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Re: Uh.. ya, don't do that....
« Reply #3540 on: October 19, 2017, 02:22:52 PM »
Don't assume your parrot's $120/mo liquid medicine bottle is tightly shut before turning it upside down to draw the syringe.

Pardon me while I go cry now.

Along these lines - when drawing up your cat's prednisolone, turn the bottle back over before you remove the syringe...
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Re: Uh.. ya, don't do that....
« Reply #3541 on: October 21, 2017, 09:48:18 PM »
Don't assume your parrot's $120/mo liquid medicine bottle is tightly shut before turning it upside down to draw the syringe.

Pardon me while I go cry now.

Along these lines - when drawing up your cat's prednisolone, turn the bottle back over before you remove the syringe...

It was Xanax. Xanax is cheap in pill form.  In liquid form it's super expensive.  Plus your vet and your pharmacist give you the side eye when you tell them what happened because, well, it's Xanax and they both know you have teenagers.  Grrrrr.  But for real, I really did spill it everywhere.  I swear. 
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Re: Uh.. ya, don't do that....
« Reply #3542 on: October 22, 2017, 02:47:06 PM »
Don't assume your parrot's $120/mo liquid medicine bottle is tightly shut before turning it upside down to draw the syringe.

Pardon me while I go cry now.

Along these lines - when drawing up your cat's prednisolone, turn the bottle back over before you remove the syringe...

It was Xanax. Xanax is cheap in pill form.  In liquid form it's super expensive.  Plus your vet and your pharmacist give you the side eye when you tell them what happened because, well, it's Xanax and they both know you have teenagers.  Grrrrr.  But for real, I really did spill it everywhere.  I swear.

I thankfully managed not to lose too much of Rika's prednisolone. It is, however, very sticky. Especially all over one's hand.

The one that really hurt was when I had to give her metronidazole - the liquid form for veterinary use needs refrigerated. My fridge, for some unfathomable reason, runs extremely cold (I've found ice crystals on food I put in there - and it's on the lowest setting.) The medication proceeded to freeze, rendering it useless. That got rather expensive.
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Re: Uh.. ya, don't do that....
« Reply #3543 on: October 22, 2017, 09:47:31 PM »
Don't assume your parrot's $120/mo liquid medicine bottle is tightly shut before turning it upside down to draw the syringe.

Pardon me while I go cry now.

Along these lines - when drawing up your cat's prednisolone, turn the bottle back over before you remove the syringe...

It was Xanax. Xanax is cheap in pill form.  In liquid form it's super expensive.  Plus your vet and your pharmacist give you the side eye when you tell them what happened because, well, it's Xanax and they both know you have teenagers.  Grrrrr.  But for real, I really did spill it everywhere.  I swear.

I thankfully managed not to lose too much of Rika's prednisolone. It is, however, very sticky. Especially all over one's hand.

The one that really hurt was when I had to give her metronidazole - the liquid form for veterinary use needs refrigerated. My fridge, for some unfathomable reason, runs extremely cold (I've found ice crystals on food I put in there - and it's on the lowest setting.) The medication proceeded to freeze, rendering it useless. That got rather expensive.

Oh my goodness, what do they use that for on animals? I use that on my face (for rosacea)!

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Re: Uh.. ya, don't do that....
« Reply #3544 on: October 23, 2017, 07:47:00 AM »
Don't assume your parrot's $120/mo liquid medicine bottle is tightly shut before turning it upside down to draw the syringe.

Pardon me while I go cry now.

Along these lines - when drawing up your cat's prednisolone, turn the bottle back over before you remove the syringe...

It was Xanax. Xanax is cheap in pill form.  In liquid form it's super expensive.  Plus your vet and your pharmacist give you the side eye when you tell them what happened because, well, it's Xanax and they both know you have teenagers.  Grrrrr.  But for real, I really did spill it everywhere.  I swear.

I thankfully managed not to lose too much of Rika's prednisolone. It is, however, very sticky. Especially all over one's hand.

The one that really hurt was when I had to give her metronidazole - the liquid form for veterinary use needs refrigerated. My fridge, for some unfathomable reason, runs extremely cold (I've found ice crystals on food I put in there - and it's on the lowest setting.) The medication proceeded to freeze, rendering it useless. That got rather expensive.

Oh my goodness, what do they use that for on animals? I use that on my face (for rosacea)!

Pattycake, metronidazole is mostly used to treat parasitic infections like Giardia in cats and dogs. It can also be used to treat IBS or dental/periodontal disease in animals.
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Re: Uh.. ya, don't do that....
« Reply #3545 on: October 23, 2017, 09:15:09 AM »
The one that really hurt was when I had to give her metronidazole - the liquid form for veterinary use needs refrigerated. My fridge, for some unfathomable reason, runs extremely cold (I've found ice crystals on food I put in there - and it's on the lowest setting.) The medication proceeded to freeze, rendering it useless. That got rather expensive.

Oh my goodness, what do they use that for on animals? I use that on my face (for rosacea)!

Pattycake, metronidazole is mostly used to treat parasitic infections like Giardia in cats and dogs. It can also be used to treat IBS or dental/periodontal disease in animals.

Oh my, quite a different sort of use!

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Re: Uh.. ya, don't do that....
« Reply #3546 on: October 23, 2017, 09:19:38 AM »
My little lesson from the weekend:

When you are building a retaining wall and you are snipping the metal straps that go around the skid of stones?  If the skid is on an angle, don't stand in front of it when you snip the horizontal strap.

Yeah, the entire face of 15 stones fell down on top of me.  Fortunately, I'm not in a cast.  The one that landed on the top of my foot must have been slowed down enough by bouncing off my knee and shin that it didn't break any bones.  Lots of bruises and scrapes, though.

(I did try snipping it on the side but I couldn't get the strap to cut in that position so I moved to the front without thinking about the effects of gravity.  Next skid?  I stood carefully to the side and nothing happened.  ::))
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Re: Uh.. ya, don't do that....
« Reply #3547 on: November 03, 2017, 06:33:36 PM »
The one that really hurt was when I had to give her metronidazole - the liquid form for veterinary use needs refrigerated. My fridge, for some unfathomable reason, runs extremely cold (I've found ice crystals on food I put in there - and it's on the lowest setting.) The medication proceeded to freeze, rendering it useless. That got rather expensive.

Oh my goodness, what do they use that for on animals? I use that on my face (for rosacea)!

Pattycake, metronidazole is mostly used to treat parasitic infections like Giardia in cats and dogs. It can also be used to treat IBS or dental/periodontal disease in animals.

Oh my, quite a different sort of use!

She was on it for diarrhea. Didn't do much (we weren't sure it would) but it did at least prove she didn't have some sort of infection causing it. :)
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Re: Uh.. ya, don't do that....
« Reply #3548 on: March 24, 2018, 01:30:49 PM »
Third day reading through this thread, and this is the best story I have read!!   ;D ;D

Early 70's- my father  (the engineer) gets left alone with my 6 yr old sister and some vague instructions to "Clean that bleepity bleep gerbil cage because the thing stinks!" Mom and I head out to a morning of shopping and groceries.

We come home. The couch is on it's side with the bottom torn out. The chair is on it's side with the bottom torn out. A lamp is smashed. Sis is sitting on floor by the couch with a dustpan and brush, busily pushing stuffing into a pile. She starts to cry when she sees Mom's face. The cannister vac is in the middle of the dining room floor with the lid off- the bag is Frankensteined together with staples and tape. Dirt and dust cover the dining room.

Between sobs Sis gets out "He did it!"

My shame-faced paternal unit emerges from the bathroom where he went to wash off evidence. The story emerges.

Not wanting to in any way touch soiled gerbil bedding, Dad had a fiendish plan. With the six small and 2 adult gerbils STILL IN THE TWO FOOT LONG CAGE, Dad gets out the sweeper and attempts to simply "suck up" the offending material. My sister watches in horror as , on the second pass, a small gerbil goes "swump" right up the tube. She screams.

Panicked, Dad drops the hose and turns to see why she is screaming. He drops the end into the remaining pile of cowering little gerbils. Five more go "swump" in rapid succession as Sis screams and dances.

Thinking she is somehow really hurt, Dad scoops her up. As he turns, he hits the metal vac tube sticking out of the cage. The cage goes over. Two adult gerbils run like hell to get away from the crazy people. They head under the couch and the chair in the living room.

Once he realizes what happened, Dad explains to his sobbing kid that he will "fix" it (obviously a new definition of "fix" that no one has yet learned). He opens the vac, and, witout further ado, rips open the sweeper bag.

Terrorized baby gerbils explode like popcorn and follow thair parents. A cloud of dirt and dust proceeds to cover the dining room.

Dad runs to the living room as Sis points out where the furry escapees have gone. No longer under the furniture, they have made it inside. Cushions get hurled into a pile. There is an inadvisable attept to "shake them out"- stopped only when the arm of the couch smashes a lamp. Undaunted, Dad flips the couch and chair completely over, and slashes the bottoms open. He pulls out a few random bits of stuffing in the process.

The gerbils give up and are snared at last. Dad tells Sis optimistically "Sure, we can get this cleaned up before they get home. It will be our little secret."

Dad is proved false on this assertion, as Mom chases him out the door with a broom. The house is returned to order. The gerbils are given to a friend.

Cleaning gerbils with a vaccuum- uh, ya, don't do that.

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Re: Uh.. ya, don't do that....
« Reply #3549 on: March 27, 2018, 03:24:56 PM »
With that story, it was the word 'swump' that just did it for me. I think I cried laughing (but only because all the gerbils were okay!)
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« Reply #3550 on: March 27, 2018, 06:17:06 PM »
With that story, it was the word 'swump' that just did it for me. I think I cried laughing (but only because all the gerbils were okay!)

Swump was it for me too, it was so wonderfully onomatopoeic!
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Re: Uh.. ya, don't do that....
« Reply #3551 on: March 28, 2018, 10:26:45 PM »
I may have posted this before, but this was one of my classic goofs.

I am making Thanksgiving turkey for dh's whole family. I am nicely dressed (while cooking, first mistake) with a V-neck blouse and a pretty sterling silver pendant. I bent down to look in the oven and baste/check on the turkey. Sterling silver is a wickedly efficient heat absorber/transmitter. When I straightened up, I started yelling, cussing, leaping about the kitchen. It looked like what a cross would do to a vampire.....