Monday, October 17, 2011

Can't Argue with That

Bobby hasn't been feeling well the past few days.

What am I saying? He's been sick as a wormy pup for the last five days, unable to keep any food in his gut, spewing it up just minutes after eating it. Nothing stayed down, not ice cream, not Jello, not spinach (his call!), not even water. His gullet has been like a two-way street.

Naturally, I worry. This has happened in the past, and he's ended up cradled in a bed at Touro for treatment of dehydration.

In last night's darkest hours, he's sitting up, puking into one of the little barf bags he snitched from his last hospital stay. I'm hovering over him, saying things like, "Do you want me to take you to the Emergency Room?"

"Not yet. I'll let you know when I'm really sick ... Unh!"

"Okay, but is there anything I can get you?"

"Cold rag."

"Got it. Here."

"I'll go to my doctor in the morning. Let him check me into the hospital if he thinks that's where I need to be."

"But I worry, Bobby ... "

"You worry! You don't think I worry? I worry. I worry about you! Look at  yourself. You're big as a house. Unh-HUNH!"

I think to myself, He's getting better.

Now morning has broken. It's nearing ten, and so far, he's holding down the vanilla creme-filled cookies he made me go out to buy him at dawn's early light.

And I could use a drink.

10 comments:

  1. This explains why you were depressed the other day.    I hope both of you are feeling much better soon.   I always tell my husband to have some Alka-Seltzer, nature's perfect drug.       sp

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  2. I always suggest Alka-Seltzer, too. But he won't have it. I love that stuff. Used to take it straight when I was a kid and my mom wasn't looking.

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  3. Like a three-ring circus in my mouth. Ah, youth ...

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  4. Ahhh, love...

    Hope everyone is feeling like a three-ring circus again!

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  5. Ah, yes. The Wallendas are still standing!

    On another note, how are you? Still being strong? You know, when nobody's looking, it's okay to be a baby girl again for a little while. It's helped me get through some trying times ... Just saying.

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  6. I think i love you Glenn. Scratch that. I know I do.

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  7. Just read the blog this morning and do hope Bobby is much better and you have recuperated fully from his being sick.  Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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  8. Believe it or not, he's fine. He bounced back like nothing had been bothering him. He probably figured he'd put me through enough.

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