Sunday, November 9, 2008

Early Sunday Morning

Good Sunday morning. :) I thought I might just drop a few lines this morning since it has been almost a week since I have been able to post.

I am alright. After our outing on Halloween I became sick with something. I still don't know what it was. Strange sickness. I had a pretty steady fever starting Monday afternoon and lasting until Wednesday evening. My skin felt sensitive and prickly all the time and I was so cold feeling. I was glad it was warm on those days. I wrapped myself in a warm blanket and sat out in the sun on the front porch warming myself. Can you imagine, it was 75 outside and I was cold. I know it was the fever but still. After several sweat fests the fever thankfully finally broke Wednesday evening. The strange part was that I never had any other symptoms. No stuffy nose or sore throat, nothing. After the fever broke I had some fluid in my ears for a couple of days. I only knew it was there if I bent over though. I had a sore neck and a slight headache for a couple of days, but that is gone now.

I don't know what it was. Never had a fever that doesnt turn into something else with it. Anyway, it is gone and I am glad. Shelby nor Ian caught whatever it was.

Speaking of Shelby, she was an angel while I was sick. She practically waited on my every need. I was really thirsty a lot and she got me drink and she took care of the animals for me while I was unable. The fever made me hurt all over if I tried to walk around or move too much, so she did a lot for me to save me from having to do those things and feel worse. She even fixed Ian some soup and sandwich right before he got home from work so he would have something for supper when he got in. I couldn't tell her enough times how grateful I was for all her help. She never complained once either.

Ian has been home since Friday so the computer has been taken up by him most of the time. When he is home I don't really try to get on much anyway. I haven't had time either way. I have spent the past two days catching up on laundry, dishes, and general cleaning up around here from being down and out when I was sick. Shelby also didnt have school on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday so we have been making up those three days Friday, Saturday and today.

I am going to be catching eight of the sixteen offspring from the adult guineas today. They will be getting a good home just down the road from here. A neighbor that takes very good care of his animals. He has a few chickens, about 7 horses, a pony, and a pot belly pig. The guineas should be a nice addition.

On a sad note, the barred rock hen did not make it. She was just too sick to fast. On a better note, the cochin pullet is still recovering. She is eating and drinking with gusto but hasn't been able to find her feet completely yet. Bubba is back out in the yard, but still very nervous about any other rooster getting too close in his personal space. Can't say as I blame him after the beating he took from the psycho twins. Those two boys are still locked up and will probably remain that way.

I called one of my neighbors down the road the other day and asked if they would like to have some of these tubers from the daylillies we have been digging up and breaking apart. They needed to be broken up badly. They were choking themselves out. I still have nine clumps to dig up, and have more than enough to share with them and I will also be taking some to Mama and Daddy when we go for Thanksgiving to visit.

I am sitting here drinking my coffee and now that I have written a bit in my journal I need to go and visit everyone that I can before I have to get started on the day. I will make my rounds over the following days to see what y'all have been up to. See you when I get there. :)

14 comments:

Traci said...

I'm sorry you were so sick! Your girl is a treasure!

kelly said...

glad to hear you're getting back to feeling better.... there are so many kinds of illness's going around... too scary..
take care
Kelly~

Skip and Vick said...

Hi Kelly, Glad to hear you're feeling better. We've missed ya! Sorry about the Barred Rock hen. Have you ever considered giving Penicillin injections when your birds are that sick? If it’s a virus it won’t help….that has to run it’s course…… but if they’re that sick, the antibiotic may help fend off secondary bacterial infections while they fight off the virus. If it is a bacterial infection…it could save the bird. We use it when we need to. You can get the vaccine at Tractor Supply, but need to buy the syringes on-line with an approx. 22 gauge needle for turkeys, down to 25 gauge for chickens. Tractor supply usually don’t carry syringes with needles that small.

Astaryth said...

What a strange illness... Glad you are over it and feeling better!

Beth said...

Sorry to hear you felt so crummy, but glad you're better! Shelby was so sweet to take care of you. Good for her!

Hugs, Beth

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Glad you are feeling better. It must be a contented feeling to know you are doing a good job raising your daughter.

Ally Lifewithally said...

Shelby was such a treasure to take such good care of you ~ and I am glad you are feeling better ~ what a strange illness ~ glad it has gone and Shelby nor Ian caught it ~ enjoy your coffee and take good care of yourself ~ Ally x

Indigo said...

Glad your feeling better hon! Shelby is turning out to be one great kid, she is going to be an amazing adult - just like her mom. (Hugs)Indigo

Paula said...

Been wondering about you. Glad you are feeling better now. You have a little gem there in Shelby.

Tina said...

I hope I don't get that illness. Hope you have a great week and sorry about your loss on the bird.
take care
tina

Linda's World said...

Hope your feeling better soon. Isn't it nice to have your daughter help you out. They always come thru when we need them, don't they? Take care & be well...Linda in Washington state

Robin said...

That stinks! I am glad you had Shelby...what an angel taking such good care of you. Hope you have shaken that bug for good!

Lisa said...

Sorry to hear you got so sick - what a strange illness but thankfully it didn't turn into anything else. Shelby is a doll, you are so lucky to have such a sweet girl!!! Isn't it amazing how far behind we get after only a few days. There is nothing worse than having to go out & take care of the animals when you are sick. When I had pneumonia I actually had to stop in between each little task and sit down - it was awful and I truly thought I was going to die right here. Our lives are great until we don't feel good then it is just awful!!
Love ya!

Lisa said...

Oh, I'm sorry you lost your hen :(