I have not been this sick for this long in....years and years and years. Thursday night I started feeling very under the weather. I woke up Friday and was in so much pain in my stomach and lower back. It was excruciating. I felt like I had been hit by a train and could not believe how awful I felt. Erwin left for work and I literally laid on the floor while my kids watched T.V. all day. I called Erwin at work crying and he eventually was able to come home around 3 p.m.
Saturday was worse. I couldn't move. I had body aches and chills with a raging fever and stuffed up nose. I felt sick and couldn't eat and went to my room and slept for hours-something I never do. My mom found out I was sick and brought dinner for a few days and offered to stay with the kids while I went to instacare. Erwin and I were grareful and went on our way. It was packed with sickies and I still looked like the worse one there.
The nurse took one glance at me and told me I looked like death. She kept commenting on how awful I appeared, and instead of feeling insulted, I felt tired. She sat me down and told me they were going to swab my nose. She warned me it would hurt. And....it did. She went so far up that I swore she touched my brains. And it hurt like hell. So much so that I cried afterward.
Test came back positive for flu. They prescribed me Tamiflu and I eventually got to home after all those hours.
This illness knocked me flat on my face. It has been one whole week, and every day has been just as miserable as the first. Sleepless nights and a failing body was torture, and I felt so helpless.
I eventually started to feel better, and then my head cold got worse. And now I am suffering from an extremely painful earache that is getting me down again. I have cried, slept, and cried some more from how down I felt in so many ways.
Erwin has truly shined with me being sick. He never could get work off to stay home with me (it's just not a blessing that we can have with his employment) but he would rush home the second he could and then took completely over. He took the kids out of the house to run errands, let me shower, make me food and put me to bed. He became the new "mom" to the kids and stepped into full time parent role like a champ. It was amazing to watch him clean, cook and take care of the kids while I hid in my room the entire time. He was worn out after a days work, but he never faltered.
|Waiting at instcare|
|I was told to wear a mask all day since I was still infectious|
|Waa tried to hard to take care of me and get me anything I needed. He was truly an angel.|
|Erwin played race cars with Waa at the end of every day to engage play time since I was too sick to do anything with them.|
|Erwin slept with the kids every single night for over a week to give me my space. (and so he wouldn't get sick)|
|These beautiful flowers are from Meags, my sister in law. It was so kind of her to do and they have helped brighten my home and cheer me up from my funk. <3|
The Rivas' also brought me oranges, bread and cards. What blessings!