The skin biopsy result for Malka turned out to be eczema. Baruch Ha'Shem. (thank G-d) I told the doctor that I had made a different diagnosis, and he laughed with me, and said thanks for letting us do the biopsy, and she's looking GREAT, and we can move beyond the fancy creams and aquaphor, and just use the Vanicream. I HIGHLY recommend vanicream, it's SUCH great lotion. It's basically hypoallergenic, and is really nice and viscous and it feels great on ME after I've slathered her with the stuff. It's a bit more expensive than Vaseline Intensive Care, but not by much, and it's way worth it, since you don't have to apply it as often. So we are all really thrilled for Malka here, and he also said that the hyper pigmentation of her face is looking better, and will fade in time as well.
When Narda and I first started dating, she had a twin bed. We believed then that our love would be sufficient for a twin bed. Within a few months, we realized that our tushies weren't compatable with a twin, and we bought a full sized mattress. After all, that first year is all about spooning on a daily basis - all we needed was a full sized mattress. And I had a full sized futon at my place, so we were used to that.
When we bought our apartment in 2002, we decided to be luxurious and "upgrade" to a Queen. We have loved our bed for the past 4 years, and things have been swell - Cougar feels a bit squished as he tries to snuggle, but hey, he's a cat and not at the top of the priority list in terms of comfort on the bed. Even Malka has done fine when in the bed with us.
We have, however, had the experience of sleeping on a King at hotels, and have often fantasized about it.
Our fantasy is becoming a reality. On Thursday morning, a firmer (we are older now, afterall) KING sized mattress will be delivered to our house. That's in TWO days! Now we can still have our spoon moments, but the cats, and Malka, and the need to get a bit more sleep (and thus be more alert for Malka) by having some personal space is soon to be a reality.
I'm totally psyched.