Sunday, June 28, 2009

Illness strikes!

We have had sickness at our house all week. Cynjyn started feeling sick Wednesday night. She had diarrhea really bad and was in the bathroom about every hour. I woke up with a terrible head cold and slight fever Wed. morning. I slept literally all day, I was awake from 2-4 and that was it. I was still weak Thursday morning, but I could get out of bed. I didn't do much and took a long nap. Cynjyn was having terrible stomach cramps an nonstop diarrhea all day Thursday too. She was also dry heaving all day because she hadn't eaten anything, so she didn't have anything to throw up. Talon and Garry gave her a blessing Thursday night. She had a terrible night and was still so sick Friday. So I took her to Urgent Care and they were pressing on her stomach and she was in pain. They thought it might be her appendix. They put an IV shunt in her and did some blood work. We were there about an hour and a half and she was in the bathroom 4 times! Her blood work came back good, but there was blood in her urine. So they felt o.k. to send her home and they are doing a culture to see if she has a Urinary Tract Infection. We'll find out Monday about that. They told me to give her Imodium to help stop the diarrhea and give her lots of liquids. We had been making her drink water, but she couldn't keep anything down. I took her home and bought her some popsicles and Imodium. If she wasn't better by Sunday, we were to take her back in. Well, Friday when we got back, she had a popsicle, the first thing she'd eaten since Wed. and within 45 min. she'd thrown it up. She was so sick. Finally Saturday, she started feeling better. By that evening, she could eat. She had some Roman noodles for lunch an half a grilled cheese sandwich for dinner. She was able to sleep all night Saturday night and woke up feeling so much better this morning. She did not have the N1H1 virus, apparently it is another strain of flu coming here from So. Cal. and it involves extreme diarrhea and vomiting. We are keeping our fingers crossed that no one else gets it. We are scheduled to go to Oregon Monday morning, but now we have to wait to get the results of her urine culture, so we will be leaving Tuesday morning if all goes well with the test. Needless to say I fell behind on blogging thus no flashback Friday. They might be on hiatus for the summer since I'll be in Oregon till August. Anyway, we all seem to be well now. Keep those fingers crossed!
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Ron said...

Yucky week...and here we are in So CA.....glad you're improving - enjoy Oregon.

gwen said...

I hope no one is sick on the way or while they are here! Say your prayers everyone!

Carol said...

That's awful! Glad Cynjyn started to feel better. So, did you get to go to OR?

Ixchelle said...

So sorry your cute family has been so sick. Are things getting better? We are so excited to see all of you at the reunion--it's gonna be fun. Love ya!