What an Unfun Week It’s Been

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It’s been a little over a week now since Allysen’s mom fell and banged herself up enough to need to go to the hospital. (Nothing broken, fortunately.) A few days later, a close family friend had to be hospitalized. So we’re doing double duty on the hospital/rehab visits, and pondering the difficulties of aging. Feh. Not for the faint-of-heart. Difficult decisions lie ahead.

To counter this, I ask you visualize the adorable tableau I encountered today, when I got up. Captain Jack (dog) and Moonlight (cat) were curled up asleep together on the sofa (where, mm, Jack is not supposed to be). Did I have the presence of mind to grab my phone and take a picture? I did not.

This one, from an earlier time, will have to do. The shaggy one is dog-in-law McDuff, who’s staying with us for now.

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  1. Mary Blough
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    Oh dear! I certainly hope Allysen’s mom is okay.
    Mom got light headed with fainting spells that put her in the hospital and even with an IV in she went to stand up and she fainted. I can’t remember the Medical term but it is a sudden low blood pressure caused by a lack of fluids. I started getting her to drink half her body weight in ounces of water every day. She never fainted again,
    I hope this helps you figure out why she is falling.

    • Jeffrey A. Carver
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      That’s very interesting, Mary. We’ll have to take a look at the water intake question. She probably is *not* drinking enough.

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