Hi all, Greetings from the infirmary. Here's a pic of Saoirse ensconced in her semi-padded cell: Prisoner: Cell Block H The 'added extras' are little paper cushions that I wrapped around all the places on the cage body where there are wire terminations so that neither Saoirse nor her collar can get snagged on them. Saoirse is such a good little patient! I'm really struggling with her temporary incarceration. I'd love to have her snuggled up beside me but after all that my little Munchkin has been through I don't want to do anything to risk her catching her wound while it's healing and having her need further veterinary intervention. Granted I could lift her out for a while and keep her closely supervised but that might alter the current, highly beneficial status quo. Normally she gets very agitated if she is cooped up (e.g. in a travel carrier) but at the moment she is quite calmly accepting of her temporary confinement. I think that if I were to start taking her out of the resting cage for part of the time she might start getting frustrated and therefore stressed when she is repeatedly returned to solitary when she doesn't want to go. Needless to say I want to keep her stress levels to an absolute minimum in order to assist her recovery. Snuggles will have to wait. Saoirse's eating OK (anti-jinx, anti-jinx). I take her out of her coop and remove the collar to let her eat. She is getting full on a smaller amount now and I worry about getting enough grub into her. Saoirse not having access to food while I try to rest has been a big problem so I've ordered one of the small raised bowls that @Jeanne & Dottie posted pics of a few days ago. It's the nearest thing I could find on Amazon UK to the raised bowl that @Tricia & Cinco & Harvey recommended in an earlier thread. (Thank you both for the steer!) I am hoping it will leave Saoirse able to get her mouth to the food in the bowl while the collar goes round it. Saoirse's wound seems to be healing OK (anti-jinx, anti-jinx) so if she can eat from the bowl with her Cone of Shame in place I will be able to leave some food available for her to graze while I'm trying to get some sleep. Saoirse's playpen arrived today. I'm hoping to set it up for her tomorrow or the day after. It's a good size. I really hope she will like it. I'll post a pic when I get it sorted. I am insanely fatigued and all my muscles and joints feel like they're burning. I have never felt this exhausted in my whole lifetime (and there have been majorly stressy times in my past that wiped me out big time, but never like this). I already have chronic fatigue issues after the years of PTSD-driven disordered, non-restorative sleep but recent events have left me utterly flattened. I'm really having trouble getting vertical; my knees are like jelly. I wish I had more energy. I feel like I'm not doing enough for my beloved girl. I'm still only giving insulin once a day. Today's Vital Statistics: AMPS: 8.3/149 (Alphatrak) / Beta-ketones: 0.4mmol/L (human meter) Lantus Dose: Mid-line Zero. Fed at AMPS and +3 today. AM+5: 9.2/166 (+2 postprandial). That's all the news that's fit to print. Need more zzzzzzzzzzz's. Mogs .