Saturday, March 31, 2012

A Year of Gratitude #91

A Year of Gratitude #91: A Day of Rest

I am sick. Extremely ill actually. I don't know if I have walking pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma, or just a really bad cold (these are all top of the list of possibilities from logging my symptoms on WebMD).

I have been feeling bad since Wednesday night, and it's progressed and just gotten worse. I SHOULD have gone to the Georgia Clinic today while I had the opportunity, but I couldn't find the motivation to go. 

I feel weak. I can't do much without feeling like I'm going to pass out and having a wave of heat and chills pass over me. I've been coughing so much that my back and sides, and stomach literally hurts from muscle contractions.

I'm a hot mess... and laying down only makes it worse. I'm so extremely tired, but I can't sleep. Not even with Nyquil. I wake myself up every few minutes with a coughing fit that leaves me out of breath and gasping for air.

Yeah. It's bad.

So, while I feel awful, I am so thankful that Steve is here to help me with Gus. I finally fell asleep around 4ish this morning, and I was able to sleep in until 9:00. Those five hours were solid sleep... I didn't wake once.

I was able to spend the day in my pajamas, doing nothing and it felt great. I didn't change a single diaper... and didn't have to go upstairs at all today. Steve called and rescheduled my nail appointment for next Saturday, and I tried to relax as much as I could.

I do feel a little bit better... I don't have as bad of a headache, and I think my coughing has diminished a bit. I'm about to head to bed, so we'll see how my coughing is tonight. I pray that I am able to get a solid night of rest, and that Steve is also able to sleep. I'm so sorry that my coughing fits wake him up.  :-(


will + adri said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ugh! I cannot imagine being sick now that I am a parent. Glad Steve is there to support you and help you get much needed rest! Get better soon! Very soon!

Cat's Litterbox said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@will adri Yeah, I would much rather Gus be sick than me be sick... at least when he's sick, I feel well and can give him all the love he needs. When I'm sick, it's just ugly for everyone!!

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