Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Slide

We've had sick kids this week. Michael started feeling "the yuck" on Tuesday and was down for the count yesterday. Today we were wondering why Audrey was being so ornery. When she fell asleep perched atop a sofa cushion, we realized she too had succumbed to "the yuck."

Because they're dropping like flies, we've played a lot of educational games for school and downed a lot of soup. In addition, the kids were not able to accompany me today to Max's first veterinary visit. I had planned on taking them so they could see firsthand what veterinary medicine is all about.

Perhaps it was my desire to turn the pricey visit into an educational experience which prompted me to, when informed that Max has worms, request a slide of his fecal matter for us to examine under our microscope. There was a slight pause before the lab tech agreed that, "Sure, that won't be a problem!" And I'm pretty sure the receptionist snickered a little when the lab tech brought the prepared poop slide out to me as I was checking out.

I suppose I could have prepared my own slide, but, well, since they already had one made, why should I be outside following my little puppy around for a sample?

6 comments:

Angele Bubna said...

Tell the kids I hope they feel better!
-Angele

Courtney said...

The kids have been sick here this week too. The 3rd sickness in about a month. Maybe the very mild winter weather we've had?

Mitzi said...

Oooh!!! Dog poo!

CrossView said...

I hate when mine get sick. They seem so small... But I'm always glad to understand the orneriness! LOL!

You know you're a homeschooler when.... you ask the vet for a poop sample slide with worms! LOL!

Annie H. said...

It's final.

After reading this about the fecal matter and microscope....

I've decided....

YOU are mom of the year.

Seriously!

What a lady!

Marianna said...

Oooh! Cool! So were you able to see anything with the microscope?