Congrats to NFChick's honey on the job! That's wonderful news, answered prayer
JWB, prayers for you for taking care of your folks. Is you mom going to do inpatient rehab at all? Or have Home Health? Back when I was still a productive taxpayer I was a HH nurse, so I can help with questions/benefits etc if you need. It can be a tricky thing to navigate but there are benefits available some folks don't use. And yes, when you need to vent, we are here.
So, I think the blasted prednisone has been messing with me more than I realized. Things haven't been good inside my noggin and I've been thinking weird thoughts, not like me at all. They're supposed to start tapering me down at the appt this week (Friday), so hopefully I'll be more myself. The prednisone has helped my liver function tests, and it has helped my mouth a lot. The lungs, I'm not so sure. I still feel very compromised. I did finally get started on the respiratory meds, though. Advair, Singulair, and Zithromax, with a side of Septra as prevention for PCP pneu. Thankfully the Septra replaces that horrible nebulizer they gave me last month I thought was going to do me in. Funny, the doctor kind of acted like he was doing me a huge favor not prescribing that nebulizer again. I don't think he realized I wasn't asking his permission not to take it, I was giving him courtesy notification I would never, ever do that again . Not sure he saw the difference......Anyway, just started the meds Monday, so no real benefit noticed yet. I did go to a friend of a friend's today who keeps chickens and didn't go in the coop, even though there were chicks. It was a small, very enclosed coop and I just didn't feel I needed to breathe whatever is in there . Hopefully after Honey starts getting regular checks we'll be able to make more of the open hoop pens for my birds, I just feel they're a better option for me now.
Depending on the weather, Friday is my target date to process a cockerel all on my own, start to finish. I think I'm going to also see about using him to practice caponizing (after he's dead but before gutting). I've been reading about caponizing and thought, hey, why not give it a try? I've got cockerels coming out my ears. I got impatient when trying to render some pork fat last week and heated it too high, the fat is brown and smells like pork and stays liquid at room temp. I could probably store it, but instead I'm pouring it on some scratch grains and seeing if it will fatten those cockerels up some.