Goldfinch Is Not Very Well Right Now

Lovely Goldfinch came back to England with some form of cold.  He is a bit poorly sick right now.

If he were here with me I would spoil him so much. I would make fresh soup and bake bread to make him feel better. I guess to me, it is one of the most satisfying ways to express love, caring practically for the needs of someone I hold dear.

I would stroke his brow and fluff his pillows.  He would want for nothing at all.  He would not have to cajole or petition me, I would anticipate his every need.

I worked within nursing care for a number of years. I guess over eight years in total.  I have cared for many terminally ill patients and also older patients who had some form of dementia (goodness the stories I absolutely cannot share with you due to confidentiality!)

I find that my years in healthcare have nurtured a huge fondness for making a fuss of someone who is ill. If Goldfinch were here, oh goodness I would treat him like royalty!

In fact….as he is a few years older than I am, I have occasionally teased him that I will be his carer if he becomes sick or loses his mobility as he ages. Not that he enjoys me making him imagine the future decades ahead.

But I do mean it.  I wasn’t entirely kidding when I told him if he became sick and needed a carer he should ask me to come over from England to Australia.  Of course I would!  I can’t imagine anything more satisfying than supporting someone you love through a challenge.

I know I could do it.  I have cared for patients right up until their last breaths and I have always made sure that they get the best, the golden standard of healthcare.  It is a special role to play.  How much more for someone you adore.

Of course, Goldfinch is not that ill right now…he has some form of cold.  Although I should not belittle his symptoms because we all know how serious it can be for a man to be ill.

I am a huge softie, not like one of those hard stern matron type nurses.  I am the one who is going to be full of sympathy and comfort.  An exemplary molly coddler!

I just don’t like to think of Goldfinch being on his own while he is ill. Suffering in solitude is a miserable thing indeed.

Well…one thing I know always makes me a million times better when I am ill is sleep.  If I have the opportunity to sleep twelve hours overnight, I usually beat whatever is making me poorly.

I even have a playlist for when I am ill, with mostly quiet gentle soothing songs and music.  You know the kind of sleepy music that makes it easier to nod off. I just had a look through the selection of songs I have on my “Melodies for Maladies” playlist and this one was right at the top:

It starts like a lullaby, although it does become a bit intense and dire at the end!


15 thoughts on “Goldfinch Is Not Very Well Right Now”

    1. It was my Dadda who introduced me to that song. He had a varied music collection to say the least. I always though it had a lovely tender start but it builds up to a very emotional appeal!


  1. Hope he feels better soon! I was thinking about your niece’s visit when I posted about rock painting. Do you do that where you live? It might be something to do together next time she visits…. anyway blessings to you and yours .. don’t catch a cold!

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    1. Thank you! I am sure she would love to do that. Nearby my little abode there is a cafe that allows you to paint a cup or a plate or bowl. I think she is a bit too young for that because she could easily break them. But I think a rock would be much ore successful.

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      1. I use to work in a paint your own pottery. Hand prints on pottery with their name and the date is a treasure I wish I could post a picture of the ones my little one did before she was old enough to do it herself… try it you might be pleasantly surprised and it makes awesome gift for sister

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