This too will pass

Since my last post, there has been exactly one day where everyone was healthy in my house. So my near daily November blogging took a huge nosedive.

The stomach bug passed from Ema to Sara. Then to me, Then to Marco, then to Isa.

Only Gabi came out unscathed.

It was horrible. But it was one of those things, that when we were finally on the mend, we felt like warriors coming back from battle. Triumphant, but so fatigued!

One of the first things I did as soon as I felt up to it, was make us a big bowl of chicken and vegetable soup. We needed some nutrients back in our bodies.

Chicken Soup

All Better!

Finally, last Wednesday, everyone seemed to be feeling much better.

Made Thanskgiving even better. We do have so much to be thankful for. And being able to celebrate and eat a full meal with no one getting sick was spectacular. I have more to say about that day, but it will have to wait for another day.

Because I’m writing this in a fuzzy pain drugged haze.

The day after Thanksgiving, I was making lunch. Turkey taquitos, anyone?

I started feeling sick to my stomach. With a sharp pain on my right side. I went to the bathroom, thinking that would help. It got worse. I was soon crying in pain. The rest of the family was in the kitchen eating taquitos and I was bent over sobbing. I yelled out for help when I ended up violently vomiting. MARCO, GET THE ZOFRAN!!!

I called the dr, and got an appointment within a few hours. I lie down and took a pain killer. It wasn’t doing much and I was curled up in a ball of pain.

The dr called back and said forget the appointment, go to the ER. She didn’t want to waste time if it was a kidney stone or appendix.

I arrived at the ER at 2:30. Pain scale? 10!! I didn’t get called back until almost 6pm. I think giving the nurse a little cup of dark red pee helped finally get me beyond triage.

I’m just realizing now that I would have been better off going to the dr’s office.

Now it’s Sunday night, and I’m still waiting for this stone to pass. But I have the pain killers I need. And am downing liquids.

I’ve done this all before. My body loves to make kidney stones.

But I really need to work tomorrow. Important meeting. So, if this stone could please move along now, I’d appreciate it.



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