It feels like our family has been hit by the Black Death. In the past 24 hours, the Shookie and I have come down with some seriously nasty stuff. Yesterday afternoon the Shookie's eye started oozing ... goopy green gook. Ugh. We were on a train to a friend's house for dinner when it really started acting up, so it was late by the time we got home and were able to do anything. We actually stopped by the ER, but there were so many people waiting to be seen it would have been 4 in the morning before we got out of there. No thanks! So we came home and put a warm compress on his eye. He slept very fitfully, waking up one time screaming, "My eye is bleeding!".
When he woke up his morning, his eye was gooked shut. Poor guy, he was a little freaked out that he couldn't open it up. Our awesome pediatrician called us back quickly, calling in a prescription for eye drops with antibiotics. So for the next five days, we will be having torture sessions four times a day, holding down a very unhappy little boy to help his owwie get better. Thankfully, the medicine is working already and his eye is looking much better.
As for me, I haven't felt this bad in I can't remember how long. It's not pregnancy-related ... I've been running a low-grade fever and have been SO unbelievably achey. Talk about being in PAIN. I tried taking an extra baby aspirin, but that didn't touch it. The only thing that seemed to work was a warm bath ... not too hot or deep. I probably took 3 of them this afternoon, before I finally got so uncomfortable I put a call in to my OB. I was given the go-ahead to take some Tylenol, which worked quickly and was exactly what I needed. I've felt much better ever since. Thank goodness, because we're supposed to leave for CA tomorrow evening, and I was having very serious doubts about being able to sit on a 5+ hour flight. I didn't know what I was going to do!
Of course, because I've been too sick to even get off the couch, the house is a wreck and we haven't even begun to pack. And I have another u/s appointment with Dr. So-Cal tomorrow before we leave. I'm pretty sure we'll just be making sure the dishes are all in the dishwasher, throwing dirty clothes in our luggage and leaving. No looking back. Except to tell you how the appointment went ... keeping my fingers crossed and praying hard that we see that little heartbeat!