Monday, 26 November 2012

NaNoWriMo 2012 Final update

NaNoWriMo 2012 Final update

I’m pleased, nay, relieved, to report that I have completed the challenge. The novel itself, such as it is, is unfinished and needs lots of work, but I’ll get to that later.

Meanwhile, my daughter’s baby has still not put in an appearance – I think he’s far too comfortable where he is – and she’s anxious to meet him face to face. By this stage pregnancy feels as though it’s set in for life! I remember it well.

Winston has had a little excitement. He gradually stopped eating and started looking not quite right. He stopped playing and chatting – he’s a very chatty cat – so on Saturday he had a trip to the vet (he was seen by one I had not met before) and was duly pulled around, some of which activity caused him to yowl in pain. I was at the business end and though he flattened his ears he didn’t attempt to bite or scratch. He’s such a gentle cat.

It transpired he had a high temperature but the vet didn’t know what might be the problem, though he mentioned pancreatitis. Then he gave him three injections and we came away with antibiotics and pain relief. Today he went back to have some blood taken and hopefully we’ll know the results in a few hours.

Winston’s temperature is down and he’s definitely feeling and looking much happier though still not eating as heartily as usual. His voice is stronger and he’s demanding attention. He resists his medication but doesn’t hold it against us when we’ve been manhandling him.

The dogs have reacted in typical fashion. First they were upset that Winston was going out and they weren’t. When he came home they each had to sniff him all over. Fortunately, Winston loves the attention.

For some as yet unknown reason one of my drives has disappeared - the one with the photos - so I cannot add photos to this post. 

Off to look at some blogs, now:-) 


  1. Well done on the novel. What an achievement!
    And I do hope Winston is on the mend.

  2. Oh, always worrying when cats are poorly. Being predated as well as predators, they tend to hide it until they really can't any more. I hope he gets well soon and that it's nothing serious.

  3. Hi Janice .. so pleased for you re NaNo .. the baby mister will arrive in his own time - as they do!! Enjoy the next few days .. and that newborn once he comes along. Happy Birthday to your son for today ...

    Poor Winston - hope he gets sorted out soon .. cheers for now - Hilary

  4. Congratulations on completing NaNoWriMo! Definitely no small accomplishment.

    Sending healing thoughts for Winston. Hope that whatever he has can be simply cured!

  5. I didn't know that you become a grandma again ! How many grandchildren do you have then ? Poor Winston, I hope it only was an infection Arthur had something similar and the vet never really found out what it was. We were very worried. He had to eat special food which we had to buy in a pharmacy. But then slowly slowly he started to eat again and now he eats like a wolf !

  6. Congratulations on finishing NaNo. I couldn't do it.

    Oh, and I hope Winston is okay. Do let us know.

  7. Congrats on finishing NaNo. I should be doing that tomorrow. Also, hope the cat's okay!

  8. Well done for completing Nano - I considered it but it sounds rather a tough challenge. Hope Winston is on the mend and your grandchild arrives safely and soon.

  9. Hey, well done on finishing. That's quite an achievement! Sorry to hear about poor Winston - I hope he feels better soon.


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