"Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom" Albert Einstein

"A dame who knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up." Mae West

Saturday, December 11, 2010

TGI Saturday!

What a week!  I'm finally back and all three parents are now home from the various hospitals.  Yes, they were not all in the same hospital but at least they were in the same town.

FIL, who gave us a scare earlier this year, has amazed us again and recovered from pneumonia, an ear infection, and very serious sepsis. We knew he was back to normal when he did the Crypt-o-quote on Thursday.  He will be home to celebrate his 99th birthday next week.

What was originally thought to be more serious for one of my parents during an emergency room trip, turned out to be dehydration from intestinal flu.  The original diagnosis was discarded when the following day the other parent and my brother came down with vomiting and diarrhea. So my two parents were in the hospital getting fluids while my brother took care of himself and I cleaned the bathrooms.  We brought them back home on Wednesday.

I was bragging to them about how cautious I had been using latex gloves and sanitizers and how I rarely get sick because I have such a great immune system, when Mother Nature had had enough of my boastfulness and decided to make me pay for it. Thursday morning brought me 8 hours of misery ejecting fluids simultaneously from top and bottom, followed by 12 hours of sleep, and Friday spent gaining back my strength. I haven't been this sick in decades.

It is hard enough to deal with this kind of illness when you are normally very healthy and have the ability to run very fast, shower, and clean the bathroom before the next wave begins.  When one is elderly, however, and needs medical equipment simply to walk, speed isn't an option and the results are humiliating and degrading to the ailing patient.  If I find out who gave this to my dad and started it all, I'm gonna make him pay!

Of course, now that it is all over and under control, we laugh about how most of our discussions this week involved bodily fluids - blood, mucus, phlegm, vomit, diarrhea, urine.  Why there wasn't any pus this week is a mystery to all of us. The fact that semen was absent wasn't even questioned.


Crockhead said...

I think I'm getting sick.

Catch Her in the Wry said...

crock: Welcome to my world.

Red Shoes said...


Been THERE and HAVE done THAT!!!!

I'm pleased that you are ALL recovered!!!


white rabbit said...

Welcome back - your wit and wisdom has been missed.I'm glad you wrote the semen comment and not me.

*exit not mentioning semen*

Alice said...

Lotsa butt pee huh? Keeps us humble. We're only animals y'know. Glad things are looking enough better to laugh about it.

Alice said...

Almost forgot! One of our new legislators here in Utah--a young upstart for sure--is introducing a bill for a state gun. I'll get you more info should you need it for whoever started all that mess. Bet y'all don't have a state gun yet, huh?

Catch Her in the Wry said...

Thanks to all of your for your thoughts!