Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Charlene Has Another Brush With Death

For my two favorite nurses.

Code brown! Code brown!

Why Charlene? Why?
Get her on the operating table, stat!

Scalpel!

Surgical findings:
 Severe root atrophy.

Cause:
 Chronic overdose of margarita ice caused by proximity to college apartment sink.


Prognosis:
 It will be touch-and-go for a while, but she could recover in time with healthy lifestyle choices.

A severe setback. 
Charlene remains clinging to life by one limp frond. She is comatose for several months. 
Then ...

Blip.

Her eyes flutter open.

And she gives us a brave smile.

Welcome back to the world, Charlene.


14 comments :

  1. Well at least there was that tiny little leaf starting. Could have been worse. She is looking great now that you took things in hand and saved her.

    Cher Sunray Gardens

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    1. Who ever said Boston ferns weren't tough?

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  2. AnonymousJune 28, 2012

    Charlene had better move in with you if she's expected to make any lifestyle changes! Can't wait to see you next week!! S

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    1. Charlene is just as tenacious as the girl who named her. She is currently convalescing in my bedroom window and will probably be heading back down to Fresno in the Fall. Maybe with a new appreciation for the fragility and fleeting nature of life.

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  3. Your story was very funny. While reading your blog,I cannot help laughing.
    And the top photo in your blog is very fantastic.I really feel as if I'm in a field of lowers when I'm looking at it. And I thought that a little sprout of Cordifolia is very adorable.By the way, I wrote two comments about you in my blog. please read it.

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    1. I'm glad you like my new photo. Every now and the I get a lucky shot. I'm glad to make you laugh too! Thank you for such sweet comments.

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  4. OMG now I want to name all my plants!

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    1. I sure hope you do! It's a great way to add animal drama to their quiet vegetable lives.

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    1. It has survived for 12 years ... so far.

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  6. So glad she recovered. I had a fern like this in the garden, didn't realise it should come in for the winter . . . no recovery!

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    1. We're glad too, my daughter especially. Sorry about your poor anonymous fern. I've lost quite a few that way myself.

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  7. Is Charlene still with us?

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    1. She is! Her drier lifestyle suits her much better.

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