R. T.

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  1. Oh no...after more searching, I'm worried it might be botulism, especially with the wound. Does this sound likely?
  2. Hi everyone, I haven't posted on here in ages, but used to come here a lot to read and for advice & whatnot, and I was hoping someone could clue me in as to what might be wrong with my TB, Susie. I've been away from home this summer, and just came home tonight to find her very dehydrated, and unable to chew and/or swallow normally (I think). My parents have been taking care of her while I've been away, and knew something was up, but, they're not exactly what you'd call horse people, so I didn't quite get how worried I should be (if something serious is up) until a few minutes ago. Anyway, possibly related, possibly not: my parents called me to tell me that Susie had developed an abscess earlier this week, and was spending a lot of time in the barn/laying down. I told them how to take care of it, called the farrier, and didn't worry too much, as long as they kept me updated. Recently, I guess, Susie has begun having issues with her food, which is really what I'm worried about. She has a very good appetite, so I'm not worried there. Like I said, though, she's very dehydrated, although when I offered her a bucket of fresh water (the abscess is making it so she really didn't want to move to the water trough; we give our horses free access to pasture, so she's not been kept in a stall), she immediately drank from it. However, she only drank a half gallon, at most, so I'm worried this might be some sort of swallowing issue. She doesn't appear to be choking, or in any sort of panicked distress. Her lips and tongue, however, are very droopy?think being on novacaine?and she really doesn't seem to have much control over them, hence the difficulty eating. Other than that, she seems herself, if not slightly more calm and compliant. I was worried about tetanus for a minute, with the abscess and all, but a quick internet search made me think that's probably not the case. Her jaw is droopy, not locked, and she isn't showing any photo/noise sensitivity. I'm putting a call into my vet and dentist first thing tomorrow morning (more background? her teeth were done 6 weeks ago, as well as her shots), but if anyone has any idea what might be up, please, your help would be greatly appreciated, if only for some peace of mind. Lauren
  3. college apps are DONE and SENT(nhr)

    quote: Originally posted by MarsCandyBar: I had a friend at Tufts for a year. She hated it and ended up coming home this year to go to our local college. One of the smartest people I know. Plus their finanial aid office royally screwed her over on aid. Ouch. I have a friend who is really wanting to go there for cognitive sciences/linguistics. Was there any one thing she really couldn't stand? I don't plan on getting her hopes down, I'm mostly just curious. My dad also went there for a year, liked it, but dropped out to pursue music "stuff..." Apps: I already did EA to UVM, (safety), and I need to get working on the supplemental essays for the others pronto, as well as a possible ACT take. I did write my Colby essay tonight, which felt very good to get done. Right now I'm looking at Colby, Bates, possibly UMO(safety as well) Bowdoin& Macalester (random, I know, they keep sending me mail, tis' tempting). Middlebury is my reach. Super reach. I like their foreign language...everything.
  4. Well...darn. I guess my options are now Bates and pleading with admissions, I had a bad week, don't base my application on that one score, etc. (I did get $200 stolen out of my purse two days before I took the test... think that'll work?) At least I like Bates.
  5. Bates has a place on their application where you can check which scores (if any) you would like to have admissions look at with the rest of your application. I guess the purpose is that (at least with Bates) they are really more concerned with the applicant as an individual (community involvement/clubs/sports are very big factors). Also, if you are within reasonable distance but don't bother to get an interview, your chances are pretty well shot, whereas some (similar) schools will tell you point blank the interview doesn't matter. They need SAT scores after matriculation just for statistical purposes, I think.
  6. Thank you. I'll trust your advice for now, you generally seem to be right! I was starting to think my only chances were the schools which don't require you to submit scores until you matriculate (i.e, Bates, etc).
  7. quote: Originally posted by LuvOfTheSport: If you say you took it, you run the risk of being asked for your score. I have taken a few SAT II's and did alright, but not up to my normal par, so we're going to say I took them but not submit the scores. And I'm positive that you can take an AP and say you took the exam but you don't have to submit your AP scores unless you're trying to receive college credits. Ok, I know this is a few days old, but it's a burning question. Sort of. I also took two SAT II's, with the semi-hope of submitting them instead of my SAT I's to a couple places in particular that would take that sort of thing. The problem is, I did REALLY badly in one (German...I was running out of time, panicked, guessed on a bunch I had skipped...basically, everything they tell you not to do). The next one I took I felt really confident on, which is why I didn't cancel my scores as I should have. Turns out, I only did okay on it. Anyway, my question is, when I go to submit scores, won't ALL my SAT scores (I& II's) get submitted? Or will it let me only submit SAT I's. I don't "need" the SAT II's, I only took them because I had this rediculous idea that they would help me.
  8. Embarrassing moments during sports/ gym...

    One time, during a nordic ski race, I ran over (into?) a chipmunk.
  9. Embarrassing moments during sports/ gym...

    One time, during a nordic ski race, I ran over (into?) a chipmunk.
  10. Quiz - German

    Eine Sp?lmaschine, da? bedeutet "dishwasher" auf Englisch, und wissen= to know. But Sp?lmaschine always made me think of a sewing machine...you know, like spools of thread. 1. gleichzeitig 2. sch?chtern (I hope those are spelt correctly...) ahh...German can be such a rediculous language. I love it.
  11. Quiz - German

    Eine Sp?lmaschine, da? bedeutet "dishwasher" auf Englisch, und wissen= to know. But Sp?lmaschine always made me think of a sewing machine...you know, like spools of thread. 1. gleichzeitig 2. sch?chtern (I hope those are spelt correctly...) ahh...German can be such a rediculous language. I love it.
  12. Early College? Opinions?

    I'd do it. It'll look very good on applications to college- places love to see that you challenge yourself. Honestly, I envy you. It sure beats getting stuck with 4 AP classes your senior year.
  13. Early College? Opinions?

    I'd do it. It'll look very good on applications to college- places love to see that you challenge yourself. Honestly, I envy you. It sure beats getting stuck with 4 AP classes your senior year.
  14. Okay guys, I really need your help.

    How old are you? If you're over 16, there are a handful of minimum wage/ food service jobs out there. It's not my first suggestion, but if that's all you can get it's better than nothing.
  15. Okay guys, I really need your help.

    How old are you? If you're over 16, there are a handful of minimum wage/ food service jobs out there. It's not my first suggestion, but if that's all you can get it's better than nothing.