Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Babesia or Babesiosis
I have to rest up from all the excitement this weekend. Mommy ran in a 5K, The Hennepin Lake Classic, on Sunday. She used to run alot but then got lazy for about 18 years. So this was the first 5K she ran in 18 years! Woowoo! Then she found out that her Dad (my Papa) was in the hospital. He had been very sick with a high fever for over a week and they didn't know what was wrong with him. He had very low platelets and white blood cells. He finally found out yesterday that he has Babesia. It is a parasitic blood infection that he probably got from a woodtick. He doesn't remember ever having a tick, but some of them can be so small you don't see them. The symptoms are very similar to malaria. They gave him plasma to help his blood and started him on some medicine, so we are hoping he gets better very soon. It was very scary.
My new thing lately is jumping in the tub to get drinks of water.
I don't splash at all. I just drink