Monday, November 14, 2005

Clare is finally back in da house

(Baby Possum eats apple on my parent's back verandah)

Wow, Oh my WOW!!!!!!!!
All I can say at the moment is THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

All of you wonderful people, the 85 comments and the posts *sob* (tears of thanks) I am completely awe struck and so happy that I know such a wonderful bunch of people. When I was in hospital and Casey suprised me with the pages and pages of comments I was shocked and so happy! It definatley made my time so much better, I think I read them about four times each day and I showed them to EVERYONE!

Well I guess you want real news huh?

First up, I think you need to know that I NEVER EVER EVER considered putting Kiri down.... and I gave EVIL looks to anyone that dared suggested it...... the guy that took his dog for a run not on a leash, maybe.... but not Kiri, ever.

So yep, Casey was right. A big mean doggy ran up and scared Kiri. He completely freaked out and bit me.... 32 times on the thumb side of my wrist over top of the joint. I didn't really notice at first until I ran inside, Kiri let go and I had stuck my had under the tap. That is when I noticed all of the holes and all of the blood that was running down the sink (I don't think it was quite a pint though Mc Auliflower LOL). At this point I was still not quite thinking right and Casey was runnin around freaking out about the blood, it was everywhere. Out the front, down the hall, down my jeans, in my toes, on Kiri's faces and body (he looked like a horror story), his leash is still caked. Kiri was hiding in the laundry and shaking.

At this point, we were very lucky that my Mum called and said to drive for the hour and a bit to their house. I walked inside, she saw my hand and said I was going to Casualty (Emergency). I thought, they will give me a tetanus shot and send me on my way. Well not quite, I got the shot but also 2 different antibiotics I.V. and told to come in the next night. I woke up at 5 am sooooo thirsty and like I would puke, I walked around outside til my parents woke up, and couldn't eat or drink, my hand was swollen and there was pus already. My mum said i'll be fine (sure...)(She has been an RN for 40 years), she gave me some anti nausea drugs and I fell asleep. I slept for 5 hours, woke up felt better ate and drank alittle then felt ill again. I went back to Casulty the doctor looked at me and said I was being Admitted. I was in shock, this began my week in hospital. It was pretty crazy, I never really considered myself as "ill", but I really didn't feel to well.

One thing I sure do know is that.... hospital food is HORRIBLE, INEDIBLE, TASTELESS :P :P :P So much good food which was ruined. To give you an idea, I had my arm in a sling and a drip in my other bicep, my sister was feeding me and gave me some mashed potato, "mashed potatoes have to be edible". I shuddered. She took a spoonfull and laughed and laughed and laughed, she said it was crunchy...... LOL

I came home on friday, but my parents internet connection sucks, and is unusable. Plus I couldn't type, this is actully pretty sore right now... but I couldn't wait any longer.

So how is Kiri? Oh he is soooo fine, when I came home, he saw me, I picked him up and he rubbed his face on mine about a hundred times, I put him down he jumped back up, I walked anywhere and he followed, I sat down he was on my lap smooching me. So I guess you can say he missed me :) That was so nice :) I think my parents are glad that he is gone though LOL.. and their cats even happier.

Thank you all again, for the get well wishes. I think they really did work as once I started to improve I got better very quickly XXXXXXXX


Farmgirl Susan said...

Yippee! Yippee! Yippee! YOU ARE BACK!!!!!!!!!!! Now go rest that arm after typing all the news. But first, tell us what that adorable critter in the picture is please! : )

P.S. YOU ARE BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! : )

P.P.S. Woohoo! I'm first! : ) 

Posted by farmgirl

Sam said...

so happy you are back and in such good spirits. And I don't even mind settling for being a lowly second commenter after farmgirl who did so much to rally the troops whilst you were away.
love always, sam x 

Posted by sam

Anonymous said...

Yeah so so glad that you are home. What a crazy story.
Is Casey going to make you a fabulous meal with cake since you missed out on the wedding one. :) (No pressure casey)

Anonymous said...


YAYAYAYAY! All those positive thoughts, prayers and vibes -- and your wonderful "I am gonna get thur this" attitude did the job! Am so glad to see you are home safe and sound!!

*huggles from Texas, USA* 

Posted by Heather

Anonymous said...

WE are soo happy to have you back :) Hugs to Kiri!! 

Posted by Jeff

Anonymous said...

Whoopee!(Since Farmgirl has taken over Yippee!) Clare is back and we are all so glad that you are fine.  

Posted by boo_licious

Anonymous said...

Very nice to hear you're home and well. Don't use that arm too much just yet! Give Kiri a big hug for me, too.  

Posted by chronicler

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear you back and beginning to heal. Getting home to some "real" food will certainly help. 

Posted by Sweetnicks

Anonymous said...

We haven't met yet. I am Shelli and I have 2 kitties named Tigger and Libby. I joined WCB while you were away. I am so glad you are feeling better and are home. I am also glad that you didn't put that beautiful cat, Kiri, down. He is just gorgeous. I am sure he was loving you up because he not only missed you, but he was feeling soooo sorry! God bless and get well! 

Posted by Shelli

Anonymous said...

Hi Clare - Welcome back; nice to know that you're on the road to recovery.I'm also glad Kiri and Casey are doing okay as well.

Anonymous said...

I am so, so glad you're back! What a horrific experience for both you and Kiri. I'm glad you're out of the hospital (and yes, hospital food is horrendous) and back at home, and that you and Kiri are back together again. Whoo-Hoo! 

Posted by Kristi

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy you're back, Clare! And that you and Kiri are doing well...we all missed you. 

Posted by Stephanie

Anonymous said...

I am do glad you are back and are doing well!

It must be good to be home--now go and rest, and we can all wait for you to be fully recovered before hearing more from your world.

Give Kiri lots of extra cuddles! 

Posted by Barbara Fisher

Anonymous said...

Welcome back, Clare! It has not been the same without you. Don't try to make up for lost time and overdo it with the typing!! When you are completely healed and able to type better, we will still be here. :) Missed you, Cybergrl. 

Posted by amy

Anonymous said...

Welcome home, Clare!

We all missed you and are happy that you are okay! 

Posted by Farmgirl's Mum

Anonymous said...

So nice to hear that you are home and doing ok. It was quite inspiring how all the bloggers rallied to send support. 

Posted by Kalyn

Anonymous said...

hey Clare! welcome back, im so very happy that you are ok and back home to Casey and Kiri. You were greatly missed and worried about!

Posted by michele

AzureLynn said...

Hey hey! So glad you are on the road to recovery and looking forward to you getting back into routine as you heal out!

*huggles from Texas, USA*

Anonymous said...

Claire, I'm so glad that you're home and feeling better! I can just imagine little Kiri fawning over you when you got home, a happy ending to a wacky week.  

Posted by Dawn

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Posted by escargot gourmand

Anonymous said...

Thank goodness you are finally home, and well on the way to recovery. It's good to see a post from you again! 

Posted by s'kat

Anonymous said...

Yay...glad to hear the good news! 

Posted by Alice

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you're back home and that both you and Kiri have gotten over the trauma. My comment to your original post seems to have got lost, but Matty and Fitzy sent their best wishes   

Posted by Lyn

Anonymous said...

so glad to hear that you are back and doing good. take care and enjoy being able to eat non-hospital food :) 

Posted by stef

it's only fuel said...

Glad you're almost all better Clare. So glad that Kiri is okay too. The Carter Family Animals here in California were worried about you!

Anonymous said...

Clare, so happy to hear you ar back and recovering nicely! 

Posted by linda

Anonymous said...

so glad you're feeling better and finally reuinted with kitty! 

Posted by rae

Anonymous said...

Welcome back! It is good to hear that you are getting better! 

Posted by Rosa

Anonymous said...

Welcome home, Clare! Hope your hand continuew to heal quickly. 

Posted by Cin

Anonymous said...

Hello, Clare. I am new around food blogdom but I'd seen you mentioned on a few sites around regarding your kitty mishap. I wanted to drop in to let you know that I hope you get better soon. I've been enjoying your archives and look forward to reading more of you. :) 

Posted by Nerissa

Anonymous said...

glad to hear that! :DDD 

Posted by batsydoodles

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to hear that you're alright and see you back, blogging again Clare! I know we all missed you!  

Posted by Nic

Anonymous said...

Welcome home and welcome back! So glad all is well with both you and Kiri! 

Posted by Cathy

Anonymous said...

So glad to see you back! :) We missed you Clare! 

Posted by Nupur

Anonymous said...

Hurrah!!! I am so happy for you to be home and resting! :D 

Posted by Alicat

Anonymous said...

Glad you're back home. I send you more good thoughts for a continued speedy recovery.


Posted by Paz

Anonymous said...

Hi Clare
Welcome back. Glad you're on the mend and in happy spirits. And why not? No more hospital mashed potato! 

Posted by AugustusGloop

Anonymous said...

Hi Clare,

Welcome home! I'm glad you're feeling a little better. Get lots of rest and relax for a while OK? Don't worry about us, we're all OK here. I'm glad Case was there to take care of you and I'm so happy that Kiri is glad to see that you're finally home! 

Posted by Reid

Anonymous said...

Welcome back, Clare! So, glad you're home and feeling better. Give Kiri a hug for me and my LouLou.

Your possums look very different from ours here in California. Ours have much smaller ears and more of a bandit mask look around the eyes. I'll have to see if I can get a pick of one of the ones that eat on my deck.

Take care. ((hugs)) 

Posted by B'gina

Anonymous said...

am so glad you're back on yr feet again, clare!!! take care ok 

Posted by babe_kl

pseudo chef said...

Welcome back and good to see you're okay (and Kiri too). Whoever said Kiri should be put down should re-look at the event - it wasn't as if he suddenly attacked out of bloodlust.

>_< at people who suggest it.

Take care and give Kiri a hug too :)

Posted by Jean

Anonymous said...

Hi Clare,
Just found out about your mishap. Glad to hear that both you and Kiri are ok. Take care and get well soon.

Hugs from LL and me

Jocelyn:McAuliflower said...

So, anything happen with that errent dog and his owner? I hope they saw the blood and converted to dog training or better leash usage.

I'm glad we're the sort of bunch who realize that it wasn't Kiri's fault.

No more bathing the parrot for awhile! ;)


Posted by McAuliflower

Laurie said...

Well, this just made my day. I hardly know ya but I have been thinking about you and talking about you A LOT!


Posted by Laurie

Anonymous said...

Take care of yourself and continue to give that beautiful Kiri all the love you can give. The dog (and it's owner) needs a lesson or two in manners and how a leash works.

Hoping you will be feeling better soon. 

Posted by Jill

Anonymous said...

Clares back! happy dance  

Posted by kitchenmage

Anonymous said...

Clare, I am so glad to see you are doing better.Welcome Back, dear friend! 

Posted by Indira

Anonymous said...

aww its so good to hear you are back and in one piece :) Kiri must have so overcome with love from missing you, his purry motor must have been on all night :) welcome back Clare. love that pic btw, ive never seen a possom before, very cute! 

Posted by Catesa

Anonymous said...

grrrrrrrrrrrr! who would suggest such an awful thing!
glad ur home and all is well. i discovered wcb from masak-masak while u were out...u guys are great!:) 

Posted by aria

Anonymous said...


glad you are back and recovering.  

Posted by Charlotte

Anonymous said...

CLARE! WELCOME BACK! I and many more people have missed you. I am so glad you are feeling much better, and I was praying hard for your recovery, and I hope you are still taking it quite easy! I am doing the happy Bumity Bum Bum dance for you! :) 

Posted by milgwimper

Anonymous said...

Welcome back at home Clare! I am glad to read you are fine. Take your time to recover well. Indeed Australian hospital food seems as bad as the French one, even in the so called capital of good food... :) Take care and loads of "miaou" from Rima and Nala to you and Kiri. Thanks also to Boo and family for taking care of WCB. 

Posted by sbmarie

Anonymous said...

SO glad to hear that you're home and happy. How terrible this must have been for you. Poor Kiri, getting a scare like that, and poor you suffering not only pain and infection, but HOSPITAL FOOD! All the best to you both! 

Posted by tara

Anonymous said...

Clare, I'm so glad you're feeling better. Kiri is a darling. Give him lots of big, wet, smoochy kisses for me. And Lucky says "meow!!"

If you're up to cat blogging this weekend, I'll probably have something for you. 

Posted by The Countess

Anonymous said...

Clare, I can't imagine how scared you both were, it's such a terrible thing to happen! I'm so happy you and Kiri are both fine, look after yourself and give Kiri lots of hugs from me. 

Posted by keiko

Anonymous said...

Oh hon, that is quite a story! SO glad you are back and better.  

Posted by Rachael

Anonymous said...

I'm happy you and Kiri are ok (belated).
I just wanted to tell u that i love this sweet little possum: he's so so sweet. I wish i could cuddle him...

Posted by fanny

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