Before I came back to school I had mentioned I might get to spay a cat. Well I actually did. This cat was a stray that the hospital had. A doctor was in the room with me the whole time but was just observing and explaining while I did the surgery. Although I was nervous it ended up being a lot of fun. Other than explaining the doctor also took pictures while the surgery was going. I think she was just as excited as I was to have me be in surgery.
The surgery went well and the patient did fine. She was adopted three weeks ago and is named Nellie. After the surgery I was told that if I want to I can have more cats lined up for me when I get home from school. Sounds like I am going to have a fun semester off in the spring.
We are now almost halfway through my last semester and it is going fast. A couple of weeks ago I went to a conference in Pennsylvania about propionic acidemia. During Mayterm I had done a research project among the Amish focusing on this disease so it was interesting to go to this. I am also doing an independent study that is following up the Mayterm by doing a literature review. This weekend is homecoming and Saturday night will end with me being in SPOT. It is going to be really fun. TTFN.