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Someone painted a large red bulls-eye on my butt and I want to know who it is! Monday I was rear ended for the 3rd time in 5 years. My car, my poor little Echo, is the car I got after my Elantra was totaled back in 2013. It's been a good little car. The gas mileage has been amazing. I filled the tank up just that morning and I hit 45 mpg. After dropping the boys off at school, I headed up to my parents to pick from their garden. I grabbed some peppers and tomatoes as well as a couple muskmelons. I decided to clean the dash so it was nice and shiny. I left their house late that morning. I was driving home when another vehicle pulled out in front of me. I hit the brakes, but not so hard to lock up the tires. The truck behind me was not so quick on the brakes. The car in front of me pulled away as if nothing even happened.

Well, I finally got a rental car yesterday and now it just a waiting game to see what they will offer me for my vehicle. 

2012 accident
2013 accident
2017 accident

So, as the title states, it's been a busy week. Actually, to describe it more precisely, it's been stressful. We have two little ferrets: Thor, the handsome cream coated quirky male, and Lorelei, the sassy little girl who chews on anything that has a bit of rubberiness to it. Well, our little girl decided to swallow something a little bit bigger than her tummy could handle and it got stuck. We didn't see her her swallow it, but we knew she did something. Monday she was obviously ill. She was throwing up and not eating well. By Tuesday she was not pooping much and getting worse, so by evening we decided to give the blockage protocol a try. The blockage protocol for ferrets involves feeding them pumpkin then Vaseline hourly to try to move whatever is stuck along in their intestine track. Many people have success with it. We did not. By Wednesday morning she was dying and we needed to do something quick. We took her to the animal ER where they took x-rays and spotted the blockage. They put her on fluids, and she went into surgery by Wednesday night. She is now home and doing well, but it's definitely a scary experience for any pet owner. 

And now for my update. While Lorelei was recovering in the animal hospital, I went in to have my follow up PET scan. I would like to say that it was 100% clear, but unfortunately, I cannot. But it's not all bad news either. My body, for the most part, remains disease free, but there was another lymph node that was suspicious for containing cancer. This time it was located in my neck. Instead of going right in and biopsy it, we are going to wait 6 weeks and rescan to see if it possibly is just a reactive node from the radiation I recently had. This particular node is a little deeper and under the muscle bed, so I can't imagine going at it with a needle would be too comfortable. I guess we will have to hold our breaths for another 6 weeks.

Lorelei taking...
Lorelei resting
Thor and Lorele...

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