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Back in the land of the living

Well, I think I am officially back in the land of the living. Whew. I hate being sick. Especially that nasty flu sick. I will be just fine if it’s another 7 years or more until I get that again.

Anyway.. It’s a good thing I am feeling better today since we had to go to school this morning and get the Teens schedule and text books. I think this makes her really truly officially and 8th grader. Crazy.

Anyway… I barely survived that trip since I have been asleep for two days and have barely eaten. I was sweating profusely the entire time even though it was 73 degrees outside. I felt like i went from 0 to 60 in 5 seconds and then hit a wall. Awesome. Luckily the lines weren’t too long and we got out of there pretty fast.

We came home and have been just relaxing since. I did go to McDonalds to get cheeseburgers since that is all I could think about yesterday. I ate half of mine and some French fries. Which is better than the applesauce and stale saltines I ate yesterday.

I will say if there is a plus side to the flu.. I did lose 6 pounds since Tuesday. Now if only that would actually stay off I would be super happy. I am actually missing the gym. I can’t wait to feel well enough to go back!

Oh well… I think that’s enough for now. We still have to go over to the school district office and pay for the Teen’s bus pass. I was going to do it this morning but the line was out the door. I’m hoping that it will be better since the Back to school thing is over today.. Although somehow I doubt it since school starts in 3 days.

I wish you a good weekend! I will be finishing the housework that the flu prevented (since our landlord will be here on Monday for the yearly home inspection)… And hopefully finding something fun to do for the Teen. Pinkberry is most definitely on the agenda. ūüôā


The freaking flu

OMG. I am so sick.

I have some stupid nasty flu bug I think. I don’t ever get the stomach flu. I guess I shouldn’t say “don’t ever”.. But the last time I had a bout with the stomach flu the Teen was in first grade. The time before that was in like 1997.

So needless to say this sucks. I really hate puking.

Oh, and I’m not eating spaghetti again for a really long time. UGH.

Thank goodness for my Teen. She has been looking after the maniac while I’ve been asleep all day. She was a trooper when I woke her up in the middle of the night to get some juice for the Maniac when I could barely stand up.

I definitely need to give her a special thank you once I’m feeling better. Maybe I’ll take her to Pinkberry. She’s obsessed with Pinkberry and we’ve never even been there. Lol

Oh well… I think I’m going to go back to sleep. Hopefully this fever will break soon now that I got some Tylenol down. We didn’t have any grown up Tylenol and I didn’t want to take any ibuprophin since my stomach already hurt… So I took some liquid children’s Tylenol. You gotta do what you gotta do I guess!

I hope your day is better than mine!

A Virus, Camp and the Gym.

How’d it get to be Wednesday already?

I feel like this week is going super fast, yet super slow all the same.. does that make any sense? Is that even possible?

The teen is at camp this week. She comes back on Friday. I miss her. As much as she drives me insane some times, and as much as we need this week apart from each other every year.. I miss her. sigh.

To make matters worse, I got a call Monday night that she had a fever. It was 101.something. They were going to keep her in the infirmary over night to keep an eye on her.¬† Luckily her fever broke over night and¬† she’s fine. Whew! that would stink to have to come home early.

Actually we’ve all had whatever this little virus is. The Maniac¬†had it first.. then the Teen then me. Woo. It was like I had a fever for a few hours, my head is stuffed with snot.. and as soon as the¬†fever broke I felt better.. except¬†for the snot of course.¬† Same with the Maniac. She had a bit of a fever, and as soon as it was gone she was fine. Weird.¬† I’m assuming that we all got it from the 5 hours we spent in the car together going to meet my BFF¬†to give the Teen to her so she could get her to camp. Luckily, I havent heard that anyone on her end is sick. (knock on wood.)

I havent even been to the gym since Saturday.¬† I know.. its cray huh? I’m going to go tomorrow though, since I have a session with my trainer. Hopefully she will take it easy on me because of the snot. I doubt it though.¬† Since it’s been a whole month since I joined, I’m going to see if she’ll do the BMI thing and see if there is a difference. I hope so. Some days I feel skinnier, some days I don’t.

I have a couple of shirts¬†that feel¬†looser. And my bra isnt fitting right either. So I’m taking that as a good sign. I’ve been trying to eat better too. Which I’m sure helps. I’ve had a few days where i¬†just havent cared.. like yesterday.. I just wanted to eat oreos¬†and cheese balls¬†all day. I didn’t eat them all day.. but I ate more than I should have. ūüėČ

Oh well.. I am going to try to clean up the house a bit today. It is officailly a disaster.. since I havent felt like doing anythign the last couple days .


As if everything wasn’t crazy enough…

So my main focus for the last week or so has been getting ready to host Thanksgiving dinner for my family.

My Parents are (as we speak) on their way here. Tomorrow my sister will be coming over as well as my brother and his family.  Including us, we will have 11 for dinner. (that includes 2 2.5 year olds and a 1-year-old.)

I’ve been planning, shopping, cleaning and organizing.

So, naturally in the midst of this turkey day prep chaos…

My darling toddler is sick.

It started with a fever Thursday night/friday morning.¬† Midnight, when your husband is out of tow, ¬†is a bad time to realize that you don’t have any children’s Tylenol.¬† That little discovery resulted in a middle of the night trip to Walgreens with the children in tow. Woo.

She wasnt showing any other symptoms than the fever.. she wasn’t even acting like she didn’t feel good for that matter.

By Sunday the fever still hadn’t¬†broken and you could tell that she was starting to feel yucky.¬† I also realized that her pee smelled weird. lovely.

I was definitely going to try to get her into the Doctor monday morning.

Oh, wait-¬†let me go back for a sec… I also discovered that my good thermometer (the in the ear kind) was MIA. The last time I remember using it was when I was sick in July. I have no idea where on earth¬†it is hiding. And I searched high and low. I had been trying to take her temp with a digital thermometer under her arm… which proved to be very challenging¬†at times. Sunday afternoon hubby went and bought a new-fangled infrared¬†one. It’s supposed to¬†be the most accurate, and you just swipe it across the forehead.

Anyway- we took her temp before we were going to go to bed (with the newfangled one) and it said it was 104.7. We kind of freaked out. We checked our own temps, both normal. And took hers again 104.7.  I took it with the digital under her arm- 104.5

Maybe it is right? Maybe it’s not. she felt pretty hot… but we weren’t sure if she was that hot.. So in the spirit of better safe than sorry, we headed to the ER.

We took it in the car when we got there and it said 102. The triage nurse took it and it was 101.8. Eh.. I guess we were close.

So, two hours and an incredibly¬†traumatizing (for all of us) urine sample later… (which she also ended up peeing all over the nurse. oops!)

My baby has a urinary tract infection. Ugh.

Before I continue with my saga- here are a few observations from our night at the ER:

1. The women all had pajamas on and the Men were dressed. (I was wearing sweat pants, but yes they were my pj’s)

2. The registration woman thought I¬†sounded “Not from here.” Whatever that means. I think that is the third time ever someone has noticed I’m really an east-coaster at my core.

3. Any question involving numbers, or any sort of personal information for that matter is a trick question after midnight and your kid is sick.

4. Walgreens 24 hour pharmacy is required by law to close from 2:30-3:00am.

5. Any question involving numbers or personal information when your kid is sick at the pharmacy is also a trick question.

6. I apparently get a little to forthcoming with the information when chatting with the pharmacist at 2:30am. Sorry.

Monday is pretty much a blur. I didn’t¬†sleep well. I was awake and asleep again more times than I’d like to count.¬†

We tried to give her the antibiotics before hubby went to work… that didn’t work out so well. She took it and proceeded to puke it all back up. Lovely.

I’m¬†sorry, but 2 teaspoons of gooey yucky tasting cherry liquid is virtually impossible to get into a 2-year-old. Let alone, twice a day for 10 days.

My focus of Monday once I dragged my butt out of bed was getting her to eat or drink. Mostly drink. Everything I offered her was “No!” “No way!” “Leave me alone!”

Finally sometime in the afternoon i convinced her to eat some ice cream! At least it was something.

Once her fever was down she ate a little of the meat loaf I was eating for dinner, she had some milk.. we were hopeful for antibiotics again..

We gave it a whirl… PUKE. UGH.

Sometime before it was 5, I called her Doctor. Of course they wanted to see her. We got a nice early appointment at 9:15.

It was a rough night. After fighting with her to get the ibuprofen¬†in her, I think I finally got to sleep at 3:30? 4? I’m¬†not really sure. All I know is that I passed out, and at 8:15 I was awakened by a 12-year-old letting me know I should probably get up. We had to leave by 8:30.

So, I threw some clothes on, brushed my teeth and got the Sicky¬†up. I didn’t have time to take her temp, or get any medicine in her, since that would have taken another half hour.

The highlights of the Doctor visit-

I was puked on x2. Luckily it was just apple juice but EWWWWWW!

She spent a lot of time screaming at the top of her lungs because she didn’t¬†want the motrin¬†they were trying to¬†give her, because they wouldn’t let us leave until the fever was down.

We finally got her to drink it sneaking it into her juice.

and the Dr. is ordering her two tests… an ultrasound of her kidneys, and something else that I can’t¬†remember the name of, but it’s not going to be fun for anyone.

Yeesh. what a day. and by the time we left it was only 11:00.

i¬†still had 2 doses¬†of antibiotics to figure out how I was going to get them into her… and more Tylenol.. or ibuprofen… and a house to finish cleaning, and laundry to do… UGH.

It’s really hard to focus on the positive when there is so much negative swirling around you.

The good news, is that after much screaming and crying.. and it took almost all day, we got almost a whole dose of antibiotics into her yesterday. I am determined to get both into her today. So far I’ve gotten about 3/4 of a dose.

Chocolate seems to help it go down better. And I’ve found I can only give her about a 1/4 tsp at a time or there is puking. So, we are just taking our time.. granted I have to wrap her in a towel like a cat to get her to almost hold still… but you gotta do what you gotta do I suppose.

So, that’s where we are. Hopefully if we can get the rest of the medicine in her today her fever should be better tomorrow.. otherwise we will probably be heading back to the doctor or hospital. Keep your fingers crossed.

Now, I’m off to clean the bathroom before my parents get here.. and then it’s pie baking time!

Yay Pies!

*Since I finished writing that, and got sidetracked without posting it- We have been fever free for a couple hours! YAY! And i got the entire dose into her!

Finally… I am on to the pies!