Alright Alright I am listening!
My poor body! I have been going and going for a long time. With Dawson in the hospital it was little sleep and lots of emotional drainage. It was only right that when I showed up at home my body would finally put it's foot down! And that it did!
Last Friday was spent in a near death like state. I was pretty darn sick. I didn't even have the strength to fight it. However, on Saturday, there were things that needed to be unpacked, laundry to be done and cleaning, oh the cleaning. So I did it. I told my body one day was enough. It told me it wasn't, by leaving me feeling horrible on Sunday.
By Monday I was feeling that I had won. HOWEVA, there were other plans. Tuesday showed up with a horrible cold. Sneezing and dripping nose until I couldn't take it anymore. I took 1/2 of a dose of Benedryl. That put me out like a light! Always does. I spent most of the day Wednesday down too!
Yesterday, I was done. Had to be, there was too much going on. I loaded up on Diet Dr. Pepper, to counteract the still lingering effects of the Benedryl (I am telling you it kicks me HARD), then I set about cleaning this house, thoroughly. By last night the little cold had firmly settled itself in my chest. By the time I went to bed, I knew it couldn't be ignored.
I went to the doctor this morning. "How much sleep are you getting Amy?" "Uninterrupted?" I responded. (Dawson is fed all night long. He wakes up a time or two to be changed.) With Ryan out of town she was concerned.
"Pneumonia" she said. Rattling lungs and low oxygenation. GREAT! If a fever spikes it is to the hospital I go. "SLEEP" she said!
And so, I went to fill my prescription for my mega antibiotic. While at the store I also bought LOADS of processed, gosh I am not sure this makes me a good mom, food. Anything that can be nuked or toasted in less than 3 min and it made the cart! Red Box was happy to charge me $4.24 for the four movies sure to keep my little ones content! Then to home. PJ's were on, and I was going to follow Dr's orders. Ryan will be back from his meetings in Utah tomorrow, at which point I will surrender my duties as a mom and wife for a short time and SLEEP!
SO, a word from the unwise...WHEN YOUR BODY SPEAKS, LISTEN! OTHERWISE IT WILL JUST TALK RIGHT OVER YOU!