Thursday, August 24, 2006

Tough Week

Well Ben and I have had a tough past few days. As most of you now know, I was in the ER most of Saturday Night and Sunday Morning with a Kidney Infection. I was hooked up to an IV, given some extremely strong drugs, and run through a CT Scan. I was sent home with several medicines and slept all of Sunday and Monday. When I woke up periodically, my head throbbed and I had flu-like symptoms and just felt awful. On Tuesday I finally thought to check my temperature and it read 104.1 at one point. Ben came straight home from work to take me back to the ER. After 4 hours of waiting and not seeing a doctor, my fever had broken and my head was settling down. We left, only to be woken up around 5:00 am the next morning with the same problem. We called the ER to make sure I could actually get in this time, and after they confirmed that there was no wait, we headed back to the hospital. This time I got right in and they hooked me back up and monitored me giving me multiple drugs to help with all the pain, nausea, dizziness, and fever. Just after 8:00am I was released to go home with a new set of stronger antibiotics to control my infection outbreak and instructions to stay home on Tuesday and Wednesday from work at the very least. I am back and at 'em today - well kind of. I have at least showered and gotten out of the bed. I made it in to work today but was only able to do a mild amount of work. I basically just caught up on all that I missed and rescheduled everything else that I abandoned. I hope to be full force after this weekend and really get myself back together.

A great big thanks is due to my male nurse, Ben Jones! He was wonderful and served me whatever foods my heart desired. He also made me Mom's homemade soup. There has never been a more loving and thoughtful husband than mine.

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