Sunday, February 18, 2018

Short Vacay at the Hotel Hospital

Fingers (and toes) crossed, I may be on my way back to "normal". 

I had mentioned a few days ago that I had an illness and it turned out to be Influenza B (aka, The Nasty Flu Bug).  I went to the walk-in clinic on Valentine's Day and was given a cough suppressant with codeine.  My body hated it as much as the flu.

My husband purchased a lovely card and Ghiradelli chocolates as a V-Day gift for me.  I got him...nothing.  It wasn't for lack of want; It was for lack of any energy.  But, hey, I did manage to whisk him away to a walk-in clinic for about two hours and let him sit with me while I was diagnosed.  Love at its finest!

Valentine's gifts from hubby

The next day was Jason's birthday.  Again, there was very little good about it on his part.  I was still sicker than a dog.  He went to church that night and, once home, his two oldest daughters brought over pizza and cookies.  Not one to let him have time in the limelight, I started profusely vomiting and peeing all over myself.  More than once.

I managed to lay down for a few hours before waking up to start the whole process all over again.  We headed into the ER at 2:45 am and it was shortly determined that I'd be admitted.  My body had taken on pneumonia, on top of the flu.  

Jake and the Neverland Pirates room....that's how I roll

Maybe it's because I act like a kid, but I was admitted to the pediatrics unit and that's where I spent Friday and Saturday night.  Ironically enough, I had booked a suite a week ago at a local Holiday Inn for me and Jason to stay in on Friday night as part of a staycay getaway.  As I'm sure you can deduce, that didn't happen.  Kicker:  Non-refundable!  

Sooo, a couple who are friends with my sister were able to enjoy a free night at the suite, courtesy of us.  Bright lining:  At least someone got to enjoy it.
Get-well bouquet from my sister and niece

My oxygen levels kept dropping dangerously low and it was a huge concern.  I also had spots on my chest that were of some concern.  Dr. ordered a CT scan to rule out a blood clot.  That's when I had a mini meltdown.  I'd done been stuck by so many needles and drugged with so many inhalers, steroids and antibiotics that I was getting downright drained.  My husband was a beast and became my super support system.  To the rescue, once again!

The doctor wanted to keep me admitted again tonight but wasn't absolutely against me going home.  After deciding I'd feel better in my own bed, I'm now back at my abode trying to get on the mend.  I've got a whole arsenal of meds and supplies.

I'm off work for the next few days and have orders not to overexert myself.  Now my concern is Jason.  He's been coming down with an illness and I fear it's similar to what I have.  If you're the praying kind, it'd be much appreciated.

Visit from my sisters
I can't claim to be one of those people who look cutesy when they're in a hospital.  It is what it is.

I've noticed that some of you, my readers, have been down with the flu bug this year as well.  Been keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.  #ItsNoJoke


Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh gosh, that's so awful to hear - and I'm sure it was really worrying too. I hope being home now will allow you to rest better and be on the mend. And I hope nobody else in your family gets sick! I'll be thinking of you all!!


Heather Kelly said...

Praying for your recovery. I had Flu B last week, on the 4th day, 2 of my 3 children and myself ended up with Bronchitis. That wasn't fun! We are still coughing, but feeling fine and on the mend. We caught it in time.

Maryann D. said...

How scary for you! I have been hearing about a lot of illness this year and everyone having a hard time getting over them. Sending you speedy recovery wishes and prayers also.
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Kari Wagner Hoban said...

GIRL! Oh my God, I am so glad you are home.
Let me tell you, I am three solid weeks out and I am still having recovery symptoms. This flu is a bastard. so take your time to heal and if you need to go to the doctor each week just to have them listen to your lungs for your mental well-being, DO IT.

Sending you so much love and praying for your husband.

katy said...

Oh my. The flu bug at its nastiest. I'm glad you are home and doing better. Prayers that the flu has left your home.

Peggy said...

I hope all of your family is on the mend very soon.

Renee said...

Keep fighting, girl! And keep fighting, wonderful super husband Jason!!! I hope you are both on the mend.

Theresa Mahoney said...

What an ordeal! The flu is hitting my daughter's school right now. Half of her friends have been out all week. I just hope she doesn't get it or bring any of it home. I ain't got time for that!