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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Feeling Somewhat Better but the Virus Didn't Help

I'm feeling somewhat better. I'm still very weak and fatigued. This time, I managed to get a throat infection from (what I can only guess are people at the wedding). My throat was sore and swollen. I couldn't even swallow a pill on Thursday night. I was coughing up blood and lesions.

I slept all day on Saturday. My friend brought me some sweet potato pureed soup. I managed to vomit it all over my bed, sheets, covers, linens,etc. I had to put all of those through the washer, make up my bed, and try to sleep again.

I have been sleeping a lot. I've never felt so weak. I want to go to the store and get some things that I can eat and maybe some diet soda now that my throat's less upset. It's still sore like I swallowed glass, but it's not as bad as it was before.

I just want to go back to sleep. No more vomiting, no more pain, and sleepless nights, except for a few.

There was weird dreams over the last few days. I woke up hallucinating people and then arguing with them or talking to them. I wasn't taking anything but I wasn't monitoring my temperature. The last time I checked my temperature last night was 101.4 but I'm not sure it went up more or not before I was able to swallow the tylenol. Today, it had gone down to 98.1 this morning.

I still feel sick. I've been hypoglycemic for the past three to four days. I've been slurring my words. That scares me.

The cramps hurt so much and I just want it all to stop. Other viruses make it so much more wost. My friend offered to drive me to the hospital yesterday, but I think I can do most of what the hospital will do at home, except maybe an IV. They would just me a liter of fluid and send me home because I haven't eaten anything that would make me vomit in front of them.

1 comment:

Molly Windtalker said...

Random thought (and maybe I don't know what the hell I'm talking about, or maybe you've already tried it, so... consider that.)

Have you considered drinking Pedialyte? They give it to kids for dehydration. In addition to a few electrolytes and good old H2O, it has a few precious calories in it...

Cheers,
Will Moss

(superfluous info:)
http://pedialyte.com/products/liters
Water, Dextrose. Less than 2% of the Following: Potassium Citrate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, and Zinc Gluconate.

PEDIALYTE PROVIDES (PER LITER): Sodium, mEq: 45; Potassium, mEq: 20; Chloride, mEq: 35; Zinc, mg: 7.8; Dextrose, g: 25; Energy, Cal: 100;