It happened so quick. I woke up Thursday with a scratchy, sore throat. I started to sneeze and blow my nose. I was coming down with something. By Friday morning my sinuses were stuffy. It was near 95 degrees hot outside, and I wrapped in a blanket. It occurred to me to take my temp. It hovered around 99. Then suddenly it was 100.9. I'd gone over the limit.
Of course it was now Friday at 6 pm. I had to call the Oncologist on call. He said I needed to go to the ER for a blood test to see how low my blood counts were. Too low, I'd have to stay.
Thank goodness for good neighbors and friends who tackled our kids for us.
Friday night at the ER is an extremely interesting place to be. It might have kept me more entertained had I been feeling a bit better.
Once I finally got back to a room, I got a complete work up. Not only did they do a blood test, they took a blood culture to make sure my blood did not have bacteria in it. Then they did a throat culture... of all the advancements in modern medicine, I was quite surprised the swab for the throat culture hasn't changed a bit... yuck. Of course it didn't hold a candle to the swab way up in my sinus cavity to see if I had the flu. I think almost kicked Rick my leg shot out so fast as the swab landed somewhere up by my eye socket- ouch.
Then I was off for a chest x-ray and then they started an iv to give me some fluids.
By the end of the night, two tests looked conclusive for bacteria. They found blood in my urine and my sinuses were thought to be the other source of the infection.
They gave me a choice. I could stay the night and be admitted. Or if we thought we could monitor everything safely from home, I could leave. When Dr. D was a little vague about when I might be able to go home if I were to stay, we quickly decided home was the best.
Home is always the best.
I have a strong antibiotic that has lots of strict rules with it. But its working. No more fever and everything is breaking up and clearing up.
My Aunt Carol and Uncle Bill brought this beautiful cross to me today.
"... and I will give you rest..."
And so HE does.