Dress up time for the babies
Monday, June 27, 2016
Monday, June 20, 2016
The kids had been sick with committing and fevers. Then Taylor got it and she was not in good shape! She had a very bad headache that kept her up off and on throughout the whole night, vomiting, and she had some photophobia. Jimmy took her to the doctors and they gave her Zofran and said it might be a migraine. Then on Sunday, while I was at work, I started getting a headache, chills, and started feeling crappy. I made it through the the last few hours of work and ate a small dinner and went to bed. I didn't even wash my face or brush my teeth. The headache got worse and I started throwing up. I threw up until there was not even bile left. I wasn't in good shape. Jimmy wanted to take me to the hospital, but I kept trying to take medications to make it better but ended up throwing them up. Finally, I got up to go to the bathroom and he convinced me while I was up. I didn't know how I'd make it to the hospital but we got there. I was a bit embarrassed that I had puke breath, hadn't showered, and was still in my clothes from the night before, but I couldn't do anymore than get there with Jimmy's help. Eric took me right back to a room and triaged me there. I was tearful when I told him my symptoms and he started my IV. Heather, Lisa, James, Rie and Erin Smith took care of me and eventually did a lumbar puncture which turned out positive for meningitis. I got some pain meds and headache meds and they shipped me upstairs.
I have been so grateful for the compassionate care they all have to me. I was lucky to have them. It inspires me to be the best nurse I can be!
And they finally let me eat after two days. Jello was my first meal and it tasted great! I was on IV fluids the whole time I was there and I had to pee often but I wasn't allowed out of my bed without a staff member. So almost everyone they came into my room I asked to pee!
Through this whole thing I have been super grateful for my husband and my in-laws for running the whole house. I have been either in the hospital or worthless when I got home because I have to be laying down so much! Lynda has done so much laundry and so many dishes! And they keep entertaining the kids for me. I appreciate them. First the lice, then the stomach flu, now the meningitis! I hope we don't scare them off :)