Of all the times to be sick

It hurts to breathe. It hurts to swallow. It hurts to talk.

Poor ButterBean is just as sick as I am, running alternate low and high temperatures. I was up with her all night last night, and she wouldn’t stop crying. The on-call nurse kept tabs on her temperature by calling every so often as I tried to warm her up. It was so frightening; she was wrapped in three warm layers under the covers in bed with me, in a warm summer evening, and was still so cold. Eventually she warmed up a bit and we escaped having to make an emergency room visit by 0.4 degrees.

Today we bought our new house in the morning and all day long I kept on packing, sniffling, and minding a sick, sleep-deprived baby who seemed determined to try and eat the dishwasher soap and was busily unpacking everything I had just packed. We made it to the doctor’s office in the afternoon.

Though the Doc thinks ButterBean just has a random cold, apparently I have been additionally graced with big raw gross mystery blisters on the back of my throat. No wonder if hurts to swallow.

It probably would be a little better already if the doctor’s office had actually faxed in my prescription to the pharmacy like they were supposed to – but by the time I got to the CVS and found it hadn’t come in, the doctor’s office was closed. I do feel a little better after eating some dinner, and I will take some tylenol before going to an early bed, but I do wish I had my antibiotics. How could they forget?

J swears he will spend tomorrow moving stuff and being industrious. We will see if he manages to pull himself out of the sucking, seductive embrace of the intarwebs.

2 Responses to “Of all the times to be sick”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    diana,
    to get warm faster, use the microwave or the dryer to warm the blankets or clothes & then wrap the patient (s) up in them. works for us.

  2. diana Says:

    Oh that’s a great idea! Thank you!

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