Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Whew! What a week!


We have all been down and out sick for about a week now. Brian got home from a trip to Arizona on Friday night and by Tuesday, he was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. He had a fever and was feeling so bad. I had never seen his face as red as it was the night they had him go to the ER. Tomato red is an understatement. RED. Coughing. Gross. The doctors were giving him around the clock IV antibiotics and fluids to try to get him on the mend.

By Wednesday afternoon, I was feeling like dirt and I wasn't sure what was going to happen. We decided to call Brian's parents and ask them if they could come out to help because with Brian in the hospital and me starting (hoping not to be admitted to the hospital as well) I wasn't sure what we were going to do for Garrett and God forbid we had to bring him to the hospital...

Well, they arrived on Thursday afternoon and came in to the rescue. I went to bed and they brought Garrett to visit Brian since he hadn't really seen him for about 2 weeks with his last trip and all.
Friday morning I woke up sick as can be. Coughing, no voice, ketones (something with my diabetes) and a high fever. I wanted to crawl under a bus! The doctor wanted to see me in the office and told me I also had pneumonia and loaded me up with antibiotics and was told to go to bed!

Brian was discharged Friday afternoon and was home but still not well. Brian's Mom was taking care of the whole house! Cooking, cleaning, taking care of Garrett and all his energy while we laid around like zombies.
Saturday morning we brought Garrett to the doctor to check him out. He just didn't seem 'right' and we wanted to make sure he was not getting what we had. Well, He has Strep Throat! Antibiotics it is! The doctor said she was not happy he had this but she was happy she could get him on antibiotics because she was afraid of what we had. I guess it's a good thing but it still stinks!!

We are all on the mend but moving slow. Coughing like hackers and sitting down a lot. Man, it stinks to be sick. Brian's parents went home yesterday but we are so thankful they were able to come to Ohio and help us.
Yikes! Whatever came home with Brian was a doozey!

2 comments:

Rita said...

I'm so happy you are all better!!!

S. Schuller said...

Yeah, I'm happy you're better too! What a horrible thing to happen to you guys! I wish I would have been more "up" on your happenings...I would've made you some soup. You guys are the best. I hope you're all back to normal now!