Merry Christmas!

Yesterday I went to visit my mother at the Care Center again. I wanted to take her some of the Christmas cookies Shantel and Bill made. I also wanted to take up some bottled water for our friend, David, to help replace what he shares everyday with my mother. David’s room is next door to my mother’s. He has a little refrigerator in his room and every evening he gives my mother a bottle of real cold water and they sit in their doorways and chat. David said my mother is like a grandmother to him and he just loves her… I also took up a package of Christmas fudge and a Christmas card that I signed my mother’s name on so she could give it to David as a little thank-you for all he does to help her. I didn’t think it was all that big of a deal, but David was wiping tears from his eyes as he told us how much that meant to him. Merry Christmas David!

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I also took some Christmas fudge and a Christmas card for our friend, Bob. I signed mom’s name on that card so mom could give it to Bob from her. Bob was very happy to receive the gift and mom was happy to have something to give him. Merry Christmas Bob!

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The one thing that my mother asked me to bring to her for Christmas Eve was some wine! Her doctor said she could have a glass of wine from time to time so I got a bottle of wine and asked David if he would put it in his refrigerator and have some with her on Christmas Eve… David said he would be happy to make sure mom gets her wine tonight and he wouldn’t mind having a glass with her as well.. Merry Christmas mom!

I left the Care Center feeling good that Bob, David, and mom were happy and knew that at least David and mom would be even happier tonight! 🙂 🙂

On the way home I was thinking about all the things I needed to do to get ready for our Christmas Eve celebration at our house with our family and friends. But thinking about what I needed to do was as far as it went when I got home because as I was sitting in my chair telling my Bill/Bro how it went at the Care Center, I noticed our little princess, cat, Carmen, started running from one end of the house to the other crying and crying and crying… then she would stop and lick herself and start running and crying again…

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Then she jumped up on our bed and peed a little bit and cried some more… I had a feeling she might have a urinary track infection (UTI), and knowing the Vet would be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas, I told Bill we better get in right away. Lucky for us we have an animal clinic right around the corner from our house. So we captured Carmen (not an easy thing to do because she is NOT a cuddly lap cat) and got her in her cage. You can’t believe the growling/howling/hissing sounds she made all the way to the Vet…

We were told the clinic would have to work Carmen in and to have a seat. We sat in the lobby for about 45 minutes before being called  in to the exam room. Well, sure enough, after some tests and X-rays, the Vet said she has a UTI and asked if we wanted her treated? Well of course we wanted her treated, she has been part of our family for the past 10 years, and has never been outside of our house…If you are going to have a pet, you need to take care of them… So she got an antibiotic shot, some new food she has to have that keeps stones from forming that would require surgery, YIKES, and we got a bill to the tune of $394.51, then we were on our way home!!! Merry Christmas Carmen!

But we were not going to let that little bit of bad ruin our Christmas fun… No, after dinner I fixed some hot chocolate,  put it in take out cups, and Bill and I went for a drive to some other neighborhoods to see more Christmas lights! It was a real fun evening listening to Christmas music on the radio, sipping hot chocolate, and seeing all the beautiful Christmas lights and decorations.. Merry Christmas Virginia and Bill!

Today, I am happy to see that our Carmen is starting to feel a lot better. She isn’t running around the house crying and peeing on our bed. All is well again in our home!

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Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

Stay Tuned!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. gotham girl
    Dec 24, 2014 @ 18:49:06

    What a Christmas angel you are!!!!! xoxoxo

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