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    I would probably call the doctor tomorrow and just make sure not to sit for long in the meantime. http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/dvt/facts.html

    I have big love for bitter apple...They sell it in a green and white bottle. I had to spray the couch with it because Molly was sticking her head under the edge and pulling off material and putting holes in it. that stopped her fairly quickly. I have considered setting her up and spraying Cosmo's poo with it but than I think she's over it and she's good for weeks and bam does it again.

    I would say that at just 7 months old, Molly was probably just barely stopping to try to bite me. I'm trying to remember from puppy class but after it seems like after they baby teeth go out there is a break but than the adult teeth are settling and it's like a second teething phase. It really wasn't until Molly was close to a year or just over that I stopped just loving her because she was mine and really felt that super strong bond....and that happened after she was done trying to bite me all the time.
    I am thinking of taking her to doggie class after we get back from vacation....didn't see the point in doing it now and than right when we finish, she spends a week with my parents. Grandma and grandpa aren't as strict as we are. She does really well with a lot of things but could use some improvement. And we could use some bonding time I think....I feel guilty that it took me so long to attach to her. I bonded deep and hard with Cosmo from the first moment I held her....but with Molly I felt like I betrayed Cosmo and held back so Dh could have her be more his girl since Cosmo was momma's girl.
    god I am this crazy with my dogs and it's probably a good thing I'm only having one child!

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    Mandy, not surprised about the oral fixation. It has to do with his being a singleton pup who was removed from his mom too soon. I would give him some time to grow out of it, but also gently dissuade him. I would also suggest the following:

    Lots of exercise and training. A sleeping/tired dog won't be licking anything.

    No attention when he licks. Turn away, move, leave, whatever, but be consistent.

    Teach a behavior that is incompatible with licking. Especially if this is attention seeking behavior, teach a more appropriate way. Maybe he can bring you a toy instead?

    You can always use bitter apple (check with the vet, they may have something more effective) when you're not in the mood to move/train.

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    Ah, Gwenn, I had a gigantic hematoma like that after falling down the stairs at my aunt's house. It was like I developed an extra thigh on top of my thigh. Every step I took jiggled the bruise in there and I was sore for weeks. I don't think aspirin after the bruise can help - it can't help break up clots that have already formed, and I think there is even no evidence to show that it even helps in prevention of clots or PEs in people that have had them in the past, although there are ongoing studies about it. My sister was taking 4 aspirin a day and still getting clots. I feel like I won't be able to tell you anything to really reassure you--PEs are very rare, and a minor trauma (even though this is a huge bruise, it's not like a broken pelvis) is not likely to cause it; however, you have a personal tragedy in your own family that tells you otherwise, and that will mean more to you than any number of likely scenarios.

    Aspirin wouldn't cause any problems, so there wouldn't be any harm in taking it if you feel better doing something. If you have a hematologist or an internist who is familiar with your past workups for any clotting disorders, please call and be reassured that you don't need to do anything else. Be aware of the symptoms of PE and seek emergency treatment if you have any concerns. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/pul...CTION=symptoms

    I'm sorry you're so stressed about this.


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    I actually don't see a specialist for this. My RE is familiar with the situation but just told me to get up and walk around if I'm on a plane, and to keep taking my folic acid. Otherwise he didn't seem too concerned about it.

    Intellectually, I know my cousin had a combination of different clotting factors (I only had one) and had recently started estrogen-based birth control, which I certainly am not on. So I know I'm not as likely to have complications as she did. Still, as you said, it's just the trauma that makes it harder.

    I do know that she had complained about chest pains the night before she died, and then went out swing dancing with some friends. So if I develop difficulty breathing or chest pains, I will call 911 immediately, without going swing dancing first.
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    Only the lindy hop for you! No swing!


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    How about the Charleston?
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    Gwenn, I think you'll be absolutely fine. Your body is designed to break down the products of your bumps and bruises, even the ones that seem somewhat horrifying. Despite the fact that your experience leads you to believe otherwise.

    Pepper, your Muni experience gave me palpitations.

    I'm so happy there are paragraphs now.

    I ended up making my MIL and her boyfriend dinner tonight when I didn't even think they were going to be staying today. This was the most unpredictable visit ever.
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    No 404 errors! YAY!!!

    Spoke too soon. BOOO!!!
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    Mandy, I'd be alarmed too, but as long as you're not out do call 911 before swing dancing you should be ok.

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    I gotta whine--we changed our time (as most probably did) and it's simply killing me! I'm not a morning person in the best of circumstances, and now I have to start my day even earlier? I cannot see how this saves any energy at all...either we have our lights on in the morning, or at night, but the lights are on the same amount of time either way.

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    I'm so glad I don't get dragged down by the time change like that! I'm tired all the time as it is and I don't even do anything (which is probably one reason why I'm draggy). I still don't really see how the time change helps, though.
    Thanks for the licking advice. This winter we probably haven't given him as much exercise as he wants. The problem is when we sit on the couch he jumps up and licks especially when DH has just gotten home.

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    If he is jumping up on the couch to lick, that can be solved by teaching 'Off'. You can ask for an appropriate behavior, and then give him attention, which is probably what he wants anyway.

    Chrissy, right there with you. Not a morning person either, and on top of it, I'm up with Khan multiple times a night (he needs water, too hot, has to poop), which certainly doesn't help.

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    Generally not a fan of daylight savings because my kid is irredeemably neurologically wired to be awake when it's light and asleep when it's dark. Even when she was a baby, could never get her to sleep when the sun wasn't down. Even with blackout curtains, it's like she somehow knew. Anyway, over the winter I've been able to get her bedtime down to 7:30 and it has been heavenly. The last two nights (since dst started) we've tried to get her bedtime routine started and she's said "But no, it's not dark yet." Arggh.
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    Daylight savings used to be a nightmare for us. Over the last couple years I haven't noticed a difference though. He's always been difficult to get to bed and up at the crack of dawn--or earlier!

    It was cute though, the day the clocks had changed, he woke up at 6 per usual and came in my room and saw my clock only said 5, because I hadn't changed it yet. He said "Oh sorry! I thought my clock said 6:00" and turned to go back to his room He knows I don't like to be woken up before 6, at the very earliest! I had to stop him and tell him he was right!
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    He's such a sweetheart...when he wants to be!

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    We taught Molly she's not to go on furniture unless she is invited. That has really helped keep her off people who don't want her there. Only problem is that if she gets off the bed in the middle of the night, she will wake me up so I can invite her back to bed.
    though last night she woke up because she wanted to go to the bathroom. So I walked her to the laundry room and am glad I did because both of them had used it....so I had a chance to pick up them before Molly could snack on it. If it had just been Molly's, no snacking but than she will pee on the floor right in front of the box because she is scared to go in if she's already poo'd in there. Most of the time the litter box for the dogs is really handy but it's not a totally perfect system!

    so we get back to bed and about 30 minutes later the plow is out on my street. Molly is terrified of the plow. she woke me up again...this time crying and shaking so hard that Cosmo said forget this and went to bed in the office. Only thing worse than a plow outside would be a plow that had fireworks shooting out of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cosmosmom View Post
    Only thing worse than a plow outside would be a plow that had fireworks shooting out of it.
    omg that's too funny!

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    I really don't mind if Bo's on the couch if just two of us are on it. When all three of us humans are on it, then it becomes a problem. We did buy him a bed but he prefers the couch!

    Chrissy, he really is sweet when he wants to be. He just doesn't know all the social graces yet. And honestly neither do some adults. Yesterday while he was at school DH and I reorganized his room. We took some things off the walls that had been there for years, put his Red Sox pennant over his bureau and stuff like that. He saw the pennant when he went to bed and he burst into tears and said it looked stupid. I tried to explain to him there are nicer ways to tell someone you don't like something, especially when they've worked hard to do something they thought you'd like--it was similar to the Valentine's day incident.

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    I wonder if I could ever get my kids to stay out until a certain time. ahahahahahahahaaa! Oh, that makes me laugh. THis morning I woke up and Savana was snuggled into my back, Sawyer my front, Kai my feet. Actually Kai was climbing up the bed towards me but smashing Savana so I told him to go down by my feet and he was happy. Savana does not usually come in.

    I have infected tooth. It's been this way for years, an old root canal. It's the tooth to the right of my 2 front teeth! This weekend I took a bite of bacon and felt something weird happen. I can't chew or bite with it AT ALL. I need to go in for a procedure STAT. But it's going to be hard being alone with kids so much. And even harder paying for it now that i went ahead and booked a trip for myself and the kids. Oy.

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    Ouch Bridget

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    And trust me, it's taken years for him to not insist on waking me up whenever he wants. Including that wonderful phase where he was up for the day at 3 a.m. He was quite young then though.

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    Luckily the pain is not too bad because I have this little pimple like spot on my gums (gross. I know) that allows it to drain. Otherwise it would be excruciating. Yesterday I dropped $150 for a dentist to tell me I needed to see an oral surgeon. I made a "consultation" appt for next week where I assume I will pay another couple hundred for someone to tell me exactly what needs to be done. I am hoping my dad can come hang out with the kids in the waiting room while I have the appt.

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    Why can't your dbf watch the kids while you have an office visit to deal with an obvious need? Is that completely out of the question? Could he perhaps shell out the $ to pay for a babysitter if he cannot handle it or is at work at the time? (And yes, I know the reason the answer is no to a lot of my questions, but geez, your go-to person for childcare when you have a medical emergency should be the father of your children.)


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    What L said.
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    Oh, Bridget... ow. I hope you can get it fixed quickly and with not too much outlay. Dentistry is crazy expensive. And I agree with L, but I know what it's like when your hands are tied. I hope you can find the right arrangement so you don't need to worry about the kids while you're getting this taken care of.
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    Funny from work today. I was working with a little boy from South Sudan. One of the questions on my test was looking at opposite words. For the model question, you are supposed to hold out your hand and have the kid hold out his hand, and you say, "your hand is little, my hand is..." (big). So I did that, and the kid stopped and looked back and forth from his hand to mine, and finally said, "white!"



    I suppose it didn't help that he had long, elegant fingers and my hand is tiny. His hand was almost as big as mine! Which is not something I've ever been able to say about a three-year-old before!
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    That is cute!

    In this particular case, dbf will be working and we really have no babysitters. For times like these are sure wish we did!

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    Back on US soil! (And my flight is delayed from MIA, and a recognizable actress is is on my flight, and she smiled at Bodhi like she thought he was adorable.)

    Bridget, I hope you get your oral surgery taken care of without too much trouble to yourself (or inconvenience to your DBF) ;). Stay pain-free as can be, mama!

    I'm really just SCUBJIA-ing, but wanted to say "hola" now that I've returned from Nicaragua. I'm going to have to go work tomorrow on such little sleep. We were supposed to have a 5 hr wee-morning layover in LA, so I pre-paid for an airport hotel. But now our flight is so delayed that it won't be worth it to shuttle to the hotel & back. Sigh. Lots to share about Nicaragua once I've caught up on sleep. I'm pretty sure I'll have an album up on FB.

    Just an FYI to my friends here who are also on MFP, I've decided to go back to tracking on another site, so I'm off MFP, at least for now. I didn't delete my account, because I want to keep all that I've tracked. But I think MFP turned into a weird, twisted hobby for me. I have say that there's something that felt not quite right (well, not quite me anyway) about being so focused on physical appearance. I learned a lot from my time on there, and I'll keep on focusing on keeping/building muscle and sticking to a reasonable cut. I go away on holiday and always try to assess where I can make tweaks for the better to my life, and it's kind of funny that my "big change" was to get away from that website. I want to get back to more yoga, and have to train for a 12k again anyway, so time to change things up again. I do think a DEXA will show some good results from the last few months.

    OK, we're boarding now. Talk soon!

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    Bodhi is adorable! Who was it? I wanna know!

    I can't wait to hear about your trip!

    Remind me what MFP is...I know it's health related but I'm blanking out.

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    You guys will not believe what I did last night. I marched into the gas station where Jesi works and reamed the owner's wife out, and then went up one side of the owner and down the other on the phone when he called in. Long story short, Bobbie was supposed to babysit for them this morning. I'm not sure how old they are, but mid-40's at least. Todd, the owner, made some lame excuse for her to 'need' to be there at 6 last night and just spend the night. He texted Bobbie very inappropriate, sexually explicit things. When I got home from work last night, the first thing Bobbie said to me was, "Todd made me uncomfortable all day." I pretty much knew what to expect because I've heard things about him. Rich was supposed to have warned him to never, ever be inappropriate with Jesi. She's 18, we couldn't stop her from working there, but we've both been concerned about her working with him. Either he's behaved, or Jesi ain't sayin but in any event, when Bobbie tried to change the subject and said something like, "I don't really care to discuss perverted things" he wrote back with, "What, you don't like sex?" Ugh---where's my baseball bat? Bobbie had also tried to get Jesi to help her out since Todd was working with Jesi while he was texting Bobbie and Todd gave Bobbie heck about it and asked, "Are you going to tell Jesi everything I say?" Bobbie said no and he responded with, "Good. I don't like people that talk behind my back."

    I told him a lot of things, but repeatedly that he would only talk to my daughters with respect and in a professional manner. I also made it clear that what he's done is against the law (sexual harassment) and if Jesi is retaliated against in any way I would pay for her to have a lawyer sue him. I told him I had the texts and would be keeping them forever. During my spiel, I never said Jesi accused him of anything, but he did tell on himself when he defensively said, "Jesi and I were just playing around today. As soon as she said we needed to cool it, we stopped." Like he's some grand guy and I should appreciate that he didn't push it further? WTF DUDE!!!! He's lucky I don't know where he lives because I was shaking I was so pissed. And his wife read the texts between Todd and Bobbie and she just shrugged and said, "well, he said he was just joking at the end." b1tch. If that were my husband, I'd have been going home with a baseball bat. So I let her know too that sexual harassment is illegal and they better not think they can do that to my daughter and get away with it. I was hot. A couple customers came in and saw me yelling and walked right out. Bobbie said I was scary, but she was proud of me and said she wished she could be that bold. I told her it will come in time.

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    And ha ha about long story short. I cannot be short winded. It will never happen

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