5/25/16 I am so far behind…

I will probably never catch up, even running on all four legs. I tried to get through the Reader but I think it is hopeless!

I have been watching over Mom, who is very depressed. Mom is sad because she thinks that Dad suffered a mild heart attack (he had all the symptoms; Mom remembered from her CPR class) and now he is refusing medical treatment. Any medical treatment. Mom went and bought a bottle of aspirin so that if something happens she can stuff it in Dad’s mouth and call 911. I wish the male humans weren’t so stubborn. Mom is calling Dad “Widowmaker” and feeling really blue. She says she can’t believe Dad won’t go for a test just to assuage her fears. Fortunately, Mom has me.

We have had a few nice days and I did manage to get out. First, though, we celebrated Erik’s birthday with a nice BBQ and fresh fruit and vegetables. Here is Erik blowing out the candles on his cake:

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I don’t know what Erik wished for, but I hope he gets it.

We went on a nice walk and I was amazed at all the geese and goslings, in various stages of growth. It was wonderful to be out in the sun!

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We went with some friends to the big outdoor mall and we stopped at a fancy furniture store to rest a bit. Here is Jamie, perched in a modified “bird cage” – looks comfy, huh?

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And he’s wearing his pizza shoes!

Woof! Love, Maggie

10 thoughts on “5/25/16 I am so far behind…

  1. loisajay

    Maggie–a mild heart attack is pretty serious stuff. Maybe you can snuggle up to dad and convince him to see a doctor just to be sure…..whew! A man going to the doctor…imagine that! Liz–keeping trying to convince him.

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  2. foguth

    Does your dad have a regular doctor? Insurance? Is he afraid of missing work or something else, if he gets a diagnosis? I ask this because I suspect that some sort of fear is at the roots of his refusal to visit the doctor. This could be as simple as distrusting doctors and/or hospital (I can identify with this) or fearing that if something is really wrong, it will be a devastating financial issue… lots of possible reasons for the fear.
    If there actually was a mild heart attack, it could be a warning to make changes in lifestyle and/or diet.
    If you do have a family doctor, perhaps your mom to talk to him/her about what she can do regarding changing diet, etc. to help him heal.

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    1. maggie0019 Post author

      These are all good points , which mom has brought up to dad but he says nothing is wrong and refuses to go. However a definite event of some kind happened.

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  3. noodle4president

    Why are dads such troublemakers?!?! They’re always causing moms grief and worry. Mom always tell Dad, “Do you want me to be a young widow? Why would you do this to me? It’s so easy to get me to stop nagging.”

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