I hardly know where to start blogging after not blogging the last 11 days of my life. Should I just not try to catch up?
Friday I got sick. Sierra had been sick so it didn’t surprise me. It did hit me extra hard, though. It was the worst stomach virus I’ve ever had in my entire life. By a lot. I got myself a stay in the ER at the worst of it, Monday. Luckily Everett took a bottle during that time. My milk had dried up but it came back after 3 liters of fluid in my IV.
I got a couple doses of potassium in the ER. Did you know that when your saline solution runs out and doesn’t mix with the potassium anymore your veins feel like they’re being burned by acid? Pure potassium into the veins is a horrible thing. I was almost crying as I weakly searched for the nurse call button. “Um, (tring to hold back tears) I think my IV liquid ran out because my arm is burning from the potassium.”
My awesome nurse was in my room in seconds and changed out my IV bag of fluid so fast. As the pain washed away with the new fluid I felt like crying again, but from relief. Whew, I don’t like vein pain.
I got a prescription for more potassium and a strict order to drink gallons of gatorade and rest. I did drink myself silly on gatorade but I didn’t get any rest at all because the day after I got home from the ER Ember was puking and Allan was at work. And Everett seemed cranky.. perhaps from the formula messing with his belly? He’d only had about 5 ounces of formula but he didn’t seem to love the change in his bowel habits from it.
So anyway, I don’t even know what to blog about! My birthday was during all this illness stuff and Allan was out of state during part of it. It was a mess. One of the worst weeks ever but, it’s almost over. I hope. Two of my kids are recovering from being up most of the night last night barfing. Everett is the only one out of the family who hasn’t thrown up and I’m hoping that all that breastmilk he got while I was fighting off the virus gave him the antibodies he needed to protect his body from getting it. I hope.
I had a lot of pictures I took before we all got sick. I’d been meaning to blog but was really busy. A lot’s going on. Not anything exciting… doctor and dentist appointments, school field trips, stuff like that. Busy. We missed out on a friend’s birthday party while we were sick and that was a major bummer. Wow, look at me just talking and talking.
So, I dunno. Should I catch up blog? Or should I just wait until the next time I take pictures this week?