If you missed the start of this series, you can find it here. A lot of things will be the same or very similar.
When I covered Sven up last night I saw this
He moved away from his “house”. He hadn’t eaten, but it’s easier to check on him when he’s not hiding.
Now, onto sunset. Still no clouds for dramatic effects but pretty all the same
Younger Daughter came over with Kris the Corn Snake so Older could give Kris her injection. Kris has a respiratory infection… she’s a Ssssick, Ssssneezy Ssssnake. I didn’t take pictures because snakes and needles freak people out separately, I didn’t want a combo to really freak anyone.
I took my sleeping pill at 9:15. I was still trying to get to sleep before midnight. Welp… this being Casa Cuckoo and all, this is what happened. Ben got up at 10:00pm and told me “Good Morning!” I explained that it wasn’t morning and sent him to the bathroom. Then I went and told Daughter he was awake. Zeus had gotten up, but he realized it was too early and went back to Ben’s room. Good Dog!
After potty, I was trying to herd Ben back to his room. He stopped at the fridge and saw the bottle of Diet Coke I’d bought earlier at 7-11. “OOOOH!” he said. He grabbed it and asked for a straw. Then he said “Go see Mommy.” Worked for me. I left him in bed with her and went back to my bed.
Zeus stayed in Ben’s room even after Daughter shut her bedroom door, Ben had gone back to sleep. Zeus finally wandered out around 11:00, going outside first then kinda sneaking onto the bed like “is this okay? Can I lay with you? Please?” He curled up as small as he could at the foot of the bed. Such a Big Dumb Goofball… he’s a Good Dog though. I konked out pretty soon after. I think it was before midnight… WOOT WOOT!
Good thing too, cuz Ben was back in my room around 1:30, and we were back on the couch by 2:00. At 3:00 his temperature was 100.0 (37.7c) so I got the ibuprofen. He took three pills (600mg total) and then threw up the soda he drank them down with. Just liquid so the pills stayed… Good. At 4:00 his temperature was down to 98.2 (36.7c) and he was sweating. Yay! Fever broken.
Around 4:30 he started getting up and then coming back to sit down. I think he wanted to play but just wasn’t quite well enough. I sat squooshed between Ben against my left shoulder and Zeus under my legs. I really wanted to sleep.
Daughter got up a little after 5:00 to use the bathroom. Ben and I were both awake. I gave my report, she did her thing then went to get her stuff to sit with Ben. I went back to bed.
Ben joined me sometime before 6:30. I know that because Daughter gave him his morning meds in my room, I heard it. I slipped in and out of sleep until 8:45 or so.
I had asked Daughter to get me up by 8:00 so I could go to the corner market to get more Diet Coke for Ben. That obviously didn’t happen. I checked on Ben in bed next to me. He was moving around like he couldn’t get comfortable. He was awake so I told him I had to use the bathroom but I’d be right back, to wait in Gramma’s bed for me.
I uncovered Sven on my way into the bathroom. This is where he was when I came out
I let Sven be. When I got back to my room, Ben was asleep. I went to let Daughter know I was awake, she was in her online orientation thing. I told her I was gonna go to the corner market while he was asleep.
Ben woke up shortly after I got back. He wanted to go to the living room, so we went. Sven hadn’t had any food, but had moved to the Judgey Corner
I dumped the arugula, and put down some fresh but kept the berries… nothing wrong with them. When I put the plate back in, I petted Sven a little and turned him toward his food
He didn’t seem impressed with the fresh greens.
When it was time for Ben’s 10:30 meds I asked if he wanted to swallow the pill or if he wanted me to crush it up? He said he wanted me to crush it. He took the med from the syringe and grabbed for the vomit bowl. Well, dang. No way to know if he got the meds into his system or not.
Daughter came out around 11:00 on a ten minute break. I let her know about the meds and we discussed Ben’s constipation and laxative vs suppository options. I had been talking to Ben about the suppository possibility and he was obviously not in favor of it. I think we might have scared the crap out of him cuz he got up to use the toilet. Not enough, but movement is better than blockage. She went back to her online thing, Ben and I hung out on the couch.
After consulting with Daughter, I decided to try the noon half Adderall. He’d been awake for a while, no fever, no more vomiting and had three BMs. Things were moving to the healthy side in Ben-land. He took the crushed up Adderall and kept it down. WOOT WOOT!
A little while later Ben dumped out one of his bags of names, found something on his tablet and said “Gramma? Write the words.” Oh yeah, he was feeling better. I wrote the words as commanded.
Around 1:00 he ran to the bathroom. I’ll spare you the details (you’re welcome), and just say he was too late and he’s cleared out. I got him cleaned up and settled on the couch where he konked out.
I texted Daughter with the update and she texted back that letting him sleep or not was up to me. I texted that I would push his 2pm meds to 2:30 and let him rest. He was feeling better, but not 100% yet. I went to my room to get Horizontal.
I woke Ben up by calling to him and talking to him while I was getting the meds crushed, dumped into the little bit of juice and loaded into the syringe. I got him to sit up, asked if he was ready and slowly gave him the little bit of meds. He wanted a drink of coke after, so he took a drink and then vomited. DANG!
He had some more sips of the Diet Coke and vomited again. He rested a minute, finished off the rest of the soda and kept it down. Then he got up for a wee and laid back down. Daughter wants him to drink Gatorade. (I keep thinking of the movie Idiocracy…) I gave him Gatorade, juice and his water bottle… he chose water. Smart little guy! Then he dozed back off.
Daughter finished her computer orientation thingy around 3:30. We both changed into public clothes, woke Ben up, got in the car and drove the 20-25 miles round trip to pick up her badge. Then she wanted to stop on the way home for more wine, so we stopped at CVS. I thought she was gonna go in… Nope! She wanted me to go in. Great… I guess it’s a good thing I brought my mask. When I got back in the car, the first thing Ben wanted to know was where was his new police car? See, I knew he’d expect me to buy something for him. I told him they didnt have any cars. I told him I could give him a present at home, but it wasn’t a police car.
We got home and past the wiggling, whining Big Dumb Zeus. He kept going between us and his water bowl, dribbling water all over the place. I guess he couldn’t drink water while were gone and he had access to the entire house and back yard. Poor, abused puppy dog.
I went and got the costume for Ben. He asked for a coke. Yeah. So I got the other bottle of diet coke from the fridge, opened it and put a straw in it for him. Then he wanted to look at the costume, then he tried to put it on but had one leg in one of the arms. I got him sorted and Daughter cooked him some chicken.
And that’s it for today. Ben is slowly eating his chicken. I hope he keeps it down. Here’s tonight’s song. I had forgotten how much I liked this band.
Thanks for hanging out today. Ben is definitely feeling better, which is a good thing. We have to drive Daughter to the hospital for her first day at the new job by 8:00am tomorrow morning and then pick her up when she’s done around 4:30pm. Ben and I will home alone, just the two of us, all day. Anything could happen. Come on by, see for yourself.