Thursday, February 14, 2008

Thursday, February 14, 2008 - Update

I am the lucky wife of a husband who doesn't believe in Valentines Day. Before you feel too sorry for me, I do manage to somehow get gifts for "Ash Wednesday" and "Presidents Day." Ryan just doesn't believe in only showing your love once a year. As I've mentioned before, we should celebrate the joys in our life, but not forget about people who don't have those same joys. There was nothing worse than spending Valentines Day without that special someone. I hate to think that there is a day once a year that makes people feel badly. . .kind of like Mother's Day for those people struggling to be mothers.

Anyway, Olivia has been pretty cranky the past two days. She is satting fine, doesn't feel warm or sound congested, etc. but she doesn't want to be put down. . .not even for a second. She was sleeping for about 5-6 hours overnight, but the past two nights she has been waking up every 3 hours. That makes for one tired mommy. The neurology clinic made the mistake of sending home a complaint form with our paperwork. . . and I love to write. I'm not going to be mean. That's not in my nature, but I'm hoping that they can look at their policies regarding the care of premature babies. Please pray that we all remain healthy.

I also had to take my ratamuffin (that's what I call my rats. . .it sounds more endearing) back to the vet. She's still having problems with her eye and also has a growth that is believed to be a tumor on her back. Now, we have to decide whether to have surgery to have it removed. I know she's just a rat, but if you've learned anything about me the past few months, you know I still want to help her. That's just who I am and who I'll always be. She will probably also have to remain on long term antibiotics. The good thing is that rats are the easiest animals to medicate. You simply put their medicine in strawberry Ensure and they think that they've won the lottery. . .plus they love the extra attention. Little does Olivia know that there are live animals downstairs! My nieces and nephews have always loved to see the guinea pigs and rats. They especially like to feed them treats. I hope Olivia will be able to enjoy them as well. Many of them are approaching their life expectancies. Who knows if Olivia will love animals like her mommy or simply tolerate them like her daddy (although I think he likes them more than he lets on.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If Olivia's giggling with her Woodland friends is any indication, I think she will like animals just fine! Ah...those were the days. I still have all of my stuffed animals from when I was a kid (okay so technically my parents have them in their basement in plastic bags no less-how do they breathe?!?!). I still can't bear to part with them. I probably even remember most of their names! Okay, I can tell I'm going to start rambling so I better get back to work. Later!