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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Musings

Has anyone ever been kicked in the back of the head? I feel like that this morning. Woke up in the middle of the night with a nasty migraine. My right eye wouldn't work correctly. When I tried to move my eyes around, you could feel the swelling prevent the eye from rotating. I have been doing fine with my migraines lately, haven't been having them as often, but as we get closer to spring, and the temps start warming up and the storms start moving in, my migraines come out of hibernation. I was given some skull cap to try, but at 230 am, I kind of forget about it being there.

I went to gather the mail yesterday and wait on the school bus, when I saw a tiny black goat in the neighbor across the ways field. It was standing at the fence making all kinds of noises. I walked over there to check him out, and noticed some deformities. Nothing major, but the sheep out there caught my eye. They don't look very healthy and their eyes looked watery. I called the neighbor across the way and told her. She doesn't have a computer and asked if I would look it up, and see what could be the problem. She didn't understand at first that animals eyes should be clear, not watery, and that it is usually a sign of illness. I looked it u and the only thing I could find was pink eye. She wants me to come over Saturday and help trim down a sheep's hooves. If it is pink eye, there is no way I am going over there and handling any of those animals. I have my own livestock to worry about as well as my family. I had pink eye once as I child and never again!

I also had hoof and mouth. Well a mutant variation of the disease, but still called hoof and mouth. Last year there was reports of hoof and mouth in cattle in the area, the news anchor said that humans couldn't catch it. I was tempted to call the news org, laughing and informing them that you could indeed get hoof and mouth and I have the medical records to prove it. It is horrible, you get blisters in your mouth and on the palms of your hands. I was young, I remember hurting, and not being able to swallow and sipping on chicken broth. Any more info on it you would have to ask my mother. For some reason our family is super healthy, but when we do get sick it is these odd exotic diseases.

So today's post teaches you nothing but a little about myself and the true freak I might be. But our pasts makes us what we are, though I am not sure what having cattle diseases has done for me. Maybe I am the cow whisperer.

7 comments:

Donna said...

I think you're confusing hand, foot and mouth disease (very common among infants and children) with hoof and mouth disease.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hand,_foot_and_mouth_disease

Phelan said...

nope, Medical records say FMD (hoof and mouth)not HFMD. It is rare for people to contract it, we tend to spread it but not catch it. But I was one of the few that did get the infection.

American Way Farm said...

So sorry about your migraine. I woke up with one Sunday morning. Of course, I should have anticipated it because we went out for Chinese food Saturday afternoon. DUH! What was I thinking!. Hope you're feeling better quickly. -Sandy

HermitJim said...

I'm sure that there is a good cow joke here, but I am going to do the wise thing and let it past!!

Sorry to hear about the migrain...

Annette said...

I am sad to hear about the migraines; however, your post made me laugh - you cow whisperer, you! =)
Let me know how the skullcap works.

Gail said...

I have a friend whose child has developed migrains. The mother has connected it to her monthly cycle.
Our dog had mumps once so I do believe we can pass things back and forth.
Hope you are feeling better.

Kristin said...

I've heard that Vitamin D deficiencies have been implicated in migraines. My sister gets them and she was recently diagnosed with a Vitamin D deficiency. Perhaps some Cod Liver Oil would help? Likely not a quick fix. I sure don't envy those who get migraines! Hope you feel better.

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