Friday, August 28, 2009

Ooh Baby Baby

So we have a new family member.

His name is Levi. Yes, he is adorable but what a handful! Levi is 7 weeks old but eats well, uses the litter box, and bathes(good signs) but I think he still misses mamma a little bit, and has attached that missing to me! See those big eyes, they make you melt and pick him up every time he looks up at you and cries! He has two tiny little gray spots on top of his head like an extra set of eyes and a very pink nose. He scratches at my legs to get picked up and won't fall asleep anywhere except on my chest or curled into my neck where he licks with that rough little tongue that tickles to death. Spoiled already. I have to close my bedroom door at night to keep him off the bed (hubby is allergic to the long hair). If the door isn't closed he is relentless at climbing on the bed to get to me.

How is Loulou managing you ask? Well the previously only baby in the house had her nose out of joint for sure. She hissed and growled at him AND ME for the first day. She refused to use the litter box for a day and used my son's bed instead, and she wouldn't sleep with me which she usually does! Now that it is day 4 she has started using the litter box again, stopped hissing at me and lets me pick her up again, AND she is actually trying to play with the kitten, that is as long as she doesn't think I'm watching. When I'm there she pretends to slink about like a cougar and be all ticked off! It is actually really funny. Levi doesn't know what to think of her! One minute she's a bitch and the next minute she is fun and games. I look forward to next week when she loves him and keeps him busy more. I'll let you know how it goes. We are spending the week at the cottage with the two of them so the next kitty update will be after Labor Day Weekend.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Roommate Go Round

Getting back to the Ail-Ements story, we are now at the start of a roommate merry-go-round. Roommate no. 1, let’s call her Ms. Fraudster. Apparently she was having some heart trouble which is not good but every time the nurse or doctor came in the room everything was worse and she would outright even lie to them. She would be doing or saying one thing in the room and then as soon as she was checked on it would be the exact opposite or three times worse. Don’t get me wrong, she wasn’t faking her heart trouble, pretty hard to do that I think but this just seemed to be a lady who thrived on the attention I guess. Hubby and I would outright laugh at times, you could not help it. After a while I just had to tell the nurses what was going on because I was actually worried she might be getting stuff she didn’t really need and would hurt her. I felt bad for the nurses, they needed to give her medication once by IV as a fairly urgent matter and they needed to put the IV in her hand because of her vein situation and that was just not going to happen. Three separate nurses had to make the attempt to get this IV in her hand, it was outrageous the fuss this grown woman made over this needle. The screaming, the crying, the number of people needed in the room to accomplish the task, all over one needle. You think she would have been more worried about the fact that she needed the medication urgently for her heart but no way, it was the stupid needle. Jeesh, I was getting different IVs and needles every 2 – 4 hours to the point where they had to install what they call a butterfly which is a needle they just leave in under the skin for up to 3 days at a time and continue to use that to insert the medication needles. She left after a few days, the ending up transferring her to another city. The nurses' gossip station talked about that episode for a few days afterward for sure! That was roommate no. 1.