I may be a bit absent from Solitaire Times these days.
My wife got admitted to the hospital yesterday. Nothing serious, be assured; her belly was aching and now she's better. The medical staff told me they found a parasite. They showed me the thing they had extracted: it was a critter-like entity, a bit apathetic, with some ravenous bursts of voracity from time to time.
It's actually rather cute, the way it moves like an 80s motorized puppet, and provided the creature is not filed as an exo-biologic hazard after some checks, we may even be authorized to keep it at home. Just don't tell the MIB.