I have been sick all week. (I do not get any kind of swats when I am this sick.) This started as just a little head cold. No big deal. Then it turned into a sinus infection and an ear ache. Now it has traveled down to my chest. Add asthma into the mix and I don't want to move. My abs are sore from coughing so much and my voice sounds like a squeaky toy.
What happens in my house when mom is sick? The kids get busy. They have been helping each other with school work. I only have to correct a quiz or test when there is a problem. Chores are getting done without me standing over them and the dogs are getting walked several times a day. Every time I try to get up to help with the house, the kids chase me back to bed. If I insist on staying up the wrap me up in a blanket on the couch.
I have great kids.
On to better news.
After my service dog died, I promised my son his very own dog. Well that didn't work out so good. We found an add for a dog that needed a good home. He is a few years old but good natured The family just can't afford to feed him anymore. Usually I call bull on that but not this time. Her daughter was just diagnosed with breast cancer. It sounds like it is very advanced. She loves her dog but just can't take care of her daughter and give the dog what he needs too.
Sooo.... What did I do? We are getting his shots up to date and keeping him until everything settles down. She is under hospice care which means that they don't expect her to live much longer. No idea how long we will have this dog but he is a sweet heart. I didn't think it was fair for her to make this decision with her daughter so sick. I told her to wait. We will keep him and feed him. She needs to take care of herself and her daughter right now.
No, I don't know these people but the dog is a sweet heart. He has been spoiled rotten in the good kind of way. They are just people who needed a helping hand. Does it matter if I am fostering for a rescue group or helping a family out? Either way I have to buy dog food. A rabies shot costs $10 over at the pound. I can do that much.
If she wants him back in a few months I will figure out the money to buy my son his very own puppy. That will cost several hundred dollars but he is worth every penny. He is doing great taking care of our latest foster/maybe forever dog. We will have to wait and see what happens.