Monday, 22 September 2008
by Mama Bee
Subacute Tonsilitis. That's what I've had for going on 4 days. It's been hell. I haven't eaten in 2 full days nor have I had anyhting to drink unless it's to take all of my medication. Z pack, Ibuprofen and or Tylenol along with pain medication to help me get through this AWFUL time. I've had my GB taken out this year, 4 amnios when I was prego, a c-section cut wide open and graves disease but this is WAY worse than all of those together. THAT'S how bad it is. Thursday night my husband rushed me to the ER after he checked my tonsils and said they were really huge on the right side and checked my temp and it was 102.8 my resting heart rate was 145 for 6.5 hours. They gave me 3 bags of fluid for my severe dehydration and oxygen since without it my oxygen was only in the 70s. I was annoyed because my Dr check everything and after looked in my mouth at my throat he said "That is horrible, that looks like it sucks" then pumped me full of fluids, pain medication, and antibiotics.
I came home and prepared for my best friend's baby shower and tried to get everything ready Friday for it. BIG mistake. I was so sick all night with a 102 fever that since I refused to go to the ER my husband slept on the couch so he isn't catching what I have.
Yesterday I dropped off everything for the shower but I couldn't even help because I was shaking and cold and vomitting. At 3 my husband took me to the ER again after my fever was back up to 103 and the tonsil was white. This time they did x-rays and tried to start fluids because yet again, since I couldn't even swallow, I was dehydrated. Well, they couldn't get a line and 11 pokes and 4 different people trying they got the IV in. They gave me 2 shots in my rear, some pain medication that starts with a D and steriods. After they got my fever down, my heart rate, and me a little more comfortable, we were released. Now I'm on my Zpack, 12 PTU pills a day, Cipro, Magic mouth wash (which numbs everything) and 600 ml of Hydrocodone (I only take 15 ml each time). She also gave me liquid Ibuprophen which is going down way easier. My white blood count shows that my body is fighting this so we're hoping it kills it soon. I can't even hold my daughter. My sons called yesterday and my oldest said he couldn't wait to come home and that just made me cry. I miss them so much but I know he was worried because Thursday night when my husband was taking me in I was crying and throwing up and I was wrapped in a blanket because I was so cold (102.8 fever does that I guess). He kept saying "Mommy what can I do to make you feel better? Please dont cry." It broke my heart but I couldn't help it.
I feel good with all the numbing stuff but puss is still coming out. Here is my pretty throat. I'll be back when I feel better.
I know you're jealous and you wish you had that too, but it's all mine. I'm going to lie down now. Say a prayer I feel better and can get off my death bed soon.
When was the last time you were so sick that you had to be in bed? Who takes care of your children when you're not feeling well? Does anyone have any tips on helping children cope when mommy is sick?