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When I left for California, Steve was sneezing and coughing and afraid he was allergic to Lloyd M. Buckminster III (aka Bucky). After his illness took a turn for the bronchial, and he'd had several bad nights, he went to the doc. The doc did x-rays and a blood test, saying it was pneumonia and/or valley fever. Valley fever is caused by a microscopic fungus here in the Sonora desert. Everyone has it, but it's a matter of whether or not it becomes active. Once it's active there's nothing to do but ride it out for the six months to a year that it'll make you miserable. "Cross fingers that it's only pneumonia" is a strange phrase to be typing, but it's true.

Lalat now has to remind herself to hiss at Bucky. Ivan and Bucky play tag all the time, and Bucky LOVES all the toys in the house. Our only issue is that he spent his first three months of life living in the cat-barn where everybody ate grocery store food. Now he's eating top of the line Blue Wilderness high-protein, no-grain kibble. The end result (see what I did there) is that he has the stinkiest poops ever. It doesn't look like he has any parasites, but of course he'll be going to the vet next week.

So Happy It's Thursday. I'm beat from last weekend and can't wait for three days of sleeping in and doing what I want. Friday night is Friday the 13th, and since Steve and I were married on one of those, we celebrate them. I'm planning on dinner at Italian restaurant Vero Amore out by Dove Mountain. The next day is Comix It Up at Maker House (their events are so great), which is a little 6 hour comic convention. Sunday I have taxes and Army paperwork to do, and Monday we have no plans yet. Those tend to be the best days.


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Feb. 12th, 2015 08:01 pm (UTC)
Ugh to Steve's illness. I'm glad he isn't allergic to the new kitty, though.

Bucky sounds like a sweetheart. I wish we were living in a space that would allow for more than one cat because I'm sure new cat and Ozzie would be BFF's. (He likes when cats and dogs come around, although none have tried to share his domain.)
Feb. 12th, 2015 09:09 pm (UTC)
Well, there goes that famous reply by Mr. Lawrence when asked by reporter Jack Bentley about what he liked best about the desert. "It's clean."

I'm sorry to hear that Steve has been so badly affected. And, yeah, when pneumonia is considered to be the better outcome - sheesh!

Feb. 13th, 2015 03:54 am (UTC)
Well, it *is* clean. However the Sonora desert has a lot more life in it than the one in the Arabian peninsula and unfortunately, one of those is the organism that causes valley fever. I like the Sonora desert more than the Arabian one (given that I've seen and lived in both) because the animal life is so varied and there is actually a lot of water if you know how to look for it.
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