Sunday, December 02, 2007

Sick again



This is the second time that I've gotten this god awful illness where I run a high fever continually without it ever breaking below 101°F even with medication. If it is over 102, I'm completely incapacitated, and usually have the chills, where I bundle up under four blankets including an electric one, and have a fleece hat pulled down over my head to the tip of my nose and my shirt pulled up above my mouth to stay warm. If it is around 101.5, like it is now, I deliriously try to compose blog posts in my head. I can usually get out of bed, but I feel like I leave hot footprints everywhere I step and I risk getting the chills again. The worst part is the unshaven legs. At first, I didn't put on some sleep pants, so every single hair was sending needles of pain to the other leg. I finally had to fall asleep with one arm between my legs as it was less painful on my arms. The last time I had this illness, I failed to go to the doctor for a week and wrote many a delirious blog post including Mother and Daughter Insomnia. Apparently I am not heeding my own advice not to blog while having a fever. I was prescribed Zithromax which would have been effective, but unfortunately since I have a stomach sensitivity to the similar Erythromycin, the first double dose gave me vomiting and diarrhea for 2 days straight. As if I weren't sick enough! Unfortunately, Dova seems to have the same illness this time, so I not only have to try to take care of myself, but I have to take care of her and her vomiting on top of it. We are both going to doctors tomorrow in a snowstorm. So onward with the delirious blog posting...

5 comments :

melissa said...

Ugh. Get better. :)

Gretchen said...

I'm so sorry you don't feel well. I hope you get better soon!

Jennifer said...

feel better!

Julie Pippert said...

Yuck, how frustrating!

Get well soon!

Julie
Using My Words

Bigqueue said...

Gee, that has to be a real bummer. I hope you feel better soon.

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