I AM SO SICK.
I think I have the virus that knocked out Harry and Jack for a week each. I am on day 3 (it started Wednesday at dinner time) and feel like total dog shit. I spent all day in bed on Thursday with a 103.4 fever (taken with an ear thermometer, so it was probably actually like EMERGENCY ROOM HIGH). I took ibuprofen and Tylenol alternately every 4 hours like I was a little kid, but nothing really helped. Occasionally, I would get down to a 101 fever and the air would not hurt my skin, but mostly I just laid around and moaned. I couldn't even sleep. Finally on Friday morning at 2 am, I took 3 ibuprofen instead of 2 and about an hour later, I was completely drenched in sweat and my fever came down to 99. I felt amazing. Then I took some Tylenol and was drenched again, and my ear thermometer read 96.5, which made me really freaked out about the 103.4 from earlier.
I was able to go to the hotel with Ben and the kids and our friends for a sleep-under staycation yesterday because the kids were off school, and now I have spaced my alternating meds out to 6-7 hours, and my fever never gets too much above 100. I was really sick in the middle of the night last night. I ended up getting up at 2 for a mug of tea and a popsicle and ibuprofen and an extra quilt (brining my total to 2 plus a blanket and sheets) and watching Tammy and Reno 911: Miami. I finally fell asleep again around 5, and Dorothy woke us up at 6:30.
Ben took all of the kids back to the hotel to swim until lunch and then he took them to hockey, and I have been in bed with The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Master of None. I got up to do laundry and clean up lunch, and it almost killed me. If my throat still hurts tomorrow, I am going to get a strep test just to be on the safe side. Tonight, we hope to go out with friends for dinner and a movie, but I still feel terrible. I really want to feel better before the Superbowl, AKA buffalo chicken dip day.
Before I got sick (which had probably been happening gradually for a day or so, but I had been taking handfuls of ibuprofen every 4 or so hours, per my doctor's suggestion, for cramps, so I didn't notice until Wednesday night when I was all the sudden achy and freezing and home all night with 3 kids while Ben had the other one at hockey), I baked a and cooked a lot, just to make sure everyone who hasn't already had this virus will get it.