Saturday, February 11, 2006

Just when I thought it couldn't get any worse

Are you ready for this? No, seriously? This is not a joke. Welcome to my life.

Thursday I'm out with Mommy friends having a ball sans the kids. My husband calls to inform me that HE has had the runs all day (lovely - it's officially something that is "going around."). Yesterday was better for him.

Last night we take all of the kids to church for "Kid's Night Out" AKA "Date Night with Cheap Babysitting!" We are determined to have a pre-Valentine's Day Date. We went to one of our favorite spots: Pei Wei. We both order the spiciest things on the menu (I've still been clogged up from the flu; I just wanted to BREATHE!). I'm looking at my husband thinking, "Diarrhea Dude, that's probably not a good choice." Oh well. It's Date Night.

I've had a scratchy throat for almost two weeks, just recouping from the flu. Well, out of nowhere, one of my tonsils sets itself on fire. I thought it must have been the Asian Coconut Curry. However, it got worse. Diarrhea Dude also was starting to realize the error of his ways. So, we stop by the Toll House store on the way home for me to grab a piece of cookie cake, and him to grab a MILKSHAKE (have I mentioned that we're STUPID???).

Thankfully, no one regurgitated anything. Husband, though, has not left the toilet. I was up all night as my throat attempted to swell shut. Went to Primacare this morning and found out I have STREP!

STREP!

Did you hear me? As if croup, the flu and the runs wasn't enough in this poor pathetic little house.

Let's start making bets on what is next. Hmmmmm .... measles? Dysentery? Bubonic plague?

I'm bowing to antibiotics.

OH, and on one really positive note, I had the NICEST doctor on the planet. I looked him straight in the face and said, "I realize it looks like I might have strep. I know you want to cram that little swab thingy down my throat, but I'm an emetophobe and I'm not letting you anywhere near my gag reflex with that thing!" He didn't bat an eye. Just pulled out one of the swab thingies and said, "Would you like to really take your time and just do it yourself? Where ever you feel most comfortable ... here or the bathroom. I can get you some water when you're done."

LOVE HIM! He even stood there and complimented me on what a good job I was doing (total LIAR, but still ... SO understanding!). I was doing the weanie tap! ha!

5 comments:

Carol said...

Get well soon! And I hope the rest of the crew doesn't catch it.

Amy T. S. said...

Gee. I know I always say this, but I just think it's so funny.

HAVE YOU TRIED WEARING BOXERS? This is the medical cure for any ailment, or so I've been told.

Eek, sorry about the State of the Union at the Moers household. You'd look cute in one of those SARS masks I still see sometimes.

Celena said...

OOh, what a nice doctor! Where can I get me one of those?!

Jenn said...

Good grief already!!! Hope you get to feeling better soon - and hubby too!

snoopdon said...

Should I laugh or cry?