Well...three times is a charm. Mom took herself over to a big clinic, today. Since the first one didn't do anythin' for her, & the second one was incompetent an' gave her a low dose med that wouldn't do her any good. She tried to go to her doctor, only to find out that since she hadn't been to see him, he dropped her & she'd have to come in as a new patient...an' he's not takin' any new patients. (That don't even make sense to me). She was kinda upset by this since he's been her doctor for upteen years. She just don't believe in goin' to a doctor if you're not sick....you might catch somethin' there. She can't help it if she's relatively healthy. She said she'd go to a dr more often if they could make her young & skinny....an' actually see you at your appointment time.
Anyways, she had another terrible night of not bein' able to sleep 'cause of the itchies. Her face...well, she don't look like herself w/all that red stuff all over it an' it all swollen...so's her neck an' still her arms. You'd think she had mange. She's never been allergic to anythin'...ever! But guess what....that funny vine in the back corner she was clearin' out...well, it turns out to be some kind of poison ivy or oak. She say's it must be some kind of mutant strain 'cause of all the pollution....stuff like that's never bothered her before an' she's been around those things before an' they've never bothered her.
Anyway, so, she went over to the big 24hr clinic, the same one she went to when that cat chomped down on her hand. They saw her right away, knew what her problem was and gave her some strong meds to take. The best thing....the doctor an' the nurses told her that she should be lookin' an' feelin' better in just a couple of days.
I've been tryin' to take care of her...but she said that when I lick her booboos it makes 'em itch more, but she appreciates me hangin' out on the couch w/her. The way I figure it, takin' care of her is more important then bein' up in my tower watchin' the neighborhood. Even Lexie has been hangin' around, too. An' just 'cause mom has a snack tray set up has nothin' to do w/it, either. :)