Monday, December 18, 2006

Asthma, RPM, and Piggies

I can't believe that I am just getting over being sick. Thus the reason for no new postings. I finally ended up going to a private GP as the NHS ones were pretty much useless. He laughed when I told him which antibiotic I was on. He pretty much said that it would have never worked, and that he hasn't used that one for 20 years. Anyway, he isn't quite sure it was an infection, but gave me some super drugs, and I was feeling better within hours. I am still coughing a bit, mostly in the morning. Today is my last day of antibiotic, but I still have two inhalers. I have to go back Thursday. My father-in-law used to be a doctor, and wonders if I am allergic to wool. My husband thinks this is funny, but I am not laughing. I will absolutely flip if this is the case. I am borrowing an air purifier from Nathalie tomorrow, she is up on asthma as her two little ones and her mom have it. Lets hope it was in infection! Meanwhile, I finished my pair of RPM socks in no time flat sitting at home sick. I love them, and have now moved on to a pair for Larissa in Lornas Laces Shepherd Worsted. They should be quick as she is only 9. Here is the best photo I could come up with at night with bad lighting. The color is pretty true. It is Socks that Rock in Mist. They are a bit heavier than most other socks I have knit, but it is nice to have them work up quickly for a change. They will be great with trainers/sneakers.


This weekend we took the plunge and got a pet for the girls. We were thinking of a hamster at first, but after talking to a friend, decided to go for guinea pigs. I was a little nervous about it as I have never had a pet before. The girls have been asking for a pet forever, and this is definately less work than a dog. We have named them Charlie (fluffy one) and Patch (the black one)



Needless to say, the girls are thrilled, and I am spending my time cleaning the cage! They are very cute though.


knittingingrid said...

Thank goodness you are on the mend - let's hope it clears up in time for Christmas. I wondered about the wool allergy too - let's hope it is not that.
I love guinea pigs - my friend at school had 22 and I used to help her clean them out. I love that squeaking noise they make! My favourites were called Ginger and Twinkleberry!

Jill said...

Was beginning to get worried about you - now you mustn't dash around too much, or you will have a hope it is not wool allergy, I think it would have shown itself by now if that was what it was.....

We hd lots of guineas when the children were small, I used to love to hear them 'talking' away.

Anonymous said...

Those Guinea Pigs are adorable! Hope you're feeling okay - good doctors can be hard to find.