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On the mend...I think

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on November 14, 2008 - 9:24pm

Well...sometimes, you just don't get what you really want! I wasn't coming down with "just another sinus infection". In fact, quite the contrary. The sinus trouble was very short-lived this time. That is the end of the good news! I ended up getting whatever flu-like virus Craig had last week AND the stomach virus the girls had AT THE SAME TIME! Body aches, horrible body & stomach pain, fever, vomiting, and chills. All day Wednesday, I seemed to just get worse, so I called the Dr. around 4p.m. He wanted me to come to the women's hospital right then. So I did. Where they made me put on a hospital gown (I mean, I was still in a good mood until then! For crying out loud!). They hooked me up to the baby monitors (he was fine--never quit wiggling), and then gave me a shot of Phenergan for the nausea. OUCH! THAT STUFF BURNS!!! Then the catheter--to see if I was "really dehydrated". Okay. Really? I'm 7 months pregnant, hadn't been able to keep ANYTHING down all day long, couldn't get my fever down, the baby kicked my bladder 3 times while the nurse was hooking up the monitors and nothing happened, and they wonder if I was "really dehydrated"????? Of course, then they use the largest needle they could find (well...it seemed like it to me!) and stuck an iv in my arm. A bag of fluids later and a cup of Sprite and I was on my way home. They did almost keep me there, but I really wanted my own bed...even though I was sleeping soooo good due to the phenergan. I'm better today, but still pretty weak. On the bright side, I've gotten quite a bit of my library book read, and have seriously caught up on any rest/sleep I may have missed out on lately!!! My sweet husband took off work the past couple of days to be here for me & to take care of things where I wouldn't have to worry about anything. Of course, I did have to reschedule Riley's birthday celebrations...yes, I did cry over not getting to make her cake on her birthday...it's one of my rights as a mama!!! But she was really sweet about it, told me not to worry and that she just wanted me to get better... She's such a compassionate girl. I have to be thankful for that.

Well, I'm not really feeling sorry for myself--just giving 'the update'--I'm just looking forward to getting back into the swing of things, and I hope that it will be soon.

Hope everyone else is staying healthy and well, and that you have a great weekend!

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