thanks, kehliouise, for letting us know about othersomethings. hopefully, it's not her...
i SLEPT last night! (cue the sound of trumpeting cherubs or something like that)... well, i didn't sleep all night long or anything, but hey, i got more than 15 minutes here and 10 minutes there. it was glorious. yay meds (don't quote me on that! it's not my standard position!) i awoke this morning horking out stuff all the colors of the rainbow, so it looks like this infection is on its way to clearing up. throat still hurts, but not so unbearable that i'm not breathing easily now. thanks for all the well wishes, everyone!
my fundus is still painful, on account of all of the coughing i've been doing lately. i have a heating pad out, and i'm gonna try that for a while.
MIL has found herself in the middle of the same bug that has been plaguing us (she's been staying with us for the past few days, thankfully!)- though her symptoms are a little different, it's clearly the same infection. she just got an appointment with her doctor back in her home state, and she took the kids with her! grandpa is gonna watch them while she's in her appointment, and she'll bring them back later this afternoon, after they've had lunch. how about that?!? pretty great deal for mommy. so now i can finally get around to packing my bag for the hospital, listening to some relaxing music by myself, and generally trying to center my thoughts a little. good deal.
anyway, i'm here, hacking up all sorts of lovely gunk, but in so much better spirits and strength than i have been since friday. hopefully, i'll have a while longer to buff up before the baby decides it's time, but for everyone else out there eager to hold their little ones in their arms--- i wish you lots of ELV today.