It was visiting day today, and I didn’t have time to arrange for someone else to go in my place, so Rassilon and I went to the Repat hospital.
The problem…I have a good dose of the flu, and I feel terrible. I had a bad night because of all the junk in my chest keeping me awake, so I got up at 6.00 am and took some cold and flu tablets and went back to bed. By 9.00 am I was feeling better, so I got up and got ready, (a wash for Rassilon and a shower for me).
We went to the hospital and went in for our lunch, I had a coffee and cake and Rassilon had his sausage roll. The trouble was, when I went to order, I found out my voice was almost gone. (living alone means you don’t need to talk much).
Anyway, we had that and went to our visit and found the patient from Flinders hospital. They had been waiting for us and enjoyed meeting Rassilon. Rassilon was very talkative today and full of energy, making it through his 90 minutes without slowing down or having to sleep. It still feels funny walking through the hospital with a dog though.
On the way home I thought I would go and check the mail at Reynella. On the way to the post office I stopped for my coffee and a pat from passers by for Rassilon, but about half way through the coffeet the tablets wore off, and there was no way I could have gone that little extra to the post office, so we came home and went to bed.
I got up at about 7.00 pm and made a big pot of vegetable soup (done in a pressure cooker…25 minutes), so I will have soup tomorrow because if I feel like I do now, I will NOT be cooking.
Rassilon, after his long day, is comfortable, asleep on my bed, across it as usual. I don’t know how he will be next week because we have the hospital on Wednesday and the nursing home on Thursday. I certainly hope I will be feeling better. When I was working and in peak condition, something like this was a 24 hour condition, at the moment I am up to 48 hours.
Anyway, I made it through the day, and Rassilon met 49 people at the hospital today. This is the same dog that just 3 years ago ran outside if someone came to the front door.
- A message from ALL greyhounds