Monday, June 12, 2006

Pass the IV Please

So, I got sick.

Really sick.

B had cold-like symptoms, then I did too. Ya know, the basics: runny nose, cough, blah blah blah. He started to get better. I got a fever. I kept treating the symptoms. I got worse. My fever got higher. By Day 9, I knew I was really sick. Then I started coughing up blood.

I went to the ER. They gave me three breathing treatments upfront. Man oh man, that'll give ya the shakes bigtime. They shot me up with morphine (that stuff hits FAST, by the way!) My fever hovered around 102. I have pneumonia - both lungs, and the kind I have attacks something in the back of the lungs which caused incredible pain (thus, the morphine). I was admitted to the hospital and stayed two days, IV antibiotics and morphine every two hours.

I'm home now and better. I'm still on the meds and percocet for the pain, with cough meds with codeine in it. They said in a couple of weeks, I'll be back to my ol' feisty self. So ya'll get a little break from me for awhile, but no worries: Like Arnold, I'll be back!

8 comments:

Kat said...

I hereby annoint Thursday evenings as "Brenda Day." On this evening, every week, no matter what - Brenda will forgo cooking dinner for her family, as she attends to *herself*. This may include having a glass of wine, kicking her feet up, locking her bedroom door and channeling out the world. This may NOT include bathing the children, having sex with the husband (unless Brenda WANTS it), doing dishes, mowing the lawn or any other household duties.

If this day does not work for you, then pick another. Don't make me travel cross-country to kick your ass.

Christine Keach said...

OMG!!!! I'm so sorry you were so sick, but I'm glad you're better. Take it easy and rest up! Make everybody else do the work!

Teresa said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better - take care of yourself!

Dwight The Troubled Teen said...

Brenda, I'm pleased to see that you sought medical attention. I wish I were close enough to help out around the ranch.

Pamper yourself.

Val said...

Be good to yourself Brenda! And make sure everybody else is good to ya too!

Feel better soon.. ~~~

Christine Keach said...

And, oh yeah. When you're completely better can I interview you for a WIP? I've got some people, er...characters I have to make suffer and this just might do the trick!

Elisabeth Naughton said...

You poor thing. Take it easy. Glad to hear you're on the mend.

WalkSports.com said...

Sorry to hear about you being sick and having to be in the hospital. I certainly hope that you're doing better!