It's been a real tough couple of days. I was hit with a pretty severe stomach virus over the weekend. For the first two days, I was only able to stomach ice cubes and sips of Gatorade. Now onto the third day, I am finally able to eat a bowl of chicken noodle soup.
Just seeing food on the TV or smelling my fiancé cook food in the kitchen made me so nauseous. I know I need to at least try to hold down some liquids to avoid dehydration, but my body has been rejecting everything. I get the stomach virus from time to time, but this time around, it's a whole different experience. I haven't felt this weak and helpless in some time.
Louie & my fiancé have been great. Lou has been really comforting and she hops on the bed to lie down next to me (she usually only does this on the weekends) to keep me company. She also keeps me warm.
My fiancé is the best. He has been waking up earlier than usual to feed and walk Louie (I typically handle the AM routine) and he's been letting me sleep in. He's also sleeping on the couch while I'm sleeping in our bedroom. He made me soup and stocked our fridge with Gatorade, apple sauce, crackers, and bananas. He got a hold of my carpool buddy to let her know what's going on.
It's almost thanksgiving. I'm sad I won't be able to nosh on the usual family feast this year. It's time to give thanks, and although I always try to give thanks on an everyday basis, this thanksgiving I'm going to give extra thanks to my fiancé & Louie for helping me get through this stomach virus.
What are you thankful for?