Wednesday, June 27, 2007

6/27 The smell was overpowering

In my dream I smelled dog poop. It was cloying and overpowering; I looked for it, couldn't find it. Slowly I awoke to find it wasn't a dream. It was a living nightmare. Diarrhea all over my bedroom floor--and the icing on the poop cake was a big pile of pee as well. Q sat there looking sad. It was diarrhea so I couldn't even yell.

6:15 AM and I cleaned up poop and pee for more than 20 minutes. Turned on the news as I started to get ready for work. Local news wasn't on. I was confused. Then I looked at my watch again. Instead of 6:45 it was 3:45. Sweet reprieve. I put her on the bed with me to stop any future ideas she might have and slept for a few more hours.

I'm not in the office the next three days. Am at the Imperial Palace Resort Casino for a Hurricane Conference, sponsored by MEMA (the Mississippi version of FEMA). Should be interesting.

Q is staying at Doggy Day Care overnight because after the conference there's a board meeting I need to attend from 6:30 until whenever. I thought she'd have a better time at Doggy Day Care instead of being alone all night.


Anonymous said...

I hope while Q is having fun with all her doggy pals, you'll be able to get 8 hours of sleep!

Jill and Todd said...

Poor mommy... it really is like having a "baby" in the house. Hopefully she will out grow her bladder stuff and the things that cause her to not have control. Get some rest while you can. Oh, you take care of you too. Hugs & Kisses!

Anonymous said...

Remember that you're there for a meeting, Jer. I hope there as at least one seminar held at a roulette table.

Jerilyn Dufresne, author said...

Andrea and Jill, thanks so much. I had a board meeting until late last night. Although I was smart and didn't drink coffee or tea, knowing they would make me get up during the night, I did drink lots of water like I'm supposed to. Well, the meeting went late and I ended up getting up more than once during the night for the bathroom. Drat. But I did sleep until 6:45 AM which is quite different. :)

Jerilyn Dufresne, author said...

David, since I had on my work shirt, identifying my company, I couldn't gamble at all. But I'll go back another time because they have one non-smoking floor and that's where the poker room is. So I'm anxious to try it out.