March 10, 2011

White Dog, The Other White Dog, Another White Dog, and Still Another White Dog were glad to hear that Steve's late night of teaching would not be as late as normal. The term had finished last week and tonight was merely an in-service training seminar for the staff. Their joy at his relatively early return home quickly turned to concern when they noticed how green he looked and how feverishly warm his skin was. He was fine hours ago, when he came home for lunch, but now something was definitely wrong.

They did not need him to tell us, "I am feeling soooo icky! I think I have the stomach flu!" The White Dogs pushed him onto the couch and cuddled around him while I wrapped and put away the red beans and rice with spicy sausage that had been the dinner plan and quickly opened a can of chicken noodle soup. He had to be coaxed to eat even that and I KNOW I saw him feeding the pups the chunks of chicken from it.

Fortunately, his body has not reacted violently to food and Steve is sort of dozing under the protective gaze of The Army. White Dog is curled against his back on the couch. Quinn stands watch with his head resting on the cushion by Steve's hand. Nuka and Puff are stretched out on the floor beneath him. I can feel their concern and care as they watch and know Steve would get no better healing at Mayo Clinic. I just hope this is 12 hour bug that passes quickly.

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Teddy Bear said...

Oh no!!! We hope your Dad feels better soon. We're sending lots of healing vibes.:)

Teddy Bear

The Thundering Herd said...

Hope Steve feels better soon. We are sure with the nursing care of the White Dog Army, all will be well.

Brian said...

We're all sending purrs to Dad Steve and we know the nursing staff will be on duty!

Mr. Pip said...

I hope Steve feels better soon. We had that bug in our house last week. Yuck!

I will be participating in the kissing booth this weekend! See you there.

Your pal, Pip

Amber DaWeenie said...

I hopes dat Steve will be all better real quick. Chase all those nasty germs far away!

Kari in WeHo said...

we sure hope the 12 hour bug only stays for 12 hours or less!


Remington said...

I hope your Daddy feels better very soon!

Ginger Jasper said...

I know that there can be no better nursing staff and hope that Steve gets better quickly under there care. Keeping the soup inside was a good sign. Get well soon Steve.. Hugs GJ xx

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♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Paws crossed for Steve to be feeling better already. We have been hearing that the flu is having a resurgence, not surprising with the weird weather Mother nature keeps passing around. Hope the weekend is better for all.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

KB said...

I hope that Steve is better already!!! With that kind of nursing army, he should have bounced back already!

meowmeowmans said...

Oh no! We hope that Dad Steve feels better real soon. With all of our purrs and prayers, and the ministrations of the White Dog Army, we are confident that he'll be on the mend in no time.

Thank you so much for your continued friendship, and for your wonderful words of comfort and encouragement when our Maggie went to the Bridge. We love you guys!

Sagira said...

Sorry to hear he is sick. I sure do hope he is feeling better now.

ForPetsSake said...

There really is nothing better than having the pups surround you with their comfort. I had a very busy weekend and didn't see this post until today. I'm sorry to hear Steve was sick...hopefully it will pass soon. This kind of bug usually does. The last time I was in bed sick, both kiddos stayed in the bed with me - all day. I was pretty impressed with their staying power!