Out Sick


That is where I have been for some time.

I’ve been fighting the CRUDDS, as I call it, for quite a while now….but on Friday it hit me hard.  Then my temperature went to over 102 degrees for the second time on Saturday, and one of my children said I needed to go to the doctor.  Well, I don’t like to go to doctors…have had enough of them, among other reasons.  But the way I was feeling, it was quickly becoming the only conceivable option.

My oldest child got wind of my illness, and he and his fiance came over at around 10:30pm and decided it was time to take me to the Hospital, as my fever had gone above 103 degrees.  They packed me in the car (Hey when did I become the child here), and off we went.

I guess when you get a fever that high…you jump to the top of the waiting list in the emergency room (one of a few reasons to accomplish that feat).

wpid-screenshot_2015-10-06-13-05-22.jpg  They poked and prodded…took blood…x-rays of my chest…ekg, I.V’s…all the good stuff, and then we waited for the results….and waited…….and waited…..AND WAITED…

wpid-screenshot_2015-10-06-13-08-50.jpgSo…around 2am, yes you heard, 2am and 2 I.V. bags of fluid later.  They came in and told me they could not find the source of infection that would spike a temperature that high, the tests came back and all they could find was….I had the beginnings of a cold!!!!

                               WHAT????? BEGINNINGS OF A COLD??????

I have been like this for over 3 weeks…minus the temperature…and it is the BEGINNINGS of a cold?

Well, that was an expensive explanation of my illness.  Other than the fact that I was severely dehydrated (thus the 2 bags of fluid), the trip to the hospital was a bust.

wpid-screenshot_2015-10-06-12-53-24.jpg  Should have stayed home, you know, the warm, cozy, safe place where Mom is there to take care of you…

Bring you chicken soup…wpid-screenshot_2015-10-06-13-00-09_1.jpg  Plenty of fluids…wpid-screenshot_2015-10-06-13-13-31.jpg  and be there to hold your hand and rub your forehead, and tell you it will be fine in the morning…




Ok…So, I came home, got plenty of fluids, no chicken soup, as I am too sick to make it, but I did make myself a hot drink…wpid-screenshot_2015-10-06-12-58-41_1.jpg  Nice cup of Herbal tea, with Honey and Lemon.

And something for the aches and pains…

wpid-screenshot_2015-10-06-13-02-11_1.jpg  obviously not this many pills, but a couple for the headache…and I went to bed…again…Now is is Tuesday and…

wpid-screenshot_2015-10-06-13-09-20.jpg  Although a bit better…fever came back another time, but my body finally fought it off…today, my temperature is back to almost normal.  I just need to get rid of all the other cruddy stuff.

Well enough to type a post, but not to delve into anything serious.  I will do that tomorrow.

Thanks for Hearing my tale of woe!


Bea Heard