Our Five Ring Circus: Bronchitis, Blogiversary, and a Lexie Update

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Bronchitis, Blogiversary, and a Lexie Update

I have had a bad cough for two weeks now. Today was a really rough day, and I realized I was getting worse. I was coughing so hard that I was throwing up, and I haven't been able to sleep in days. Plus, I felt so run down that I could barely move. So, I sucked it up, and went off to the doctor for my first sick visit in over 3 years. As soon as Grant came home, he drove me to urgent care. Sure enough, I have bronchitis! I left with an inhaler, an antibiotic, and a cough suppressant with codeine. The last time I was sick enough to require an antibiotic was when I was 16 or 17! I'm hoping this clears up soon! I don't have time to be sick right now!

August 25th marked my 1 year blogging anniversary. I can't believe I've been at it for a year, but I love it! Stay tuned...I just may have a giveaway coming up in the next few weeks, to mark the event. ;)

Lexie had some blood work done yesterday, and we got the results today. Her neutrophils are up (good news), but her hemoglobin is down. She goes back in 7 weeks for more blood work and another appointment with hematology. Even though her iron levels are down, they still don't want us starting the iron supplement, because they fear it will make her diarrhea worse, which will make her neutrophils go lower. Hopefully her diarrhea will continue to improve with dietary changes, and her neutrophils will get out of the Neutropenia range!

With that, I'm off to drug myself with some cough medicine, and hopefully I'll get a good night's sleep!

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  1. oh hope you feel better. It seems like your blog has been around a lot longer than a year to me. I started off and on with 2 other blogs maybe 2 years ago? and this one now almost a year.

  2. I had bronchitis REALLY bad when I first moved to Canada... and I came to LOVE that cough syrup with codeine!

  3. Happy blogiversary. Great blog. Hope you're feeling better soon.

  4. Being sick is no fun... Hope you are feeling better soon! Will keep you & Lexie in our prayers.

  5. Happy Blogiversary! Congrats!!!!
    Hope you feel better though!! Hard to celebrate when you're sick :(

  6. Oh my goodness! That does not sound fun. Hope you are feeling much better soon!

    hope you feel better soon...but hey you are one lucky duck to only get sick rarely...seems like I get sick everytime the wind blows in a different direction!!

    Happy Blogiversay to YOU!!
    I am happy to share in your life :)

  8. Sorry to hear you're under the weather....

    I stayed home from work today sick. Slept too much today which would be why I'm still up at 1:07 a.m. reading blogs. Oh well, at least I'm getting caught up, huh? =0)


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