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Friday, November 20, 2009

Good Gracious!

What a week!

It all started with a little 24-hour bug that took me 48 hours to recover from (thanks to Mr Malakai keeping me up all night!). Murphy's Law says that if you take 2 weeks off from work for bedrest, the day you get back to the office you'll end up with your face down the shared loo, vomiting up your left lung... It wasn't pretty...

I was at work for a total of 60 minutes and before my husband came to collect me and take me home, stopping enroute for more 'close encounters' with the side of the road. I spent the rest of the day sleeping, thankful that I could rest and recover while Malakai's nanny took care of him. That night, however, Malakai kept me up for hours, so any recovery was quickly wiped out.

The next day was the worst I've ever felt in my entire pregnancy so far! I was completely finished - feeling very very sorry for my little self! But luckily Mr. Man allowed me a full night's sleep that night and so Wednesday, when I felt human again, was the best day of my pregnancy so far! LOL!

Unfortunately, whatever I had been plagued with had passed onto Malakai, who started his own vomiting on Thursday, Friday & Saturday. And a heat wave just made it impossible to keep him hydrated enough, resulting in an overnight hospital stay on the Monday, with Mr. Man hooked up to a drip. The poor little guy was so lethargic, he just slept and slept.

Malakai was admitted to hospital by Daddy, as I was still trying to catch up with work from being off for 2 weeks (and 1 day...). As I raced to get to the hospital (the moment I could get away from work) the car's engine blew up. Yes... smoke from the dashboard - everything... Luckily a friend of my husband's came to rescue me from the side of the freeway, and two very nice tow-truck drivers waited with me until he got there. Being on the side of a freeway is probably the least safe place in South Africa - I would have been a prime target if I didn't have those two gentlement with me.

So? How are we all doing? I am feeling much better & Mr. Malakai is back to his old self again (except for the fact that he won't eat anything but viennas and yoghurt...). As for the car - it's still very broken...

What a week! Whew! I'm glad it's behind us!

8 comments:

Lianna said...

Woah!

I cannot believe what you all just went through!!!

It is good to know that you and Malakai are on the mend!

I was JUST thinking of you today and I am happy that you updated.

*Hugs*

Laurie said...

Oh my gosh! Im so sorry you've had such a crazy week! I hope that everyone is now on the mend...
Hang in there!
((Hugs))

Deqlan said...

Shame man, hoping your weekend gets better and you both feel better soon!

Lacey said...

Ugh I'm so sorry for your crappy week. I'm glad everyones feeling better though!

Lisa Reid said...

Glad your rough week is over and hope you all feeling better, I seem to have got the flu now so not feeling great and Dale is away boo hoo!!

Elriza Paul said...

What??? How did I miss this disasterous episode in your life??? Clearly a coffee is long overdue, lol!!! Shame, hope you guys are feeling lots better, and shout if you need to borrow a car, lol!!!

Hector and Jennifer Varanini Sanchez said...

Wow!!! That is a CRAZY week. Here's to a really boring one this week :)!!! I'm sure that would be a welcome reprieve!!!

Silindile Ntuli said...

You've had a bad week, glad to hear you and your beautiful boy are doing better.