Thursday, July 10, 2008

Comfort Food

What do you eat when you're feeling sick? When I was a kid my mom would make me buttered toast and warm coffee with lots of milk and sugar in it. For meals I had chicken noodle soup and Sprite. Then she'd bring a t.v. into my room and let me just sleep or veg for the rest of the day.

When I became more and more sick the last week of our vacation toast didn't sound too good. My throat was on fire. By the fourth of July I couldn't swallow. When we sat down to eat dinner that night all I could eat was this wonderful whipped cream cake that Daniel's mom made. Being pregnant, I was really starving, so this just wasn't going to work anymore. I got Daniel to take me to the ER at the Stillwater hospital. The doctor gave me some antibiotics to treat strep throat and we made it back home in time for the fireworks.

By Sunday night my mouth was hurting pretty badly. We went to the dentist the next day and found out that the infection had spread into my teeth on the upper right side. So we doubled my prescription and got a referral to see if I need a root canal (which thankfully, I didn't need). On top of all that I had a really bad cold and couldn't breathe. Daniel's parents took pity on me over the weekend and asked if they could keep our kids for an extra week to let me go home and rest. We let the girls stay, but didn't think Kevin was old enough yet. It's now Thursday and I'm finally starting to feel mostly recovered.

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