Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Musical Cat?

Last night was a bit on the wicked side for a couple of hours.

I don't know what was wrong with Kurtis -no fever or anything like that -and he went to sleep very peaceful, no fussing or anything -but he woke up a little after 10 p.m., sick! Very sick. Throwing up all over the playpen sick, all over himself sick. The yuckies, for sure.

Because Bill hurt his hand on Saturday at work -broke the first two joints on his middle finger, first joint on the ring finger on his left hand when he got it caught in the garage door at work, he couldn't reach in and lift Kurtis out but did manage to get him turned a bit so I could pick him up. I headed to the bathroom to strip him, wash him up and Mandy stripped down the pac'n'play and headed to the basement to toss all that stuff in the washer.

Between 10 p.m. and almost 2 a.m., he was sick to his stomach a couple more time as we tried and tried to find ways to get something into him to help him get whatever was upsetting him to settle down. Big problem here being he will not drink out of anything except a bottle -no sippy cups at all and trying to give him any thing via a spoon or other apparatus just opens up to a huge battle with him. And, if he got upset, crying, fussing, screaming, it just made him cough and yes, then upchuck some more.

Finally, Mandy managed to dissolve some children's anti-acid type meds and using a little syringe, got him to accept a few drops here and there of that until the dosage was all inside him.

Today, he was fine. Just like nothing ever even happened last night!

When Mandy's friend arrived today bringing her little boy, Matthew, who is five months younger than Kurtis (Mandy babysits him two afternoons a week), we learned that Matthew and his older brother had both had a bad night last night too -same problems as little Kurtis.

Today, I was afraid I was getting the flu or something because all day I could not get warm -just shivered the bulk of the day. Finally, I headed to my bed, covered up all nice and snuggly there but still, just could not get warm although the bed itself was toasty enough. My feet just stayed like two darned big old blocks of ice though until after I had managed to get a little nap in and when I woke up, at least I was warm. But then, my stomach was a bit on the queasy side so as a result of that, Kurtis and I stayed home tonight while Mandy and Maya went to the Shrove Tuesday supper -pancakes and sausage -at our church.

Last night though -when things were calming down a bit with Kurtis -we hadn't seen Chino the cat for a little while. But much to our surprise, she was right in the living room, just comfy as all get out. Apparently, she decided to check out my organ for a sleeping place.

Cats sure can find some strange places to curl up on and go to sleep, can't they?


Maggie May said...

Sorry to hear about Kurtis. There are many strange bugs going about here too and last week I was very sick all night too. As I work with children, its not surprising that sometimes I succumb!

That little kitty certainly seems to like music! We had a cat once who used to love to walk back and forth over the keys of a piano. A bit ghost like if it happens in the night!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

I so remember these nights. They are so very long when little ones are sick. I hope you aren't coming down with anything either.

Yes, cats find the strangest places to sleep. Cute too.

Have a terrific day. :)

Suldog said...

Now, see, you're a nice person. You let the kitty sleep and just take a photo. My initial thought was, "What would happen if I turned the organ ON while the kitty was sleeping there?"

I don't know if I would have done it - I do love cats - but that was my first thought.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for visiting Pat and Abe.

Since our daughter moved back home with her cat, we have noticed that he likes to lay on the keys of the keyboard when we are trying to type. Maybe there is something about the keys.

Morgan Mandel said...

Hope everyone over there is feeling better. Still cold and flu season. Lots of reports here in Illinois from people I know.

Morgan Mandel

Dr.John said...

Raising kids and cats keep life interesting.

Sandi McBride said...

Grandkids and kitties...they do make life so very interesting, Jeni...I hope that you are feeling warm now and over what ever it was that was making you feel punk. Glad Kurtis overed his tummy bug fast, too!

Lifecruiser said...

I really don't know what's going on around the world. So many strange bugs, like stomach bugs. I'm glad you didn't get it too. I recognize that cold though, so you might got it mildly. Both hubby and me were cold like that when we got the bug on our last trip.

Cats!!! I love them. Organ or clean laundry piles or radiators, what's the difference? *giggles*

Mary said...


The flu-like symptoms that you had...the shivering etc., sounds like what I had in early January. I hope yours doesn't last the ten days that mine did. It seemed I'd never be warm again. Like you, I would crawl under the comforter but still couldn't get warm. It's a nasty bug, so be careful.

I forgot about Shrove Tuesday but Michelle made pancakes for the boys. They love them.

Hope everyone is well soon. If you get a chance, drop over to my blog and leave a comment so your name will be in for the book giveaway.


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Deb said...

Hi ~ oooh, I don't think you told me about this part of grandmotherhood! ;)
I am glad you are feeling better - I hate that cold feeling you get when you are ill - and you just can't warm up. Brrr... There are a lot of scary germs floating around - stay healthy! Take care.

maryt/theteach said...

That's kust what I thought a stomach flu... Thanks for commenting about "murder or not murder" on my blog. Give it a day or so and I'll tell you what I think... I agree with you about Jack McCoy and what he'd do. :)

terri said...

Poor Kurtis. It's so hard for them to be sick when they're little and can't tell you what's really wrong. Glad to hear he's feeling better already.

RuneE said...

Musical cats? Not unlikely, with nine loves to chose from - why not one as a musician? And one to sleep away?

PS Thank you for the nice comments!