Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Far Side Is Sick

This will be short. If reading about bodily fluids grosses you out. Come back some other time. I will just be updating this post with my progress for awhile.

WHOOPeeing Cough or Peemonia. Earlier I had the flu and had recovered quite nicely until I began to get a temperature that would last about twelve hours. Then I got the cough..the one that makes you vomit and pee at the same time..messy. You young gals won't get this peeing side effect til after you are fifty. Then the peeing got less and less, and I was coughing my gutts out, and vomiting up everything that was going in, and the peeing my pants stopped..I guess I was severely dehydrated. Far Guy hauls my butt out of the house when it is twenty five below zero and took me to the Clinic. To Be Continued...

At the Clinic.. I got two huge bags of IV fluids, bloodwork, Xrays and a Nasio-Pharyngeal swab that was a super dooper rooter router that gets spiraled up your nose and down your throat..going only where snot has been before. My left nostril will never be the same. It felt very alien and I tried my best to pant like a puppy like the Doc said. I was at the clinic five hours..it was exhausting. Our daughter had unconfirmed Whooping Cough..but our Granddaughters case was confirmed. My test will not be back for five or six days. Far Guy and I both got medication for Whooping Cough. It is a really bad bug, one of the worst I have ever encountered. Minnesota Dept of Health wants to keep it contained. As for me the bad bug is still winning...temperature, body aches and coughing. To be continued..

Friday, I turned the corner at 5AM when it was 33 degrees below zero out, I ate an orange and drank a bottle of water..I am finally able to sleep more than thirty seconds at a time. I have been asleep all day, all I do is sleep and drink water. Far Guy has learned how to make jello and brew a cup of tea! As long as I can sleep I think I am on the winning side. To Be continued..

Saturday, I am still sleeping. I feel like I could sleep for a week or two. Weak as a newborn kitten..but Chance and Far Guy are taking good care of me. Thank you for all the get well wishes! :)

21 comments:

  1. I'm glad to know now why you've been quiet. It's not the same without you. Get well soon. Even though I'm "only" 40, I think I have an inkling as to what you're going through. Bummer. Rest up and come back soon!

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  2. I thought you had been quiet! I hope you are feeling better soon....we miss you! :)

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  3. Thanks for keeping us in the loop, trooper. Praying...

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  4. Hope you're back soon and feeling better.

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  5. Oh sweetie, [ can I call you sweetie? LOL ] that should get a giggle out of you. Don't pee, when you laugh OK?

    Now seriously, this is terrible, do not get any sicker! That is said in my very serious tone of voice, my "I mean business", type of voice.

    Do whatever it takes to get better, thinking good thoughts for you. Now I am really worried.

    Jen

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  6. that happens to me when I get the vomit bug.
    My G.cologist sings Kagel, Kagel, Kagel. Isn't that a song from the play, Piddler on the Roof? ha ha. Sure hope you get better soon.

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  7. I hate when that happens, and it happens to me all the time---laughing, coughing and throwing up. ick

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  8. Oh - poor you! Hope you've got some medicine now that will work as you're lying all warm and cozy in bed... (Well, expect for all that peeing and puking, I mean)!

    Take care - and make sure Far Guy looks after you!

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  9. Bless your little heart! I am not one of those young gals, so I understand that other part.
    I hope you feel better soon.
    Pam

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  10. Get better! Can't survive this cold without you there to be colder!!! So get better, get warmer.

    Blessings.

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  11. Whoa, whooping cough is a nasty one. Take extra care of yourself and snuggle under those covers!!

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  12. So sorry to hear about the illness. Sounds like what I had last January. I was sick for 18 days - I marked it on the calendar. I thought I was going to die. But I got better and so will you. I wish you a speedy recovery.

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  13. What a sharing family. I hope everyone will soon be on the road to recovery.

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  14. Hi Connie

    Hope you're feeling better soon. Whooping cough is NOT fun!!! Love your blog and your
    writing. Thanks for all you share. Blessings
    Mary E

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  16. Goodness! I have been worried about you, but my worry was more for the cold freezing temps as I thought you were over the flu or whatever.

    You take care. I have heard of whooping cough, but never known anyone to have it. That stuff is dangerous....stay warm, and get well. We will all be waiting and praying for you.

    Linda

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  17. Poor baby (that's a sincere poor baby, and not one of those nasty, sarcastic ones)! Take care of yourself, dear.

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  18. Oh, I am so sorry. Whooping cough...so rare and so unfun. Take care of yourself and family!

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  19. GET BETTER FASTERRRR.

    Just keep getting all the sleep time you can.
    Take your meds and mind Far Guy and Chance!

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    Liz in PA

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  20. Hope you are feeling better soon. I know what you mean about coughing and peeing at the same time as I belong to the over fifty, had kids, group. Anyway positve thoughts and good vibes are coming your way from Wisconsin. Keep warm.
    Linda M

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  21. Whoa...you can't pass the contagions through cyberspace, I hope! Knocking on wood...I haven't been sick in a really long time! Sure hope you are feeling better now...sucks to be sick!

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