Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Nurse Lola Has Been Doing Double Shifts

I have been hard at work since last we met. On Monday Blog Mom came home from work feeling sick. It just got worse overnight. If it's not one of them it's the other.

It's good thing Daddy was feeling well on Tuesday. He took her to the vet and she got some really huge pills. She's not the best patient in the world. She's not exactly the stoic type either.  She spent most of yesterday moaning and whining. I suggested that she might feel better if I took her out in the fresh air. A nice brisk walk  is good for the health.  That was quite self-sacrificing because it was raining on and off but she didn't want to do that anyway. How about playing with a dog, then? There's really nothing to set one to rights like a little tug of war or a bit of a romp which culminates in a 45 lb mass of muscle careening into one, is there? No to that suggestion as well.

Next she started clutching her tummy with the hand that wasn't affixed to the heating pad and complained that the big pills were upsetting her stomach. Well, first off, she didn't take them the right way.  You're supposed to wrap them in cheese. That's how I take my colchicine. She just took hers with a glass of water. Nonetheless, I felt confident I could help with the  new problem. I have had some occassional experience in the area of  tummy aches. We'll go out and find some good grass for you to eat, I told her. I'll point out patches that I've never peed on. Eat that, and then you can come in and vomit on the carpet. That works a charm for me, but no, she didn't want to do that either. Really, if you're not going to help yourself, how do you expect me to help you is what I want to know. She said it was just nice to have me around,  Well, that's a given, but  it doesn't seem enough somehow.

Despite herself, she's starting to feel better this afternoon and expects to be able to go back to work tomorrow if things continue this way. I hope so. I need to rest and regroup.


  1. With you helping, she will be better in no time!
    Keep up the pawesome work :)


  2. Honestly, WHY DON'T THEY LISTEN? All this good advice you've been giving your mom and she has simply ignored it... It's not right, Lola.


  3. Lola, you wear that nurse's cap with panache! I love your suggestion that your patient eat grass; I'm an herbalist myself but I have to say that would not have occurred to me. I hope Blog Mom well ASAP.

  4. Aunt Donna, is that you? When are you and Lisa coming back to visit? Can you bring Molly next time?

  5. Most excellent advice! Wrapping pills in cheese is mandatory :) We hope she feels better very soon...

  6. Great advice... you're such an experience nurse, Lola. Now if only the hoomans listen for once... here's wishing Blog Mom a speedy recovery.

    Licks, hero

  7. Yes, I'm pretty sure it says on those medicine bottle thingies to wrap the pills in cheese first. Sigh. I am Most Sorry Blog Mom will not take your Most Excellent advices to help her get better. I'm glad she's on the mend but imagines how very much more quickly she would have recovered if only she had listened to you?? Between you and me, I don't know how our humans managed to survive all those years without us around.

    Wiggles & Wags,

  8. Hi, Lola!
    I hope your Blog Mom takes your good advice!
    If she does, sure she will feel much better soon!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  9. Oui, mon petit chou, c'est moi.

    I don't know when we'll be back east again. But you know that here on the left coast, Lisa and I are your most devoted and loyal fans.


  10. Hope she feels better soon! You're doing a great job, Lola!
    Sorry if we don't comment much, but we are always reading!
    Unfortunately, mom's computer doesn't allow us to type anything with this particular comment format. Have to use mom's iPhone, which is a hassle!


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