not a fluke

gay vamps who know its a physical impossibility to have chidren ofc and even tho they’ve been married for 500+ years and are content w/ the no kids lifestyle, they still sorta yearn and hope for children like, they would really really love some

but bc the practice of turning children into vampires is immoral / forbidden in the Vampire Code, they do the best thing - adoption ofc!!!

but outta some fluke, they’re not adopting vampire children or human children no, gay vampires who actually adopt werewolf children and help raise them!!!

im considering the idea of these two, centuries old vampires having this big ole house and a lot of wolfy children living w/ them and learning to adapt w/ these werewolves and how they are - it’s adorable too, bc when the kids are shifting and changing into wolves a lot of ppl ask “uuuhhh why do you have five wolves??” they’re just like

“oh we’re a dog sanctuary hahaha, we adopted them!! we have….a big dog sanctuary is all” cus they Have to protect the woof babies

Last night Cody grabbed at his diaper and kinda squatted so I said, “do you need to go pee? Do you want to go sit on your potty?” And he said “yeah” and ran down the hall to the bathroom and sat on his potty and went! He seemed so pleased with himself. Not sure if this is a new trend or it was a fluke thing but either way it was amazing to see.

Usually when Jeff and I go to the bathroom he follows us in and sits on his potty with or without a diaper and “goes”. He doesn’t necessarily pee. He just goes through the motions. Also before bath time while the water is running and he’s got nakey he’ll sit on it too. Not sure if he’s just showing interest in the potty itself or is actually interested in wanting to potty train. I’m not too anxious about it and just want him to feel comfortable and do his own thing on his own time.

But for mamas who are going through this or have…tips? Just so I’m prepared. Especially boy mamas. I have NO experience in potty training little boys.

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GUANBAMA AU: 

Guanlin is just a young boy that’s fighting for his dream to become a famous s-sweggy rapper someday. Despite of all things seeming to go against him and his cruel stepmother Lucrecia’s distaste for his choice of career, Guanlin keeps moving foward and enters broduce 101, a talent competition. In one of his visits to South Korea, Obama just happens to assist as the audience for Guanlin’s performance and his meaningful lyrics deeply move him. After getting to know his story, Obama decides to take the baby chick under his wing and make him into a superstar. He had always wanted a son, after all. - for @1guanlins

A whale of a tail! 

Every humpback whale has a unique pattern on the underside of its flukes, or tail. This pattern is like a fingerprint, enabling researchers and whale watchers to identify individual whales. This one was spotted near the popular feeding grounds of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. 

(Photo: Peter Flood)

Salmon poisoning

Fishing can be wonderful recreation, but sharing the catch with your dog can be an act of kindness that kills.

Salmon Poisoning Disease is a potentially fatal condition seen in dogs that eat certain types of raw fish. Salmon (salmonid fish) and other anadromous fish (fish that swim upstream to breed) can be infected with a parasite called Nanophyetus salmincola. Overall, the parasite is relatively harmless. The danger occurs when the parasite itself is infected with a rickettsial organism called Neorickettsia helminthoeca. It’s this microorganism that causes salmon poisoning. 

Dogs and other animals become infected by ingesting trout, salmon, or Pacific giant salamanders that contain the encysted metacercaria stage of the rickettsia-infected fluke. In the dog’s intestine, the metacercarial flukes excyst, embed in the duodenal mucosa, become gravid adults, and transmit the rickettsiae to monocytes-macrophages.  

Symptoms 

  • Fever
  • (Hemorrhagic) Diarrhea 
  • Vomiting
  • Anorexia
  • Depression
  • Swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy)- 60% of cases
  • Discharge from the nose and eyes
  • Leukopenia with degenerative left shift (Neutrophilia)
  • Thrombocytopenia - 94% of cases

Signs appear suddenly, usually 5–7 days after eating infected fish, but may be delayed as long as 33 days, and persist for 7–10 days before culminating in death in up to 90% of untreated animals. 

Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Fluke ova are found on fecal examination in ~92% of cases, which supports the diagnosis. The ova are oval, yellowish brown, rough-surfaced, and ~87–97 × 35–55 μm, with an indistinct operculum and a small, blunt point on the opposite end. 
  • Intracellular organisms have been demonstrated by Romanowsky staining on lymph node aspirates in ~70% of cases.
  • PCR testing to detect DNA-specific N helminthoeca (or Neorickettsia genus) is recommended for accurate diagnosis. 
  • Serologic testing using the N helminthoeca organism has been developed. 
  • Other causes of fever of unknown origin, generalized lymphadenopathy, vomiting, and diarrhea are differential diagnoses. Currently, the only means of prevention is to restrict the ingestion of uncooked salmon, trout, steelhead, and similar freshwater fish

Sulfonamides are not effective and may exacerbate the clinical disease. Recommended treatment is parenteral oxytetracycline or doxycycline. Oral tetracycline or doxycycline is contraindicated because of impinging GI signs. Animals usually succumb because of dehydration, electrolyte and acid-base imbalances, and anemia. Therefore, general supportive therapy to maintain hydration and acid-base balance, while meeting nutritional requirements and controlling diarrhea, is often essential. Judicious use of whole blood transfusions may be helpful.