First of all, a warm weekend welcome to all of you who have popped over from Girl’s Gone Child. Do you love the GGC Good Wear Days or what? I was super excited to win the necklace, but even more excited to see how many of you dropped in at Rebecca’s kind suggestion. Welcome, welcome, welcome!
I shall now commence talking about toddler stool samples.
Wait! Wait! Where are you going? Come back!
It’s not so bad, really. It will only be mentioned briefly, and in no detail. I promise. It’s just that Zinashi’s sleep troubles have returned. It was going so much better; twenty-four hours into the cycle of medication for her giardia, and it was like having a whole different kid at bedtime, one who would just snuggle in and let us rock her and fall asleep in half an hour or so, including books and some sips of milk. But now we are back to two hours, minimum, and it started creeping up on us when we ended the medication cycle. So my hunch is that the very short cycle of meds she was on did not completely get rid of the giardia. To know for sure, I have to collect a stool sample, and not only that, but I have to basically ask her doctor if we can go ahead and collect another sample and have it tested. That’s right; I am asking for the privilege of collecting my daughter’s waste in a plastic “hat” placed beneath the toilet seat (which she loves, by the way, the weirdo). I guess it’s just what you do for love. It’s not glamorous, but I’ll take it. I’ll take her, sleep troubles and all.
I mean, who wouldn’t, right?