Friday, March 11, 2011

Explosive Diarrhea

So, last night was fun.

Nicole was welcomed home by the cloying, gaggy stench of a basement full of diarrhea bombs. Poor Naiya had gone diarrhea six times while we were away at work, twice on her bed / platform, three times on the tile floor and once on the carpeted stairs. Nicole waited until I got home to clean up so that I could see what it was like because at first we weren't sure if she had been vomiting or going diarrhea. It was bad, but the good news was that she was not throwing up. If she had been, it would've been off to the vet again, pronto. When I got home, I could barely breathe without throwing up, it was so bad. I got a fire going in the fireplace, that really helped get the air flowing. The biggest problem was that the furnace draws air from the basement, then blows it to the rest of the house, so the entire house was reeking. With candles blazing around the house, we scrubbed, scooped, and used our mini carpet extractor to get rid of the nastiness. We took turns, as one needed to stay upstairs with Naiya in case she needed to go out. This was a good move, as she was having to go every 45 minutes or so. About 2.5 hours later, everything was clean and we could get on with our Thursday night.

The healing process is taking longer than expected, but she's doing well. Today, she hasn't had any diarrhea and is very playful. We might try a smaller amount of food later in the day, but we'll see. I'm hesitant, for obvious reasons...

For me - no class today! Cancelled, since Fraley (my Bio prof) is going to be "on a trip." Awesome. This way, I can go over Wednesday's lecture notes to try and understand what we "learned" about ECGs...

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