Sunday, January 17, 2010

A funny thing Happened on the Way to 2010......

So, from previous posts you can tell that my family and I had a wonderful Christmas season. We enjoyed time together and with friends and created some great new traditions and memories. We even planned to spend New Years with great friends in San Diego. New Year's eve started out fine. We jumped in the car and headed down to SD to spend two days with some of our best friends. Unbeknownst to me, an vicious staph infection had already invaded my body in two places and by New Years Day, I was absolutely miserable. I had no idea what was causing me to feel so bad but soon it became very clear that I had some sort of infection. I had chills and just felt like a truck hit me. I was, needless to say, no fun. I was trying to hold out and see the doc the following Monday, however, by Sunday, I was in tears and on my way to the ER. The triage nurse took my vitals and my heart rate was up and my temp was 102. No wonder I was feeling so miserable. They took care of my right away and I felt better almost immediately. I was then admitted to the hospital for 2 days of IV antibiotics. Turns out, I managed to get the worst staph infections you can get, which is resistant to antibiotics.So after I left the hospital, I had to take not one, but two antibiotics. I had to see the doc daily and eventually a home health nurse started visiting me at home to take care of me.

Once I started to feel better from that, my son caught a cold and of course, I got that too. I am batting a thousand so far in 2010! We are now both getting over our colds and I am healing well from the infection. I am looking forward to things getting back to normal around here and hoping that my hubby does not catch our germs. He has been fantastic taking care of me and the baby boy during this time. So, our new year has been postponed and won't be starting until February 1st!

Though I was tempted to think that this challenging start to the new year somehow marred the whole year, I am not giving in to that. This is going to be another great year for our family and it will be full of happiness, growth,change and good health! So, I am looking forward to this year and all that it will bring.

That's whats happening here, whats happening in your neck of the woods?

1 comment:

Sonja said...

Oh no, that's terrible! Those infections are such brats to get rid of. Be sure to eat lots of yogurt or take some acidolphilus after all of those antibiotics! Take care and think positive that the year will get better now.