Mom was outside and Hemingway and I were taking a nap. It was the end of the weekend and we knew Mom was not excited about going back to work. We weren’t sure what she was doing outside.
I saw Mom out by the bay window ‘cuz that’s where I was napping. It looked like she was pulling things out of the ground. She calls them weeds. I figure if they’re green maybe they belong there.
Suddenly Mom came running into the house and ran into the bathroom and started the water running.
We tried to go ask her what was happening and all she mumbled was, “Oh boy…Oh boy!” We figured she was talking to us ‘cuz we’re both boys. MOL!
Turns out Mom must have disturbed a ground nest of bees. She always tells us to leave them alone but I guess she doesn’t have to do what we have to do.
Mom told us they attacked her and that wasn’t good since she gets a bad reaction. Luckily it doesn’t affect her breathing but she does swell up really big and starts running a temperature.
She went to see her
vet doctor the next morning ‘cuz her arms were really hurting. She said she was stung three times on her right arm and twice on her left arm. The doctor checked her all over and then gave her medicine to take.
Mom said that her right arm from the shoulder to the elbow was all swollen, red, hot, itchy and very sore. Besides, it was as big as her leg! She said her left arm was that way from the elbow to the wrist and she was miserable.
She tends to tell tall tales. If my arm got as big as my leg, it wouldn’t change at all. MOL!!!
Her medicine made her sleepy last night and we slept with her to make sure she was OK.
Mom said she’s never pulling weeds again!!! I guess that means we’ll be having a weed sale before long.
The medicine is helping fast and she’s doing much better today. It was kind of a scary time for her but she had really great care.
Yes!!! We took care of her!! Oh, and the
vet doctor helped, too.
Is this where Mom found the bees? Should we be this close?
No, Mom was in the front yard and we’re not allowed to go out there.