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  1. Our female cat had blood in her urine which we discovered because she began peeing in our white bathroom sink. She never acted sick at all. We took her in the next day and it was a kidney stone. She was treated with antibiotics and I think a steroid shot( it's been a couple of years). They offered a choice of surgery to remove or trying a special prescription food that sometimes dissolves the stones. We tried the food and it worked! She is on it as her regular diet from now on. I would think Maggie could wait overnight unless things get worse. Hope she feels better soon!
  2. Dd was bitten by a coot while volunteering at a wildlife center. They are very uncommon in our area. Several weeks later dd became sick with some unusual symptoms, and in the long process of looking for a diagnosis, our poor pediatrician and the infectious disease people had to do all kinds of research to see if coots carry any unusual diseases (they don't). 😂
  3. Maybe in the store? It definitely didn't take it online.
  4. Thank you all! I used the one for 20% off and saved $14.
  5. I was getting ready to order online only to realize my coupon expired last week. If you have one sitting around that you won't be using, would you please pm me the code? The website wants the MO code. On mine, it is located above the bar code. Thanks!
  6. I don't know anything about hedgehogs. I know about allowing 17 y/o to get a pet. The 17 y/o goes away to college and then YOU have a pet. Signed, the lady who has to feed snakes and other reptiles because I didn't say no.
  7. We always told our kids that, in addition to helping themselves stay well, they were helping protect other kids who were too sick to be vaccinated. It seemed to help them be brave, to know they were doing a good deed for kids with cancer, allergies, and other problems that precluded vaccnes.
  8. I had a small dent from an antibiotic injection in the front of my thigh. It went away eventually, probably in the ballpark of several months to a year.
  9. I think you mentioned Crohn's earlier in the thread and I wanted to say that my ex SIL had anemia for at least a couple of years in high school before they diagnosed her Crohn's. It was related but Crohn's wasn't a common diagnosis back then. ( Hers was diagnosed when surgery for appendicitis turned out not to be appendicitis.)
  10. Thanks so much!! This is for a public school algebra 1 class study sheet to prepare for the final. No answers were provided( not helpful for studying) and ds is pretty sure they didn't cover this in class. And they have no textbooks.
  11. I can usually solve these, but this has me stuck: y= -2x^2 + 8x -3 ( negative 2x squared plus 8x minus 3) Thanks for any help you can give- please show me the steps if possible.
  12. It probably wouldn't matter for your project, but our experience with BIC permanent markers was that they aren't as permanent as Sharpies. Specifically, my dd and friends used them to autograph each others' tshirts, and the ink ran when washed. It doesn't look like your project would have that risk, since I'm guessing it isnt washable anyway. Very cute!
  13. For Saturday, I would start early and do Pepper Place Market. It has vegetables, flowers, and local art set up outdoors with a cool urban vibe. Nearby is Sloss Furnaces where you can take a tour on Saturdays. If they are doing an iron pour event when you are there, don't miss it. On one of your other days, the Civil Rights Museum and/or Birmingham Museum of Art. They are pretty close to each other. Birmingham has a ghost tour that is supposed to be good. Vulcan is the huge statue you can see from most of the city. It has tours and you can go in the top for a nice view of town. I think your kids are too old to enjoy McWane Center. It is an awesome science center, but a little more geared for younger kids. They do have an IMAX theater there. What kind of things are you interested in?
  14. Just remembered this from when DH fell- The ambulance people removed his watch and wedding band. It was returned to me by one of them the next day (not by a nurse or ER worker). We hadn't even missed it in all the excitement. If your mil wears jewelry, check to be sure she still has it.
  15. Praying. Something similar happened to DH-he fell down the stairs, was transported to hospital by ambulance, and had a tiny bleed. He turned out fine. No surgery required and able to go home after a couple of days. With the blood thinners, they will keep an extra close eye on your mil. Best of wishes to her for a speedy recovery.
  16. Consider this website: Every season, she releases an ebook with a few items that will build a complete work wardrobe. All the pieces work together and subsequent seasons will re use many of the items she already has. Also, if she says to buy a black top, she will give options of specific ones to buy in various price categories and they will all be from national chain stores. I haven't used the work wear capsule, but I love the regular outfits.
  17. This is how it would work in my family too. As a bonus, you will also be part of that rare group that RSVPs lol.
  18. Just wanted to say, I can see the puppy and y'all are both adorable!
  19. I don't mind telling the name of our disaster teacher. It was ELLEN SCOGGINS with BIG RIVER ACADEMY. DS took her intermediate composition class in the fall and she only graded one paper the entire semester! Big River finally put in a grade for the other 6-7 essays but it wasn't really graded. DS got 100 on everything and no comments. He put a lot of time and effort into writing all of it, and got no feedback at all. She supposedly was sick, but I don't know why she or Big River couldn't get someone else to take over and grade the work. I have complained to them about this, but nothing is being done other than she won't be teaching for them anymore. Our other class with Big River has been excellent (German). Eta: I would love a pm with the name of any other teachers that should be avoided. I would love it even more if all of you would name them publicly.
  20. So sorry for your loss. I think I would look into boarding a second horse at your house. Your horse would have a friend and you, or your kids, could maybe even make a little money. Otherwise, I would wait a couple of months and see how social horse is doing then. Boarding him would be a last resort for me( since you really didn't like it before) and I would only do it if he still seemed really lonely. Best of luck while you figure out what to do.
  21. Palmer's cocoa butter formula is great lotion and smells yummy-like chocolate. You can buy it at Walmart and Target, probably other similar places, and it's less than $5. The only downside is I always feel hungry after I put it on. Lol
  22. DD had hers out Tuesday. She is doing great. My biggest surprise was how fast they did it-30 ish minutes for all 4 teeth. Our guy said nothing through a straw for a week, so you might have to wait on that milkshake or use a spoon. Good luck,
  23. If you go with Big River, avoid Ellen Scoggins as your instructor. My ds just finished a semester long class with her that has been a complete disaster. As in, she never graded the final drafts for this composition class or much of anything else. I complained to Big River and was told to take it up with the teacher, then was told she had medical issues, but in the end nothing has been done to give my ds any feedback on his writing. Complete waste of money and Big River has done nothing to rectify the situation.
  24. You probably know this, but just in case... Your express pass is actually good for 2 days, the day you are checking in you can do it as early as 6am. You won't get your room yet, but they will give you the express pass to use. Be sure to take advantage of it for both days. Our family got home from Universal yesterday and discussed your question about the train. It is really, really awesome to experience, but it will take a large part of your park time. Even though we were visiting in a "low" week, and had the express pass, those lines for the train got super long. That would be a significant drawback. When we visited 2 years ago, the train was out of service several times when we went to ride it. However, the parks are fairly small and we did enjoy going back and forth every day. It will be fun either way!
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