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09 October 2014 @ 06:49 pm
Continued attack of the blargh  
That thing I picked up at the wedding that gave me an ear infection and strep throat my dad also picked up, his went the route of a persistent dry cough until two days ago when it decided to become pneumonia.

My dad has a very adept fever system, where it spikes high and fast, and he gets a bit...off. You can usually tell he's feverish because he starts calling sort of drunkenly for the dog while wrapped like a burrito in bed, even if the dog is nowhere near by. He tried to give the secretary at the doctor his bank card when she asked for his health card. And he just cheerfully informed my mum that his antibiotics were a 'pretty pink, they match your shirt'. Which is very unlike my dad, who is a quiet, calm, terse sort of fellow.

I feel like I might have Powers, because someone at FF.net asked for a fic about a line I wrote about baby!Q having febrile seizures that Mycroft had to deal with, and the first time I worked on it, I had given him an ear infection, and then the next day I got an ear infection. And then I've been working it on again, and my interpretation of baby!Q's fever is based on descriptions my grandmother told of my father's fevers when he was little, and now he's got a fever. And pneumonia.

So, we've had to cancel Thanksgiving this year, which is a bit sad. But on the bright side, we don't have to clean up the house for Thanksgiving. And I made pumpkin French toast for dinner tonight with the pumpkin I was probably going to use for a pie or something at the table Mum and I had started to decorate, so at least we're making the best of it.

Hope any other Canadians out there have a good Thanksgiving weekend and enjoy your Monday off!
aelfgyfu_mead: Carson Beckettaelfgyfu_mead on October 10th, 2014 12:21 am (UTC)
I'm sorry about Thanksgiving! I hope you all get well quickly.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 10th, 2014 03:46 am (UTC)
Thank you. Thanksgiving is totally not as huge a deal in Canada as it seems to be in the States, so no one is too upset. We just want Dad to get well. Poor thing.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 10th, 2014 02:10 am (UTC)
Sorry to hear about the Thanksgiving cancellation. I hope your dad feels better soon!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on October 10th, 2014 03:45 am (UTC)
Thank you! Poor Dad is being very pathetic in that way where you feel bad for him but also find him really adorable.

"I'm sorry for being an inconvenience."

Just like Eeyore. 'It's old tail, but I'm kinda of attached to it.'

Poor Dad.
Dusty: SPN. Dean. You are a Fever.dustlines on October 13th, 2014 12:40 pm (UTC)
Perhaps if you write comforting, magical health restoration fic, the same will reflect in your life? Worth a try!

I hope you and your dad feel better soon! Fevers can make people say and do all sorts of funny things.