Monday, August 23, 2010

From TMJ to Arsenic Poisoning to...




If you remember, I have been feeling pretty crappy lately. The nightly fevers haven't relented. But now I finally have a "real" symptom. A cough. And I'm fatigued. This has been going on for a week now on top of the almost three weeks since I first started feeling lousy.

So back to the doctor I went. 

And after...
One EKG...
Two Chest XRays...
Three attempts to draw blood...
Four pounds lost (yeah!)...
Five negative tests for a variety of illnesses...
(including a pregnancy test...BAAHAHAAA!)
 Six little antibiotics were prescribed...
to hopefully, kick this annoying case of...

Pneumonia!
I have no idea how I "caught" pneumonia. I promise I didn't go out with wet hair and my coat unzipped, Mom!

BSD has been gone since last week. So I've been trying to entertain, feed and clean up after the ballerinas by myself. While feeling like crap. The ballerinas have been fed, their sheets have been washed, but that's really about all they've gotten from me. Luckily, we have friends who've taken up the entertaining slack for me. Thank God for good friends!

Today, when the Big Ballerina asked me what the doctor said, I told her, "I have pneumonia." 

"What kind of pneumonia?" she asked.

"The be-nice-to-Mommy kind," I replied.

"No, really?" she went on.

"OK, how about the don't-fight-with-your-sister kind," I tried.

*eye roll*

"Or the put-your-own-dishes-in-the-sink kind."

"Or the clean-your-hamster-cages-before-I-give-them-away kind."

*random muttering under the breath*

"Or the don't-ask-Mommy-to-take-you-to-Busch-Gardens-or-bowling-or-fishing kind."

"What about Tropical Smoothie?" piped up the Little Ballerina.

"Deal!"

I figure a bunch of fruits whipped up into a frosty treat would help me heal. Especially with a shot of Immune C Complex added. And maybe I can pass theirs off as dinner?


16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh Kim, my heart goes out to you! I have same thing -- xrays, tests, antibiotics, and steriods. YOur right, doing it all by yourself easily wears you down! ((( Huggs )) to you my friend ... lets not forget to take care of us!

Sue

{Amy} said...

ugh Kim, that sucks! hope you get to feeling better soon!

serialswooper.com said...

Oh, Kim, seriously. Take care of yourself and slow down. If you're anything like me (and I know you are) then you tell that BSD to hurry home and put on his nurse hat. Preferably without the accompanying short skirt.

Stacey said...

Kim, I hope the meds kick your pneumonia quickly and the Ballerinas give you lots of tlc until BSD gets home.

Dani said...

Ugh. No fun at all.

Do feel better asap. I'll send healing energy your way.

Kimberly said...

Ugh, that sucks!

Cindy said...

So So sorry!
Hope tomorrow is better!

knack said...

boo on pneumonia !! i hope you feel better soon.....and make sure that you do get plenty of rest.

so glad you have the sweet ballerina's to take care of you! what would we do without them!

xo

My Interior Life said...

Pneumonia?! Crazy. So sorry you've felt like crap. I picked up some virus my son had and have felt icky for about a week but nothing like pneumonia. Hang in there and good luck with your recovery while taking care of the ballerinas.

A Mom Anonymous said...

Ick! I hope you are feeling better SOON!!! (Like already since I'm late reading & responding).

gabe said...

wow. . .yuck!!

Glad the dr finally figured out what it is. Hopefully the antiboitics will kick in and you'll be back to normal soon.

Now, the ballerinas can go back to school and bring all kinds of other wonderful germs home!!

Thanks for the lice advice!! There is something I never thought I would type!

Stephanie said...

Oh Kim, I sure hope you feel better soon! You poor thing! That has to be so rough. I wish I was near you so I could help you out. :) ((HUGS))

mandy said...

hope the smoothie helped a little.

i've had pnuemonia once and it was awful.

but that was before I had kids and man there is nothing harder than being sick when you have children to care for.

hoping you get well very soon.

Jen said...

The smoothie totally counts as dinner!
Sorry you are so sick. Ughhhhh! Hope you are feeling much better soon!

christi @ grey umbrella said...

OH NO!! feel better soon! thanks for commenting on my guest post at lists in my pocket. i am off to look around your blog!

Clara said...

Pneumonia? How in the name of G. House did you get that?

Anyway, glad you're keeping your humor, that's the last thing that we should lose. And get well soon.