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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Out of Commission

The shepherd has been out of commission. First it was a headcold, that got worse, then a little better, and I thought it would finally go away. That was the first 5 days. By Friday night I wasn't feeling good at all and totally worn out. Returning from a necessary trip to the airport at 1am, I built a fire in the woodstove, wrapped myself in a blanket, and 'slept' sitting up with my head laying on the ottoman. At 3am or so I woke up panicked that I could barely breathe. That was pretty exciting. Thoughts of going to the ER flashed through my brain and I shook myself awake to get control of the hacking. It had gone to my chest. So for the following 3 days I barely did anything but was absolutely necessary and had help to even get that done, and slept an hour here and there, wrapped in a blanket in front of the woodstove. So far, 12 days and counting and not more than 4 or 5 hours of sleep at one time. Rick had it first, and in fact nearly 3 weeks later he still has some of it. It's been years since either of us have had a crud, I remember 2 weeks ago looking for cough syrup for Rick and finding some that expired back in 2005...then having to go to the store for fresh supplies for him. Little did I know then that I'd also get it just as bad. I still don't have my voice back. So, there's been no photo sessions and certainly not much outdoor activity beyond what was totally necessary. And the State Fair starts Wednesday night...eeek! I hope I get some sleep between now and then! One good thing tho has been that, since I'm up at 3am hacking my head off, I just turn on the computer and get to watch some live video on the Olympic Equestrian events while I sip on a hot cup of tea.

7 comments:

Kathy said...

I am so sorry to hear you're under the weather, Suzanne. I hope you have better luck watching the equestrian events than we've had here - the channel ou cable company isn't coming in (the only one equestrain is on) and I've had problems watching the live feeds via the computer. Drat!
Here's wishing you a speedier recovery than your DH...take care!

Michelle at Boulderneigh said...

What a nasty way to spend a summer - not that you've had much "summer"! I hope you can do the State Fair without setting yourself back. Your critters need you!

Jenny Holden said...

Oh dear, not another one down! Chris and I have had horrid bugs too. Hope you're feeling much better soon x

Garrett808 said...

you haven't been getting any of my emails, have you?!

I JUST got back from MFF about 40 minutes ago, got Snow Cloud and my crew all put into the quarantine pen and watered, fed and acquainted with them. I left last wednesday AM at 4 and haven't been able to check email except once from Stephen's to reply to your emails.

call my cell. you should have it. tuesday works but can we do it later in the morning? a 6:50 am flight means i have to be there at 4:50am and leave here around 1am. that makes for a long day!

Sharrie said...

Well,all of that makes the summer even more memorable. It would be beter if it was good things to remember. Maybe next summer. Hope you are better and able to enjoy the fair.

Kathy said...

Hey there, Shepherd...How ya feelin'?

Alaska Shetland Shepherd said...

Hi everyone! I'm back....I went to the doc finally on Friday since I couldn't kick this thing. Yeppers, bronchial pneumonia that put me on my butt! So I got some meds and I'm on the mend now. Just posted to my blog - I hope all of YOU are doing good!!!