Tuesday, May 10, 2011

When Life Gets Crazy Busy

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.



12 comments:

Vee said...

Oh a nurse in the family always comes in handy. Usually comes in handy that is; sometimes one can make the most dire pronouncements. So, does she have bronchitis? I'm sure that you are so very proud of your son's accomplishments. Hearty congrats to him!

Becky K. said...

Congratulations to your son. What a wonderful accomplishment. There is real job security in the medical field and it sounds like his skills will come in quite handy at home as well.

Pamela said...

Congratulations on your son's accomplishments! Nursing is a wonderful occupation - and he'll always have a job! I hope your mom feels better soon and takes all of her medication! :)

Leslie T. said...

Congratulations to your son! And I'm glad that his skills came in handy for you!

Donna@soakinginmustard.com said...

Congratulations to your son, you and the farmer must be very proud! My other mother lives with us too, I know what its like to have plan changes. We learn to go with the flow, don't we? Enjoy the pinning ceremony. Peace

shortoldlady said...

Congrats to your son on his wonderful achievement! Here's to passing his exams and a lifetime of helping others!

Thirkellgirl said...

Oh my goodness. My grandmother had a knack for disrupting EVERY possible occasion. Including my high school graduation. So glad your son was able to make her listen, and I hope she recovers quickly. Congratulations to you on launching another kid!

Tess said...

Yes, it's always something. Here we say "If it's not one thing, it's your mother." Which, in your case, would be accurate.

Congrats to the new nurse.

Kat said...

You raised a great kid! And my grandma pulls this stunt, too. I'd like to think that it isn't consciously, but sometimes I do wonder....

Lisa D. said...

Congratulations to your son!
Looks like you've found your "secret weapon" for the Other Mother, too :)

Terri said...

Congratulations to your son, and to you for raising a responsible and useful member of society! And you are such a good DIL! I hope I get such good care at the hands of my family when I'm (much) older.

Auntie Em said...

Suz - Congrats on your son's graduation, you & the farmer must be so proud.
Mary