Blog by VONNIE DAVIS -- International, Award-Winning Romance Author: Adventurous...Humorous...Amorous.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Bug Hits the Davis Household

I should have expected it. Calvin had a stomach bug two days prior, hugging the great porcelain god and begging for somone to put him out of his misery. He lost seven pounds in one day, poor soul. Still, when the up-chuckies hit me at 5 am yesterday, I was surprised.

Perhaps the word should be "delusional." After all, Calvin and I are a very "huggy" couple and sleep spoonstyle every night. We credit this physical closeness to all the years we'd spent alone, missing a human's touch the way a dehydrated person in the dessert craves water. So one would expect that we'd pass our germs back and forth. I was just hoping that particular germ would be unpassable, eternal optimist that I am. Not so.

When my doctor called to tell me he had the results of the CAT scan on my lower back and he was sending me to a neuro-surgeon, all I could think during his call was please don't let me barf in this man's ear. I simply wanted the call to end so I could burrow back under the covers. So what if a couple discs have bulges? My whole body has bulges...big deal. I've got a bigger emergency here (clasps hand over mouth).

The afternoon brought a fever of 100 degrees and chills. My cat and I snuggled under quilts. Calvin fretted.

My fever broke during the night; I woke up at some point sweating as if I were digging ditches in Louisanna. Today I feel much better. So far my stomach has given only a few cursory twinges over the slice of toast and coffee I had for breakfast. An improvement over yesterday when I couldn't even look at food.

Life throws us curve balls sometimes -- bugs and illnesses, too, and emotional hurts. Few are permanent. Healing comes eventually. Still, all are lesson learners. Yes, I have a back that's giving me fits, but nothing compared to the way I felt yesterday. Things are now in perspective. Dare I say "thank you" to the 24 hour bug for its attitude adjustment? Nah, I'm not that generous. Blessings to all and have a great day!


Krissy said...

Sorry to hear that you are sick. Feel better soon!

Vonnie Davis said...

Thanks, hon. Compared to yesterday I feel fabulous.

Rhiannon said...

So glad you're feeling better! I'd rather have any other virus than a tummy bug. Up-chucking turns me into a big ole baby :( I sure hope you're done with that part of it for good!