I meant to send valentine to several folks through the LJ thingy, but the last few days have been . . . well . . . instead of using some tired old word like "busy" or "overwhelming" or "chaotic" - all perfectly good words and true, never-the-less do not convene the flavor of the last 48 hours. It's Time Line Time.
9 am - meet with electrician who is doing work on dbubley's house. stonebender wakes up with all the signs of getting my crappy cold.
10:30 am - go to KPPACC to see dbubley and I find her still sick - not able to keep food in her body for long. She has now lost 70 lbs in 6 weeks.
12:00 pm - pick up stonebender and go to Stacy's memorial (I'll have to write more about that later)
4:00 pm - leave church and head to Sal's for dinner - stonebender had a craving for their grilled salami/cheese sandwich.
6:00 pm - on drive home I get a call from dbubley. KPPACC has transported her to the Kaiser Oakland ER, they couldn't figure out why she was still so sick almost 4 weeks post-surgery. Thought she might have a bowel obstruction.
7:00 pm - drop stonebender off at home, feed Pippin and head to the hospital.
While I'm at the hospital, stonebender starts to feel worse and calls serenejournal, who gets a ride from sogwife and comes over ASAP.
12 am: after many hours trying to make dbubley as comfortable as possible on the small gurney - not really possible - and after seeing several doctors and having x-rays taken, they still don't know what's wrong, but they don't think it's a bowel obstruction. She will be admitted as soon as they have a bed ready. Finally they do and I stay until she is safely transferred onto the hospital bed.
1 am: go home, pick up serenejournal and take her home.
3 am: stonebender does not feel like he can lay down because he is so congested. I finally go to bed around 3:30 am.
6 am: wake up, shower, and get ready to take Pippin to the vet - she's having her surgery. Puppy making and lethal tail will be removed. stonebender went with me, he was still feeling pretty bad.
8 am: after we drop of Pippin, stonebender decides he needs to go to the ER.
11 am: after several hours in the ER at Alta Bates, a breathing treatment and some other meds, we leave. Original plan was to go see dbubley after I dropped off Pippin, so I could maybe catch a doctor around 9 am. I tried to call her, but there was no answer in her room. I'm starving and we need to pick up a prescription for stonebender. I pick up something next to Walgreen's and then we head to Kaiser.
12 pm: finally get to the hospital and dbubley is okay, but they're still looking for a cause. She is on "nothing by mouth" until further news. We hang out for a few hours.
2 pm: stonebender and I go to KPPACC to pick up dbubley's stuff. I have to pick up Pippin about 5 pm, but stonebender is worried I'm too tired to drive up to Albany. I call clever_doberman to ask if she'll drive me. She has a car with a dog crate for her dobie, Misha - we have everything we need. She meets us at the house.
4 pm: stonebender is feeling better, so we leave him and go to pick up Pippin. It's raining and traffic is the wonderful rush hour basic, so it takes a while. Poor Pippin is a little out of it, but mobile. We finally get her into the crate and head home, with her whining most of the time.
7 pm: I pull out an assortment of stuff from the fridge and we all have a small dinner. clever_doberman offers to hang out with stonebender and watch Pippin, who is very needy and wants to be in contact with someone at all times, while I take a nap. My nap extends to almost midnight.
12 am: After clever_doberman goes home, I give stonebender a breathing treatment and we eventually got to bed around 3 am. At this point, stonebender has been up for about 50 hours. He goes out almost immediately. I follow shortly after.
I woke up about 8 am and stonebender woke up around 10 am. After a short visit from Dana with her "weekend" dog (a very sweet Golden Lab named Fortune), stonebender had his first real meal since Sal's on Thursday. Since then I've done a load of laundry and noodled on-line. That brings us to this current moment. It has been a jam packed 48 hours.
Soon I'll take a shower and go see dbubley in the hospital. She can now have clear liquids - whoo hoo!
Hope you all are having a nice Hallmark Day!