Yet another Monday and I'm just not up for the "Not Me" thing. Josie is all better, the cold seems to have passed and she's well on the mend. Still a bit of a cough, but that's about it so I'll take it!
Poor Miss Marie has not been so lucky. She's been fighting the cough, which sounds much more horrible than it is (our nurse checked this morning and her lungs are clear). The real problem with this bug is the fever. Sunday morning Marie woke with a fever of 101, which doesn't sound bad. The problem is, her body has just enough to get by, she has no reserves to really fight to lower her temp. When she has a fever she just sort of looses control of other things. Her body becomes really stressed and the Dystonia (movement disorder) becomes much worse. Sunday morning we couldn't break the fever and she was stiff, with labored breathing, and sweating for nearly 2 hours. Finally a dose of her Diazepam broke the episodes but she was so worn out from it.
Today it's only a low grade fever around 99 but she's still really not feeling well. I sat with her about 1 for her to go to sleep and she had a handful of "episodes" in her sleep. At 2pm she was awake again and Luke's sitting with her now. She just can't fall into a deep sleep and then the episodes wake her up. Luckily Luke is home today, it's cold and nasty here so there's not much to do at the farm.
As I said, Marie's lungs are clear so this will just be a matter of managing her fever and the Dystonia until she can kick the bug. Poor kid. Still, when she's up she's smiling and was even giggling some this morning.
Thanks for all the well wishes and prayers. This is definitely the roughest cold we've had yet. Poor little Mama! Also, thanks again to Ilene who showed up at my door this morning and surprised me with meat loafs made up, homemade jelly and a cake! I can't tell you how sweet it was of you, and how nice it is not to worry about dinner tonight! The Lord has blessed us with wonderful support!