Tuesday, June 2, 2009
the only way we could get any sleep
Holy shit I have been sick way too long. Memorial weekend I arrive in Gatlinburg to share a cabin with my parents, sister and fam, and my kiddos. Sounds like this was a huge cabin...not so much. It was a 2 bedroom with a loft. My father had the first bedroom and my sis had the other. Which left the loft for the kids and I. Which would have been fine if my father didn't stay up until 3 am watching tv cuz he couldn't sleep....he was afraid that he couldn't breath....more about that later. Anyways we arrive Friday night and after finally getting to sleep at 3 AMish I wake up the next morning with a sore throat...uhoh. I progressively got worse until time to drive home on Monday...kiddos had to go to school on Tues.
My brotherinlaw wakes up the Tues with a 104 fever and goes to the dr...and no it is not the swine flu! I had a fever too, but do not know what the temp was cuz my thermometer was from when my daughter was born just short of 12 years ago it showed me with a temp of 77 (I don't think so).
Now on to my father, when they get home he isn't feeling well either. So he goes to the dr and they do the norm checks and hear something odd in his heart. It is beating irregularly...they send him immediately to the hospital, do not pass go...straight to the hospital. Turns out that he has Atrial Fibrillation, which thanks to the internet I find that it is an irregular heart beat that creates possible blood pooling and clots. Okay I am skeerrreed now. They keep him several days run many tests and the result is that they shocked his heart like on tv with paddles to try and get it to beat normal. It worked! He was released and is now at home. The not being able to breath is a symptom of Atrial Fibrillation...HOLY SHIT!
Now here we are a week and half later and I am still SICK. I am still coughing, I am still full of snot. Will it go away?
Oh Gatlinburg is pretty cool...I would like to go back when I feel better.
Posted by GroovyGirl at 6:45 PM