Sunday, May 2, 2010

Lord Bless 'Em

Lord Bless whoever invented antibiotics. I'm sure I could have done a bit of Internet research on exactly who this was, but to be honest, right now is the first time I've been out of bed since Friday afternoon.

I woke up Friday and went to work, like any other day....about half-way there, my throat was aching....and hurting bad! Hmm...that's weird, I thought......then, the fever and chills hit. I stayed at work long enough to get a few things done and then left around noon to come home and crawl in BED.

4am Saturday morning. My youngest, Carter, comes into our bedroom crying that his neck hurts....we thought he was just being dramatic and sent him back to bed (I know, I know, bad parents)....5am Saturday morning, Cecil leaves to work cows. 6:30am Saturday. Carter is back in my bedroom crying.....oh no...not him too?

He cried and cried until 8:00 when I could call his Dr. --they saw him at 9:00 and sure enough, his rapid strep test came back immediately positive and he has an infected lymphnode. Poor thing, the side of his neck is HUGE! As soon as we left his Dr., I was feeling AWFUL so I decided to go to a walk-in urgent care center (which I was a little nervous about) to have myself strep-tested. Sure enough, almost immediately, mine came back positive too.

Needless to say, we're both on antibiotics (insert Hallelujah chorus here) and Carter is on antibiotics AND a narcotic for pain (which I've been tempted to dip into).........I was BEGGING the husband to take me to the ER this morning to hook me up to an IV with Penicillin......it hurt so bad to drink, swallow or anything! I haven't really eaten anything since Friday and I've been living off this:

Carter, of course, has bounced back in a day's time...me on the other hand, got much worse before I got any better.

Have a great week!
~CB~

10 comments:

  1. Bless your heart. Hope you get better soon!

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  2. ugh, i hate that! i hope you feel better soon :)

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  3. what a great weekend. :( Hope you guys all feel better soon!!!

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  4. Oh, I'm sorry you were feeling so bad. There is nothing to make you feel better than some ginger ale (well, that and some meds...lol). I hope that this morning you are feeling up to par. I'm sorry you had such a bad weekend :(

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  5. Hope you are better by now!!!

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  6. Hope things get better soon!

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  7. Bless ya'lls hearts! And swollen lymph nodes, too! Hope you're feeling better today.

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  8. Yuck! I hope you get to feeling better soon.

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  9. Glad you are on the mend. I wish I were a DR. I go for the spray on tan now!

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