Thursday, July 12, 2012

Pictures of Todd the Bod

Sorry for not blogging in a day or two.  I have been one SICK puppy!  It started, strangely, when I got home from work on Monday. I'd had a great day at work, felt fine, and just about the time  walked in the door, I started complaining of FREEZING!
 I checked both thermostats and they were both set on 72.  So, why am I so cold?! 
 I put on a sweatshirt, but within about an hour, I had chills and felt horrible.  I progressively got more and more painful between my shoulder blades, across the top of my shoulders, really just kind of all over.
 The next morning was no different.  I checked my temp bright and early and it was 103.1.  WHAT?!  I was drinking coffee, so I thought maybe my mouth was just hot.  I made some iced tea.  Took it again.  102.9.  UNCOOL!! 
 Not going to work was not an option.  I had to supervise my student.  She is from Ohio, but goes to school at St. Augustine in Florida.  She (along with about 5 others) is doing her internship here, and it is my job to teach her.  NOt only that, but she cannot work wiht patients at all unless I am on the premises.  I went to work, but sort of stayed in the back office so my presence was there, making it all legal and legit, but not right there with the patients.
 Woke up this morning, and again...101.9.  So this is day three.  And I decided I'd better go see the doctor. 
 My doctor is actually a nurse practitioner who I dated in high school.  Sidenote.  ha.
Anyway, Wayne listened to my symptoms and then to my chest, and said he thought  I had what was looking like pneumonia.
 It wasn't confirmed with an xray, but he said because of the right middle lobe being the most typically involved in pneumonia, and that being the one that sounded the worst on me, and my high fevers,... yep.... big fat Rocephin shot and a steroid shot. As well as an antibiotic, an inhaler, a cough syrup... about $350 for meds and close to $200 at doc.... and let's hope I am about to get better!!  I have a PARTY to throw!!!  It's my Ellie Sue's birthday party weekend!! 
Happy Birthday to Ellie.  I will post pics of my precious tomorrow! 



Emily said...

Awwwww, hope you feel better real soon Mel! Shelbi's other mom LK is a peds nurse and said pneumonia is rampant around these parts right now. You make sure to take all those meds and get PLENTY of rest so that it clears completely up!

Zhohn said...

Oh no, sorry you're sick!! Thanks for keeping us posted today on Ellie's birthday gifts. ;)

Happy birthday Ellie! I can't wait to see pics of the party!

Cassie12 said...

Oh sorry you are sick...hope you feel better soon. Happy Birthday to Ellie!!! Can't wait to see the pictures from her party.

Redwood City, CA

Beth E. said...

Dang, girl, you've had it rough! Rotten timing, too, with Ellie's birthday and all.

I hope you're feeling better now. I know a lot of people depend on you but you have to take care of YOU so you can take care of them! Right? :-)

Praying for you!

Steph said...

Hope you feel better soon! Moms and Bosses don't get sick day! I know, my Mom ran her own business also!

Happy Birthday Ellie! Can't believe you are 5 already! Well, 5 going on 15! Watch out Mom and Dad!!

Mary said...

Oh no! Hope you feel better soon! Tough when you can't stay home and rest! :(

Lori said...

Oh my gosh Melanie!!! I hope you are better. Don't hesitate to get another shot. Just get it knocked out!!!
Happy B'day to Ellie Sue, I know she had a terrific day, I just hope you did too!!

Christy said...

hope you feel better soon!!

Jackietex said...

I hope you have a lightening quick recovery! It's nice to see pictures of your Todd looking genuinely happy! I'm sure he's a happy guy, that he just doesn't like having his photograph taken. :)

Mama J said...

Say it ain't so, Mo....Get better quickly..don't want you feeling lousy. That shot should get you going..but don't mess with it..take care of yourself!

Little Diva will have a wonderful weekend...parteeeeee!

Becky said...

Hope you are feeling better Mo!

Amy K said...

I hope the shots have got you feeling better today, just in time for the big birthday weekend.

Happy Birthday to miss Ellie Sue!

Sharidrew said...

Dang woman!! So sorry you are under the weather! Hope you are feeling better. You will still throw a great party for sweet Ellie Sue, but feeling better while doing that will be so much better. Happy Party weekend!!

Hugs from Missouri,

Shannon said...

Hope you get to feeling better soon!
Happy early Birthday Ellie!

MaryH said...

Oh My, I hope you get better. I hope Ellie has a great birthday. Can't wait to see the pictures.