Wednesday, October 05, 2011

What a week so far.. And it's only Wednesday.

Spent Monday over night to Tuesday sick with Gastro. It's not fun. I spent the entire night by the toilet. At first I thought it was my dinner on Monday night. We had leftovers from our holiday meal from Sunday (we had family over to celebrate the Jewish New Year), but clearly it wass't that - because I was the only person to get sick and we all ate the same meal. I spent the day in bed on Tuesday. Thankfully my mother was around, and she picked up Quentin on Tuesday morning shortly after Sean & Mackenzie left to daycare. My mother brought Quentin back home just in time to go down for his afternoon nap, which she took care of and then left to her afternoon class. I took the same 3 hour nap that Quentin did (except I downed some Pepto Bismol first - oh boy did that stuff help). That 3 hour nap did wonders. My mother picked up Sean & Mackenzie from daycare, and took them back to her house for dinner. My mother & father hung out with the boys until it was their bedtime. By that time, I was able to have some chicken broth. Once that stayed down for about an hour and a half, I tried eating some toast. By 10:30 pm last night I was famished from not eating proper food in over 24 hours, that I was able to eat a sandwich. I finally woke up this morning feeling back to myself. I told Jamie that if I wasn't better by this morning, that I would seriously die. I haven't been sick like that in years. Three full term pregnancies, and I was never sick like that. I really hope that no one else in my household catches this. Turns out, that one of my two best friends was over on Saturday night wit her husband and son, and a few hours after leaving our house, both her and her husband were sick all night long until Sunday. It's possibly they picked up something earlier on, and passed the germ to me, and I picked it up 48 hours later. I was sick a full 48 hours after seeing them. Maybe the bug we had takes 48 hours to attack - and they caught it 48 hours earlier from someone they came in contact with on Thursday? Who knows. In any case, we're all doing better now, and I hope that I don't have to be sick like that for another decade, if not longer. It was brutal. I was so weak at 4:30pm when trying to take Quentin out of his crib after his nap on Tuesday, I don't know how I even managed. I'm glad I was able to spend most of Tuesday in bed. I don't wish gastro on anyone.


And after feeling 100% back to myself today, my day got ruined just before lunch by a flat tire. My tire blew while I was on the highway. There was no where to pull over where I was - as there was absolutely no shoulder on the side of the road, so I was forced to get off at the next exit. At first I didn't even realize that my tire had blown. My "Low Tire Pressure" light came on. I was confused. I did hear a weird sound, but wasn't sure what it was - and thought it was coming from the front of my car. So I pulled off the next exit and pulled into a parking lot with a store and a gas station on the service road. I got out of my car to realize that my back driver's side tire was completely blown. So I called Visa Roadside Assistance, since I have the package, and within 30 minutes there was a tow truck there to help me put on my spare tire. Today I learned that my tire is located under the front of my car, and that I have to loosen something inside the front of my car to release the tire - very interesting that it's located there (due to the stow-n-go feature of my van) and that it's illegal in Quebec to change a tire on the highway. Had I pulled over on the highway, it would have cost me 150$ to tow me off the highway (standard rate to get off a Quebec Highway apparently) so that then they could change my tire off the highway. Luckily there was no shoulder on the side of the highway where I was, and I felt, with the baby in the car, it was much safer to pull off the highway than to pull over on the highway. My new tire has been ordered (because of course the tire blew where it's not fixable) and it'll go in for that and an oil change I've been forgetting putting off for a while now.

They say things come in 3's. Gastro, a blown tire.... what's next? I'm not sure I want to know.

5 comments:

sapphireblue said...

Oh no! Well, I'm hoping there isn't a third issue. I'm glad you able to get off the road safely. Scary!

Caroline said...

Poor Robyn! Gastro sucks! I'm glad you feel better now.

wickedstitches said...

Oh no! well, hope you're feeling better now, and I hope your tires stay inflated :) Hugs!

Dawn said...

Ugh! I'm wishing you a better next week!

Girl Knits said...

Hope your gastro didn't last too long! Poor you! It sucks to be a mama and to be sick. Sucks about the car tire too. Bummer!