Down for the count

So, this past Friday out of the blue I became sick. I don’t know what happened but by the end of the night I had chills, shakes and a slight fever. I ended up going to bed at 9:30pm! which is totally unheard of for me. I usually like to wind down a little after baby has gone to bed because it’s a chore to get him settled for the night. However, for the first time in around 3.5 months baby slept through the night! I couldn’t believe it. That didn’t keep me from waking up every hour to check on him though and wonder why he was still sleeping. Every time I woke up I felt worse than the time before. Ugh!

Of course I got very pissed because my husband went into the bedroom to sleep and shut the door behind him, which meant if baby did get up I’d have to be the one to take care of him. I’m really big on not spreading germs and keeping myself away from people who are well when I am not, but when you have a baby that’s not really an option. So of course I was paranoid the whole time. Granted my husband works all week long really hard but when your sick you really need those extra hands to help out. Instead I just got another “well whats wrong with you?” Now how am I supposed to know what’s wrong with me? I don’t have health insurance so it’s not an option for me to go to the doctors when things like this do arise.

Anyway! by Saturday I felt like total crap and I had bitched enough that my husband took over while I slept. That was the first nap I had in sooo long. It’s too bad I couldn’t really enjoy it. By the end of Saturday I once again went to bed early BUT baby didn’t sleep all night this time. I guess I just got lucky the night before. Then came the waking up to run to the bathroom every 1/2 hour. That lasted into Sunday, during which time I vomited and from then on out learned my lesson and kept my food intake to a minimum, for obvious reasons.

By dinner time Sunday I was able to eat again but my stomach was still queasy. Things got better from there and today I’m feeling so-so. I don’t know if it was something I ate but that’s what my instinct tells me. I’m not really sure that it was a bug because it somewhat mimicked the stomach flu but was 10 times easier than that. Thank God I’ve only had that twice in my life. I boiled it down to the Chinese I ate the night before (due to lack of food in the house and starvation looming) or the $1.00 pack of mini-donuts I got from Wal-mart which when I bit into them tasted.. not-so-good. I promptly threw those nasty things out and I won’t be returning to that carry-out. Ewwww.

I’m going to keep my fingers crossed that baby stays well! So far it’s been almost 8 months and he’s only had 1 cold that lasted roughly 2 days. I still haven’t gotten him a flu shot because I decided against it (I think) but I am going to go get myself one this weekend after hubby gets paid. Theres no point in taking too many chances. I have a horrible immune system and I don’t want to pass anything on to him.

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