Apparently I've been Slacking Off

I was "gently" reminded to update my blog, so here's the latest! LOL

OK, the puppy is doing well, HOWEVER, she has giardia, which is an intestinal parasite that gave her diarrhea, once discovered it was cleared up quickly with just a couple doses of antibiotics, she still has a few more days to finish the prescription, but she's doing great. Of course, giardia, is also a parasite that humans can get and since we had the puppy almost 10 days before she showed symptoms, I took some diaper scrapings (Marybeth I know you can sympathize with this! -- and for the rest of you, yes, I know it's TMI) in to be tested yesterday and we are waiting results. Cassidy and Corki share their toys, so there was a small chance the parasite was passed on to Cassidy.

UPDATE: Received her results and the parasite test was NEGATIVE!!! So that's great, I've been disinfecting and sanitizing everything. I'm going to go through and sanitize all the chew toys once more.

On the pregnancy front I have to say today was the WORST day of any of my pregnancies. I had to go have blood drawn for a screening, they did do a draw last week, but unfortunately there it clotted, too much hemoglobin; and they needed to do another draw. Well anyone who knows me knows I have ONE phobia and it's needles. Well I went this morning after drinking copious amounts of water the last 24 hours and peeing every 15 minutes. Well, the girl couldn't find a vein, tried one arm, then the 2nd, I was in tears. It wasn't painful, she didn't hurt me, but OMG I hate this process so much I need someone quick and efficient. So she went me back to the waiting room, she refused to stick me again. They were going to see if they could send me to the lab upstairs. After a few minutes she came out with 3 options, reschedule when another girl was in the office to do the stick, go upstairs to the lab, or she could prick my finger now and get fill five circles on a card with my blood. Well this was a no brainer for me, prick my finger!!!!
It took a bit to get enough blood to fill the five circles but was way better than getting stuck. Now I will be in a panic the first week of March when I have to have the 2nd panel drawn by the same office.


Irishembi said...

HeeHee! "Gentle" reminder....

Glad to hear your diaper scrapings turned up nothing exceptionally icky.

I'm with you on the needle-phobia sister! Did I tell you about the day they sent a STUDENT in to draw my blood? I almost fainted before she even got the needle near me!

Horne Memorial Youth said...

Happy Birthday:) Cassidy:)