What would I do without my family? They take such good care of me. This past week I was feeling even more tired than usual, I attributed my unusual fatigue to staying up later than usual and waking up in the middle of the night and getting up early because our beloved Rex has become less capable of holding his bladder for more than a few hours. Rex weighs a solid 120 lbs, he drinks about a gallon of water and when he goes, I often stand there with Jack waiting a few minutes while Rex unleashes a torrent of liquid, I do not want that in the house so I have been staying up to let him out, waking up as soon as I hear him on the move and waking up early to give him his meds. So I had good reason to explain away my fatigue.
What I couldn’t explain was my horrible sounding cough. I thought that it was a chest cold because it was in my chest, I had a few painful twinges in my back and in my chest but I dismissed them. Today the hubby and I drove to get the baby girl from college for the weekend, it was when we were all together in the car, I had a coughing fit and both my hubby and the baby girl said Oh My God we are taking you to urgent care right away.
I kept saying, protesting really, that all I had was a chest cold, I didn’t want to go to urgent care and waste everyone’s time over a chest cold. What I wanted was over-ruled however. My hubby said that I sounded awful and it probably was a pneumonia, I poo-pooed the idea, I didn’t have a fever and I wasn’t half dying. The baby girl said that no one was listening to me, my cough was horrible and we were going like it or not.
They were both correct, after two hours in all; triage, waiting, consultation, e-rays and diagnosis, the doctor came in and told us that I had a pneumonia. I have antibiotics to take and bed rest to have, good thing that I am blessed with my stubborn hubby and a stubborn baby girl, without them I would have ended up much sicker.