Tuesday, November 23, 2010

First Time in Snow

Cara is all bundled up and ready for her first sledding adventure. Her biggest problem is the animals outside. That's why she's not really looking at the camera. She's more worried about the dog getting too close to her than having her picture taken. We will see how long this lasts. I came right into the house after snapping these pictures and by the time I had them uploaded to blogger she was already back in the house. She's back outside now but I bet she'll be back inside in less than ten minutes.
We got a call from the IA clinic today with the results from her blood tests and titers. Her iron levels are a little low; in the normal range but on the low end of normal. Dr. Davies wants her to take a Flinstones multivitamin with iron for the next 3 months. She showed antibodies for all of her vaccinations except for mumps and chicken pox. This means when she goes back to the clinic in mid-December she will have to have another MMR booster and a chicken pox booster. Not too bad for Chinese vaccinations! The best part was that the TB blood test showed no active TB cells. The test actually read, "TB not likely." This means for the time being, Cara will not have to take 9 months of antibiotics for TB. We will just keep watching her chest x-rays and see how it goes. I'm sure Dr. Davies will give me more information about it in December. I was pretty happy with her test results. I think the Shanghai SWI took pretty good care of her.
Tonight we have our first 4-H meeting of the year. That means we'll have a lot of people in the house (she just came in from outside ;) I knew it wouldn't last!) that she doesn't know. We'll see how she does with that.

1 comment:

  1. Love the pictures-eventually maybe she'll last more than 10 minutes at a time:-) Glad to hear that the IA people had good news. And good luck with the 4-H meeting. She'll be pledging her head, heart, health and hands before you know it!