I've been so worried about you! I'm so glad you were able to "capture" some of those crazy things and save them for examination. I'm SO hopeful now. More than ever. When do you send them off or do you need to wait to see doc in a couple weeks?
Surprised your mom did the same. A friendly parasite?? Did they give it a name and the Key to the City? GEEEmeny Xmas.
I haven't checked that email account yet - did you get mine?? I was so late to get at that inbox - sorry about that.