Thursday, May 8, 2008

Look at me go!

Well, I finally did it. Okay, I only did it because Dan almost did it first, but still, I did it. I finally cancelled our Internet. I know, it isn't that exciting to most of you, but I am proud of myself because I had to call and talk to someone. Dan tried doing it yesterday, but they told him to call back or something weird. Anyway, he got me the number I needed to call. Just like I thought they would, they tried to change the price, "But we have a DSL plan for $14.99" "No, can't afford it" "But we have a DSL plan for $12.99" "Look, it is just not going to happen!" I might not have said "Look" but I did say the rest. I'm so proud of me. After that he cancelled it. I couldn't understand him, so I have no idea how long it will actually take to disconnect it, but whatever. At this point I don't really care. It does amaze (although not surprise) me that they can have a $14.99 plan one minute and then a $12.99 plan the next when we were paying $29.99. I know, I know, it sales and they do things like that.
I also got the car fixed today. Again, only because Dan called and got an appointment. Our brakes were squeaking like mad. Seriously, it was so bad that you could hear our car coming. But I took all three kids, dropped the car off, loaded the kids back into the car along with some car guy, unloaded kids and car seats at our apartment and car guy took car back to fix-it-shop. Again, I'm proud of myself. I did wake Dan up at 3 when the car was done and made him take me down to pick it up, but hey...Look at me go.
Enough about me. I think Dan is gradually getting used to the overnight stuff. His body must be adapting because he hasn't thrown-up anymore, I think he can eat, and he is getting to sleep when he gets he isn't incredibly grumpy when he wakes up. Which is more than I can say for myself. Anyway, last night was apparently really busy. They had two colic's come in (but they were mild cases) and a distotia? Dan has told me this twice, but I don't know if that is what he called it. A horse with a bad pregnancy. Part of the placenta had come away from the wall and the horses water had broke (again, big words that I don't understand) so they had to go in and get the baby out. Apparently it did really well for an hour (Dan says this is typical of baby horses..they get an epinephrine? rush) but then it had a seizure and they had to put it down. Okay, so I'm not sure if any of that makes sense, but I think that is what he told me. The night before another colic came in and Dan got to do the tubey thing that they do to horses. Did you know horses can't throw-up? I had no idea. Weird huh. That must be why they get colic a lot. Anyway, you put a tube down it's esophagus into the stomach and releases whatever is in there that is causing the colic (which by the way is a broad term that means just about anything from stomachache to....other stuff). I asked Dan how he knew he got the tube in the right place and he said that his mouth is on one side of the tube and if you stick it in the trachea (which he did) you can blow and it's in the lungs and nothing happens, but the esophagus will tighten around the tube and you have to wait for the horse to swallow to stick it down in the stomach. Anyway, he got it down in the stomach and his mouth was still on the tube when the gasses came back up. Luckily he had removed his mouth before the stomach contents came up to. Disgusting, I know, but kind of cool, and I think Dan was really proud of himself (as he should be). If you want to know what really happened instead of my extremely dumbed down version, talk to Dan. He isn't on call on weekends, so as long as you call after noon I'm sure he'd love to talk to you!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

4th year begins we haven't gotten rid of the internet yet because for the life of me I can't figure it out. There is no button anywhere that says, "If you would like to cancel your internet and pay a ginormous fee this is what you have to do". I haven't quite worked up the courage to call and talk to an actual person...but that is my goal, soon. (I know, a goal that doesn't have set dates and details is just a wish and not a goal, but back off...I'm getting there).
Dan has officially started his fourth year of vet school. His last day of his third year was yesterday. Today he didn't have anywhere to be until noon where he went back to school and was instructed on what is going to take place all night while he is doing clinicals. At least I think that is what is going to happen. I haven't talked to him since I dropped him off at school, and I won't see him until around 8 am tomorrow morning, at which time I will have to figure out a way to keep the kids quite so he can sleep, wake up, eat, and start the process over again. Any ideas? Hopefully the weather will continue to be nice so we can play outside. My friend Melanie has been great about calling and getting me out of the house to take the kids and play. Three weeks...I can do anything for three weeks right? Actually, Dan and his group were going to work out a schedule so it probably won't be so bad. But in the mean time, I welcome phone calls and visits and you know...other stuff that is enjoyable!