Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bio-Hazardous Zone

I hate being sick.  I could leave it at that, but I'll go on...

Last Friday Marcus and I had a date.  A real date.  We went out to dinner and it was blissful.  We used a gift card for Chili's and I have to say, both Marcus and I felt a little cheated -- unfulfilled.  We are trying to eat healthier, and so the meals we got didn't consist of burgers and/or fries.  At the end, even though our food was great, we felt cheated.  Grrr for healthy eating I guess. 

So, we get home from our date, and strangely, I throw up.  I just...threw...up.  Gross.  I had no warning, which in a way was nice because I usually am feeling horrible before the event actually occurs.  Anyway.  The rest of the evening I just didn't feel all that great.  Saturday Sammy starts to have a really congested and runny nose, and I'm not feeling my best, but whatever.  Saturday night Sammy is up through the night coughing.  I go in to check on her and she is soaking wet with sweat.  Poor girl.  We "sleep" on the couch together, which means I was awake until about 6:30am.  Sunday we keep Sammy home from church and I volunteer to stay with her since I'm feeling a bit worse, thinking it's lack of sleep.  Monday Sammy has a fever of 101.3.  That night I get an email from Scribbles and Giggles that she has been exposed to strep.  I call to make an appointment with the doctor.  Tuesday Sammy clearly has a fever, Callie has a fever, and I'm feverish.  Strep tests are taken for all of us.  From 2pm-9pm Sammy throws up every 20-30 minutes.  We get Zofran prescribed for her and, as per nurse instructions, have to keep her up until about 11:30pm to get fluids in her gradually (and to avoid a hospital visit and IV).  Between the hours of 2:30pm and 7:00pm she doesn't move, sitting on the couch "watching" tv.  She only moves to vomit.  Callie chills on the couch all day too because her fever is high and she's pretty fatigued.  I feel bad, but am in mommy mode.

Wednesday.  Strep test positive for Sammy, negative for me and Callie.  We go back for a second test (just in case) and to pick up Sammy's medicine.  Last night I had chills and sweating, couldn't sleep.  I'm currently super congested and feel horrible.  I'm starting to think that I really don't have strep, but am kind of wishing I did so I could just take an antibiotic and be done with it.  Callie seems to be doing a little better too.

Colin is also sick -- but he think he got his from co-workers.  So, here, in the Green household, we have possibly THREE different illnesses flying around.


Sammy in her not-moving-from-the-couch-but-only-to-vomit phase.
Thursday has been a little better I suppose.  Sammy is actually eating some.  Callie seems to be doing better, and my recovery is coming in waves.  Callie and my strep tests came back negative.  I just hope we don't pass this on to Marcus.  


AJ said...

My family has had similar things to you and Callie. And I think we have had it a few times since October. It is pretty horrible. And the worst part for us is that it won't go away. Good luck and keep resting so you can all feel better.

Heather said...

OH man!! We got the flu really bad in january, chills, fever, high temps, lack of appetite and super super achy body. It was horrible. It lasted about a week and we all got it---oh minus JJ. Hope you get better really soon!!

Teresa said...

Pei pa koa is pretty decent cough medicine (from herbal as I remembered), great non alcoholic medicine, some western cough medicine are more effective, but this is non drowsy.

You can access info online @

Jennie said...

I'm so sorry you guys have been sick. That is no fun at all. I hope this week clears the sicknesss from the house.

Nola said...

Ugh! I am so sorry you have had to put up with so much illness at your house. I hope everyone recovers quickly from the current illness.


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