Bunnies & Bleeding

Haven’t had the strength to write in this thing…I’m feeling better right now, but who knows how I’ll feel in a few hours or in the morning which is when I feel the most like crap. I *hate* being sick…any kind of sick. Mario, Eenan and I got sick at the exact same time and I’m the only one who’s still sick. I take vitamins even. Not that I’d wish they’d suffer along with me, no way. I just wish I’d get better quickly too :(.

As for the wild rabbit we brought home…he died on us the next day :(. I still don’t get what happened. We went to Pet Smart yesterday morning to pick up bunny supplies; a water bottle, food and treats. We got home and crushed up carrots for him and gave him water every 20 minutes or so and he was doing just fine. I held him for a while and he slept in my arms. When I went to put him back in his cage, he just laid on his side and then frantically started kicking his legs. About an hour later, he passed away :(. He was a jack rabbit…and Mario told me rabbits like that usually don’t last in captivity, even adult ones. I feel so bad. Even though he was tiny and may have been trampled by something or eaten by dogs back behind Jorge’s house, he probably would have done better in the wild :(. The boys had already gotten attached and named him Hippity Hop. Eenan had been out there with us when we laid him in the grass hoping he’d eat and he, well, expired. Eenan was already beginning to cry so we told him the bunny played a trick on us–that he pretended to be sick so we could take him outside and then he hopped away! They bought it, thank God.

So yeah, we swore we’d never bring in a wild rabbit ever again. The last time Big Mario brought home those 3 tiny cottontails we gave them to Rick and Terry to take care of, since they have more experience with little animals like that. Two of them ended up dying about a week later. Eenan and Jaylen were sad after Hippity Hop “ran away”, and we thought, “What are we going to do with all the rabbit stuff?” so we called up several pet shops and asked for prices for young bunnies. Pet Land wanted a whopping $30. One of the ones we called had 7 adult rabbits and the man kept trying to persuade me to buy all of them–said he’d give us a really cheap price LOL. We ended up finding one that had cheap bunnies ($8). There were three; one was all white and the other two were black and white. I had my eye on one of the black and white ones and checked her out and she was really active and looked healthy (no goopy eyes, clean bootie, etc.) so we got her. The poor little white one looked sick :(. He was just lying there, on his side which they rarely do. Mario said, “I’ve been promising you a bunny since forever, so you name her,” and I named her Cookie, because she’s black and white, like cookies and cream! Actually, she looks like the lower half of her was dipped in black paint LOL. She’s adorable. Her full name is Cookie the Cuteness ;). She loves to lick and LOVES to be held. She always wants to be outside of her cage. I love to feed her…when she eats her little carrots, she fights with them…she pulls at them so hard she falls back LOL. She hasn’t really been eating her alfalfa pellets though…I’m thinking we need to try some Timothy hay.

We watched A Shark Tale yesterday. Mario didn’t go…he said it looked stupid LOL. It wasn’t the greatest cartoon I’ve seen, but it was cute. I think they overdid it with the whole “hip hop” thing. Other than that, it was pretty funny. Jaylen liked it, but fell asleep halfway through (what’s new?), and Eenan didn’t really like it…he was squirming in his seat halfway through.

When we got to Mary’s van, Jaylen’s nose started bleeding…a lot. He has a cold, so we figured it was because his nostrils were dry. Same thing happened to Noelia with her cold so we didn’t freak out too much. It was scary though.

We went to see Gramma after we picked Mom up from work. She’s doing well :). We can’t visit her as often as we’d like anymore, unfortunately, because the hospital/nursing home is so far away. We do call her to check up on her though. She’ll be at that place for another 13 days or so, which sucks. I can’t wait till she gets transferred.

Later during the night, Mario was going to go to Jorge’s house. I was lying on the floor watching TV with Cookie lying on my stomach in the living room, Jaylen had fallen asleep on the couch, and Eenan was asleep in the bedroom. Jaylen starts laughing in his sleep and then opens his eyes half way and starts laughing harder. He gets up and as he’s laughing he starts hopping around on his knees as if he’s trying to catch something. I start to freak out a bit so I put Cookie in her cage and then notice Jaylen just sitting there, with no expression on his face…and then blood starts gushing out of his nose! I ran to the bathroom to grab the toilet paper and kept trying to calmly tell him to put his head down. He was hysterical and I swear, I’d never seen so much blood. I called Mario and he said he’d come right back and we’d take him to the emergency room. He told me to call Mary and ask if she could watch Eenan so I did, and thank goodness she was still awake. When we finally got the bleeding to stop, we just sat there trying to figure out what to do. We decided to check on him every hour, since they probably wouldn’t see us at the ER for a few hours for “just a nose bleed”. So I set the alarm to go off every hour and I stayed up an extra hour since he kept tossing and turning just to make sure he wasn’t having trouble breathing or anything. Needless to say, I was pooped in the morning. We dropped Mom off at work and were going to take him to one of the only clinics open on Sunday, but they didn’t open till FIVE. He’s been OK all day though, thank goodness. Maybe it was just his nose being dry from the cold. I hope mine doesn’t start bleeding…my nose has never bled, ever, and I may just faint if it does. I felt so nauseous and dizzy when Jaylen got sick like that last night.

Tonight, Mary and I both made meat loaf, mashed potatoes and corn for dinner LOL. Yadira, Tommy and the girls came over and ate here. They love Cookie, but then, what’s not to love? She’s the cutest damn thing :). Just got done watching The Forgotten…crazy movie. Gonna see what’s on TV and rest…I’ve been on my feet all day!

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I hope darn Greymatter doesn’t mess up. Lately, it’s been removing the music and mood fields, even if I type something in them. My emoticons don’t show up sometimes, even though I have GM set for them to show up always. Grr. Anyway…

Mario went and got his tooth fixed. He was eating catfish yesterday, bit down too hard and chipped his tooth. He was in pain. My teeth hurt just thinking about it! But yeah, his tooth looks normal again, thank goodness.

When he and Mary got back, Mario and I cleaned out all our rodents’ cages and then went with Mary, who was treating the boys and us to Peter Piper Pizza. We ate and then the boys played games. Jaylen only ever gets on the little car and bus ride. He was too cute…there was a little girl just sitting in the bus (he was in the car) and he gives me a token to put in so she could ride it…aww :). Eenan played games and after being there a while got a bit grouchy. Then Jaylen got grouchy so we decided it was time to go. We picked Mom up and Mario and I had a little argument since he didn’t want to drive all the way to Edinburg to see Gramma…but Mom and I ended up calling her on the phone and she’s doing well and was laughing at John’s jokes and everything. So that made us feel a bit better. I was mad at Mario up until we got here. Then he starts making faces and making me laugh. I hate that he can do that. I can’t be mad at him for as long as I’d like LOL. We started joking around then decided to watch a movie. Mary and Noelia invited us to go watch The Forgotten, but since we were mad at eachother and I didn’t want to ask Mom to watch the boys (even though she offered to), we didn’t go. I really wanted to see it! But we made some popcorn, opened up a lil can of nacho cheese (love to dip the popcorn in it!), got some baby pickles and some iced tea and watched The Princess Diaries 2. We didn’t really watch it…the children decided to run in front of the tv every 5 seconds and fight with eachother constantly, so it took an extra hour to watch it…but what I got to watch was OK. Not as awesome as I thought it’d be.

Gotta wash dishes, put the kids in bed and then get myself ready for bed. I’m going to the huge indoor flea market tomorrow :D. I’m so excited. We didn’t get to go last month since the flea market was the day we left to Florida, so I’m really looking foward to this. I’m even taking a few of the things I have on my For Sale page and HOPEFULLY I can sell or trade them. I had NO money what-so-ever, so Mario and I painted the doors and the last few things that needed to be done at the apartment yesterday and I made $20 :D! The new rentors already paid Mary the deposit and got their utilities connected. I think they’ll be great rentors (unlike the previous ones…).

Man, I’m tired. Going to bed at 12 and then waking up at 6:45 is catching up with me. Last night, I fell asleep at 9:30 and I woke up at 9 and I was STILL sleepy. *yawn*

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