December 13, 2012

White Dog reporting today. Momma has the sickies and the White Dog Army and I have restricted her computer time so we can't visit today.

I felt momma getting hotter and hotter in the night; it was almost uncomfortable being snuggled so close to her. Then suddenly, she threw the blankets back and vaulted over Quinn who was lying on the side of the bed, leaped over Puff in the doorway and dashed into the bathroom. She was in there for a long time and when she came back to bed she was all sweaty and cold. It seemed like for the rest of the night, every time I would just get back to sleep she would jump up again. Finally Puff woke up and moved to sleep in the crate with Nuka so at least momma had one less hurdle.

In the daylight Dad took her temperature and she had a fever. We all crowded around her very worried but she said she just has a "bug." Oso sniffed her all over and could not find a single insect so we worried that something had gotten inside her, especially when Puff said she could hear weird noises coming from momma's insides when Still Another White Dog pressed her head against momma. I stayed by her side all day and never left except for potty breaks, and then YoYoMa took over.

Dad helped us bundle her in blankets and made "beige" food for breakfast. Momma only ate a few bites and shared the rest with us. All day she has just been sleeping and is kind of crabby. But we understand the sickies make one grouchy and we still stay close.

I sit on the arm of her chair and Puff lies at her feet. YoYoMa protects her other side and comes over to lick her hand in encouragement. Quinn paces and nudges her to make sure momma keeps drinking water. Oso and Nuka rest on the edges of her blankets. Dad says we are doing a very good job nursing and that love makes everything better quicker.

I sure hope so.
Siku Marie, The White Dog


Jo's World said...

Seems as if there is a lot of that stuff going around!

Do take it easy, drink lots of water and get well fast, we will be thinking good thoughts for your recovery.

Cheers and hugs,

Jo and the Petz

TwoSpecialWires said...

Good nurses really can make a difference. (You can ask our gramma.). We're glad you are nursing your momma, 'cause we're sure you'll bring her back to good health in the best sort of way. Please deilver a dose of love from us.

Jake and Fergi

GOOSE said...

Hope your mom gets better soon. With all the love you are giving she will be better in no time.

Jeanne Pursell said...

We sure do hope that your mom feels better soon...there does seem to be a lot of flu activity going around. You all will take very good care of her...we are sure of it!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

24 Paws of Love said...

So sorry to hear about your Mommy. Hope she feels better real soon. Nothing worse than the sickies, but so glad she has all of you to help her feel better. :)

haopee said...

Awww Momma! You got the sickies. We've conquered ours... and now it's you... We hope you get better very very soon. Maybe a sip of hot chicken soup will help.

Don't forget to drink lots of fluids and drink vitamin c.

Get well soon.

Huggies and Cheese,


Amber DaWeenie said...

Oh Nose.....This is NOT very good news today. We be sending lots of Weenie and the Pack prayers and crossin' our paws fur a quick recovery. Please feel better soon. You have the best nursing staff in the world.

Random Felines said...

ick....take good care of your momma

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Sounds like the flu may have hit your place. Hope Mom is doing much better today and IT doesn't spread through the rest of the family.

We know for sure that she is in good hands and paws with her loving family.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Brian said...

Oh no! We are all sending our best healing purrs to that Mom.