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Old 07-29-2011, 01:45 PM   #981
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Now my vent:

I picked up fleas at a restaurant frequented by middle-aged to elderly upper-middle-class/lower-upper-class customers? Is nowhere safe? I stripped the bed, and am keeping DD out of our bedroom DH comes home in an hour and can vacuum everything, including the bed. DH slept next to me all night and has no bites, so I'm hopeful, but I have these horrible visions of treating a house infested with fleas, or something even worse. I keep imagining having to find a place to stay for a couple days while we bomb the place, then having to rewash every article of clothing since I'm pregnant and not supposed to be anywhere near chemicals like that. I just finished washing and organizing all of the new baby's clothes, as well as reorganizing all of my daughter's to make room for everything. Am I going to have to re-wash

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If you do have fleas borax is helpful in getting rid of them. I have never used it on elderly upper middle class fleas but, I have had good results on young working class fleas.
Good luck and don't worry about them. This will make a good story to tell the baby in years to come.
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Old 07-29-2011, 01:55 PM   #982
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Wow, Sprout, what an ordeal!

Last year, after returning from a wedding in Joisey, I awoke to find itchy red bumps all over my legs and arms. DH did not have any. Fearing the worst, I researched bedbugs, stripped the bed and boiled the sheets, vacuumed the bed and everything else, vaselined the bed feet, and called Pest Control. The owner, a former colleague, came out and inspected everything. He ruled out both bedbugs and fleas (btw, he said to wear white socks if you suspect fleas, they show up on white socks as blood specks.) Then he asked if I had been doing yard work. I had, and had not showered immediately afterward. Have not had a problem since.

You might try the white sock trick, and have a pest inspector come out to take a look. If they don't have to treat, it won't cost you (I wasn't charged.)

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Old 07-29-2011, 02:03 PM   #983
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Sorry you have to spend your "day off" in pain. LPB. At least you won't have to try and function. Take it easy and feel better soon!
Thanks, Z. I did do a few errands because I had to, and ended up getting a homeopathic remedy from our Organic Store. Wow, within an hour the pain was better and I took a couple in the night and while it was still not perfect, got a better sleep than I have had for nights. The pain and swelling are still there, but this is far better than any prescription or over the counter medication I could ever get.
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Old 07-29-2011, 07:48 PM   #984
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Thanks, Z. I did do a few errands because I had to, and ended up getting a homeopathic remedy from our Organic Store. Wow, within an hour the pain was better and I took a couple in the night and while it was still not perfect, got a better sleep than I have had for nights. The pain and swelling are still there, but this is far better than any prescription or over the counter medication I could ever get.
Glad it helped sweetie. I'm pretty sore too. My arm from wrist to shoulder is the most beautiful purple ever. Sore you bet, hand is still numb but getting better. How is dad doing? Take care feel better
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Oh, Ma, you take care of yourself. Purple is my favourite colour, but not on your skin!

I am this weird person who has watched everyone I know get selected for jury duty (some went and some didn't) and secretly I always wished it was me. So, I get this letter that I have been selected for a Coroner's Inquest......now that would be super interesting! But because I am my Dad's primary care giver, I am ineligible. Even if I want to I can't. I am not blaming my Dad of course, but I am disappointed.

I told you I was weird!
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Old 07-29-2011, 08:32 PM   #986
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Glad it helped sweetie. I'm pretty sore too. My arm from wrist to shoulder is the most beautiful purple ever. Sore you bet, hand is still numb but getting better. How is dad doing? Take care feel better
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Oh my. What did you do? Get better soon, Kades!
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Now my vent:
or bury myself in a huge bowl of ice cream and let the tears flow.
Go for the Ice Cream, you deserve it!!
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Sprout, just out of curiosity how do you know where you got the fleas?
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Oh my. What did you do? Get better soon, Kades!
I had an access put in for dialysis. It takes about 2-6 weeks to get big enough to use. The surgery was on the 21st. and I'm still very sore. but it will get better and the brusing will lessen. The only think is the access will look really ugly in several years. But it has to be so I can live. right now I have an access in my chest near my collar bone. Not pretty but it works. I'm praying this one works. So far the pulse is working great. Fingers crossed it keeps on. Geez I think I gave you more infor than you asked for
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Sprout, just out of curiosity how do you know where you got the fleas?
oh, never mind, I found your post.
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