Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Slowly.....very slowly coming around
Nicholas came down with whatever I had, he's been home from school with the exact same symptoms, so this morning, I hauled us both to the doctor and said "ok....enough now, fix it once and for all".
Turns out we have Respiratory Infections and let me tell you, for someone who had never had anything like this, it is awful and draining and frustrating to boot. The worst for me? The coughing that makes my chest burn...the pits!
Both Nicholas and I are on antibiotics, Azithromycin, he on the kid dose and I'm on the Z Pack....we also got prescribed stuff for the horrible coughs we have and Nicholas got an inhaler too. I feel better knowing exactly what we have and getting the right medication for it, I'm pretty tired of dragging these things out, this way we can knock it out once and for all.
Just a quick question for those out there either on the Z Pack right now or have been before. It says to take it on an empty stomach but I took my first dose and goodness gracious, I had the runs and bad stomach cramps. Now I know it's one of the side effects, but should I try taking it with food and seeing if that helps out a bit? Any suggestions for taking this antibiotic?
I feel like I haven't blogged in forever, I'm so completely out of the loop, I haven't done anything but be at home trying to keep this house together and cooking and driving while slowly moving through this terrible virus.
To all those who have emailed me, I apologize, I haven't had the strength to do much but open the email program every morning and shut it down right away, just don't have the energy to sit on the computer for more than a minute or two.
Anyway, I hope everyone is doing well. Please keep us in your prayers, I'm hoping Nicholas can head back to school tomorrow and that I can handle the antibiotics long enough for them to work.
Hugs and kisses and God Bless,