Wednesday, October 14, 2009

When it pours...

We had a huge storm hit yesterday. 55+ mph winds and DOWNPOURS that flooded lots of areas. It's way too early in the season for this kind of storm. The trees haven't lost their leaves yet, so that makes them top heavy when they get wet. Couple that with 55 mph winds and you can guess how many thousands of trees around town were toppled over and ruined. Lots of cars crushed, homes smashed and property damage. Luckily, no injuries have been reported yet. We have cities still with no power since yesterday. The storm that hit us was the same storm front that hit the Philippines last week and it's on it's way across the Midwest as we speak gaining momentum, so be warned. It's ugly.

On top of that I have a very sick little girl home yesterday and today with a high fever and cough. She doesn't move, doesn't speak, just lays there watching TV or pointing to something she may want. She hasn't eaten in 3 days. I am getting sips of Gatorade down her, but that's it. Apparently this virus going around has been hitting hard. Half of her school is out with it, and log onto Facebook and it seems every ones child, sibling, spouse or someone they know is down with it.

Last night, I woke in the middle of the night with a horrible neck ache and pounding headache. Had to get up at 6am to take something. Apparently this too is going around as people are posting this too as something they are getting.

Saturday morning I had to go to Urgent Care because I woke up with my eye swollen shut and a big red bump on my top eyelid. It hurt so bad. Thought maybe I got bit by something. Nope - they think it's a Staph Infection under the skin. Strong Antibiotics later and a layer of skin peeled off my eyelid yesterday. It knocked whatever it was out, but really? And infection in your eyelid???

So this brings me to this...What in the Holy Bejesus is going on around the world today? We have the Swine Flu, the regular Flu, the High Fever Virus, Croup, Sinus Infections, Bronchitis, Headaches/Neck ache virus and God knows what else is being passed around. I can't remember when so many things are hitting us at once.

So please take your vitamins, dress right, stay indoors and wash your hands...I don't want anyone else to get sick either. Take Care.


Kaci said...

Knock on wood we have been healthy here. Crossing my fingers for continued healthy. I can't afford to get sick anytime soon.

Leah said...

just remember to keep those germs to yourself, k? LOL

Hope you're all feeling better SOON!!!

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