Friday, August 07, 2009

Insensitive mongrels

Being deathly ill (ok, maybe not, but you know how it feels when you're really sick) is bad enough, but having two dogs that could care less... If I had the strength, I would wring their adorable little necks.

Dozer cries and lobs pathetic gazes at me without pause. He wants attention. Star barks and throws toys everywhere. She wants to play.

They don't want to sleep, which means no sleep for me, either.

It apparently hasn't occurred to them that "something is wrong with Mommy, because she's been in bed for five days and didn't even get up to greet the pizza guy." (Which I called for Byrd, since I wasn't in any shape to cook.)

Thank god my mom is coming over here today to feed me and entertain these awful, selfish beasts.

I went to the doctor yesterday--it took four days of worsening symptoms, but I finally developed an actual fever, which is my sign to seek medical help--with sore throat, achiness, swollen lymph nodes, and general malaise. As always when I get these sore throats, the doctor tested for strep (negative, of course), the flu (most painful diagnostic test on the planet), and then declared it some sort of mysterious noncontagious infection, prescribed antibiotics, and sent me home. Thanks, doctor.

This is a pattern. Every four months or so, this happens. They have my medical records, they should see this. And I keep telling them: "Oh, yeah, I can already tell you, it's not strep, mumps, mono, or flu. And ultimately, you're going to shrug, say something vague, and prescribe me amoxicillin. Just like the last six times this happened." WTF? Anyone want to suggest a real answer to this?

I'm recording each instance in my blog so I can track the frequency and record some of the details. I know it's not the most interesting post. Sorry.

Anyway, on to day five, and the fever's going up instead of down (lovely). Sure hope the antibiotics kick in soon. I've got two nutcase dogs and a flock of chickens that are starting to act like they're neglected.


Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

Star and Dozer you need to take care of mommy when she is sick

Woodrow, Sweetie & MJ

Princess said...

haha, this made me laugh. The couple times i've been home sick Princess pulls the same things that both Dozer and Star are doing, but it's one dog! I always wonder where are these dogs you hear about that 'know' when you're sick and show you signs that you are and endlessly cuddle with you, not beg for attention?!?!

Princess said...

PS Hope you feel better soon!

~P's Mom

PBOforlife said...

I hope you feel better soon. If you were closer, I would trade dogs with you. Jessie just wants to sleep on the bed with you and suck up your body heat. :)

cre8vekaos said...

Feel better soon! I've come to the conclusion that our beloved pooches are really eternal 3 year olds. The universe revolves around them!

It's a darn good thing we think they are cute!

Sending your healing energy from Richmond!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

"There's nothing wrong with you that some expensive therapy can't prolong." (With apologies to Monty Python.)

Hope you get better soon!

daisydog said...

Oh yuck. I hope you are on the mend. it sounds like you may have some type of immunity issues. I used to get strep throat 3-4 times a year, after this went on for several years the docs wanted to send me to an infectious disease specialist.