At 9:30 my time this morning - so about 3:30 am in Michigan - I received a text from my son : "am going to hospital, think I have MRSA"
So I call him up immediately because MRSA is dangerous.
He has a "pimple" like spot on his leg that has grown and is now quite painful and is obviously not a pimple. In his internet research for a diagnosis he came across MRSA, it seemed to fit and so he decided that is what it must be.
Of course I told him to get into the doctor today & let me know what it is. I do not think it is MRSA from his description, or anything immediately fatal lol.
But what a way to start my morning though - "3:30 am, going to hospital, have a killer disease".
This week I have been trying to plan travel for my children to come visit me in France. I verified itineraries with my daughter, asked her to confirm she was OK with the dates more than once. Yes, yes, everything is good.
I give all the details to the travel agent, she gets the approvals from HR, books the tickets late Tuesday night (my time in France).
Today my daughter calls and asks if they can be changed...after the 24 grace period is over. Apparently she has a cheer practice & competition on the 4th & 5th - while she is still here in France.
No, sorry, the tickets are not changeable unless I personally want to pay the fee and any difference in pricing. And I don't want.
Back in October my Mom mailed a check to my bank in the US, for deposit into my account, for my birthday. She mailed it with a deposit slip directly to the bank branch. As of today it still hasn't been deposited; my mother confirms it has not yet been cashed.
So I call the bank and inquire if it could be sitting on someone's desk because it is not exactly a normal situation...and before I can even finish the person cuts me off with "It is definitely lost in the mail, we never received it". And nothing would budge her from this position to even check with the branch or put a note in the system. Except it has happened before when the property manager mailed in my rent check it sat on someone's desk for more than a week until I called to inquire. I got the same story then ("Oh, it must have been lost in the mail") but miraculously the USPS found it right about then because the deposit showed up the next day in my account.
So I'll give it a few days and see if the "USPS" pulls off another miracle. If not I'll tell my Mom just to let it go, it's not worth the cancellation fee. She's not out any money that way and if it does eventually show up & get deposited after it has been canceled there will be even more fees.
But...when I called to tell her this she was in tears. My Dad was out trying to find some neighbours to help them lift their dog into the van...they have to take him to the vet to be put to sleep. He had just gotten home from the vet last night and then just collapsed this morning...he can't stand or walk or basically even move, his heart is extremely enlarged & he is retaining about 20 pounds of water. His heartbeats are much slower than they are supposed to be, because his heart is so enlarged.
Clyde is a Great Dane and now weights well over 200 pounds with the water weight. He's also just about 8 years old...and 7 is old for these dogs. Some do live to 10-12 years but many do not.
He's been declining rapidly the last few months and there really is no hope for improvement. He is just old and worn out because of his size and medical conditions (inbred puppy mill dog). They don't want him to suffer, which he is doing right now. I could hear him in the back ground.
So no more phones for me today. I'm afraid of what I might hear next.
ETA: too late, I should have listened to myself. Just checked for texts (because I am waiting to hear from my son about his dr. visit) and had a typical message from DH, the ex-husband. Note the DH in this case does NOT stand for "Dear Husband" but is rather an appropriate description of what he thinks with.