Wednesday, 1 February 2017
When Carmen developed a rash on her legs, arms and body she put it down to having an allergic reaction to her new diabetes medication. However, blood tests have shown that my maid of all work has the early stages of Typhus a disease spread through the bites of lice and fleas, she's had it for at least 7 weeks which would tie in with our Benidorm holiday, thank goodness, I would hate anyone to think that I live in a rat infested midden. Typhus is very prevalent in Spain. Carmen is blaming a stray cat that was weaving in and around her legs at a pavement café, she was chatting away as normal (non frigging stop), when I noticed a look of terror on her face, pointing to her feet she told me in dramatic tones to 'get... rid... of ....it' judging by her reaction I was expecting to see a snake down there instead of a fluffy white cat with rummy eyes. It's like living with Dame Edith Evans.
Carmen was given an antibiotic injection this morning and was told the rash would start to clear away in a few days, she was also told/warned by her superior that Typhus is a forbidden topic in the Flange household and if anyone should ask about her rash she is to say it's shingles. In the meantime I'm having one of these fitted in the front garden disguised as a lily pond.