Thursday, July 30, 2009
I woke up this morning with a headache. Again. I also felt really nauseous and couldn't even think about eating anything. (No, I'm not pregnant.) I called my primary care doctor and was able to get in to see him this afternoon. He told me to keep taking my Imitrex for the migraine, but up the dose and add naproxen (Aleve) to it. I told him that this headache is a little different than my typical migraines, in that whenever I bend over, or turn my head quickly, or exert any force (like sneezing, for example) the pain is throbbing. So he decided to check out my sinuses and sure enough, one side looked inflamed and blocked. So, in addition to the Imitrex and naproxen, I will now be taking loratidine (Claratin) and Nasonex nasal spray. I already took the allergy/sinus meds, and I'm about to take the massive dose of Imitrex shortly, and I pray that this headache will finally, over 48 hours later, GO AWAY!
I spent the better part of this afternoon in Urgent Care. After enduring a 24 hour migraine and then throwing up at work, I thought it best to leave work and to to Urgent Care. When I got there, it was discovered that I had a 100.5 degree temperature, which explained the chills I had been having all day. I was shaky, my fingers felt tingly, and I was light-headed. My blood pressure was fine. I was hooked up to an IV, which became very painful and infiltrated, meaning the vein was punctured and the fluid was going into surrounding tissues, causing the IV site to swell. So, the IV was switched to the other side...the same side where I had already gotten blood drawn. I received two bags of fluid to rehydrate me. I was given Toradol through the IV for my migraine pain, however the doctor did not believe it was a migraine, since my usual Imitrex did not help and since I had a fever. The Toradol ended up helping after about 45 minutes, but it did not take away the pain completely. They finally gave me an injection of Imitrex, which took away the last of my headache. The doctor believes I have a viral illness. I already feel 90% better. Nathan is sleeping and Joe took Ella to McDonald's to play on the playland so I could have some quiet time. I plan on going to bed early tonight. I have a babysitter scheduled to come over tomorrow morning for a few hours, so I can spend some time packing for our vacation. We leave for Shelby, Michigan on Saturday morning. We, along with my parents, rented a cottage on Lake Michigan for a week. I'll post pictures when we return. Time to go rest and drink plenty of fluids.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Jason and Jeanine
Kupono and Kayla
Ade and Melissa
Hopefully the links will work this time. Stay tuned for a much longer post re-capping (is that a word?) the past 2 weeks.
And for you praying folks out there, please pray for Stellan. Click on the button on the left side-bar to read his story. Also, please pray for my wonderful, beautiful, and brave friend, Christine.
I've added a link to my Memory Walk website, also on the left side-bar. Joe and I are walking to support Alzheimer's research. If you would like to donate, click on the link. Hopefully, many of Joe's family will be walking and raising money as well, however, Joe and I are the only members of our team currently. Let's get with it family!!!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
We had all decided to walk to see the lions and tigers, so we began our trek to the other side of the zoo. At one point, there is a fairly large hill with the zoo train tracks at the bottom. Well, for those of you who know Ella (and even if you don't, you can probably imagine, just by reading about her) she doesn't walk, she runs. Everywhere. All the time. So there she went, running down the hill with her cousins, getting a bit farther ahead of her cousins, crossing the train tracks, and then
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Nathan is doing some pretty neat things lately. He's getting on all fours and rocking back and forth. Crawling is just around the corner. Ella crawled at 10 months, so I figure I might still have another month or so of a sedentary baby. He grabs a toy in each hand and bangs them together. I gave him his first hair cut yesterday! He looks like a little boy...not so much a baby anymore. *Sniff sniff*
We've been trying to find new and exciting things to do on the weekends. On Saturday, we went to Grant Park, on Lake Michigan. They had a fun playground for Ella, which included a water table. She thought that was pretty cool. We enjoyed a picnic lunch and then walked along the beach, dipping our feet into the water.I'm not feeling very creative in the writing department right now, but I hope you enjoyed the pictures!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
We went to the New Berlin parade on Saturday. Joe's parents and his sister Liz, along with her husband Brian and kiddos, Dylan and Henry, joined us. We had great seats and the kids came home with a huge bag of candy. I mean, like Halloween amounts of candy. I saw kids arriving to the parade with bags, just for that purpose. Oh, and when did parades become so popular that people stake out areas on the curb, with rope and everything?