January 14th 2013 6:53 pm
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On Friday, mom didn't have to go to work, but she had some errands and appointments to do so we drove dad to work(HOORAY!CAR RIDE!) so mom could have the car. After dropping me off home mom went out to do her thing. I took a nice nap. It wasn't too long after that that mom came home. She looked terrible, terrible, terrible. She had no color, her eyes were glassy. She smelled terrible, too. And I am a dog. I know smells. She smelt all hot and sick. She went right in and went to sleep on the couch. She couldn't even make it to the bedroom.
Later dad came home. (Good thing he had a ride home, he could never navigate the city bus system). As soon as dad got on the porch, he could hear mom snoring really loud like she was a cartoon character blowing up the roof. He didn't need to touch her forehead to burn his fingers. She opened her eyes and he said to her: "You don't need to do the laundry tonight. I have enough clothes to last this weekend."
Saturday, mom slept most of the day while dad made some homemade chicken soup. Mom got up to eat the soup and drink nyquil and dayquil and go back to bed. Dad told mom he would clean the kitchen. Mom heard dad loading the dishwasher.
[Side note: mom and dad have been married for a very long time and mom says one of the major arguments a couple has is not over money or how to raise the kids, or where to live (Well, maybe they do) but how to load the dishwasher. This is how mom and dad solved it. Mom told dad if he wanted to load AND UNLOAD the dishwasher, do it. But don't offer suggestions about the right way to do it If you aren't going to do the total job. So mom takes care of the dishes.]
Sunday came and while mom's color was looking better there was no way she was going to go to the laundrymat. Dad had a plan. He decided that he was going to go to Roger's and hang out and do the laundry and take me. (Hooray! Car Ride!)He fingured it only takes mom about 2 hours tops to do the laundry at the laundrymat, using the big 3 load washer and big dryer. So maybe it'll take 4 hours using a regular washer and dryer.
While me and dad were doing the laundry(forever), mom was finally out of bed. She wandered in the kitchen to find something to eat. The kitchen dad said he would clean. The kitchen that had all the dirty pots and pans in the sink and NOT soaking. The kitchen that did not have the garbage taken out and it was overflowing. When mom opened the dishwasher, she was amazed at the things inside of it. He must have run it twice because there were no every day dishes in it. He washed the silverware tray. He washed the cannisters. He washed the tea pot and the coffee pot and the fancy dishes. So I guess dad was helping mom by deep cleaning.
Today, mom got up and took a lot of pills and her and dad went to work. She was co-herent and her fever was down, but she was going to go to the doctor after work. Dad called off work early so he could pick mom up and took her to the doctor and sat in the waiting room for two hours. (That's another thing people who have been married for a long time do. They wait at the doctors for each other or they go to boring work affairs or the generally do things they don't want to do but since your sweetie wants you to or needs you to , you do it. You don't complain. You pretend you didn't have anything else to do).
The doctor said that mom did not have the flu. It was pnumonia. They gave mom a breathing treatment in the doctors office. She was pretty buzzed and loopy. Thus this extremely long diary entry.
[If mom was truly listening this entry would have read. Mom's sick. Me and dad went to Roger's to do the laundry. I like to go on car rides. Mom went to the doctor. She on all kinds of drugs. She's acting goofy. Dad went to the ballgame. Hope he comes home soon, mom forgot to feed me.]
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OMD, Lucky! Take care ob yur Mom, 'kay???
So many peeples r sik wite now. It r unbewiebable. I r sendin' wotz ob POtP tu hur an' hopin' hur r gonna feel bedder soon. An' I hope yur Dad geds home soon an' feeds yu yur dinner :D
OMD! Take care of your Mom!
Take care of yourself and your Dad.
Hope your mom feels better really soon.
BOL - so true about humans and dishwasher fights.
Hope mom feels better real soon, that numonia stuff is nothing to be messed with! Be a good nurse like Dorothy used to be for mom, she needs you.
POP fur your mom! Luv and hugs, too!