Monday, May 16, 2011

Land Planarian and Tonsillitis

Last week was filled with Biology lessons. 

Photo from DavesGarden
We found a flatworm on the side of our house.  I remember learning about them, but had never seen one in real life.  We put it in bowl, but by the second day it had turned to mush.  This is a Land Planarian, also known as a hammerhead worm or Bipalium kewense.  It is carnivorous and gives me the heebie jeebies (because it is slimy and moving not because it bites).

I finally listened to Grahm on Thursday night that his throat was more than just a little sore.  We thought it was Strep, but he was diagnosed with Tonsillitis.  Sadly, he overheard the doctor talking to Jason and has been very anxious.  He is worried about his tonsils getting too big and not being able to breathe and about a surgery that might not even happen.  It breaks my heart when they get worried about death.  Grahm was trying really hard to see down his throat and had his gag reflex going fierce and then he came out of the bathroom totally freaked and starting to really panic.  He thought he couldn't breathe. 

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