|So... am I still sick?
||[Apr. 19th, 2008|10:28 am]
Thursday, I was headachey and feeling blah, and I realized I was sick. So, I worked from home (I constantly count my blessings that my boss is good about that... and that I'm generally good enough at my job that it doesn't bother him.) and went to bed early. Friday, more of the same, but maybe - *maybe* a little bit better. |
But my cats are both sick, with *both* of them having sinus infections. (Well... infections that are causing a discharge in their noses. I have no idea if cats have "sinuses" the way we humanfolks think of them, and I don't know if this is a "sinus infection" in the way we humans get them.)
Plus, Skitty hasn't been to the vet in forever, so it was good to get her in and at least get her rabies vaccine. I've heard that, in some jurisdictions, they won't allow quarantine (and honestly, I can't quite blame them; if I was bitten, I'd want to know!).
So, today, at 8:30, they had a vet appointment, for multiple massive indignities and even a bit of ouchiness.
Alas, when I went to bed (fortified with a bottle of beer with about a half ounce of whiskey) at 11:30, I couldn't sleep. After tossing and turning for an hour, I got up, and futzed on the computer some more, and finally got to bed to go to sleep about 2. And then got up at 7:30.
Does anyone else have this same kind of thing? Sometimes, when I'm getting better, I have a much harder time sleeping. I'm kinda hoping that's what happened yesterday. But it's awfully hard to tell. On a bit under 5 hours of sleep, I feel like crud anyway.
On the plus side, I have antibiotics, the viral-inhibiting-amino-acid - Lysine? -, two tubes of Revolution (they got the first does from the vet tech, I have to give them another in a month), and assurance that there's no sign of any serious awfulness in Skitty (well... nothing that a good teeth-cleaning won't fix).
(Oh, and for those who remember: Chibi's ear is healed up to the point that you can't really tell he had to have the surgery.)
On the minus side, I'm on call, so I can't just go back to bed and collapse. On the plus side, it looks like nothing much happened over night.
For me, even the lowest of low-grade fevers is enough to keep me awake. Have you tried an OTC antipyretic like Tylenol?
Hoping you will be feeling better soon...
Cats absolutely do have sinuses :-o !
I hope you're well again by the time you see this (I know I'm late).