Back to last week... The first child was sent home from school early in the day Wednesday. By that evening the second child was obviously getting sick and I had a sore throat. Thursday Rick came home sick from work (and he never does that, so I knew he was really sick). In the end, 4 out of 5 of us here at my house and both of my parents (remember, I don't drive, so mom is always taking me to appointments) ended up on antibiotics for throat /ear /sinus /upper respiratory infections.
|I still can't physically cry at will, so this was profound to me!|
Our 12 year old (the one in a sling with a broken elbow) STILL hasn't gotten better (yes in over a week and after a full course of antibiotics), has no voice, running a fever and dragging around the house utterly exhausted. The steroid she was given on Tuesday to try to relax her vocal chords and restore her voice gave her severe pain and hallucinations all night, so that was no fun for any of us, especially when she couldn't tell us what was happening! I can now say I have had an several intense cell phone texting conversations, including standing at her bedside at 3am! Have you crossed that one of your bucket list yet? As of this Wednesday morning, she now has a confirmed case of Mono. It is unknown if the rest of us fought this off (the intensity of my sore throat for several days there makes me think maybe so) or if she had more than one thing, since the rest of us are either better or well on the mend while she remains so sick.
After I spent a few hours in the emergency room this afternoon and underwent a slew of tests my official diagnosis is "abdominal pain of unknown origin" (and yes, they do know about the mono and no this do not seem related). However, while the ER doctor said all my test results looked normal as of right now, he did "not want to encourage" me too much by saying I was not playing with appendicitis. Unless the pain is obviously resolving with the next 48 hour, or if it continues to grow more intense or I start throwing up, I am to come back to ER. My mom says she went into ER 5 times over a 9 month stretch before her white blood count showed appendicitis and they took it out! *sigh* I really, really would prefer not to take after her in this area!
Oh and did I mention that we have an out of state medical trip that has taken months to get worked out, on the schedule for Monday? Thinking that may have to be rescheduled dependent on how everyone is doing by tomorrow!
Yep, pouring rain doesn't quite describe life right now!