So Wednesday I woke up still not feeling great but somewhat better. I had chills when I woke up so I dressed for work like it was winter. Several of the kids asked why. I'm sure I looked silly. I had chills similar to the night before but not quite as severe. At least through these I could talk and my teeth weren't chattering so badly. Then I'd sweat profusely to at one point I had great sweat stains on my shirt. I was so hot and miserable by then I didn't even care and took my jacket off revealing my sweating disgustingness to all. I got through most of the day but then the nausea got worse so I left. I came home and napped. When Matt got home I took my temperature and it was 102.7. I called the after hours hotline. Before they called me back my temperature had reached 103.6. I was sure the thermometer was broke so I had Matt try it. His was 96.7. I was still telling myself it was broken and I told the doctor so as well. Again I asked if I could wait for my urology appointment the next day. He said no. I was still convinced I'd go in, determine my thermometer was broken, waste a lot of time and maybe get a shot in my butt and go home. Wrong, wrong, wrong.
Well from there I found out my heart rate & blood pressure were elevated, my white blood cell count was at 22 which is like double where it should be and my sodium, calcium and potassium were low. They told me it was a kidney infection and then started testing to make sure it hadn't turned into sepsis. To make a long story short regarding tests and all that fun stuff it ended up being sepsis as well. After being told I would be there for 24-48 hours it turned into a week thanks to the sepsis diagnosis. Then that turned into 2 weeks. Finally they decided after a week to send me home on IV antibiotics so that is where we are today. More on that adventure for another post. I'm getting sleepy & I'm really trying to listen to my body more so off to bed I go!