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An Ill Little Monkey

Posted by Daniel on February 17, 2009

PhotobucketWoke up this morning to find that Seth was burning up with a temp of just over 101.

This scared the shit out of me, as I kind suck at being a nurse.  My bedside manner consists mainly of yelling at the sick person and force-feeding them juices they hate and medicines that make you retch.

But I got dressed, and drove around trying to find SOMEPLACE open to buy juices, medicine, etc.  That was at 5:30 a.m. and of course no one was open.  Finally had to settle for a convenience store that had something CLOSE to what I was looking for.

Funny thing…usually you are insulted by the prices they charge for things like a pint of OJ ($2.00) at your neighborhood convenience store.  But when a loved one is sick and there are no stores open for an emergency supply run, you tend to forget cost in what you see as an effort to avoid a trip to an emergency room.

Anyway, I’m at work now (about thirty feet from my front door) and I’ve instructed him to take his temp every hour and keep drinking his expensive orange juice.  I also told him (in my Nurse Ratchet fashion) that he can’t have any coffee and also not to smoke.

Last hour his temp had dropped by two degrees down to 99.3.

Will keep folks posted on his progress.

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After an hourly temperature reading of 101.1 since early this morning, the latest reading (at 3:00 p.m.) was 98.5.  I can’t promise that he is out of the woods just yet, but it sure is a good sign.  A friend of ours who is a nurse has been texting me some valuable info.  Thanks Mary!!!

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5 Responses to “An Ill Little Monkey”

  1. K G said

    Updates, please……

  2. Kirk said

    Geez Louise, Seth….
    Next time you go out on the town, use a condom for gosh sakes…

  3. Scott said

    Sorry to hear that Seth is not feeling well…hope that you get well soon honey. Daniel, get the f*ck away from him and leave him alone…I’ve seen you play nurse and any improvement is in spite of your efforts (hahahaha).

  4. Scott said

    Sorry to hear that Seth is not feeling well…hope that you get well soon honey. Daniel, get the f*ck away from him and leave him alone…I’ve seen you play nurse and any improvement is in spite of your efforts (hahahaha).

  5. CB said

    Sick little bugger….Get up off your backside and go do some work for a change….. LOAFER! Sickie Loafer!
    (There, did that do him any good? Glad to help out…)

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