Tuesday, January 04, 2011
One Sick Household
Well, the sicknesses all started when Amy woke up with a fever on Dec 6. William stayed home with her Monday morning and took her to the doctor. He said just a cold, it will run it's course. I came home at noon and took over. She was fine for the rest of the day. So she went back to school on Tuesday. At about 3:30 I get a call that she has a 103 fever and need to pick her up. Unfortunately, I was at the dentist with Mary getting 2 cavities filled, so I couldn't leave until she was done. We went to pick her up and gave her Motrin. William stayed at home with her the next day and she was fine. I had off of work on Thursday and decided to keep her with me until we had lunch with Mary at 10:15. She was fine the rest of the day at school and went back on Friday. At about 10:00 I get call from the school telling me she has a 101 fever. So I go to pick her up and spend the rest of the day at home with her. Over the weekend she had a fever off and on, but felt pretty good overall. On Monday, she had another fever, so I stayed at home with her and got an appointment. This time they found she had an ear infection and possible bronchitis, sinus infection, and/or pneumonia! They gave her 2 prescriptions. I stayed at home with her again on Tuesday and the antibiotics were kicking in and she was doing much better. She was able to go to school for the rest of the week. However, she still had a nagging cough that wouldn't go away even with the cough medicine. So the Dr refilled it over the weekend. All during the week before Christmas, she still had the cough and no other symptoms. On the Thursday before Christmas I started feeling a little sluggish and run down, but nothing major. By Christmas morning, my whole body was sore and achy. And on Sunday morning, I couldn't get out of bed. William took me to the urgent care in Sealy. They found I had an ear infection and possible bronchitis and/or pneumonia. So 2 prescriptions for me. I felt a little better on Monday, but still tired. On Monday, I took Amy back to the doctor for her cough since it had been going on for almost 4 weeks. He sent us over for chest xrays, which showed pneumonia. So back to the doctor for 2 new prescriptions. By the next day her cough was nearly gone and she was back to full energy! However, I was still not feeling well and had LOST my antibiotic. So I made an appointment with my doctor on Wednesday. She gave me a new stronger antibiotic and 2 more prescriptions, and sent me for chest xrays. I had pneumonia in my right lung. After the new meds kicked in with the other new meds, I was feeling really good by the weekend. Sunday night (the night before we go back to school) I wake up in the middle of the night very sick! I tried to make it in to work but when I had to pull over and ask Mary for her handy plastic bag, I had to call in a sub. I went home and slept until 1:30 and for the rest of the day I felt weak. After a good night's rest I felt much better this morning. And somewhere in between Amy and I being sick William also went to primacare and his doctor for congestion and sinus problems. He also was on several prescriptions. Luckily we had healthy Mary to take care of all of us! So now, I think we can finally say that our house is finally healthy again! I'll be posting Christmas stuff soon!