Saturday, August 2, 2008

I'm an Idiot!

Okay. I am very unlucky with illnesses once I bring my babies home from the hospital. When I had Tadhg I woke up at 2:00am (the night we brought him home) with a horrible stomach virus. Not lots of fun after a c-section. It lasted a couple of days, during this time I was unable to nurse or even pump. My poor husband and mother had to finger feed my little guy formula.

Here we are now 2008. We get home with the girls and I'm feeling great and so happy not to be hit with any stomach virus this time. Fast forward four weeks. I've been having some mild symtoms of a UTI, but am waiting for my OB follow-up on Monday the 4th. Bad move. On Thursday afternoon I am suddenly very fatigued when it is time to head downstairs. Once down there I started to get terrible chills. I took my temperature, 99.9, unusual for me. Take some ibuprophen. Still have the chills, take temp again up to 101.4. I realize something's going on for sure. It's after doctor's hours. I call Nighttime Pediatrics. I go for my appointment at 6:20. They get me in pretty quickly. I'm feeling like total CRAP, my back is hurting on top of my fever and headache. When I go back to see the doctor they take my vitals. My temperature is up to 102.8, after taking ibuprophen at 4:00! The doctor comes in and asks a bunch of questions. So, a lightbulb goes off when I realize that my night sweats and extreme thirst is probably from being sick and running a fever I didn't know I had! I'm such an IDIOT! Why did I wait to see someone? Now, my blood pressure is stroke high (170/106) and my pulse is up to 122 (I'm lethargic and sitting completely still). I have a UTI/bladder infection as well as a kidney infection! I have to get an injection of antibiotics and a prescription to start the next day. If my temp is not down to at least 100 by the morning I have strict instructions to head to the emergency room! WOW! I really did it didn't I?

It's now Saturday. I'm happy to say, I'm feeling much better and am on the mend.

Apparently we have to have some mommy drama after we bring home baby!

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