Luckily, Hubby was off work. That had to be the hand of God because there is no way I could have survived without him. My mom had a huge project at work and wasn't able to help me. Hubby brought me drinks and ice chips, helped me off the floor when I didn't have the strength to get up myself, and took care of Baby Girl. He even made the kids' lunches in the morning and helped them get ready for school. He was absolutely amazing!
The bad part is that my friend was having surgery Tuesday. I was supposed to keep her 4-year old daughter and cook dinner for them. All the plans were set. I felt horrible cancelling on them. Her husband had to leave the hospital to pick up their daughter at home and take the morning babysitter back to college. On top of that, they had no dinner that night. I felt like a horrible friend. At that point, I could barely lift my head off the pillow.
Thankfully, time passed, I began recovering, and our home now has internet again! I am still extremely weak and am fighting a horrible hangover headache. Already this morning, I gave Baby Girl a bath, cleaned the bathroom (because it disgusted me after all the time I spent in there lately), and washed my sheets. I feel as exhausted as the day I ran 6.2 miles. BUT- I am alive and very thankful for it.
I hadn't had a gastrointestinal bug like that in quite some time. I only remember one other time in life that I had it that bad. It was Valentine's Day 8 years ago and I was pregnant. Hubby and I went to a concert and spent the night at a hotel. I got sick at the concert but thought it was morning sickness. When it didn't let up, I realized I was sick. Being sick in a hotel while pregnant is the absolute worst. Thankfully, I was neither pregnant nor away from home this time.
Hopefully I will be back to regular posting soon. Thanks for waiting out this time with me, if you're still around. Have a great day and avoid the flu!