9/19/10

Weekly Weekend Update

I miss doing my weekly weekend updates. I find myself going back through my archives to see what we did "this weekend last year" so my goal is to make a better attempt to do my weekly weekend updates, and also to take more pictures. I've gotten bad about that lately. I'm sure that will change when the sweet babe comes. :-)

Friday night Luke and I stayed home and took it easy. We had plans to go out with friends, but both of us had a crazy week, plus its the end of the month so the cash isn't flowing (if ya know what I mean) so we decided to have a night in.

I cleaned, and Luke grilled steaks, potato's and made some pasta salad. We OF COURSE watched a couple of episodes of Friday Night Lights and had a nice relaxing night together.

Saturday morning we woke up bright and early and headed to the OU game with our good friends Kelsey and Chris. We aren't OU fans (which is rare around here) but our friends our big fans and we like hanging out with them so we joined them for the game.

It was so fun, completely hot, but a lot of fun.

This is where my weekend update gets long because it results in a trip to the ER.

After the game Luke and I headed to the fair because his band was playing a show at 9:00 on Friday night.

As Luke was unloading his car I was walking through the grass to his stage (with sandals on) and I felt a sting right in the middle of my right foot. It hurt so bad, and was so strange because I had sandals on. I was hoping it would go away but it kept stinging and itching. I took my sandal off and I didn't seen anything, like a bite or something but it was itching so bad so I was scratching the fire out of my foot.

That night I went home and went to bed and didn't think about my foot again.

Every Sunday morning Luke leaves to go to the church around 7:00. He always wakes me up to tell my bye, when he woke me up this morning I told him my foot was still bothering me and had been itching all night.

Then I went back to sleep.

I woke up about an hour later and as soon as I put my foot on the ground it felt like I was stepping on a golf ball. It was the oddest feeling. So I looked to see what I was stepping on and then realized it was just my foot. So I looked at the bottom of my foot and saw that it was SOO red and swollen. Not Good.

So naturally I called my mom to get her opinion.

Actually I googled "Spider bite while pregnant" first. Looked at about two sites and decided it would not be in my best interest to keep reading.

Love it when that self control actually works.

My mom thought I should probably go to an urgent care to get it checked out. So I got dressed and drove around town to every Urgent Care. Apparently they all open at noon on Sunday.

NOT HELPFUL IN AN URGENT CARE SITUATION.

So after a couple of calls to my mom and to Luke (who was getting ready to go on stage at church) we all decided it would be best if I went ahead and went to the emergency room. Which is a scary, scary place. I kept my nose and mouth under my shirt for a good majority of the time. So that I wouldn't breathe the same air as all the other sickies. They should have a separate waiting room for those who are healthy but have physical impalement's.

I'm sure I looked ridiculous but there were people puking, hacking up their lungs, and sneezing near me. I don't care how I looked.

Long story short, I sat there for about an hour and a half, finally saw a man who calls himself a Dr, who told me that he doesn't know what bit me but its pretty infected.

Gee, thanks.

I told him I was having pain in the upper part of my leg and could that be from the bite?

He said "probably".

So helpful.

So now I'm on an antibiotic, laying on the couch with my leg elevated praying that this goes away with no trouble.

Everything is so much scarier when your pregnant. Especially when your Dr. looks like Doogie Howser and acts like you are a complete waste of his time.

My foot still itches pretty badly (which I'm guessing is the infection) and hurts to walk. I'm not worried about myself just praying that nothing affects the baby.

Now I'm off to sanitize the clothes I was wearing in the ER. I brought my Harry Potter book with me and I can't decide if i want to spray Lysol on it, or just go buy a new one.

Once I get the ER bills I will probably just spray it with Lysol.

21 comments:

Ashley said...

That is so crazy! I wonder what the heck bit/stung you!? I'm with you on the ER idea for a seperate section for the healthy people. You may as well ask for a second prescription for the flu before you leave that place! Hope your foot feels better soon!

Betsy said...

I'm so sorry about your foot, Megan!! That is just crazy! I am sure you will be okay. Try not to worry.

ER's are the WORST! I hate going there and only go if I am about to die. But at least you got an antibiotic!!

Hope you feel better soon!

Lauren said...

Ugh, so sorry Megan!!!! Praying it heals up FAST!!!!! And Lysol is never bad thing when it comes to the E.R. Spray, Spray, Spray!!!!!

Samantha said...

Oh no. I hate stuff like this. And I totally agree with the separate area at the hospital. I think that Lysol is a great option for the book.

Sweet Simplicity said...

Did you at least get to eat lots of fair food??

petrii said...

Oh Megan, SO sorry about the bite ~~ EEK!!!

ER's are terrible places for the injured among the sick. I agree, need to have a seperate room those who are ill.

Hope you are feeling better ~~ keep us update.

Love you girl, Dawn

Brown Girl said...

Oh no, that's no bueno, don't you love when you go to the doctor and they tell you things like 'maybe' and 'probably'? Ugh. Hope it clears up soon!

Classy Fab Sarah said...

I hope your foot feels better soon!! Ouch! That's just the worst spot to get bit!

Becca said...

Oh no about your foot girl!

If it helps, I got a major spider bite on my leg while I was pregnant and at camp . . . I got a nice shot in the booty to fight the infection and was just good to go . . . I'm sure yours will be perfect again soon too!

5th Belle Avenue said...

Ah, sooo not fun! Praying for your sweet babykins and that your foot heals pronto!!

Kate said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry about your foot! I hope it heals soon and that you get some good rest logged in the meantime!

Also pleased as punch to learn you are not an Evil OU fan :)

Lauren said...

Oh no! I hope you get to feeling better soon! At least you have the Harry Potter book to keep you company...that is if you can get it propertly disinfected!

Tara Gibson said...

hope your heal up quickly girl!!

Tracey- TropicalHappiness.com said...

Oh no! So sorry to hear about the bite. I hope that you heal quickly and that everything works out well. I am sure it is much scarier when you are pregnant.

I got bit by a spider many ears ago (in South America, no less, where we Americans don't have the same natural anti-bodies, so my body couldn't fight off the spider's South American poison.). The best advice I have is to keep an eye on it, and maybe follow up with a visit to your regular doctor if it isn't better immediately... or even just as a precaution. I had to have my bite lanced a couple of times (google it if you don't know what that is, but don't look at pictures... ewww). It hurt, but that was the only way to get the infection out of my body.

Hope you get well soon!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

Hope that foot of yours gets to feeling better soon. That must have been some fierce bite! I hope you at least killed whatever it was when you stepped on it!

A Southern Accent said...

So sorry that happened! I know it scared you! I got shocked by a lamp when I was pregnant and scared the heck outta me! I called the nurse on call and she said as long as I felt ok, the baby would be ok! Hope you feel better soon!

Rebecca (Craving Simplicity) said...

How scary!!! Hope you're better now! :)

Anonymous said...

A little something I've learned (for our insurance anyway: you will meet your deductible for the year- so you could make another 5 trips to the ER this year and it wouldn't cost you an extra penny (but I guess it could depend on when you deliver and how your Dr bills stuff?)!

California Wife said...

Oh no! I hope your foot feels better soon!

Sonya said...

Ouch! I hope you feel better soon!

Hollie said...

good grief girl! hope it heals quickly!

and i totally am with you on the Lysol!!!

and because i don't think i've said it yet: Congratulations on your pregnancy!!! can't wait to follow along and meet your new "little"!!!!