Yeah, I know...I look awful
I gave him some DayQuil, called into school and let them know they'd be minus one Charlie today, made him as comfortable as I could and I went to work.
They sent me home from work a couple of hours early because I looked "so sick "and between my cough and leaning on things to keep from falling down , I was scaring the customers. Pansies. I could have made it another hour or so. :) I did try not to cough in the direction of people, especially children and for some reason there were a lot of little kids in the shop yesterday. I did get rather tired of complete strangers telling me that I looked "awful". I had spent a good three minutes that morning putting on makeup, thank you very much.
After work I took Charlie and I to a local clinic. What's worse than being home sick is waiting and waiting and waiting to see a doctor when your sick. Took us an hour and eleven minutes of waiting, but I suppose when you don't have an appointment, that can happen. Charlie has a bacterial infection, his strep test showed negative and she put him on the z pack. I have a viral infection (?), am extremely dehydrated (thus the dizziness and feeling like I was going to pass out) and she put me on the z pack. Yeah, I dunno.
We trekked on to get our prescriptions filled and there was a 45 minute wait. Yay, more waiting. All the pharmacy chairs were filled, so we went to Panda Express to eat. I love their hot and sour soup. It's their only vegan dish. You'd think the steamed veggies would also be a vegan dish, but they told me a few months ago that it's not because they steam it with chicken broth. Yeah, I dunno. Anyway, the hot and sour soup felt so good on my throat and tasted even better. I love this soup. Charlie got a few pieces of orange chicken down. Back to the pharmacy and then home to crash.
Later last night I discovered this:
I'm fixin' (yeah, it's Texan for 'getting ready') to get dressed for work this morning. I'm feeling better, have had enough fluids to float me for awhile (I know...ewwww, sorry) and she gave us some great stuff for our coughs so that will help others feel safer around me, I'm sure. I haven't seen a mirror yet today, but with any luck, I'll only need two minutes of makeup this morning.