Missed me lately? I've missed you too! I have been sooooo sick, my friends, so sick. It all started about two weeks ago when I was picking up Noah and my back spasmed. I went to the doctor and they said I either had a pulled muscle or a bulging disc and sent me home with pain pills and muscle relaxers to rest and the promise of a MRI if things hadn't improved in a week.
A week later I was no better and had added stomach pain and nausea to the mix. Went back to the Doctor who thought it was the pain pills making me sick. He switched me to a different type of pain pill, added a pill for the nausea, and sent me on my way again.
Things continued to get worse. I began having writhing stomach pains, got severely dehydrated, and lost 12 lbs in 11 days. Yesterday I went back to (a different) Doctor. First thing he did was hooked me up to an IV and started pumping fluids in me. Then he started running tests to figure out what the heck was going on. Turns out I have a bacteria infection in my blood stream - probably the same infection I caught when Noah was in the hospital and was treated for only that round of antibiotics didn't kill it, just made it weaker, and it's been festering ever since. It's probably just an odd coincidence that it all happened at the same time as the back pain.
So now, I'm on a stronger dose of antibiotics and a stomach tranquilizer for the stomach pains. I am feeling better today. Not 100 % yet but definitely better. I go back to the Doctor on Saturday so they can re-check my blood levels and make sure the antibiotics are killing the infection.
Noah is doing well. He is recovering nicely and seems to be a bit more like the "old Noah" each day. He still has moments of pain and still gets frustrated about things and I'm sure not doing a whole lot this summer (he usually has summer camp every summer) is starting to get to him.
I'll post some new pics and what not once I'm feeling more like myself.