Monday, January 29, 2007
Our Little Cat-astrophe
Just when I feel like things are a little better now after waking up this afternoon from the dose of medication for my Saturday Night Fever, a little family crisis has arrived here.
To avoid infecting my family I slept alone at the living room these two days... but it was not good enough, because our son caught the flu virus on Sunday night.
At 3:00am in the morning, he woke up complaining of blocked nose and feeling cold all over. I was not aware of it as I slept like a log. Wifey woke up and took care of our son; giving him his fever medicine.
I only realized he was sick too when I woke to the alarm clock to wake him up for school. He was still feverish, so we had to let him skip school. His first for this year... just like me, barely a month into the new year. Sigh.
Wifey wanted to take our son to the doctors today and let me rest, but I would rather she had her rest instead. She is the only healthy one and needs to keep her immune system up. I took our son instead.
Before we could leave for the doctor this morning, a meow at the front door signalled that Wednesday was back from her night prowl and wanting to come inside.
To our surprise, she came in limping... her right front paw a little swollen with three punctured wounds. Oh boy! Were you in a gang-fight?
We could not do anything for Wednesday as she would not let us touch to examine her paw. She came in to eat, drink and like always wanted someone be around her while she sat licking her wound until she dozed off on our son's sofa bed.
Now we have to monitor how Wednesday is doing these few days, else she will have to visit the vet herself too. Ooh... end month is not such an ideal time to fork money out, you know. Ouch!
Everyone including my Office PC except Wifey needs to be fixed these few days.
I convinced Wifey to be better off at the shop, away from the sickness or risk being infected too.
So today will be nothing special, but a quiet "medicate-and-sleep-through-day..." day. A total opposite of what the weather is like outside. Breezy, with sunshine and blue skies.
Pity we have to miss it being knocked-out by antibiotics.
Oh yes, Mom called this afternoon to find out that we were under-the-weather. So too, it turned out; my eldest brother and youngest brother-in-law... down with flu and on medical leaves for today.
Flu is indeed in the air.
Like a festive season sale, business at the doctors now should be brisk! The family clinic was packed with patients on Sunday, as crowded as this morning. Wow!
Had your flu jab recently?