Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Counting down the new year with my decreasing platelets

I couldn't quite muster the energy to chase a frisbee today. Knuckled over when trying to cross over a drain. Swept by a wave of lethargy. It was later discovered that I was running a fever (yes... my butt was probed by a thermometer). Needless to say my parents took me to the hospital. After some blood tests, radiographs and a brief ultrasound...

This is what's happening to me. The picture shows a blood parasite called Babesia. More commonly known as tick fever. A parasite transmitted by ticks. My platelets are low and spleen enlarged. It has the potential to cause very severe disease requiring blood transfusions. It can be life-threatening. I am not generally squeamish about needles, but they gave me a very painful injection that made me cry. Hopefully I will get better soon. In the meantime, all I feel like doing is sleep. There's talks about more blood tests tomorrow. Mom continues to monitor my vitals, and that unfortunately involves more butt probing with the thermometer.




Friday, December 26, 2014

Are you good this year?

Happy holidays! This is my first Christmas without snow. I kind of miss kangeroo-ing in deep snow. There are however, lots more gifts and people this year. I even got my very own presents! A treat dispenser toy, rope toy and treats! Santa must know I have been good this year.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

When in Rome, do as the Romans do

There are some uniquely Singaporean/Asian things I got to experience lately. Every week we would go visit Mom's parents. I guess they are my grandparents? There is a certain ringing sound from downstairs. Last week, I finally got to investigate. Turns out, it was an ice-cream truck! The traditional multi-flavored ice-cream comes wrapped in a slice of rainbow colored bread (or so they tell me. How am I to know without being able to see colors). I got to try some of the bread. Thumbs up!

A few days ago my parents came home with a very strong smelling fruit. It's so strong you don't even have to have a nose like mine to pick it up from far away. They call it durian. Apparently it is the king of fruits. I love it. I would love to eat it again... and again. Being in a new place with new cultures isn't so bad afterall.

 Waiting in line for the ice-cream

This heavenly fruit is called durian?

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Random

A list of random things that occured in the last 2 weeks.
1. Went to Bishan Dog Run today
2. I was made to wear very strange glasses at work. I guess it had been a slow day
3. A stone water buffalo sniffed my butt
4. I learnt to balance on a stationary skatebord. I think mom is trying to teach me a new trick
What random things did you do recently?