Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Time for a Break


Corset production has slowed down for two reasons.  1) it is nearly finished (hurrah!), 2) Jimmy has been horizontal for the last 5 days.  This afternoon, after refusing several tempting suggestions to sit in the lounge all cosy with mugs of hot tea and rugs watching his favourite programmes with the dog at his feet, I thought I better have him seen to.  A 13 year old boy who doesn't want to watch TV isn't right! But Jimmy is never never ill.  I can't even remember the last time I took him to the doc's since he was a baby, and it's been a job to get him to talk about his symptoms.  "I'm fine" or "I'm better than yesterday" is all he would mumble, but this evening it took me a whole hour to get him out of the house and down to the surgery.  After a further hour of waiting for the duty doctor, it seems that he has pneumonia!!  It also seems that I don't have a son who does anything by halfs!!  So now, while Mr Marmalade has rushed off to get some antibiotics, Jimmy has retired to a horizontal position on the sofa, with rugs, no tea, and has requested a Pot Noodle for dinner.  So things are looking up already!

22 comments:

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Oh poor boy! No wonder he doesn't want to do anything! Hope the Pot Noodle is restorative! Lucy xxx

ethel and edna's tearoom said...

OMG! Poor chap. As you say - not doing things by halves but 'properly' ill. Hope he's better soon.

Diane said...

Theres no wonder he's ill with this rubbish weather!! Hope he gets better soon - at least its not the pig flu!! My sis got back from Mexico yesterday - weve put her in quarantine for a week!! Hope she brought me my Gin off the plane though!!!

Kitty said...

Oh no - the poor thing. Is he coughing loads and loads? I had it once - awful; so painful to breathe :-(

Hope he gets better very, very soon.

x

twiggypeasticks said...

Poor Jimmy, hope he soon feels better. Give him a big hug from the Twiggys or if he's embarrassed by that sort of thing a comforting pat on the back :)
Twiggy x

Berlin Deluxxe said...

Sounds like my boy :) Hope he feels well soon!

dottycookie said...

Ugh, poor Jimmy. No fun at all :-(

Hope the antibiotics kick in quickly and make him feel much, much better.

Taz said...

Oh good grief! I hope he's feeling better soon. Unusual for a male not to moan, bless him.

Fancy Elastic said...

Oh no! Poor Jimmy! It doesn't rain, it pours... I know one of those too!

Well done for chivvying him to the docs.

x

Anne said...

Oh my life! Pneumonia! Hope he's on the mend soon. Your family really does lead an eventful life!

Daisie said...

Hope he is all better (and vertical) very soon!
xxx

jennyflower said...

I dispense LOADS of pot noodles at work- they are really very effective with very few side-effects! Poor man, hope all iswell soon.

Gina said...

The poor lad. Hope he's on the mend very soon and the Pot Noodles do their trick! Isn't it strange - I always crave tin soup when I'm not well!

Billie Jane said...

Good Grief!!!! Julia, what a time you are having! Well at least he can relax and try to enjoy being unwell now that it has a name! Hurrah for the corset too!x

Anonymous said...

On no! Hope J gets better soon! xx

Jo Power said...

Oh dear poor thing I hope he feels better soon. Hope the pot noodle helps. xx

solsticedreamer~laoi gaul~williams said...

good grief poor boy~hope he is feeling better

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Hope he's on the mend soon. Pneumonia isn't nice and it will take some time to get over it...let's hope the nice weather finally arrives and warms things up...that should help!

Limecat said...

Oh my lord - the poor wee man.

Get that pot noodle down him!

driftwood said...

hope he's better soon, if not the pot noodle will finish him off.....

Helen said...

Poor Jimmy - no wonder he hasn't wanted to move. Hope he's on the mend. x

Indigo Blue said...

Oh,poor lad!! How horrid, I hope he recovers before half-term hols. I hate Pot Noodles Yuk, reminds me of student days in digs. Now a lovely cup of tea and a couple of choccy biccies is the cure I would need. Hope he feels better asap.
x