Sunday, December 9, 2007
It's official-Jesse is the best husband in the whole world! The last two days have been so crappy. As you all know, I have been sick with a sore throat. Well, last night around 2am, things got pretty bad. My throat had gotten progressively more sore throughout the day and at 2am, it was so sore that I couldn't sleep or swallow due to the pain. Jesse was so concerned that he called two different 24 hour nurse lines to try to make sure I was ok. The nurse at the Mayo Clinic Line did a complete assessment over the phone and came to the conclusion that I needed more fluids and Tylenol for the pain. I have been drinking hot tea like it is going out of style. Jesse's dad, Mark, had even brought a new can of it for me from the store (Panda Berry from Republic of Tea-carried at Barnie's Coffee and Tea). I broke down last night and took 2 Tylenol and a Benedryl which knocked me out for a few hours. This morning, however, I was not any better. Today, I called my OBGYN's office (answering service) and spoke with the doctor on call, who said I probably have Strep and need to come in tomorrow morning for a culture. He called me in a prescription of Tylenol 3 with Codeine and said if the Strep test is positive, they will give me antibiotics. All I care about right now is being able to swallow without gagging and being able to sleep. Jesse is gone right now to pick up the Rx and to get me some saline nose spray and Gatorade. He has been so attentive and has even brought be orange juice and rubbed my back. It is moments like these that you really appreciate those who love you. I think he is the best (and no, this isn't the Codeine talking) and he is taking wonderful care of me. Think about me tonight when you are sleeping and wish for me a more restful night. Also, be glad that you aren't the poor nurse or doctor that has to take calls at 2am from frantic husbands!