What's the old saying? It's always something!
Yesterday was the last day of college for our son. He's officially graduated from the nursing program and the pinning ceremony will be on Thursday afternoon. We are so happy and proud and he's anxious to take the state boards and get on with the next chapter in his life. He waited over two years to get into the program and another two years studying, so it seems like it was a long haul.
I had lots of plans for today. There were last minute errands to be run, a trip to the grocery store to buy food for a small after-pinning get together with the small family group that will be in attendance but as I said, it's always something.
The Other Mother was up all last night coughing and that does not bode well because she's had brochitis twice in the past couple of years. She was giving me some grief about going to the urgent care this morning but I'll be damned if she wasn't going to go. Her tack is always, "If I'm not feeling better tomorrow, then I'll go."
I was not in the mood for having the plans for our sons pinning possibly disrupted with a trip to the emergency roon on Thursday. Believe me, this kind of thing has happened before and I was in NO MOOD. The problem is that she really resists listening to me and so I enlisted the help of the new in-house nurse!!
My son got out his stethoscope and listened to her lungs.
"I'm just fine, right?" she asked.
"Sorry, grandma, you're going to the doctor. It sounds like brochitis."
And she went with me. No kicking or screaming. Heck, if I knew that's all it took I would have encouraged our son to go to nursing school many years ago!
Have a great day everyone. Tomorrow I'll be running all the errands I was supposed to do today.
Yes, it's always something.
NOTE: Yes, the doctor confirmed that she has bronchitis and commended me for getting her in early as it is in the beginning stage. She's wiped out though, as brochitis will do. We'll see whether she can attend the ceremony. She's on the big gun antobiotics. The in-house nurse has reminded her of the importance of taking ALL the meds. It is a very bad thing when people quit taking them the minute they feel better. OK, that's all the advice from the nurse today.