Meet Twister

This is Twister.

She came to our doorstop from a coworker who found her. She was about two weeks old and was abandoned by mommy. Twister has a neurological something that caused her held to tilt 90-180 degrees and she would twist until she was comfortable enough to lay down (hence the name).

I’m pleased to report, after having her for a week and a half, that she is doing much better. Her head tilt is more at a 35 degree angle and, while she’s still shaky, she’s at least able to walk. She’s sleeping next to my desk as I type this.

However, caring for her hasn’t been super great. Bottle feeding every 2-4 hours, temper tantrums, an uncontrollable kitten bladder, and 24/7 care. All responsibility fell on me. My sleep ranges from 2-5 hours a night, so I’m exhausted. I’ve had to clean my sheets multiple times in 10 days because of her wee bladder. I can’t do anything or go anywhere without her in my arms. Running errands is an adventure.

I’m tired, stressed, and falling behind on actual work.

But with all that said and done, when you’re handed something unexpected and something you need to work around, you need to put on your big-girl pants and handle it. Persevere and work hard to get through it. Rework your time as needed.

She’s doing well, and I’m doing my best.

That’s all I can ask.

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