Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired

Ugh! I think it has been a while since I felt this awful. It all started Thursday morning when I woke up with a bit of sinus pressure that steadily got worse. I finally went to the Dr. on Monday when my throat hurt so bad I couldn't stand it any longer. I can honestly say I have never had a sore throat that hurt so bad that it kept me up at night. I finally got so desperate that I rubbed some of Caleb's teething gel on the part of my throat that I could reach to try to get some relief. I am thankful that we haven't had to use this yet on Caleb but I feel sorry for him when we do because that stuff tasted nasty. I'm not sure who thought watermelon flavored Orajel was a good idea but I can attest that in my opinion it's not. The Dr. seemed impressed that I thought to do this and ended up giving me some lidocaine instead. I'm going to have to say that it didn't taste much better and was extremely thick but it does have a nice numbing effect to it. The Dr. was a bit surprised that I didn't have strep throat and ended up giving me a Z pack. On top of already not feeling well I think I must have also had a touch of the flu and ended up running fever all night Monday night and yesterday and was extemely chilled when I went to bed Monday night. This would have been ok if I could have just slept through it but unfortunately I haven't been able to really sleep until last night. Luckily I've had a great support team and am hopefully on the road to recovery. David has been great ,as always, about taking care of Caleb and has even gone to the store twice to get me kleenex. He even was sweet and bought one box that had Vicks in it. I ran out yesterday and told him that I would just use toilet paper but he didn't think that was a good idea on a sore noise and headed back to the store for more. Nana and Papa (David's parents) have been great about watching Caleb even though I haven't been able to go to work and have been giving me a chance to get a little rest. Truth be known there is no way we could have deprived them of their time with Caleb this week and they would have come and got him if we wouldn't have taken him to their house (that little boy is definitely loved). Little Caleb has even been doing his share to help out and has been the best little guy. Last night he slept from about 8:30p to 7:00a this morning. He let out a couple little "ahs" in the middle of the night but they never developed to a cry and he went right back to sleep. This morning he woke up and was just laying in his crib playing with his feet when we went in to get him. He LOVES his feet and has discovered how to put his toes in his mouth. This is the best toy ever as far as he is concerned.

1 comment:

Marshall Brown said...

I'd pay 10 bucks to see if David could put his toes in his mouth like Caleb does!