This One Speaks For Itself

December 9, 2010

By now you know I hate being sick.  I whined about it yesterday.

So when I woke up this morning with a throat that hurt more than I-don’t-know-what and an uvula the size of a golfball, I wasn’t sure what I was dreading more.  A trip to the ER (yes, because I am super lame and don’t have a primary care doctor), or taking care of my husband after his wisdom teeth extraction.

Yes, you read that correctly.  Today, Scott had his remaining wisdom teeth pulled.  And I am super sick.  So here’s how my day looked:

8:45  Get Scott and Hayden into the car.  Drive the 12 miles to Hayden’s school, all the while him fussing in the back seat.

9:00 Drop Hayden off at school.  Drive to gas station on fumes.

9:03  Get gass and proceed with drive to the dentist- 19 miles.

9:42  Drop Scott off at dentist and drive to an ER that won’t have a five hour wait- distance 17 miles

10:15  Check into ER.

11:00  See  MD- who was clearly shocked at the size of my swollen uvula and the pussy quality of my throat and that I could actually swallow and breathe.

11:30  Throat culture and blood draw (to rule out Mono- no thank you!)

11:42  Check out of ER with prescriptions for antibiotics, steroids, and codeine syrup.

11:34  Leave to pick up Scott at dentist- distance 17 miles.

12:00  Pick up drooling husband and drive to pharmacy- distance 14 miles

12:55  After grueling wait at pharmacy, get in car and down various pills and syrup, proceed to Hayden’s school- distance 11 miles

1:05  Leave drooling husband in car and go into school to get Hayden.  He is inside director’s office, on the sofa.  Burning up.

1:12  Drive us all home, distance 12 miles

1:35  Carry Hayden to bed, go upstairs to make ice pack for Scott.

1:40  Call gym to cancel swim lesson.

1:42  Call pediatrician to consult.

1:48  Get Hayden out of bed, get in car, drive to pediatrician’s office.  Distance 5 miles.

2:05  See pediatrician, get throat culture.  Diagnosis: strep.

2:10  Check out with prescription for antibiotics and walk down the hall to the pharmacy.

2:20  Administer dose of Bubble Gum Medi in the car and drive back home.  Distance 5 miles.

2:40  Put Hayden back in bed.  Check on Scott and assist with gauze packing.

3:00  Go down to kitchen to make chicken soup.

3:30  Assist Scott with more gauze packing.

4:00  Sit down to check email.

4:30  Give Scott ice water and meds.

5:00  Eat some soup- despite the throat, it tastes like pure heaven after nothing to eat for 24 hours.

5:07  Hear Hayden stirring.  Get him up, still burning up.  Give him a popsicle and set him up in front of the TV.

5:12  Take my own meds.

5:20  Sit down at the computer, with the codeine allowing my to forget that I drove 112 miles today…

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7 Responses to This One Speaks For Itself

  1. Joanie on December 9, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    You poor thing! Get yourself into bed and take care of yourself!!!
    Hope those meds kick in FAST.


  2. Ginger on December 9, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    You all need to be in bed, resting! Feel better soon all of you!


  3. Laura Timanus on December 10, 2010 at 7:13 am

    Sarah can wrap her blankie around you and it will all get better.


  4. Mom on December 10, 2010 at 8:44 am

    OOOOOh! I wish I could be there to help you!!! You need to rest probably more than you allow! Forget the computer and get to bed! I am praying for swift recovery for all of you…I would zip on SW air in a 2nd, but I have a really bad cold virus. I love you, mom


  5. pattypunker on December 10, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    you’ve got codeine, girlfriend. CODEINE! take a little head trip. and feel better soon!


    thesweet Reply:

    Oh, and what a head trip it was. I’ve had other pain medicines before, and no biggie. But with that codone-somethin’ or another liquid, I was floating through the day with a little smile on my face. I had to stop myself from enjoying it TOO much.


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