Thursday, April 4, 2013

Finally Friday

Wednesday afternoon, Sonder had his first follow up appointment with the vet since his allergy testing and the change in his medicines. 

While we were waiting to be seen, Sonder had a stare-down with his reflection. Silly dog.
Fortunately, the vet gave us good news and said that there was very little fungus left on his feet and in his ears. His skin is still irritated and he is still itching but this is most likely because the acacia trees (of which there are many in Nichada) are in full bloom right now. Of the three vets that we have been to for his allergies, this one seems to be the most thorough and the most aggressive in treating him. This week, she prescribed him a different combination of anti-histamines and, hopefully those combined with the fatty acids that he takes, will help relieve the symptoms of his  allergies to the acacia trees. I will continue to bathe him every other day as well as do the special conditioning and tee tree oil treatments for his feet and the ointments and washes for his ears. 

To give you an idea of what I go through every morning...
Fun times.

PeePorn used flowers from our yard and created two new arrangements for me yesterday... 
She also took a baking class last weekend with a friend and made us a delicious carrot cake with cream cheese icing. It was loaded with shredded carrots, raisins and walnuts - so delicious! We are so spoiled. Thais rarely bake (most Thai homes do not even have ovens) but she wanted to learn how to bake so she could make desserts for us (so NOT what we need!) and any Western families that she might work for. 

Christopher's volleyball team won all three matches in the volleyball game yesterday afternoon. Excuse the horrible photos - I was sitting in the worst place possible for picture taking as far as lighting is concerned.
 Sweaty and stinky (him, not me) after the game.
 And, with Kevin.
We are having friends over for drinks and nibblies this evening - our first go at emptying the liquor cabinet! Other than that and plans to go to Mass and out to dinner downtown tomorrow night, we have nothing else on the calendar for the weekend. 

Monday is a Chakri Memorial Day, a Thai National holiday to celebrate the founding of the present Thai dynasty, the House of Chakri on April 6, 1782 by its first King, Phra Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke (or, more simply, King Rama I). Both ISB and the Embassy will be closed but since Kevin leaves on Sunday, the Embassy closing doesn't really affect us. I would like to plan something fun with the kids for Monday but it was a long week for them (they each had math and science tests) so they might want to just relax at home. In addition, next week begins the Songkran holiday (which I posted about here last year) and we will be going to the beach for a few days with some friends so R&R for them at home this week might not be such a bad thing. 

Have a great Friday!

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