I went out to change water yesterday morning to find two tiny cream eggs laying on the floor of the D'uccle chicken coop! I was thrilled. I waited patiently for my dad to wake his butt up so I could show him and than I wanted to check for fertility. Well they ARE fertile :D So guess what I will be doing after the eggs hatch that I have in my incubator right now? YUP hatching D'uccle eggs! Not right away...I'm going to give them a month so the chicks have a better chance at hatching. So than I go to leave for work and guess what I see!? ANOTHER tiny egg on the ground. ALL three of them laid the same day! So far none today but maybe later. Nic went to see the doctor again today and he got all bandages off and he just has to put med cream on it three times a day :D It's healing up nicely! I will take a picture of it tomorrow when I have a day off work. Have to leave here in a bit to go to work. Just wanted to fill you all in. I hope everyone has a great day :D
BOY it's cold here lately. We had our first snow yesterday, not much just a few flurries but it was pretty. I love snow. I don't know If I'm ready for it yet...seems like it just melted a while ago. Well we still had feet of it in April yet!
So Monday we went to the burn clinic and here is what they told me at check in.
"Today we will be popping the blisters and cutting off all the skin over the burned area and wrapping it back up" I'm like OH GOODIE! THAT should be fun! So we fill out our paper work and head back to the room. It looked like a surgery room with a bed and totally white! I felt sick to my stomach. Nic jumped right up on the bed himself and the nurse took his temp and than three other nurses walk in. The head nurse explained to me that the nurses would help hold Nic down while they cut the old skin off. They explained this to Nic... Nic looked at them and put his hand up, waved it a bit and said in a brave voice "NO, that's ok" LOL They said that's ok what? He said I don't need you to hold me I'm ok. I told them to wait before they hold him...that he may be ok. So they tried it...all standing around ready to grab Nic and hold him. The women got her grabbers and her scissors and Nic sat there patiently watching her...still as can be. He sat there through the whole thing and said NOTHING! Well I should say nothing...he did say ouch twice. He amazed those nurses s much that they went and got the other nurses to peak in and see what a brave boy he was being. They said they never had that happen before with a 3 yr old. They ALWAYS had to hold the 3 yr old down. I was so proud of him :D They got done and gave Nic his special glove they had been telling him about. Not anything special just finger gauze. Makes little finger gloves for him. He liked it though. He got TONS of stickers and they even gave him several little toys because he was SO good. He has to go back on Wed and Fri and than start water therapy after that. Sounds fun.
Today Nic and I head to the burn clinic to see what's up. Got my blogs copied today so that is off my chest now. I just wish I could put them all together into one. I will be journaling here in this one from now on and only this one. That way it's easier for my followers rather than changing blogs for me again. I will just add links here for my other ones as well but not till later...gotta run! Will update later about how he did and what they said.
Well we had to go back to the doctor yesterday and get his bandage changed. He said it was a little worse than what they thought but it's still not bad bad. They are sending him to the burn clinic on Monday because the joint is also burned where his fingers bend and they don't want that to get hard with the new skin growing in under the blisters so they have to send him for a special glove I guess. They don't THINK they will have to do any skin graphs at all which is good! Tomorrow we go back again for another bandage change. This sure is not slowing him down at all. What he can't do with his had he does with his feet! LOL He's been happy and has not complained.
On the chicken front...I had a rooster who we were thinking was a hen and I was kind of bummed out about it because I wanted him to be a rooster. Two days ago he was in the nest box. I thought he was laying an egg so we than thought hen...well today he crowed! AND he started mating the girls! All of a sudden this morning he decides to be a rooster?? No signs AT ALL until this morning.
We have company today so I'm going to get off here for now but will update again later.
Oh it was a bad day yesterday...I was in the shower (getting ready for work) and Nic was out with Grandpa Artie and he was helping him move things since it was big garbage pick up the next day. We had a fire going in the yard to burn anything that could burn rather than throw it on the road. Nic was "helping" and before grandpa could see him Nic reached down to pick up a VERY hot piece of metal and burned his hand bad. All I heard was "CARRIE" grandpa was calling me telling me Nic got burned. I quick threw something on and ran out there to Nic who was just screaming. We had to force him to run it under cold water. He did NOT like that at all. Grandpa called grandma who was a nurse back in the day, and she come over. I grabbed the ice pack because he was pulling so much out of the water I thought it would break open the blisters so I just let him hold his ice pack on it. He wanted me to hold him but he once I picked him up he wanted down. We rushed out (I called work told them I would be late) and went to the emergency room. He screamed all the way (I'm lucky I didn't get picked up for speeding) once we got their they took him right in. Had a hard time looking at it since he didn't want to remove the ice pack from it. The skin was black and it was on all fingers and part of his palm :( The doc things his fingerprints will no longer be there and they won't know what degree burns until today. They wrapped it up with pain reliever and sent us home. He has to go back today to see what degree burns and than we see where we go and what we do from there. We have company coming today, I still have not cleaned, and I'm just bummed out hoping Nic will be ok. It's his left hand so he didn't have problems playing on the computer today. Here are a few pics of him (now feeling a little better) We have him on Ibuprofen/Tylenol mix so he gets meds every 2 hours for the pain...per doctors advice.
Well better get cleaning. What the heck happened to larger font? AND COLOR!? It's not on my post today! GRRR I HATE new things! well I have pics but it's not letting me add them! What's going on?
Ok I figured it out! :D I had to get a new template..had my own that hubby made and it wasn't allowing me to add the gadgets that way. Now I got um :D SO ADD AWAY FOLKS! AND I was told my picture worked too :D That makes me happy.
Lets see if adding pictures works for me. Let me know if you can see this :D Ok and than on another note. I did see where to add a followers button but I can only add it on one and the other says template rather than layouts and I can't find the gadgets button on that one GRRR anyone have a clue to get to the gadgets from your template button?
I've been keeping a journal at AOL but they are not closing their doors so here I am back here. I opened this one up in 2006 but could not figure out how to post pictures so went over to aol. Guess I'm going to have to learn huh! I'm going to be keeping only ONE journal here. I'm hoping that everything transfers over ok along with my pictures. I'm working on it but until I get everything here I"m going to keep updating over at aol where I KNOW what I'm doing ;)
NEWS: We got our first pullet egg! Izzy laid her first egg at noon today :D She made a big deal out of it too! She had all the chickens bawking like crazy.
I'm a mom of three and have a wonderful hubby of 26 years. We are becoming chickenaholics! This is a place where we will record our meat chicken experience with you and where you can learn right along with us! We do ALOT of research and we will share whatever we learn here with you all. If your interested in raising your own fresh meat then you may want to follow along.