Friday, November 14, 2008

Bronchitis... Again

Monday I started getting a sore throat and cough. Then Tuesday it seemed to get a little worse. I was achy and felt lethargic, but no fever. Then Wednesday I had a fever throughout the whole day (100-103), nauseous, and my right lung really hurt. Wednesday night I was in a lot of pain and kept waking myself up because of it so around 3:30am I went downstairs and tried to get some sleep on the couch sitting up (it doesn't hurt as bad if I do that.) Then today I was miserable. I called Jake at lunch time and told him I wanted to go to Instacare when he got home from work. I had pneumonia almost exactly a year ago and bronchitis in March, and I've been feeling similar symptoms this time around so figured I should go get some antibiotics. Tonight the dr confirmed that I do have full blown bronchitis and my temp was 103.4. (No wonder I've been feeling so crappy!) I was given some antibiotics and some prescription strength cough syrup. The dr also told me to buy Mucinex D to help break up the junk in my lungs. When I went to the pharmacy, I noticed the Mucinex I was told to buy actually had to be given to me by the pharmacist. I also had to show picture ID and sign a form with my contact info. I found it very strange that I would have to do that for an OTC drug. You would have thought I was buying crack or something. Then Jake later told me that Mucinex has been used to make Meth. Interesting. Anyway, I'm hoping over the next couple days I'll get my energy back. I hate when I get sick, especially because the kids suffer. I think Ben and Emma watched 3 movies today while I passed out on the couch. Ugh. No fun. Jake also has a scout campout with his boys tomorrow night which isn't the greatest timing. Knock on wood none of the other kids get it. Ben has a runny nose, Emma is fine, but Josh has been congested and I worry he might be getting something. Hopefully I'm wrong.

It was interesting to hear from the dr that once you've had pneumonia it makes you more susceptible to bronchial problems. Hopefully this isn't something I'm going to have to deal with every year!


Sorry to be a downer. I do have one bit of exciting news! Take a look:

I really never thought I would see the day! This is the Chevron right down the street from our house. What's so incredible is that on the 4th of July gas at this very station was $4.15/gallon. Amazing! I'm actually excited to fill up the van tomorrow.

8 comments:

Woodruff Family said...

Jamie, I am soooo sorry. I wish I could be there to help with the kids. Hope you get better soon. I know what you mean about the OTC drugs. It's been that way for years for some drugs. Matt used to take claritin and now takes zurtek, both of which are OTC but have to be picked up at the pharmacy. Also, tylenol cold, sudefed and other cold meds with psuedoephedrine. This is one of my biggest pet peves! Anyway, hope the kids don't get sick. Wesley has been restless all night because of a soar throat, i think, and is up now. I was hoping to sleep in a little today ;( Love ya, get well soon.

Iliana said...

SO sorry. Being sick is the worst, even more so when you still are in charge of the kids. Hope you get feeling better fast!

Zach said...

One sure fire way to feel better... figure out a way to turn that Mucinex D into Meth. It will it get your mind of the symptoms. Once you develop an addiction you'll be too busy scratching yourself to scabs and grinding your teeth down to nothing to even notice a runny nose.

Grays said...

I think being a sick mom is the worst! There is no time off. PS I filled up on gas the other day - just because it was under $2.00!

Verenice said...

I think you guys might be lower than us! Guess they want us to use the money we are saving on gas to spend...to bad we're all recovering still from the time gas was so expensive.

Chelsea said...

Serious??!!! I remember reading a post close to this LAST year!! So sorry that you have been so not feeling good. I wish that we lived closer.

Jacob S. said...

For the record, I do not use Mucinex D to make Meth.

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