Sunday, August 15, 2010

Taking Care of Mom is a 24/7 Job!

Y'all know that I still take care of Mom even though I'm retired.  Sometimes that means in the middle of the night, since Mom's disease isn't predictable at all!
Lately, Mom has started having ouches in her stomach and the doctors don't know why yet.  Mom thinks it is the same thing Grandmom has called Chron's Disease but they don't know yet.  It has been waking Mom up at night and nothing helps except her heating pad.
 Of course, I wake up with Mom and keep her company until she feels better.  Sometimes the pain sets off one of her pseudo-seizure attacks (which she is seeing a new neurologist for Monday to figure them out!) so I have to tell her before that happens.
But lately, I've had some extra help when Mom isn't feeling good!  Francine always knows when Mom is sick or sad and comes to make Mom feel better.  For a cat, she has remarkable instincts and will come from anywhere in the house to sit with Mom and make happy purr noises to her.
She is only a little baby kitten but she is pretty smart!  I think she heard about me being a service dog before I retired and decided to be a service cat at home.  She is pretty cute and Mom says her fur is very soft, so I guess those are good qualities in a service cat!  In all seriousness, it is nice to have a helper who knows when Mom is getting sick or sad.
Of course, once Mom is feeling a little bit better, Lola and Karma come to cuddle with her to so they can make sure we took good care of her!


  1. Glad you have some help watching after your mom :)

    Don't forget, we moved to

  2. You guys are such great helpers for your mom. I hope she rewards you with lots of noms and belly rubs.

    Tail wags,

  3. Great job looking after mom!
    Hope she gets better each day!

    Well wishes and Cheers,

  4. I am so sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Chron's can be tough, but I have a friend who has it under control ad is doing really well.

    Good luck!

  5. Oh no - I'm sorry to hear about your human's new ouchies!! Poor thing - she really doesn't need another thing thrown at her! Life is so unfair sometimes!! We are all thinking of her and hoping the doctors can make her better.

    Francine is going to grow up a great therapy cat! :-) But of course, she's got you as the best example, Dixie!

    Honey the Great Dane