Mary Jane kind of drew a blank yesterday on what to do to help Bernadette’s itching under the dressing. She tried putting some gaze under her cord thinking that might help with the irritation but it continued to drive Bernadette crazy. Tonight she took off her night dress (all by herself!!) as she was very uncomfortable and was using the sheet to help her scratch around her dressing. I tried some Calamine Lotion which she said didn’t work and agreed to go for a soak in the tub to wash it off. I was about to wipe it off when she informed me that it was working after all. She told me she feels like she needs to scratch and then the feeling goes away. So maybe that will help for now. Wouldn’t that be a blessing!
As for her cold, she’s on the mend. Still coughing a little and blowing her nose about once an hour or so, but all in all she’s done very very well. Thank you all for your prayers that she would get over this cold sooner than later. She’s even doing better than Zoe who caught it a couple days before her. Oh speaking of Zoe, I have to share this with you. Bernadette asked me to feed Zoe downstairs so I’d still be close to her. No problem. At one point she asked what that funny sound was coming from our direction. I’m sitting in a lazy boy chair near the head of her bed so she can’t really see us except out of the corner of her eye. My answer: “She’s blowing bubbles in her milk.” Try picturing that! Too funny.
Anyways, after a long day of rubbing legs, creaming feet, helping her sit up, helping her lay down, trying to find comfortable positions, decorating her walls with “Frozen” wall deckles from Amber Kurtz (she loves them, thank you!!!), finding movies to watch, bathing, and bringing her snacks , drinks, and medicines, I’m ready to hit the hay even if she isn’t. Where she gets the stamina to stay awake so long is beyond me. Bob, you’re right, I’m getting old.