It’s been a week and a half since Lady broke her foot. Dr. Val was correct when she said Lady wouldn’t need more pain medication. On Wednesday, I began letting her out of the cage to take a brief walk. On Wednesday, Lady limped pronouncedly. On Thursday, her limp was a little less pronounced. On Friday, she limped but also jumped up onto the trunk and tried to get into the window (where Rossie was sitting). I picked Lady up and put her back in the cage. Today, she didn’t come out right way, but she did come out and got some chin rubs. Mr. L put her in my lap, and I brushed her. She liked that. I put her back down, she limped around, and after a few minutes, she put herself back in the cage. Her foot looks good, but it’s still pretty sensitive. As she tolerates it, she’ll be allowed more time out of the cage each day.
We’re at the place in the course where we’re learning about the power of our thoughts. This has been building since the beginning, this week, paragraphs 17-18 of the Master Key lesson drives it home:
17. This conception is also elaborated by Swedenborg in his doctrine of correspondences; and a still greater teacher has said, “What things so ever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” (Mark 11:24) The difference of the tenses in this passage is remarkable.
18. We are first to believe that our desire has already been fulfilled, its accomplishment will then follow. This is a concise direction for making use of the creative power of thought by impressing on the Universal subjective mind, the particular thing which we desire as an already existing fact.
Paragraph 25 elaborates:
25. The truth must be told to each generation and to every people in new and different terms, so that when the Great Teacher said — “Believe that ye receive and ye shall receive” or, when Paul said — “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” or, when modern science says — “The law of attraction is the law by which thought correlates with its object”, each statement when subjected to analysis, is found to contain exactly the same truth. The only difference being in the form of presentation.
We started a new scroll this month, too. The key of the scroll? “I persist until I succeed.”
We think about what we want for our lives using our SIT time. We determine our desire and imagine it fully. We believe we shall achieve it. We persist until we succeed. This does not mean we do not have to work hard for what we want. But as we continue to use our imagination to make our desires into reality, our faith grows and we look for the opportunities we need to present themselves. What you want most. What you need most. It’s within your grasp. Begin preparing yourself for it, then look for the opportunity to begin to achieve it. Remember, paragraph 5 of the Blueprint Builder, “I fully realize no wealth or position can long endure unless built upon truth and justice, therefore, I engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects.” Make certain your imaginings and your faith is built upon sound principles. Get to thinking!
After staying mostly in one place, Lady put herself in the carrier last night. She tried going in there when I brought her home after seeing Dr. Val, but she was in too much pain to turn around, so she came back out. That she felt well enough to go into the carrier and turn around in the tight space was very encouraging to see last night. As of last night, she still hadn’t used the litter box, and I was mildly concerned, but this morning when I came downstairs, she had managed to do that too.
She’s been nibbling on food all along. I was concerned about her yesterday but I remembered that Dr. Val said my cats tend to go a long time without using the litter box when they are stressed, and I’m certain Lady was stressed from the pain and discomfort. Also, she has been responsive when I speak to her, alert, and has leaned in to being petted.
Lady got another pain medicine shot this morning. Dr. Val says the swelling is down significantly, and she thinks Lady won’t need another shot. I’ll see how she’s feeling on Wednesday and go from there. I’ll keep her in the cage for another week or two to limit her activity and give her a comfortable place to heal. So far, so good.
Yesterday afternoon, Lady was rummaging around on the top of Rossie’s cage. We have a lot of stuff on top of the cage to protect the cats from getting their feet caught, but Lady found the one space at the edge of the top and must have caught her right rear paw in it as she jumped down, because one minute she was on top of the cage and the next she was between me and the cage crying. Lady doesn’t cry, so I knew something was wrong. She was in serious pain.
I put her in a carrier to take her to Dr. Val, all the time thanking God it was Wednesday instead of Thursday, because Dr. Val is off on Thursdays. I waited a few minutes, because Dr. Val doesn’t come back from lunch until 3. An exam revealed swelling on her foot, and x-rays revealed she’d broken four of her five metatarsals (or whatever it’s called in cat anatomy). The fifth unbroken on is acting as a splint.
Lady got a three day pain injection, and she’s resting comfortably inside Rossie’s cage (to restrict her movement). She goes back Saturday for another injection, then we’ll assess from there. Dr. Val is confident she will heal well. Lady slept for the rest of yesterday. This morning when I came downstairs, she was sitting up. I took that as a positive sign. She’s resting again. Resting is good. That allows her body to concentrate on healing.
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