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Re: Selma's Old Guy

Postby piqaboo » Wed Mar 30, 2005 12:18 pm

Selma,
Glad to hear Gil's reversal is reversing.

I cant help with the IV, but you could offer to give Gil fluids sub-Q, like they do with the cats. I can teach you how to do that. That might be even more effective than threatening with the IV.

Good boss. I'm sending him a warmfuzzy.

Good luck to you all.
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Re: Selma's Old Guy

Postby mmichaelson » Wed Mar 30, 2005 12:27 pm

Ditto on the sending the boss a warm fuzzy. That's wonderful for you Selma! It sounds like Gil is getting better. Hopefully no more bad weeks!
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Re: Selma's Old Guy

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Wed Mar 30, 2005 2:24 pm

You're right, Piq, that would very likely be a good threat. No training would be required, I got pretty good while Ginamarie Stupidog was failing. Now, if I can just find a #18 needle, and a 100cc syringe, I'll be all set.
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Re: Selma's Old Guy

Postby GreatCarouser » Wed Mar 30, 2005 2:42 pm

Good news, Selma! Except for Gil....if he's smart maybe he'll find a way to put Piq on your ignore list surreptitiously.
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Re: Selma's Old Guy

Postby lioness » Wed Mar 30, 2005 2:49 pm

ROFL! :D
nice to see you are maintaining your sense of humor through everything.

best wishes and good enery to you both. glad your boss is helping instead of hindering.
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Re: Selma's Old Guy

Postby piqaboo » Wed Mar 30, 2005 3:30 pm

Skip the syringe. You just need the saline (0.9% w/v). Boil 9 gm table salt in a liter of water. Cool, and add additional boiled water to make a final volume of 1L.

Hook #18 needle to sterile tubing, siphon saline thru needle, pinchup husband's skin, poke husband with needle.

I bet if you asked nicely, the nurses would let you bring a bag of saline home, which simplifies things.

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Re: Selma's Old Guy

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Wed Mar 30, 2005 4:05 pm

Humor and mockery, leavened with sarcasm, have substituted many times for the nervous breakdowns that I've earned honestly but didn't have time for. Works at home, works at work, works at PTA meetings.

The other smart women understand perfectly, the dim bulbs are confused, I don't care.
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Re: Selma's Old Guy

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Wed Mar 30, 2005 4:12 pm

Gil called, said they're planning to release him today. No mention of a specific time yet. Fortunately, I have clothes for him packed in my car trunk already.

They're sending a home care nurse and a physiotherapist daily, to check on him and bully him into doing what he ought to be doing, and intervene before it gets to 911 calls again. If he argues, they have the authority to start IVs, ship him back to the hospital, whatever. Cool. I have backup.

I'm ever so glad I came to work today, so I could check in with everyone and get some "normal" and find out about this work-from-home deal which my poor boss has to shove through three levels of bureaucracy and a committee for approval.
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Re: Selma's Old Guy

Postby lioness » Wed Mar 30, 2005 4:58 pm

does PTA still stand for pain in the.... ? :D

glad to hear Gil is being released. take advantage of your back up. hopefully they will send someone with a good personality. that always helps. good luck to you both.
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Re: Selma's Old Guy

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Wed Mar 30, 2005 5:43 pm

And here I was hoping for fierce humorless determined old bats. I don't need good personalities, I need a health terrorist. Or two.

Failing that, I'll settle for goodnatured oblivious people who consistently miss all the whines and hints about something or other being too hard, or unwanted, or unwelcome.
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Re: Selma's Old Guy

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Wed Mar 30, 2005 5:45 pm

Looking back, I see that there are card mentions. Saxy Buff's card got through (thank you!) and all the other ones are doubtless trailing behind him in the mail system, as he moves from place, to place, to place, back to square two, forward nine squares if you roll doubles - sorry, got carried away.

Thank you to all who tried!

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Re: Selma's Old Guy

Postby GreatCarouser » Wed Mar 30, 2005 6:11 pm

Selma, Agent B41 just sent me the personnel files for Gil's nurse... Josephine

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Re: Selma's Old Guy

Postby lioness » Wed Mar 30, 2005 6:19 pm

GC, these are great.
i am diggin on the Einstein picture!
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Re: Selma's Old Guy

Postby piqaboo » Mon Apr 04, 2005 10:52 am

Selma,
other than requiring maximum attention to dietary needs, how is Gil doing and how are you doing?

Are the nurses fierce enough?

Trader Joes sells a canned blackbean soup that works for my mom, also canned salmon sandwhiches (thin bread).
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Re: Selma's Old Guy

Postby Angie Parkes » Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:07 am

Hi Selma,

I'm glad to hear about the good news and the good boss.

I'm pretty sure you'll get your professional obliviousness. These are, afterall, the same people who suggested that childbirth would be "uncomfortable".

More reiki and good vibes coming your way for you and Gil.
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Re: Selma's Old Guy

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Mon Apr 04, 2005 2:13 pm

Originally posted by Angie:
...childbirth would be "uncomfortable"...
<really big horselaugh> And it is!
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Re: Selma's Old Guy

Postby piqaboo » Mon Apr 04, 2005 3:15 pm

Yeah, thats how my sister described her 21 hours of labor too..."uncomfortable".......

Or, as one oblivious fellow put it: They dont hurt, they are not labor PAINS, they are just contractions. :D :D

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Re: Selma's Old Guy

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Mon Apr 04, 2005 3:23 pm

Fellow was not sufficiently oblivious. And a charlie horse is not quite a good comparison.

I think the mother of two should have broken his elbow and dislocated a hip. Those are the only two things I can think of that would be equivalent to about the 7cm discomfort level. Oh, and if he focuses on a happy face stuck to the wall and breaths funny, he should be able to relax and focus past the discomfort.
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Re: Selma's Old Guy

Postby OperaTenor » Mon Apr 04, 2005 3:27 pm

What discomfort? They're just contractions!

Oops, I forgot the [snark] [/snark] brackets....

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Re: Selma's Old Guy

Postby Angie Parkes » Mon Apr 04, 2005 4:33 pm

So why aren't "deep cleasing breaths" recommended for a root canal...or a vasectomy?
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