I’m at a place called Vertigo…

…and it hasn’t been any fun at all.

Wednesday night, about 6pm, I felt a little lightheaded. I ate a piece of cheese figuring I just needed something small to hold me till dinner. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

As the night went on I felt more and more dizzy and nauseous. I had no clue what could be causing it as I didn’t have an earache at all.

When I laid down in bed I told Bill that I should have spent the evening drinking. He asked why and I told him it was because the room was really spinning. He said the room wasn’t really spinning. I informed him that the room I was in was spinning. I felt like I needed to put a foot on the floor to make it stop. Needless to say I didn’t sleep very well that night.

Thursday I woke up even more nauseous and still dizzy. I decided that it wasn’t safe for me to drive so I took a sick day. After Bill got home from work he took me to the doctor who informed me that I have a lot of fluid in my inner right ear and inflamed nasal passages. Between the two my body just wasn’t able to get balanced. The odd thing is that I still have no earache. But I am taking a decongestant and have a nasal spray to help open things up.

Today I feel much less dizzy and I don’t have any nausea. Yay!

Rylee’s cold is still breaking up in her chest. That means she is still having some coughing fits, but we feel like there is an end in sight.

On The Mend

12-Sep-2007 18:31
All three of us are starting to feel better. It’s been almost two weeks and it’s about time!

Rylee’s cold dropped from her head down into her chest late last week. As a result the pediatrician instructed us to take her to the ER on Saturday because she wasn’t eating and sounded really bad. That was a fun three hours! They did a breathing treatment and also did a chest x-ray to rule out pneumonia. Everything checked out great and we headed home. Rylee spend the next five nights sleeping with her vaporizer on and with some Vicks in the water. It seems to have helped to break up the stuff in her chest and she’s breathing easier these days. She still has times when she coughs really hard. Those are the times I feel so badly for her. But these times are coming to an end. Whew!