Friday, March 14, 2014

I'm Developing An Eye Twitch

A more than a few stomach twitches.  Yesterday Maisie started sneezing and then started coughing.  My two thoughts were she'd gotten too stressed going to the clinic (which I thought was pretty unlikely) or she was trying to cough up the twine (which I also thought was pretty unlikely).  No temp and acting fine...

This morning she was still sneezing and I thought she was breathing funny.  I called our local vet and he stopped by on his way into town.  He checked her all over.  Still acting okay, no temp, lungs sounded fine...but she was still sneezing. 

His conclusion?  He thinks it's unrelated to the the twine and that she's stuck something up her nose.

Would someone just shoot me...

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On the Iknitarod front, I've still not given up even though I'm so far behind that it may be inevitable.  I have two rows to knit and then a loooong bind off...and I ran out of yarn again.  Since I couldn't sleep, I spun more yarn in the wee hours of the morning and plied it when I came in for lunch.  Worst case finish will be at least I've gotten way better at spinning this style yarn.  I'm very happy with the latest 60 yards :-).

Okay, headed out to check Maisie again and then back to Kathy's for afternoon shearing. 

17 comments:

Maureen said...

You are such a good mommie.... take care of yourself too!

Sheepmom said...

Oh my gosh, I can see Herbert Lom with his twitchy eye and hysterical, panicky giggle. Maisie, Maisie...... It's a good thing she's a sheep and you'll never be handing her the car keys....

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

That Maisie!!! She has us all on our toes!! Have a good weekend!! Try to sleep!!

Andee said...

I can't tell you how much I appreciate all the updates.

suz said...

lordie, lordie, that Maisie
there isn't an hour that goes by that I don't think and pray for that little girl
and you sara
take care of yourself
and sheepmom has it right....don't ever give her the car keys :(

Miha Giustina said...

That is a hilarious comment, "Sheepmom"!!:-)

Michaele said...

Well now if she would just sneeze it up that would be just fine. No wonder you can't sleep. Hugs for you both.

Tombstone Livestock said...

I think Maisie has your number, and she is using it for all it's worth. She probably just has some dust or maybe a piece of hay up her nose. Is she still eating good? And normal poop? All other signs seem normal, did vet give you any idea how long before any adverse signs would show up from the twine?

amyfibre said...

Sounds like Maisie has a full-on case of toddlerhood. Everything goes in her mouth or up her nose. At least she won't be putting things in her ears. Or maybe she will. :-) The Amazin' Maisie. Hang in there, Sara. I'm guessing she's going to be the kid that gives you extra gray hair!

Sarah said...

Goodness- Maisie needs to come with her own warning label! :)

Fiona said...

We develop a weird paranoia when we know something has happened....but it isn't manifesting itself when we think it should, might, possibly, maybe argghh! I think of you and Maisie a lot and hope the longer she goes without symptoms the more likely her stomach has ensheathed the twine and it is stable!!

small farm girl said...

Just shaken my head, just shaken my head.......

LannieK said...

Sara, I was in a meeting, which was obviously boring, when I read this post. Thought I was gonna choke on my coffee - laughing! Oh my, Miss Maisie, you're a hand full! This must be the a special case of a sheepie's "terrible two's"!? !?! Introduce her to pepper :-) She'll blow that straw (?) right out :-o

Pam said...

So has Maisie officially taken the "Most Mischievous Sheep" baton from Graham Lamb?

Far Side of Fifty said...

One week today...of course you were worried about the sneeze:(

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

bad susan, bad susan but I couldn't stop laughing.........
Sheepmom has the right of it...NO
car keys!!!
And the glow of the lamp with the knitting is just wonderful.

Shirley said...

Must be the terrible twos.

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