Thursday, May 15, 2008

Dogs on Thursday

and an unwelcome visitor

Let's see, my last post was on Monday night, after coming home from dinner at mom and dad's. Sometime after midnight, I got violently ill, and have been sick ever since. Coincidence? Let's look at the facts.

  1. Mom made a vegetarian lasagna for dinner.
  2. Mom doesn't feel that a vegetarian diet can provide all that a body needs...mainly, meat.
  3. There were things sauce that could not be identified, and I wouldn't put it past mom to have added a little meat "for our own good."
  4. There was ricotta cheese in the lasagna, and mom has been known to be, shall we say flexible, with expiration dates, especially of dairy products.

Very curious.....

Just kidding, mom! You know I love you! But food poisoning did cross my mind. My dear sweet mother thinks that expiration dates are just a suggestion. She had been known to eat yogurt weeks, (WEEKS!) after the expiration date. It's a wonder any of us kids survived.

Boy, am I going to be in trouble when she reads this.

But no, I broke down and went to the doctor yesterday, and he said it was either some viral thing, or a result of this recent unwelcome visitor:

That is a Lone Star Tick. I was bitten about 10 days ago, and the incubation period is just right for him to have given me some nasty stuff. They did a blood test, but said that no matter what the results come back, to keep taking an antibiotic for three weeks.

I am now on my third day off work, and feeling terribly guilty about it because there's an event this weekend. There is no way I could come close to being helpful. I'm hoping to be able to get it together for tomorrow.

In the meantime, I've mostly been sleeping, sipping tea, and sleeping some more. Very little knitting or reading - too hard on the eyes.

Emma and Tara have been right by me all week. Such good sweet girls. Here is Emma saying "If you're just going to lie there, you might as well scratch my belly."

And here is Tara saying "Could you keep all the belly scratching to a minimum? I'm trying to concentrate on the birds and bunnies and squirrels in the yard."


Tsuki said...

Oh no! Get well soon! (I don't know if I'd prefer it to be the lasagne or the tick to be honest... at least food poisoning goes away in a shorter time...)

dogquilter said...

Oh you poor thing! Hope you're feeling better soon and I'm glad the girls are there to entertain you back to wellness.

Sonya said...

I'm glad you went to the dr.
Hopefully you will be back on your feet very soon. The nursemaids are a big help :)

Nichole said...

Get well soon... ticks really freak me out. However, Matt and your MOm would get along well with those "suggestion" dates... ugh.

Pooch said...

Emma and Tara are so pretty and fluffy!! Gorgeous coats.

Wishing you good health. Be careful with following up on your tick bite if needed. I couldn't have been more surprised when I contracted West Nile from a mosquito bite a few years ago. It has led to assorted health problems. Not that a tick bite is the same, but I have new found respect (fear?) of tiny creatures as a result!

Be well.


(Not-So) Cynical Gal said...

I am just grossed out by that tick and so sorry that you have been so sick!!

Good thing Emma and Tara are such good nursemaids.

chanknits said...

Get well soon. Mugsy & I have both had Lyme's Disease, so... I've also had food poisoning. That's no fun either.

My MIL also believe expiration dates are merely suggestions. Sadly, her son shares that opinion on some things.

Firefly Nights said...

Sorry you haven't been feeling well, but isn't it nice to have the doggie company when you're ill?

Criquette said...

EEEEEEWWWWWWWW! I hate ticks! It makes me itch all over just thinking about it. Now I have to go and check myself for ticks. I hope you are alright. Good thing you had Nurses Emma and Tara to take care of you.