Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Medical update...

… on me and Kaylee. Yep, Kaylee’s sick too. She’s had the sniffles pretty bad on and off for the last few weeks. I had the doc check her when I had Matthew in for his last visit, and she had a bit of fluid in one ear, but nothing to worry about. I took her in yesterday morning and she has infections in both ears and conjunctivitis. Overall, she seems to be in pretty good spirits though. She’s on antibiotics and is home from school today. She gets to go back tomorrow.

I did end up going in to see the doctor myself yesterday as well. I was actually beginning to feel a bit silly about finally going, because I wasn’t feeling nearly as bad as before. Anyway, he said my throat didn’t look too bad, but that he said he normally starts antibiotics on day 6, and I was on day 10, so he gave me a prescription. I was feeling really run down again last night, so I’m glad I ended up going. Hopefully, the antibiotics will help. Mark had the same symptoms I did in the beginning, but he got over it much more quickly.

The doctor also noted that I had complained about fatigue last time I was in, and after we talked a bit, he decided to send me in for some basic blood work to check for anemia, thyroid problems, etc. It will be interesting to see if anything turns up from it. I was looking back at my blog and was pretty shocked to see how often I’ve complained about being tired over the past few months. I didn’t have time to go over to the lab for the blood draw yesterday, since I had to get back home before Matthew got home from school, so I’m planning to go tomorrow morning while Kaylee’s in school.

Oh, and Kaylee completely zonked out on the way to my doctor’s office yesterday. So I had my exam while sitting in a chair with Kaylee asleep in my lap. She finally woke up as we were leaving.

On a completely unrelated note, Verizon apparently has more money than they know what to do with. The doorbell rang earlier, and it was a UPS Express Envelope containing a one-page letter urging me to sign up for Verizon’s FIOS TV. Yes, it got my attention more than a regular mailing, but I can’t imagine they get enough new customers from this type of tactic to make it pay off, unless they got a really great deal from UPS. And I bet the UPS guy is thrilled. LOL


Natalie said...

Yep, yep - Bridget just finished abx from the yuck. I had to do abx a couple months ago, and this time, when I awoke with a sore throat a couple days ago, I used zicam religiously (okay, maybe not religiously - more like 3x?...well, three *is* prominent is some religions, so I guess it counts, sort of) and fortunately, it worked or I was just being faked out by the sick fairy. Glad you're both on the mend.

my2boys said...

yucko@@@ why is everyone (us too) so seems like it is everwhere...hope you guys start feeling better.

I will be interested in knowing about your blood work too. I have been battling severe anemia for a year and it is a kicker...let me know if that is it...I have some good stuff that I learned.

Other than that...smoochessss

Robin said...

No fun being sick! Just getting over the sniffles here too. But I hope the tests can explain if you've been feeling tired. Feel better!

karin said...

Kim, I am so sorry to hear that Kaylee was feeling awful too. I hope the antbx help, and she is feeling more like herself very soon. I'll be interested to hear how the bloodwork works out (and don't you put that off now .... ;o) and what they find. Chronic fatigue is quite taxing in many ways. My mom has suffered from it, and she also had a battery of tests before diagnosis and treatment of Fibromyalgia. She is doing really well now with a routine of exercise and eating better. (SO much more than what you were looking for, I know ... but of course, the chronic part of your fatigue got me to thinking....)

I hope it all works out well!

Priscilla said...

I hope you're feeling better soon - being tired all the time is just as bad as being sick in my, it just wears you down! Hope Kaylee is better too.

Francine said...

Hope you guys are feeling better soon. really glad to see you will be having bloodwork done!