WOE TO THE PATIENTS OF A GIMPY NURSE
This is a quick update for all of our patient readers waiting for the next installment of Organizing Your Dream Stormed Thoughts. A BIG BAD BUG paid this house of overstuffed insanity an un-announced visit. Two of the three adults in this home have been brought low by this dreadful throat raspy, snifflelumptipus. (Yes this means P and my daughter). So it is left to me to be nurse to them and toddler wrangler to the grandyboys (ages 2 and 4) Usually this would not be a big deal…BUT (notice this is a big BUT)…their nurse and wrangler-ette, currently known a Gimp-a-Long Grussie, is hampered by some serious physical limitations at the moment. Due to an injury at work (the reason I’ve had so much free time to start this blog), I move at a snail’s pace, can lift nothing, can stand and walk for only short durations, sit for slightly longer, and can manage a lie-down for about two-hour increments. And I can’t drive (for a professional driver this is maddening). We are hoping the back surgery they have planned for me will set things right again.
So, what this translates to in terms of nursing the sick and entertaining the troops, this is what I can do!
I fix a mean cup of tea. I can peel off the top of a new box of tissues and dispense. I can remind and dole out the meds. I can push fluids on resisting sickies like a fiend. I’ve got the chinese restaurant on speed dial and can have on assortment of hot, nourishing, delicious soups in house and ready to serve in 30 minutes or less. I can make and minister a cool wet cloth to a sweaty brow or spread a blanket over a shivery mass of limbs.
I have two of the most wonderful little helpers. They bring me books to read to them, they can select and insert their favorite movies into the DVD player. They let me control the remote. They take turns bringing me my ‘grabby stick’. They make the most delightful messes with help of their imagination and are very good about picking up their tornadic debris when I start to sing ‘The Clean Up’ song. They pat their mommys head and give her kisses.
So …this means that currently I have my hands and heart otherwise engaged and will get back to the business of proper blogging once everyone is feeling better. If I get the chance I will try to answer comments and acknowledge our wonderful new followers.
Best Regards from the Sick Ward!