In the midst of all of this, Ava had her nutritional panel which showed a dangerously low iron level...slight chaos has ensued.
Then, to top it all off, Mike ended up being REALLY sick...I mean REALLY sick...over Christmas. So I cancelled the festivities. Within a few days, I got it too. Fever (that has finally seemed to subside after 5 days), chills, aches, skin pain, and sleepless nights due to hours upon hours of coughing, and just exhaustion...
So I still have alot to say, alot to tell, alot to share. I've just been trying to get through each day without the medics having to drag my limp and lifeless body up the stairs (oh how I loathe a two-story house sometimes!)
Thankfully, my parents took Zoe home with them on Monday. I was pretty much in bed from Sunday afternoon until today. Mike spent half a day on Monday working and came home completely wiped out. So we've both been able to just hang out and rest.
Sweet little Ava just hung out and watched movies in bed with me. We threw a tube feeding her direction now and then (not easy when you're shivering and riddled with a fever) and changed a diaper here and there, but she's pretty low maintenance. She just likes to be with us.
On Tuesday, I loaded up on Tylenol to get my fever down and then had to go get some brewer's yeast for Ava's formula. I also decided to stop by the park so Ava could run around and let out some energy. I told her that I was sick and she needed to play while Mommy sat on the bench. "OK" she muttered as she ran off.
So I sat there with Apollo, feeling so-so and thinking, "Great, maybe this is passing and I'm going to be fine." Then...the shivering started, the body pain started. By the time we got to the car, my teeth were chattering.
We got home and I had a hard time walking into the house I was shivering so hard. I could barely keep the thermometer in my mouth I was chattering so bad. Sure enough, my temp was climbing.
So I played this cat and mouse game with Tylenol and temperatures for 5 days. I seem to be on the downhill run of this thing. I just took some codeine in hopes of having a coughless night tonight (crossing fingers) and thinking that tomorrow I'm going to feel better.
I will resume my blog activities shortly. I want to add an e-mail subscription option and some pictures and videos. I will also tell you more about Ava's vitamin levels and what's been going on with that as well as my GI issues.
In the meantime...enjoy!