I’ve been silent on here for a while, at first because I was busy with E’s school production, and then with a holiday to see our friends and family in Whanganui.
Our holiday took a nasty turn when the kids and I all came down with a horrible bug that seems to have affected half of Whanganui. I was down for the count for five days with a fever, and was too ill to travel back on the day we were supposed to leave. Fortunately we were able to extend our stay, but as the bug was bacterial and highly contagious, I stayed away from others so as not to pass it on. I was quite upset not to be able to see many of my friends and family – which was the purpose of our getaway – but no way was I going to risk giving it to anyone else.
Mr G managed to avoid the bug entirely, praise God! D was okay, but E’s bug developed into pneumonia. Antibiotics sorted her out and she’s almost back to normal now. Me, I was left wiped out, but otherwise seemed to be on the mend. Until we got home to Pleasant Point. The first day back was fine, but the next day I woke up feeling terrible and couldn’t get out of bed for several days. I still didn’t think it was pneumonia as I had no cough, but eventually I was well enough to shuffle off to the medical centre where pneumonia was confirmed. One course of antibiotics did nothing, so I’m on a different sort, and crossing my fingers that they work. If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you’ll know I have an autoimmune disease called Hashimotos; and one of the really crappy things about having an AI disease is that illnesses hit you harder and take you longer to recover from than folks with robust immune systems. So I’ll be out of action for a while yet.
My MiL dropped everything to fly down to help with the kids, as pretty much all you can do with pneumonia is rest. And rest some more. I’ve watched a LOT of Netflix and have run out of books to read. If you’re one of my friends, do drop me a line to help alleviate the boredom. 🙂
It’s not all doom and gloom. I managed to make it out out the house to attend Pets Day at school, which was epic, and I did get to catch up several of my favourite people while I was on holiday. I’ve read some good books, and holy moly – go watch Bodyguard on Netflix. What a twisty-turny show! We’ve had a cold snap here, so I have been ramping up the hygge, with copious cups of tea, warm scarves, and snuggling under our we-could-definitely-use-this-in-Antarctica-duvet.