Monday, January 10, 2011

Off to the Doctor

Woke Up With a Fever Again

I lucked out and got a doctor's appointment today, just before noon.

However, due to a new computer system in her office, she was running well behind schedule.  That cost me until sometime after one before we were done.  She prescribed an antibiotic, mostly because of my fever and set me up to get some x-rays to make sure I didn't have a case of pneumonia.  

It wasn't until well after 3 PM that the x-rays were declared clear and I was sent on my way. I picked up the prescription and headed off to the feed store. 

There is definitely a snowstorm coming and I was out of alfalfa cubes, as noted yesterday.  I picked up the cubes, some bags of feed and some bales of bedding.  Then I went to the supermarket to get some cat food as I as low on that too.  

By the time I got home, fever and all, I was nearly exhausted.  The path to the barn was snow covered from the other day, and it soon became pretty clear that the car was not going to be able to safely back up to the feed room door so I could unload. 

So I started up the tractor, drove it over to the car, loaded the feed into the loader and carted it over to the barn.  That done, I fed the Boys, came back into the house and collapsed in a heap on the couch.  

I've just gotten back up for a bit.  I may be dreaming, but I think the congestion in my head is clearing up.  If so, then the antibiotic is actually doing something! That means par of my problem was a bacterial infection.  I hope so, actually, because that means I should be pretty well recovered in short order.  

Goody. Just in time for the new snowstorm......yeah.....


  1. I do hope it's bacterial for the same reason you do. I can't believe you did all that stuff with a fever.

    I just got an promotional email from Valley Vet and they have those heated hoses on sale - $93 for 25' and $129 for 50'. It certainly is expensive but might be worth it if you continue to have below freezing weather.

  2. I'm glad you got in to see the doctor and got some antibiotics. Clear x-rays are a good sign. I'm sure you felt miserable doing all that unloading and can't blame you for collapsing on the couch. At least you're all set for our next storm. Try and take it easy while you can and feel better soon.

  3. I am glad you are getting better. Sometime a virus infection is doubled with a bacterial one. Good move for the AB.

    (((( more big hugs and healing vibes from Italy))))

  4. Anonymous10:42 AM

    Hope the antibiotic does the trick - trying to do work with a fever is no fun at all.

  5. thank goodness it's not pneumonia!

    heated hoses, mary lou? interesting - but only useful if the tap doesn't freeze as well LOL!