Thursday, January 10, 2008

Thursday, January 10, 2008 - Update

Today was supposed to be a nice enjoyable day for me. Ryan’s mom came over to watch Olivia while I went out and ran some errands. I actually did my hair, got dressed and everything. I had to go to the post office, return some Christmas items and visit Logan’s grave. I also stopped by the bank to open a savings account for Olivia (before her dad and I spent some of her Christmas money.) Well, I got to the bank and they asked for her social security number. I rattled it off and they questioned if it was accurate. I called Ryan to confirm it. . .maybe I didn’t memorize it as well as I thought. I was, however, correct and the guy at the bank then tells me he shows that number was issued in 2006. Basically, it seems someone else has that number. Ryan later called the social security office to confirm her number and they show it issued only to Olivia. Maybe this is just a tiny glitch, but I’m hoping it doesn’t turn into a huge issue. I don’t want someone else out there using her number. I now have to go back to the bank with her social security card and have the bank call the social security office. Maybe it was a blessing that we went to open the savings account because otherwise this issue would have never been brought to our attention. I hope it gets resolved quickly.

I finally got home and went downstairs to check on my little furry babies. I noticed one of my rat’s eyes has discharge and is really swollen. This scares me because last year one of our guinea pigs had an abscess behind her eye and had to have her eye removed. The fluid kept building up and they had to keep re-opening the incision to drain it. During her third surgery, she didn’t wake up from the anesthesia. I know that the great lengths we go to help our animals may sound silly to some, but that is just who I am. Lucy (my other rat) and her are the very best of friends and if something happened to one of them, the other one would be devastated. Rats are very social creatures. So, my poor rat has a vet appt tomorrow which means Ryan’s mom has to come over to watch Olivia. To top off my day, I feel as if I might be catching a cold. . .and this terrifies me. We’ve tried so very hard to keep Olivia safe and healthy. I don’t know what to do. . .I have to be here to take care of her. I have just been washing my hands very thoroughly (but, I’ve always done that) and I haven’t been getting too cuddly with her. Please pray that I’m not getting sick and this is only allergies. I’m just a wreck over this.

The one good thing to report is that Olivia slept last night from midnight to 5 am. . .by herself. . .in her crib. I was so very proud of her and hope the trend continues. Please pray that tomorrow is a little better day for me.


Anonymous said...

I'll be praying for you, Jodi. Hope all your issues have happy endings -- I must admit that I don't get too excited about rats; but if it were a dog I could identify with you totally!

Grandma and Olivia seem pretty happy together (love that picture); so don't imagine watching Olivia is considered too big a chore for Mary.

Hugs & God Bless...Shelly K.

Anonymous said...

You could always wear a mask (they are faily cheap at the drug store) to protect Olivia and then you can be as cuddly as you want!