Monday, January 19, 2009


Yikes! It's been a crazy few days. The word "VIRUS" has circulated through our house and it's making it's rounds.

First, on Friday, my computer started acting weird. I did a virus scan and it locked up. I had one of those "Oh shit!" moments. I tried 3 more times to run the scan with no luck. It wasn't long after that I got a pop-up telling me my computer was infected with a worm and I needed to run a complete scan. Ummmm....I TRIED TO! So I ended up downloading another free scan. No luck! It would get to the end of the download and then tell me it couldn't be downloaded. My browser was hijacked and I couldn't get to any website directly to download another program. So after 3 days of research I finally got Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to download and once I renamed the file it worked ;) Ahhhh the power of the net is a great thing! Virus can kiss my ass! I will now make a vow to run the scan every other day to keep that crap from getting in my computer.

So...then yesterday morning Kayleigh woke up and said she didn't feel well. Since she is due for her time of the month I told her it was probably just that and for her to just take a day to rest. She got a shower thinking she'd feel better but when I heard the call from the know the call... "Mommmmmmmm I need you!" with that bit of panic in her voice. I went running in and she was sitting on the closed lid toilet and said she didn't feel good and everything went black and she was seeing black and yellow spots. The "mommy panic" set in and I immediately grabbed the glucose kit because my first thought was low blood sugar since she hadn't had much of an appetite the day before. It was an 84...perfect for a nondiabetic. She sat there for a few more minutes as this passed and she didn't have anymore symptoms until lunchtime. She said she was freezing and her body was aching all over and when I went to touch her cheeks she was burning up! She was running almost a 102 fever...yikes! No sore throat, no cough, no stuffy nose or drainage, no sick stomach, no loose bowels... I was puzzled! I gave her some Motrin and she went back to bed. She still didn't have much of an appetite. She stayed in bed all afternoon and started feeling a little better by dinnertime. She ate a little bit of dinner and went right back to bed. She alternated between pulling the covers up and kicking them off so I knew she still had the fever. She ran between 100-101 all night and then this morning it was back up to nearly 103! I put her in the bathtub and called the doctor. They got her in right away. The doc tested her for strep and the flu...both were negative (thank goodness!) So what is it? A VIRUS!!! Ahhhhhhhhhhh! It's a virus that mimics the flu but without the throwing up and loose bowels. It wipes you off your feet though. She also had protein in her urine and I have to take her back in a few days to have that rechecked. She was quick to tell me there were no traces of sugar (LOL! Duh!) And whats even worse...Kacey just came to me an hour ago and said "Mommy, I don't feel too good." UGH! The doc told me that it would probably go through all of us since it was a virus and there is nothing we can do to prevent it. Ummmm...can you say LYSOL? Hahaha! It just sucks because I know if Kacey gets it then it will throw her blood sugars in a tailspin again.
So thats been my last few days in a nutshell.

As for this week....
Tonight we are spose to be dumped on with about 6 inches of snow. I'll believe it when I see it...LOL! Kayleigh has exams this week so that will throw the exam schedule out of whack for sure. But with all the hustle and bustle of everything going on, it made the days fly by a little faster and we are down to 3 days until Kacey's Endo visit! More to come on that soon :)


Scott K. Johnson said...

Major suckage!

Cara said...

Bless your heart. I feel so bad for you guys! I hope if it does work it's way through, it's quick and as painless as possible. I'll be praying for you.
We got about 2 inches of snow here today. That may not seem like a lot to you, but it can totally throw all of us Tennesseans completely out of whack! I am just praying the roads are warm enough for me to get to my class tomorrow night (an hour away, down a mountain).

Wendy said...

No snow in AZ...a beautiful 70 degrees, though :) Don't worry, you can rub it in when I'm sitting in 115 degree heat this summer...

I'm so sorry to hear about all your viruses...NO FUN!

Jill said...

Well....I woke up at 5:30am thinking I'd be snowed in and ...NOTHING! LOL :) Seems the storm shifted a bit about 30-45 miles further south is getting it. They are still saying we might get a "dusting" as the day goes on.

But...I woke the girls up for school and Kacey is now running the fever! Looks like the virus has caught her :( She's on the couch now and she won't be going to school today. Morning blood sugar- 203. Ugh!