650 SCY
I think I'll worry about swimming more next week, and worry about kitty this weekend. We're hoping she survives the weekend - I suppose since she survived the night, and is starting to stabilize her temperature, that she's most likely off the critical list. $800 later. . . I maybe should look into pet insurance.