Yesterday I started feeling in pretty bad shape and feared the worst… another episode of dehydration. It all started with a pounding headache. I took some medicine in the morning and it went away. Two hours and later and my head was pounding again. I shrugged it off and was working through it… we were planning a New Year’s Eve party and needed to get a lot done. Not to mention… “Sunday’s a coming” and I was scheduled to lead worship.
In the evening we went out to get some dinner and run to the grocery store. We went to Crepevine and I was feeling worse every minute that passed. Erica got it to go and we went home to eat. I could hardly eat anything. I downed 2 gatorades and went to sleep for two hours. When I woke up, I felt worse than before.
Erica looked at me and said, “Do you need to go to the ER?” I couldn’t make up my mind. But just to be safe, since I had been dangerously dehydrated twice before in the last four years, I decided to go in. Erica called Harley, one of our babysitters at 11:45pm and she came right over.
They ran the tests. Everything came back normal and they said I caught the stomach flu. I haven’t thrown up in over 8 years and last night…well, it was violent. I’ve never thrown up blood before, but I now know that if it’s “violent” you’ll pop some blood vessels. I recommend not doing that.
I’m feeling a lot better than yesterday, still have some aches and a pounding headache, but I remember seeing this video about a Man Cold a while ago and thought I’d share it. Every time I’m sick I think I’m going to die and that’s why this video is so funny.
Thanks to my wife for taking care of me and Josiah!
Thanks to Harley for babysitting from 11:45-3am.
Thanks to Chris, Amy and Seth for being flexible with their new year’s plans.
Thanks to Jen Galovich for stepping in to lead worship on Sunday last minute.
Thanks to my mom for calling and checking up on me.
Thanks to the ER at Kaiser Santa Rosa for being efficient and clean.