Wednesday, August 07, 2013

A family quickie

What, I haven't written anything for tomorrow? Nothing scheduled? Oh dear. I better rattle something off.

Sister recovered from her surgery well enough. She did get a bladder infection, which was quickly picked up and antibiotics prescribed.

"Bone Doctor doesn't care about me in a doctor manner", Sister complained.

Yet last night Bone Doctor noticed Sister was rubbing her leg. Nothing was said until the morning when Bone Doctor rang Sister's hospital and within a flash Sister was back in hospital for a scan and a blood clot in her leg was detected.

Bone Doctor is never sympathetic to Mother with her old lady problems, but trust Bone Doctor very highly for her medical skills.

Just for some lightness, Bone Doctor's Mother visited them for a few days weekend past to help. Cups were scoured, meals made, beds vacuumed under, things dusted and Little Jo's room rearranged.  The family dog Fuzzy is not welcome inside at Bone Doctor's Mother's place. Fuzzy has to stay outside. But when Little Jo at home woke during the night and had been warned off going to Sister's and Bone Doctor's bed while Sister is still sore, Little Jo went to her grandmother's bed, and wherever Little Jo goes, so does Fuzzy. The three of them curled up together.

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  1. I rub my leg all the time, I've never thought about getting checked for a clot. I have varicose veins so the legs are always aching.
    I'm guessing that Fuzzy is accepted in Little Jo's home because he lives there, but not in Bone Doctor's Mum's home because she doesn't want dog hair on the furniture and carpet.

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    1. River, I recall after my surgery, I had to wear stockings for a few days to prevent leg blog clots. I am sure you are fine.

      Indeed, it is their home and BD's mother is a guest, no matter how she took charge. Fuzzy as a poodle cross, doesn't shed hair.

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  2. You got me worried now I am always rubbing my legs.
    Merle.......

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    1. Merle, see above. Get your hubby to rub them. So much more pleasant.

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  3. Firstly, it's great that your sister is well, and well cared for.

    Secondly, what a lovely story with a happy ending for Fuzzy.
    Aunty has never been a dog person, but they have become a special exception. She talks to them constantly, throws tennis balls for the boy, and occasionally, just occasionally, I have seen Miss Maude curled up under the desk in her room. even though dogs are not allowed into her room.
    It's hard not to feel special when a dog thinks you are part of their pack.

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    1. And FC, both cats and dogs go straight to people who dislike them the most. I don't like Filipinos much but I am nice to them. Oh dear, what have I said.

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    2. Maude usually goes straight to the ankle.

      It's okay, JJ prefers fish.

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  4. A lovely story about Bone Doctor's mother.

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    1. Diane, we have met her twice. She is somewhat mysterious. She is a still working nurse.

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  5. I actually believe that the beloved dog is the most important member of the family. The dog can overcome strained relations between relatives, can eat left-over food, can keep burglars at bay and is a great excuse for daily walks!

    Your family proved it!

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    1. All that Hels, and what a saviour for cleaning up as you are dining.

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  6. ditto from me on everything said above.
    and bravo Dr spot-the-clot Bones.

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    1. Ann, first class doctor and surgeon, bedside sympathy, nuff said.

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  7. How handy to have a doctor in the house, hope sister is making swift recovery. Like the doggy story.

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    1. Fun60, just Little Jo sleeping in with her grandmother is significant. The dog being allowed in too is extraordinary.

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  8. Well as a dog lover, I'm pleased to hear that LJ won out and Fuzzy made it on to the bed! It does my heart good.

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    1. Craig, I think Grandma's bite might be worse than her bark.

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  9. Gosh nice work on Bone Doctors part there Andrew, that could have been nasty..she obviously knows her stuff..Loved the story about three in a bed.. sounds like your family are more 'cuddly' than you think :)

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    1. Yes Grace, Sister is certainly cuddly with Little Jo. I hope Little Jo picks it up although she is not so cuddly with me.

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  10. Talking about scouring cups - I noticed this strange habit with liquid dish washing solution with mates in Oz - they would dilute it and then rinse the plates and cups AND then just leave it to dry on the racks (she's from the country) - surely you would rinse it again with water??

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    1. MC, that sounds strange, but if I wash dishes in the sink with detergent in the water, I don't rinse them afterward, except for glasses.

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  11. I never rinse anything, not even glasses, I dry straight away and polish the glasses with the teatowel. They're washed first in the cleanest, hottest water and dried first before the towel becomes damp.

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    1. River, your method is good as far as I am concerned, but I recall Father complaining about glasses tasting of dishwashing soap.

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