Monday, October 20, 2008

And I thought yesterday was bad!

Last night I got sick!  I woke up with burping/indigestion, then diahrea, and then I threw up.  The diahrea continued until mid morning.  Since then, I've been tired and chilled off and on, but no more stomach symptoms.  I believe this is food poisoning, but Esther's night nurse isn't so sure, so she's requiring I wear a mask - the only problem is that I seem to be allergic to something in the masks - my skin turns bright red and itchy wherever the mask touches my face!

So it looks like I'll be getting a really good night's sleep, as I can't be with Esther tonight unless I wear that mask. I might try putting a lot of lotion on my face if she's awake, but I'm leaning towards sleeping as she'll be out on the floor tomorrow and then I won't get much sleep at all.

On the bright side - and this is really good news - Esther has been off oxygen since noon today and is still doing great.  They put her on a new medication to make her heart beat more efficiently, and they also decided that requiring her to have oxygen levels above 95% is actually compounding her problems, so they allow her to be anywhere above 84% oxygen - and she has rarely gone below that.

So, I'm off to have a really good night's sleep, and hopefully tomorrow I can convince the infectious desease people that this is food poisoning.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Hang in there! I do know that a "quick" flu bug is going around. I think your choice for a good night's sleep is a wise one.
    Praise God that Esther has responded so positively to this new medication!
    We are coming to Seattle on Sunday for an acting workshop that Mitchell attends from 1 - 6 pm. I'd be glad to help with any transport needs. We go to early service and then head south by 11.
    Remember that your God is the "I AM and the I WILL!"
    Praying for you all.