Time for part 2. If you have not seen part 1, that can be found here. 🙂
ECG and blood tests
It was my ECG and blood tests this month, as you know if you have been following recent posts.
I also had to take a urine sample in on the day I seen my doctor about the ECG and blood test results. Although I already knew earlier, on the day I had my ECG, that it was ok, as the nurse said so.
My blood test and urine test ended up ok as well and my doctor was happy about my blood pressure readings. So no tablets. I just keep checking my blood pressure once, or twice a week from now on and if it ever goes back up and stays there for a period of two, or three months, then to come back.
When this doctor knew about my situation and about my mum, he said I done the right thing too about taking time out. I had to think about me first, he said.
So regarding the cuteness that I so cruelly ended in part 1 and did not reveal what it was. I wouldn’t skip anything while reading this part, otherwise you will miss why I held back talking about the hamster.
I have a fur baby. A Syrian hamster. I bought the hamster from the adoption part, at Pets At Home. I was told that she was female and was 12 weeks old when I had her, so a bit older, as this post airs. (Just over 3 months and 2 weeks.) I named her Daisy.
Daisy is mainly white, with patches of light grey and her eyes are red. One eye being a darker shade.
Daisy is really nervous and she has been like this all the time, while at Pets At Home. So it’s going to take some work to hopefully have her feel safe at some level, but from having the hamster and to this post airing, it’s confidence is getting better.
I may not be able to handle the same way as my previous hamster, but as long as the hamster feels safe to some degree and happy, that is the main thing.
The wheel in the cage is a temporary one and as this post airs, Daisy will be already on a bigger wheel.
So here is the reason why I delayed revealing my cuteness
After I had her for a couple days and getting a chance to observe a little, I was a little concerned. I thought for a female, she looked different to my previous hamster. I tried to put worry aside, because the hamster was happy, although nervous, was eating and happily running on it’s wheel.
I have only had one hamster before, which that was a Syrian hamster too. A female I named Bubbles and so I have had not much personal experience to compare hamsters.
Not quite a week later, my hamster is growing and I know I needed to get round to finding a suitable bigger wheel for her to run on. I also see that where I was focusing on before, was also growing. I was worrying again, but I was also getting more fascinated.
I tried to put my worry at the back of my mind, because all I could see was a happy hamster, who was learning to be more confident and I did not want to jeopardise her confidence, by taking her to the vet this soon. And like before, the hamster was happily active, eating well, peeing and pooping ok. But there was an occasion I came home from work and I really panicked. It looked a bit of a warm pink down there and I thought it was swollen in particular on one side, so I arranging via a contact form for a vet appointment.
When I looked again, it did not look like before, so now the fascination part crept in very strongly and what I had only been thinking about in the first week of having her, I was convinced now at this point what I was thinking.
With my hamster being more curious with me and climbing up the bars of the cage only the night before to check me out, I thought I would bribe her with a treat and get her to do that again, just so I could have a good look and it confirmed to me what I have mostly thought. She, was a he. So I was having a big grin because it was this and not that worry of another nature I had in my mind before.
Anyway. I kept the vet appointment, which was today. Best to have a full check-up and be on their books in case of any emergency in the future. They confirmed that the hamster is indeed a boy.
So for those who I already introduced the hamster to, meet my male Syrian hamster, Daz. (And not Daisy.)
To everyone else first seeing my fur baby for the first time. I introduce you to Daz, my Syrian hamster. 🙂
My new job going well
My new morning job I started earlier this month, I received feedback yesterday. They are happy with my work.
Seeing a different part of Mansfield
Due to missing a delivery, meant I had to collect it from a local post office. I had to look it up, as I did not know where this particular post office was, as I use a different one. It was 30 minutes walk away, where I have not walked before and I enjoyed the walk that way.
Walking back home yesterday, from my morning cleaning job, before turning off down a street, I was thinking to myself as I was looking ahead, wondering where that would take me. So I know one weekend I will have a wander and see. 🙂
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