Family Jesse -54 Luke-13 Vance-13 Daisy-11 Coy-9 Beauregard (Bo)-8 -------------------------------------------------------------------- The story Of the Dukes -------------------------------------------------------------------- 1) Bo layed in bed crying he was having trouble breathing. It felt like someone was sitting on his chest. He sat up and started crying and coughing. He didnâ€™t want to wake his cousins. He fumbled to get his puffer knocking it on the ground. He sat up in bed. He knew he was having an asthma attack. He needed help. He picked up his stuffed frog and threw it at Coy. â€œHey what-â€ Coy said getting mad but realizing Bo was having trouble breathing he got up and walked to Boâ€™s bed. â€œBo?â€ â€œCoy â€“ canâ€™t â€“breath. â€Bo chocked out in sobs Coy looked at his cousin. He had to help him he looked at Vance and Luke sleeping â€œLuke, Vance wake up Bo is having trouble breathing!â€ he called The older boys awoke both jumping out of bed. both springing into action. â€œCoy, go wake Uncle Jesse.â€ Luke told him as he grabbed Boâ€™s inhaler from the ground. Coy ran out While he was gone Luke gave Bo his inhaler. While Vance tried to keep him calm. Both boys rubbed his back. In a loving soothing way. Vance grabbed the glass of water Bo had beside his bed â€œBo take a drinkâ€ Vance told him holding up the glass to Boâ€™s lips and placing a hand behind his head he gave Bo a drink. â€œBetter?â€ Vance asked Bo nodded. He loved having Vance and Luke around. At this time even more they knew exactly what to do. Coy returned with Jesse after what seemed like hours. â€œUncle Jesse Bo is having an asthma attackâ€ Luke replied â€œLuke gave him his inhaler it stopped it a bitâ€ Vance told his uncle â€œVance gave him a drink of waterâ€ Luke told him Jesse tried to calm Boâ€™s asthma down with no luck he turned to the boys. â€œCall the ambulance." Jesse said Coy ran out of the room first he ran towards the phone on the counter he picked it up and pressed 0, â€œI need,Tri- County Medical we need an ambulance at the Duke Farm." He told the operator he waited praying Bo would be okay â€œThis is Tri- County Medical responding to your distress call, whatâ€™s wrong?" â€œMy Cousin is having an asthma attack." Coy told them â€œWhat is the patientâ€™s name?" â€œBeauregard Duke. But we call him Bo. Please hurry he isn't looking good." Coy told them â€œCoy tell them to hurry!â€ Jesse yelled â€œPlease Hurry he is only 8 years old.â€ Coy exclaimed " Don't worry an ambulance should be arriving shortly." The operator told the young boy. I sure hope they hurry. Bo could feel his head swimming his lungs felt heavy and like they were on fire he kept is eyes closed. He prayed he would be okay. He could hear his family comforting him. Daisy had ran in and jumped into action. â€œBo look at meâ€ Jesse called placing his hand on his nephewâ€™s chest. Bo opened his eyes. And looked up at his uncle. " Good job Bo. youâ€™re gonna be ok cause there's help on the way." Jesse said feeling relief washing over him. " Uncle-" Bo started before being thrown into another coughing fit. Jesse placed his hand on Boâ€™s chest â€œI will be there for youâ€ Jesse told him as he wrapped Bo in a blanket and carried him outside. Luke and Vance had ran outside and down the drive way. â€œUncle Jesseâ€ Vance and Luke called out in unison running up â€œThe ambulance is on the wayâ€ Luke and Vance called out The ambulance sped up and parked the paramedicâ€™s jumped out and got the stretcher they put an oxygen mask on his face and an IV in his hand. â€œI will call you kidsâ€ Jesse told them hopping into the ambulance. They nodded and went in and sat by the phone. Jesse kept his word and called he told them Bo would be fine and he would be released in the morning. â€œUncle Jesse I donâ€™t mind needles.â€ Bo told him â€œYouâ€™re a good boy in letting them poke and proud you.â€ â€œYeahâ€ â€œRoyal dropped off my pick up.â€ â€œOkay Uncle Jesseâ€ â€œ Youâ€™re a brave boy Iâ€™m proud of you.â€ Jesse said running his hands through his nephews hair. â€œ I threw froggy at Coy.â€ Jesse smiled and picked up Boâ€™s hand it looked so tiny with the IV in it. â€œSorry Boâ€ â€œItâ€™s okay uncle Jesse.â€ Bo told him yawning Jesse waited until Bo was asleep he went to call Royal. ----------------------------------------------------------- â€œDo I haveta go to bed?â€ Bo asked as he and Jesse got home â€œYou need to rest Boâ€ Jesse told him as he helped him into bed â€œI did in the hospital. Can I read?â€ â€œJust restâ€ â€œNot tiredâ€ Bo replied with in seconds he was asleep. Jesse turned to look at Bo the young boy was sleeping soundly. Jesse covered him up and left. He started to clean the house. Soon it was 4:00 the kids arrived home â€œHow is Bo?â€ Luke asked he had been worried about him all day. â€œFine he is sleeping. Go change out of your school clothes and start your choresâ€ Jesse told them. Luke sighed a relief. Bo was sitting up in bed playing with his frog he heard Luke and Vance come in he pretended to sleep. Knowing they would tell Uncle Jesse. He couldnâ€™t risk being able to play around. He didnâ€™t want to be bed rest for much longer. Vance and Luke quietly dressed. â€œBe quietâ€ Vance told Coy as he walked into the room. And he walked out. He nodded and started to change â€œCoy Iâ€™m boredâ€ Bo whispered as he sat up and looked at his cousin. â€œYa have to rest.â€ â€œI know talk to me. Iâ€™m boredâ€ Coy changed and sat down on Boâ€™s bed. â€œMy Momma and daddy are coming home for my 10th birthdayâ€ â€œYou are gonna be 10 . Iâ€™m gonna be 9â€ â€œYeahâ€ â€œIâ€™m gonna drive a Race carâ€ Coy declared â€œYeah Iâ€™m gonna build me a race carâ€ â€œLuke and Vance are going to be Marines â€œCoy told Bo â€œYeah wanna play race car drivers?â€ â€œUncle Jesse wonâ€™t let youâ€ â€œStupid Asthmaâ€ Bo replied â€œYeahâ€ Coy replied siting on Boâ€™s bed â€Should you have the mask on?â€ Bo shrugged â€œHey I have an ideaâ€ Bo looked at him â€œWe can play a gameâ€ â€œLike what?â€ â€œCards besides I told Uncle Jesse I donâ€™t feel goodâ€ â€œWhy?â€ â€œI donâ€™t Hughie Hogg punched me in the stomachâ€ â€œDid you tell Luke and Vance?â€ â€œNo cause they will be suspended if they do anything. Principal Cooper will suspend themâ€ â€œThey protect us but have become very matureâ€ Bo added in. it was true they had become mature. The boys started to play some cards. â€œLuke says Iâ€™ll be bigger when I can whip himâ€ Bo told Coy â€œI rekon you will. Hey I have an ideaâ€ â€œ Hey look itâ€™s Lukeâ€™s Bow and arrowâ€ Coy said getting off Boâ€™s bed Bo got out of bed â€œCoy you canâ€™t play with thatâ€ Coy Put it in and fired the arrow into the lamp It shattered Bo took the Bow from Coy Jesse ran I to see Bo with the bow and arrow â€œBeauregard Nehemiah Duke!â€ Jesse exclaimed â€œSorry uncle Jesse. â€œ Bo replied looking guilty â€œBo you know Luke doesnâ€™t like you touching his stuffâ€ â€œSorry Uncle Jesse I jus wanted to show my shotâ€ Bo explained â€œOkay Boâ€ Jesse said â€œ Coy how does your stomach feel?â€ â€œFineâ€ Jesse ruffled their hair and left â€œBo why did you do that?â€ Coy asked â€œUncle Jesse woulda tanned your hide. He never spanks meâ€ Coy hugged his younger cousin â€œthanks Bo I owe ya oneâ€ â€œWhat was your idea?â€ â€œTo get ya outa bed an doin your choresâ€ Bo put Lukeâ€™s bow back under his bed â€œCoy ask Uncle Jesse if I can do chores. I will do them with yaâ€ Coy nodded He left and returned.â€ Uncle Jesse says he reckons it will be okayâ€ Bo nodded and jumped up off of his bed Coy grabbed him â€œBo Calm down you just had an asthma attackâ€ Bo nodded as Coy sat him down he got him a blue t-shirt and a pair of blue jeans â€œHere are some socks and your bootsâ€ Coy replied giving Bo his boots Bo put them on. The boys walked out they did their chores. They sat down on the picnic table. Jesse looked out the window he smiled and thought back to the best time in his life was when he got custody of Bo, Daisy, Luke, Vance and Coy he sighed he loved the kids and wouldnâ€™t trade them for anything. He was so deep in thought he didnâ€™t hear the phone ringing.