Every time she ate, it was like she was chewing her cud and eventually her rumination got on my nerves. I was the dietitian who was hired to treat her Rumination Disorder. Everything that she put in her mouth seemed to need another cycle of chewing. Her significant weight loss brought her into the hospital where she was treated for malnutrition, and I administered a high-calorie tube feeding formula, which seemed to help. I realized that her condition was much more serious when I heard her making mooing noises. This is a rather uncommon condition, but King Nebuchadnezzar was driven into the fields and he ate grass for seven years after he was humbled by God for boasting about his achievements. People can suffer from a psychological disorder called Boanthropy that makes them believe that they are a cow. They try to live their life as a cow.
Written for Stine Writing – Poetry, Positivity, and Connecting!, Simply 6 Minutes hosted by Christine Bialczak.