Sunday, February 8, 2015

And So On And So On And Scooby Dooby Doo

I've been out of touch for a while. My Mother The Dowager Duchess needed some company.

MY VISIT WITH THE DUCHESS IN NOVEMBER.

The first thing I'll tell you is that the Dowager Duchess is doing well. Unfortunately, I'm reporting on her condition because she had a mild stroke on Monday. However, when she noticed that her "... right side just didn't feel quite right," in typical Dowager Duchess style, she called car service and went on her own to her doctor's office. He immediately had her taken to the hospital where she stayed until Thursday. She's now in a rehab facility (that resembles a hotel) and she shows no obvious effects of the stroke. The goal now is to simply find the right medication to avoid this in future. And, OK, maybe going on her own to the doctor wasn't the best idea, but it worked out fine.

TV's OSCAR MADISON.

So, here I am in Brooklyn since Wednesday. The great news is that Thursday was The Kid Brother's birthday and he and I were able to celebrate with lunch. It also gave him the opportunity to comment on the mess I've made of the Dowager Duchess's apartment. He called me Oscar (for Oscar Madison from "The Odd Couple.")


The Dowager Duchess laughed when I told her what song I was going to include with this post. Another mother might not appreciate my humor.
(Different strokes for different folks.)

18 comments:

  1. Mitchell, have a gtreat time with your mum.. I hope you mum is well. Take care of her..

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  2. Glad you were able to be there for the Dowager Countess--and the Kid brother--no matter how sloppy you might be.

    Still, sending all sorts of positive thoughts her way!

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  3. Good to hear that she's doing okay... and that you were able to be there for her. And... Happy Birthday to your kid brother! I bet it was a treat for him to have you there, too.

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  4. Hi Mitchell,
    Sorry to hear but glad she is ok. She is however, amazing! Please give your Mom our love! Xoxoxo to all, Cathy

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  5. My mother had a mild stroke -- well, she calls it mild; the doctor said it was severe -- five years ago, recovered well and is still taking care of herself in her own home, driving and staying active at 86. May all go well with the Dowager Duchess and both her sons.

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  6. Hope she recovers fully, enjoy your time with her and clean up the apartment! LOL!

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  7. Oh, it's so good to get news of "our" Dowager Duchess:) I've been thinking about you and about her and about "the kid brother", and hoping all was well. How are San Geraldo, Moose, and Dudo doing?☺️

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  8. Glad it wasn't worse - and to hear she is on the mend. She sounds like kind of a tough woman - like not much will get her down :)

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  9. I'm so glad that the Dowager Duchess is on the mend and that her stroke was a relatively mild one. Li'l bro must have been thrilled to have you there on his birthday, and to get to call you 'Oscar'.
    It's good of you to let us know what's been going on.

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  10. Warmest wishes to you and your family. Tell the Dowager Duchess that her internet fans are rooting for her!

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  11. TANTI AUGURI PER TUA MAMMA & BUON COMPLEANNO CHUCKY!!!

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  12. This news about the DD is certainly worrisome. I hope she recovers fully. Tell her she had a lot of supporters out here in the blogging world.

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  13. All the best to your mother, Mitch! And how fortunate she is to have two sons who care so much for her.
    What a great photo of you both.

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  14. How unfortunate. I am sure she feels much better with your reassuring presence. Your brother must have been concerned.

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  15. I very much like your Mother

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  16. Glad to hear the DD is well. Your song choice is clever. I, on the other hand, thought of Gary Coleman. "What you talkin' 'bout, Willis?"

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  17. So glad your Mom is doing well. The smiles tell it all indeed.

    Happy Birthday to the Kid Brother!!

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  18. Oh man! I'm so sorry to hear about this, but I'm very glad that she's doing better! She looks like such a fun, energetic woman! I wish her all the best! And Happy Happy belated Birthday to the Kid Brother! Enjoy your time at home...well...one of your homes! :)

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