Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Happy Birthday Bennett
Two years ago today, Bennett Leonidas Lilly came into this world about 4 weeks earlier than he was expected to. Funny thing is, as we went in and out of the NICU that first week, we thought that was as bad as things could get. Um...well, not exactly.
But you know that story, otherwise you wouldn't be reading these words.
We actually are not celebrating the event today. For one thing, I believe I might be coming down with something bad. Since last night I've been stuffed up, nauseous, clammy, sore throat, dizzy, body aches but no real temp or anything. VERY weird. Perhaps I caught something from the woman on the plane I sat next to coming back from Baltimore.
Well, technically she sat ON me. I got stuck in a middle seat. On my right? An old lady who smelled like a box of books you haven't seen in years that you open up that you found in the darkest, mustiest part of your basement. On my left? A rather large woman, who because of her girth was not able to put the seat divider between us.
So on my left, it felt like I was laying on a warm wet gel heating pad of flesh, and if I tried to inch myself away from it? Old books. Thankfully, the flight was short. But last night all of a sudden I started to just feel like shit. And it was a sudden thing too, not subtle. One minute I was feeling fine, then I had to sit down and I was clammy and sweaty and nauseous and dizzy and weak and a whole lot of other wacky things.
Today, same deal. Only more of it and some very odd feelings in my head. Maybe it's all side effects from the new med I started on Friday? Might be. Some of the stuff listed on the possible side effects are all there. But this is WHACKED. I just feel wrong, and I don't know how else to describe it. I may need to call the doctor tomorrow and tell him I want off this ride, cause it is W-E-I-R-D. And I do feel some kind of strange confusion, it's bizarre. Yeah, the more I look at the side effects page, the more I am questioning WTF have I gotten myself into here?
But then again, could be the anti-biotic they prescribed for me too. See? I should know better by now, especially over this past year with Bennett...never do two meds at once cause you don't know what to eliminate or if one or the other caused some issue. OK...duly noted.
Oh and by the way, what's the deal tonight? This is an edit, BTW. Suddenly Bennett comes home a few minutes ago and is goin' bananas. I was gonna finish this up after work and talk about some cool stuff, but I'll save it for later, cause I'm a mess and Bennett is really upset about something, nothing will console him tonight. Well, I take that back...even as I clack this he is calming a bit. It was just the first 15 minutes through the door, he just went all loopy. Very odd.
Anyway...where was I? Oh yeah, Happy Birthday, kiddo, from your insane old man. Looks like you got my crazy gene. What a wild year it's been, huh?