Thursday, October 22, 2009

Why????

This has not been my favorite week. On Monday Annika came home from school not feeling good. She had a fever and a sore throat. As she already had a doctor's appointment for the next day for her five year check up I decided to wait one day to take her in. She was diagnosed on Tuesday positive for the flu, awesome isn't it!?! She wasn't too miserable so we went ahead and finished the normal check-up as well just so we wouldn't have to come back. She is doing really well in everything, except she did not pass her eye test. They said she was seeing at 20/30 to 20/40. So we need to take her in for a full exam now. She also has severe allergies and while being put on Tamiflu for the flu was also put on Flonase for the allergies. If you have read James' blog Flonase is the same medicine that gave him bloody noses, so let's hope that Annika handles it better.

Annika is actually feeling pretty good now, she is still a bit of a lump on the couch, but she isn't complaining much anymore.

Now the bad part of the week comes in, Annika decided to share the flu with me, why oh why do we teach children to share :) I also went to the doctor on Tuesday, I had started the awful cough and could tell that I was getting the flu as well. The test came out negative while I was there, but I think that was only because the virus hadn't replicated enough yet. At this point I thought that the flu wasn't too bad, it was uncomfortable, but more of a nuisance than anything else. The doctor did give me Tamiflu though as I had all of the symptoms, have asthma and am in a house with a positive person. By 2:00 though I was hit and I was hit hard. The fevers started and I thought I was going to die. The pain is intense, the coughing horrible and overall I am miserable. Tuesday night I was hungry but I honestly did not have the strength to raise a fork to my mouth. James ended up cutting up my food for me and I laid on the couch to eat it.

Yesterday morning wasn't too bad, I thought I was getting better, but by the afternoon I was miserable again. Today I don't even seem to be getting the morning reprieve, I had a bad night sleeping and now feel miserable. I think the hardest part of being sick however is that you still have to be Mom. The kids don't accept that all you want to do is sleep, they for whatever reason still feel the need to eat and be taken care of. Oh well, such is life...

Sorry for the whine-fest, just needed to vent...

8 comments:

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Oh no Laticia! You are feeling sicker at one time of the day than another??? That sounds like a 9 month flu to me! Oh, that it were so... Too bad boy babies don't give you a fever - grief, yes, fever, no. Good luck little muffin!

Tina said...

So sorry you feel icky. Carson and Q had it a couple of weeks ago. It is so not fun!
Mike's pharmacy makes a nose spray that is AWESOME. I was told to use the spary then use my Flonase. It helps moisten the membranes and the medication can be absorbed better and cuts down on irritation and nose bleeds. It wasn't too pricey...like $11 for a thing of it and it lasts awhile. I can't remember what it is called, but it is what Dr. Hinckley 'presribes' but it is over the counter so you don't need a script :) IT may be worth it to try it.

Nancy J said...

I'm so sorry. I havn't been feeling well this week either and it is no fun. Take care of yourself and hopefully you are through the worst of it.

Amberly said...

I am sorry!! That is terrible!! I hope you feel better very very soon.

Alaska Massey said...

I agree, Moms shouldn't get sick. We all had the flu back in August right before Oliver was born (thank goodness). The kids all had temperatures of 104 for 3 days and it hit me at the same time. Bummer because no one wants to come help and get sick too. I hope you're feeling better soon. I know it feels like death, but at least it ends and now you'll have great immunity, right? -Angela

The Freed Family said...

I hope the worst is over.....and that the rest of your girls don't get it.

Karen and Scott said...

So sorry you're feeling so yucky! I hope you get feeling better soon!

Mary Jones said...

So sorry!!!!! You looked good Wed. I'm glad you survived and recovered. Book Club was so fun! Thanks for all the book ideas and delicious food.