First of all, I must thank you for all your kind wishes to Teddy and my friend Ali. The news is better but not wonderful. Yesterday afternoon the vet, Rachel, had to lightly sedate Teddy to put in a chest drain to try and get rid of some of the fluid on his lungs - she pulled off 100 ml (that's about 4oz in real money), and said that this amount would make a human being feel very ill, let alone a medium sized cat. He was put in an oxygen cubicle overnight to rest.
This morning, he's eating, purring and much more comfortable but ....... Rachel tells Ali there is still some fluid which she could not get with the drain and has put Teddy on duretics to try and shift it. She has been unable to get a clear xray of his heart and may not be able to do so until the fluid has cleared. However, he has been a good lad and just sat happily on the table while she xrayed him. The more sinister news is that she has discovered a "white spot" on one of his lungs. This could simply be a collection of fluid, something that he has inhaled or something we don't want to think about. It could be that Teddy has been too greedy with his biscuits and one has gone into his lung, which could also explain the fluid build up. Rachel wants to keep him in for another 24 hours for observation so we will know more during the day tomorrow.
In the meantime, Twinks is wandering the house like a little lost soul wondering where he is. I thought she'd be partying by now as Teddy's favourite game is "Let's Attack Twinks".
So, onto today's cards - three for you to see. Here's the first:
This one started life as another entry to this week's LIM Monochrome challenge but I got distracted and it ended up different to intention! LOTV Clear Additions stamps for the postcard, the roundel and the text, Martha Stewart border punch, Papermania cardstock, Joanna Sheen script paper and a domed stamp that has been in stash so long the vinyl has curled, but it stuck down ok.
For card number 2 I must say a BIG THANK YOU to my wonderful blogging buddy SARAH WRIGHT - I won Sarah's blogoversay candy recently and the most exciting parcel of goodies arrived yesterday morning. One of the stamps is a Hero Arts "Brushstrokes" shadow stamp which I used on this very simple little card
I inked the shadow stamp in Angel Pink Memento, and then I overstamped it with Penny Black's "Aspire" stamp in Paris Dusk Memento, and added the Woodware sentiment in the same.
And last but not least (are you still with me? awake?) is the little fella from the top of this post. He is a Lili Of The Valley from their latest release:
Coloured with Distress Inks and a touch of Prismacolour. Papers are Dovecraft Back To Basics II, corner stamps are LOTV Clear Additions, peel-offs and holographic dots for the shower of magic sparks are from stash and the gold glitter letters are Anita's.
And just to really send you over the edge, here's a larger, clearer version of my magician!
That's All Folks! You can take a well deserved rest now if you ploughed through that lot!