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I would rather be at home writing

Hi guys,
Life continues to interfere with writing. Daughter and I went to see the neurologist today. Dr was her ordinary professional self, made no reference at all to yelling at me on the phone. That is fine. She was maybe just having a really bad day. We got a schedule of exams and follow-ups set. Doctor recommended not  changing my daughters meds. (That is a relief, because every change is like a leap into the unknown.)

So all is well.

Hazel caught a squirrel today-- and killed it. This was while she was at the park with my son. I was not there. I think it was a big surprise to all four of us, (Hazel, the squirrel, son and me,) She had never caught one before, in all her years of stalking them. Son did not let her eat it, which is good, considering the dirty things the squirrels in the park eat!  Poor squirrel.

My husband, after wheezing and coughing since before Thanksgiving, has consented to see a doctor himself tonight. Does anyone want to place bets? Bronchitis? Pneumonia? IV fluids? Chest x-rays?  Which antibiotic do you think?  Silly man. He is working and going to school, and by the time the day is over he just wants to sleep. I get it, but really, if I were acting this way he would have compelled me to go long since. He has not even taken a sick day.

So maybe later tonight I can get my head back into some fiction. I think I would like that very much. Real people are less biddable even than fictional ones, and harder to understand!

**** Update: Husband could not go to VA hospital after work. The one he wanted has been closed for now because of Sandy damage. he will go this weekend.


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Dec. 7th, 2012 01:21 am (UTC)
I'm glad things went well with the doctor. We all have our "off" days, I guess.

The cat at work is a real hunter. In the Spring she catches baby bunnies and we find what's left hidden under the bushes. YUCK!!

Why is it so hard to get men to see a doctor or even take symptoms seriously?? "Nah, I'll be fine (Hack! SNEEZE! Cough!!!)"
Dec. 7th, 2012 03:02 pm (UTC)
I know. Mine is not trying to be macho. he just figures he will get better if he waits. Usually true. Not always true....

I am very relieved to have daughter's doctor visit over.
Dec. 7th, 2012 09:34 am (UTC)
Oh that's great news that you and daughter got on so well at the doctor's and that she won't have to change her medication. What a relief for you both. Sorry to hear husband is poorly. I hope it's nothing serious and is easily fixable. Some men are so stubborn about their health.

Hazel must have been very surprised when she caught the squirrel! We had a terrier that spent his life unsuccessfully chasing rabbits. We used to joke that he would probably die of shock if he caught one. Thankfully he never did.

RL continues to be ridiculous here (I believe clusterfuck is the appropriate technical term) and, like yours, is getting in the way of writing. However nodbear is here for the week so we are going to try and do some work today.
Dec. 7th, 2012 03:01 pm (UTC)
Clusterfuck is a wonderful word. One can always just say cluster too-- if men with delicate ears are about! (They are so often offended by the forthright language of ladies!)

Hazel was also inexplicably bleeding last night. Not her feet, not her mouth, but leaving little blood dots on everything. It stopped after a little while, my assumption is that it was one of her face flaps. Perhaps she bit her lip or something.

Husband will go to another hospital this weekend. He is already planning to bring his calculus books to improve his time while he waits. So that will be ok.
Dec. 7th, 2012 12:40 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear that things went well with the Doc. I hope the whole condition would become better with your daughter, and your husband.
But, oh, Hazel... bad girl! I wish she'd never do it again. Poor squirrel!
Dec. 7th, 2012 02:54 pm (UTC)
I know-- I feel terrible for the squirrel. I like them. They are so bold and cheerful. I am sure he was teasing her-- but he should not have died for it.
Dec. 7th, 2012 01:33 pm (UTC)
My - you really subscribed shitty events, huh? Hazel did what??? @_@ I underestimated her. *tuts*

But good that your daughter is well again. Tut your husband for not caring for his own health... Men! *rolls eyes*

May I hiss at RL for keeping you away from writing? *hisses at RL* Do so asap! Take care of yourself, btw.
Dec. 7th, 2012 03:03 pm (UTC)
As far as Hazel, I think we all underestimated her. I am going to write, today.
Dec. 7th, 2012 07:19 pm (UTC)
I can imagine how nervous you were before the doctor's appointment and how relieved when she turned out to be professional and not angry. As I said before, I do understand where she's coming from: if she keeps prescribing drugs without getting to see the patient, she will get in trouble if something bad happens.

Oh, Hazel! This made me laugh. I can actually picture her being utterly flabbergasted when the squirrel fell prey to her. Perhaps it was a suicidal squirrel who wanted to end it and chose a dramatic exit?
Dec. 7th, 2012 08:54 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear your daughter's doctor appointment well but oh the poor squirrel! I'm sure Hazel didn't meant it...
Dec. 8th, 2012 12:45 am (UTC)
My son said she dropped it from her mouth, and pawed at it because it would not 'go' anymore. She is not a very worldly dog...

Edited at 2012-12-08 12:46 am (UTC)
Dec. 8th, 2012 10:05 am (UTC)
HAzel well done - sad for the squirrel but satisfying for hazel which is sort of the equivalent of victory and then the butchers bill in naval terms i guess
hvae alreast said elsewhere so glad about your interview with the doctor
more later hopefully
Dec. 22nd, 2012 04:29 am (UTC)
I'm glad to hear things went well with the doctor, after the harrowing prelude! remind me I should be better about staying in touch...
Sep. 28th, 2016 10:40 am (UTC)
When reading about your husband's resistance to going to the doctor, I couldn't help thinking about the masterly way that Horatio persuaded Archie to agree to being put on the sick list... Does that not work so well in RL?
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