Tuesday, September 05, 2006

weekend visitors

our friends came from california for a visit. we are always self conscious about our place. the ceilings are very low, neither trim nor cabinets are finished, the kids graffiti the walls every time they get near a writing utensil and the worst is we don't really have a private bathroom. they were wonderful and great with the kids. kassi warmed up to them in record speed. usually it takes a couple of visits for her to let someone touch her. it was a really nice visit and the kids got some really thoughtful toys. the blocks are still a huge hit they stack them for hours.

on the farmstead front, the chicken waterer is acting up again. i hate that thing. i have been working doing electrical work for the past few days at bobs house. i hooked up two ac units condensers and all. john, our neighbor, had a leak in his plumbing to the addition to his house. he dug it up and we fixed it this afternoon. his main wouldn't shut off completely so we had some tricky plumbing to do. it is all fixed now though.

we have been toying with the idea of weaning merlin the cow. he is such a little brat and generally makes our life miserable. we have to wait th be sure if nimue is pregnant before we can do it though cause there would no way to milk her while we re-tried to get her bred. he'd nurse off her milk supply while she was away.

tristan has had the hives sporadically for a few days now. we assumed it was the aftermath of him taking all the medicine while he had a fever last week. he normally doesn't get all those chemicals and artificial dyes. our retort was to give him more medicine, benadryl. i'm not sure if that is the right course of action but hives can be the first stage to many worse and life threatening things.


Danielle said...

I just wanted to comment on the hives situation.

If you guys gave him Motrin, Advil or Aleve or anything like Ibuprofin, that could very well be the culprit.

I am allergic to Ibruprofin and it started off as hives and since I didn't know what was causing the reaction, I kept takin Ibuprofin and then I got facial swelling, like my lips and cheeks would get huge like fat Albert...it was no joke though. And then lastly I finally realized it was the Advil when I took it and I had difficulty breathing, along with the hives and facial swelling. I thought I was going to die.

So don't give him any of the "pain relievers" and give it time to get out of his system. Benedryl and Tylenol are cool but the others are iffy. Good luck with the elimination situation.

squire said...

Must have been tricky fixing a water leak with the water still on.

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