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Sunday, April 03, 2005
Hello? Land of the Living?

Oh my. What a week. A week from you-know-where.

It started with M. being sick. He was feverish, had a chest cold, throwing up, other bodily functions I won't go into detail here. So that kept him home Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. At night his fever wouldn't go below 40C or 104F during the day he's lethargic, muted, and just not himself. But by Wednesday night I thought he was healthy enough to go to day care. So I could go to work - because as much as my "week off" had been legit, it had not been fun.

Children's Hospital visits: 2
Clinic visits: 1
Bad Mother Thought of how much more fun work would be than staying home with my sick child: Countless

That's when my back started to ache... and was that a head ache? And was my neck hurting too?

Oh. My. Goodness.

Around 2 am I thought I'd rather die. It was horrible. I cannot remember feeling so sick EVER. It hurt to move, it hurt to sit still. I very literally could not sit up without thinking I was going to throw up, nor could I walk from my bed to the couch without very nearly passing out. Standing was also an issue. I needed water and it took me a while to get there. My kitchen is maybe 15 steps from my bedroom and I had to lay down on the tile floor half way there.

In the morning I begged my mother to come over and take my son to day care, which she did because she rocks. She also kept him for the next two days while I laid in agony in my bed. On Friday they kept him home from day care because his fever was high again. But her husband picked me up and the three of us went to the hospital together.

First thing out of the triage nurse's mouth? Boy, mom, you look rough.

Thanks, I so needed that. But I was in rough shape. I was just there to see if my kid was ok, for the most part he played on the floor with the train and I laid on the bed while we waited for the doctor.

Anyways, it's now Sunday night. I feel much better, though I get a pounding headache every single time I stand, my throat is not working like a throat should, doing things like swallowing and such....

M..... is still having fevers of 104 every night. We have a doctor's appointment on Monday afternoon - I'm dreading telling my boss that after missing a week of work, I need another half day. I mostly hate the fact that I have no choice, on a normal week I could bribe mom or her husband to take him, but they are very busy - both took time off last week to take care of him when I was sick.

Please let flu season be over.
  The Writing Mother
  posted at 6:02 PM

At 12:09 PM, Blogger Kira said...

How are you guys? Everyone ok?

At 2:44 PM, Anonymous Karin said...

Gosh, I hope you got hopeful news and that M's temp drops soon.


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