Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Out of Commission

I have been out of commission for a little while. I have not been on a computer or done anything since Saturday. Saturday night I started feeling a little "yucky" with a sore throat and body aches, but didn't think much of it. I hardly slept that night my throat was so sore by then. Sunday I was pretty much non-functional. On top of the throat which by then felt as though knives were being shoved down my throat each time I swallowed, I had on and off times of horrible headaches, low grade fever, body aches, etc. It was all I could do to get food on the table and somewhat supervise the kids. Every spare minute was spent with me laying under covers on the couch or whereever we were and closing my eyes, praying they were behaving and listening for trouble. I got through minute by minute, literally.

Sunday night Girlie was running 103.5 but I had a feeling that she had yet another ear infection. I called in for myself and her for Monday and called my assistant. I usually go in on mornings that myself or one of the kids is sick to rewrite lesson plans for the sub as mine are usually pretty cryptic. I told her that I most likely wouldn't make it in for that and that they could ad lib as much as they wanted. (I really didn't care ! )

Monday was pretty much the same but at least once the other 3 kids were out the door it was a bit easier. Girlie is very easy by herself and we watched a movie on my bed and dozed in the morning. I got in to the doctor at 11:40 and was diagnosed with Strep which is what I thought. At least now I'd have antibiotics!!!

Girlie couldn't get in to her dr until Tues so we both stayed home yesterday as well. I finally felt like a human yesterday afternoon and was ok walking and doing things. I ate only one thing on Sunday and one on Monday so Tuesday I was actually able to eat 3 small meals which helped a lot too. I didn't even want to drink due to swallowing prior to that but made myself drink some water each day. Girlie was diagnosed with double ear infections and has a referral for tubes. So she got her antibiotics yesterday. With all of my carefulness at staying away from the kids as much as possible and Lysol-ing everything, I think the kids (knock on wood) have missed the dreaded strep throat. I hope no one gets it!!!!

So, today I'm back at work, and Girlie is at day care. And although I'm completely worn out and tired, I feel good. My throat is fine, just trying to keep it moist, and my body is on the mend!!! Finally!!!


Julie said...

I am glad to hear your feeling better! Sickness is NO fun!! and for Girlie too!

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