Thursday, March 19, 2009

I actually went to the doctor!

I have been pretty impressed with myself for not getting this awful flu that the girls have had for the past 3 weeks! I thought we were finally through it all. We didn't have any more fevers in the house. Then yesterday I got it! On Tuesday evening my temperature slowly began to rise until it hit 103.5. The ibuprofen did not even help! So I slept with the high temp all night. Awful! 

Wednesday Brian stayed home because I pretty much never woke up. I slept until about noon and still had the 103.5 temp so he called a clinic and actually got me in on the same day! I am now on 4 different kinds of medications. Rotating 1000mg of tylenol and ibuprofen every 4 hours. Mucinex D and Delsym twice a day. I slept the rest of the day after seeing the doctor too. Brian got a movie. I actually wanted to see it but could not keep myself awake. 

I made the mistake last night of not setting myself an alarm to get up at 3:30 in the morning to take more ibuprofen to keep the fever down. At 6:30am I woke up very uncomfortable with again the 103.7 temp. So I took all the meds and tried to get more sleep. 

I'm awake today and the fever is down due to all of the medications, but its still lurking, waiting for me to miss a dose.


Jessica said...

being sick is the worst! I am so sorry. I hope you feel better. keep drinking liquids with that high fevor and stay in bed!

Robin said...

Hope you get better soon. I feel like half the ward has been sick this past month. Sorry it's still at your house.

Janetpiper said...

Sorry to hear your sick. I hope you feel better for your birthday. Hope you liked the roses. I sent them early so you would have them for your birthday. Their's something else coming but not sure when it will arrive.

Alan and Kiersten said...

dang, sorry you can't get rid of that stuff! sorr you're sick, it's the worst, especially with kids and i only have ONE! ha ha! get better soon! love you!

Janell said...

good luck with it all! We just got over something similar and it took me almost 5 weeks to start feeling better. I also couldn't take as much, so load up friend and get it out of your system. Have a happy birthday day too!! Love you!!