Monday, March 4, 2013


My hope was to be feeling better by now.  That is definitely not the case.  I was up again last night with the same routine of coughing, blowing my nose, cleaning out my eye, and trying to go back to sleep again.  I woke up and took a shower and made it through the first service at church.  There was no way I was going to miss Communion and worship.
Before leaving for church

Once we were back home I rested all day long.  Brandon and I watched TV together and I even caught a one-hour nap, but when I woke up my eye was hurting.  Only difference was that the infection had spread to my other eye.   It seems like I can't get any better!  (Right now both of my eyes are swollen.)

Eyes on the way to church

After being on another antibiotic for two full days I expected to be better.  That's not the case.  Brandon and I got in bed around 9 pm and I was already uncomfortable.  Both of my eyes swell when I'm asleep now.  My nose keeps running (I can only use my nose spray twice daily) and I cough whenever I try to move.  My throat is super aggravated and now the acid is creeping up my throat as well.  While I'm typing I'm chomping away at gum- it's supposed to help suppress the stomach acid.  Tums aren't doing the trick anymore!  

We ate dinner at 6 pm, plenty of time before going to bed.  I even chewed thoroughly and took my time eating.  We had a safe - bland pasta (Pesto & Sun Dried Tomato with Cream Sauce) and I felt fine until I laid down for bed.

I finally broke down and started crying in bed.  I feel like such a weenie.  I've never been good at being sick.    This is a completely different experience for me because medicine usually works and I'm completely on the mend by now.  I can only imagine how Ellie's taking all of the coughing.  Don't even get me started on how bad my chest hurts when I sneeze!

I'm terribly sorry about the sad and downer posts right now.  I've got to get it out somewhere.  This is the first time I've been sick during our pregnancy with Ellie.  Please, Lord, make me well.  I don't know how much more I can take.  I desperately need rest.
This is is me right now
You don't even want to see what my eyes look like when they start draining.  It's not pretty and it's a yucky infection.  Please pray that I start feeling better.


  1. Looking at these pictures make me want to jump in my car and go give you a big hug! I hope you feel better soon, you deserve a break!

  2. For your stomach acid issues, you could try taking charcoal pills. You can find them at your local drugstore in the antacid section. I would obviously check with your doctor first, but they are natural and work within 20 minutes for me.

    Hope you start to feel better!

  3. Being sick while pregnant is really hard. For me, the stuffy nose thing was the worst. I used a neti-pot twice a day and that really helped.


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