Friday, February 15, 2008

Down for the Count

On Wednesday night Mr. Bluebird and I had tickets to a show and made it our Valentines Date Night. All went well until about 10:30, on our way home, when it became quite apparent to both of us that I was the victim of the stomach flu that has been going around.

By 11:00 pm I could barely lift my head up off the bathroom floor long enough to get on line to request a sub and to send Mrs. Eagle a note asking her to help the sub with lesson plans.

I'll save you all the gory details, but suffice it to say that I couldn't even keep Sprite down. Mr. Bluebird was about ready to toss me back in the car and take me to the ER, but I talked him out of it. Instead, I went to bed in the guest room with a bowl of ice chips to suck on as I was so dehydrated and I could actually keep those down.

This bug has knocked me flat. So flat that I ended up getting a sub for today as well, especially as I still was running a temp last night. I feel like death warmed over, have a headache, and seem to fall asleep every two hours or so. I feel so bad I don't even feel like knitting (and that's rare).

However, one of the joys of one, getting all your copies done the week before, and two, collaborating with other teachers, is that I don't need to worry too much about having lessons for my sub. Mrs. Eagle was able to show her all the materials and explain the lessons to her so all, from what I've heard, went well. Bless her heart. Where would we be without friends.

In the meantime, I'm going back to bed.

7 comments:

Ms. Jhee said...

I hope you feel better!

Ms M. said...

Ug! I hope you're back on your feet soon!

NYC Educator said...

Sorry to hear that. Someone told me the flu vaccine was only 40% effective this year, down from 80, and that this was why so many of us were suffering this year.

Princess Lionhead said...

I've been there, man!! I sure hope you're finally feeling better and you were able to rest over the long weekend!

Susan said...

I hope you're feeling better. It seems that having friends is really appreciated at a time like this. I have two friends who I call anytime I'm in a pinch. It makes my work environment so wonderful!

:-) Susan

teachergirl said...

Better yet? I had a student leave the Friday before President's Day and he hasn't resurfaced yet. Hope that's not the case with you!

CaliforniaTeacherGuy said...

By now you've recovered, I trust. I hope all is well in your world.