Saturday, November 22, 2008

Red Hot Body Picture Plus More!!!

What a week I've had. It's been wild and I have not been on the computer at all hardly. So I am way behind on posting and blog reading. That's life sometimes though.

Last Friday I had a day off and someone here to stay with my husband. I went to my brother's cabin and visited with them for most of the day. It's very peaceful there. There was only one vehicle that went by while I was there and before that had only been the mailman. This is the road driving in. It was kind of hard to find sometimes due to the leaves covering it.

It was nice to get away and not having to worry about my husband while I was gone. I came home at 8 p.m. and he was confused all evening. At 2 a.m. Saturday morning I noticed how hot he felt so I took his temperature and it was 102. He also had a place on his left hip/thigh/buttock that was red and very hot to the touch. He does this sometimes. Gets red hot spots on his skin and runs a fever. The doctor does not know why. They give him antibiotics and he gets better, the temp. goes down, the red spots go away. This time it's early Saturday morning. I have no antibiotics. The weekend. No doctor. I gave him Tylenol as needed. He did not sleep for 3 days and nights. I debated as to calling an ambulance and having him taken to the ER. What could they do? Draw blood and keep us there all night/day? I decided to wait it out until Monday morning and get in touch with the VA nurse, which is what I did. They called in antibiotics about 1 p.m. He has never had as many red spots as he had this time. I assume this is because of the delay in getting started on antibiotics. He ended up having red spots on his right upper arm, his left thigh, both inner thighs, down the back of both legs and over his left knee. Now they are all gone and his temp. today was 99.

Here is a picture of his left thigh area, to show you this strange rash..or whatever it is.

Tuesday I had a bug of some sort and felt awful and sick at my stomach. Wednesday I felt like crap too. Thursday I was pretty much back to normal, thankfully.

Since I'm telling about sickness, Pup is sick too. He has been feeling bad for a couple of days. There are no visible signs of anything but he hobbles around like he's in awful pain. He is eating. Not much, but eating. He is drinking and peeing. I'm hoping this gets better on its' own. Maybe he pulled something? I have no idea but I'm hoping it's minor. If he isn't better by Monday I'll take him to the vet.

Now aren't I just full of exciting news?? Well, that has been my week...pretty much....


Yesterday I decided to make cookies and decorate them. Cookie anyone?

I hope your week has been wonderful, and I will get around to doing some blog reading hopefully soon!!
Sunday Signs


Blogger ralph said...

Geez Rachel that is a a bad week. Everyone including pup is sick. Hope next week is better.
Good signs.

4:36 PM  
Blogger Scarlet said...

Wow, I'm hoping everything is better soon! I had my father in ER on Monday night and he just got out of the hospital, so I'm happy about that! :)

I think we could all use a cookie right now. Nice decorating job on those...very patriotic. ;)

6:16 PM  
Blogger Diane@Diane's Place said...

Too bad everyone's been sick. That rash on your hubby looks like nettle rash, or hives. I've had 'em and they ain't no fun, that's for sure! I wonder if he's having an allergic reaction to something?

Have a good Sunday and I hope Pup is better soon and doesn't need to visit the vet.

Love and hugs,


7:49 PM  
Blogger Peter said...

Hope things have settled down a bit Rachel, weeks like that are no fun.

11:29 PM  
Blogger Miki said...

Rachel, sorry to hear that your whole house has been sick. I think your hubby get what my mother used to call a "fever rash." SOme folks get a rash when they have a fever, no explanation, it just happens. I think one of my sisters used to get it, mom said. I don't know, they are older than me, way! I hope that you all are doing better, the cookies look great, best medicine for not feeling well, cheery cookies! What did you use to decorate them?

4:54 AM  
Blogger Donna. W said...

Those are the prettiest cookies I've ever seen! It must have taken you a long time to decorate them. Hope everybody's health improves.

5:24 AM  
Blogger TN said...

Oh Rachel, I'm sorry everybody has been sick. I had the stomach flu and let me tell you that was no fun. It is "going around" in our area. I certainly hope Bill doesn't get it...if he does...out comes the diapers!!!! Is your husbands rash gone? I hope so and I hope you are feeling better. Those cookies are beautiful. wish I had one with a big glass of milk....YUM!!!!

5:34 AM  
Blogger sonia a. mascaro said...

Dear Rachel, I hope your husband and Pup are feel better and healthy!
Love the road to the cabin, it looks very calm and beautiful!
Love your cookies too! Looks delicious!
Have a nice Sunday!

6:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad the rash got better and you feel better. I hope pup gets to feeling better. I bet your cookies taste as good as they look. They look delicious. I love the church signs and I'm glad you did get away to enjoy a little quiet time at your brother's cabin.

7:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope everyone is feeling better. That road looks like my drive way. Nice to get out to the boonies sometimes.

10:47 AM  
Blogger Judy said...

I hope next week is a better one for you! Those cookies look just wonderful. Makes me want to bake some cookies. Great signs. Your brother's place looks like one I would like. Nothing to bother you and quiet! I hope the rash is better.

11:21 AM  
Blogger Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

Hi Rachel! Boy you have had quite a week. I hope your husband feels better soon. I hope pups feels better. I'm glad you feel better. How are those cute little kittens? I hope they bring you much laughter.

I absolutely would like a cookie or two. They look wonderful. Lisa

12:01 PM  
Blogger Granny Annie said...

I don't know which is more colorful, the rash or the cookies. I think I prefer the cookies. Hope everyone is healthy now in your home.

2:52 PM  
Blogger possum said...

You have had a rough time, too!
May I make a suggestion? Keep a food diary on what your husband eats also if he takes any medication just once in a long while. See if he reacts to something.
Hope all of you are doing better this week!

2:56 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

man sounds like you guys have had enough!

I will keep you all in my prayers.. and have a great thanksgiving..

your cookies looked great!

Love Jess

4:34 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

You surely did have a heck of a week!
I knew about Phil's spots, fever, and EXTENDED confusion, but I didn't know you'd gotten sick too.
I'm glad yours lasted only two days.
Hopefully, Pup is getting better. Poor fella.
I sure hope those cats stay healthy!!
Jamie Dawn (your kitty) does not like being sick, and she does not like for others around her to be sick either. She likes to be petted regularly and fed lots and lots.
Jamie Dawn (your blog buddy) does not like to be sick, and she likes to eat cookies. She is really eyeing those ones you made. You did a great job!!
I made some yummy peanut butter cookies last night, and they are all gone now. I ate about ten of them myself. Don't be surprised at that because that is my usual way of hogging the good treats.
I hope you have a much better week. I hope Phil has fully recovered and is in good spirits and a good frame of mind.
Happy Thanksgiving!!!

5:28 PM  
Blogger Jerry in Texas said...

Sorry for all your troubles. Hope Hubby gets to feeling better soon, and you and your pup too.

5:54 PM  
Blogger Mountain Mama said...

I have never heard of anyone getting a rash like that. I pray the Dr. can find out what is causing it. I wonder if it's from one of his medications?

And I pray your pup is also doing better. I really hate it when there is any kind of sickness in my house, and you are getting it from all sides. That is not fair!
God bless you.

Say your cookies are so prety. I'm amazed that you have any energy left to bake and decorate.
God bless you and your loved ones too.
Hugs& Prayers

7:13 PM  
Blogger Farmgirl Cyn said...

Was I the only one thinkin' the "red hot body picture" was gonna be you in a bikini???
Geez, Rachel, you have had a tough few days. I think of you often, and prtay for you and hubby.
Blessings to you both,

4:28 PM  
Blogger Carole Burant said...

I'm so glad you were able to get away for a day,,,it looks so very beautiful and peaceful where the cabin is!! Oh dear, that rash and fever do sound kind of strange, considering it comes and goes...thank goodness the antibiotics help clear it up when it does happen. Sorry to hear that you also weren't feeling very well for a couple of days. And now the pup is sick...hopefully he'll be better soon as well!! Those cookies look fabulous...I'll take a couple please:-) xoxo

4:47 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Do you still have my address for the cookies?
Well, haven't you had an auwful week. I'm so sorry to hear of your husbands round of sicness. I am glad you were able to go to the cabin for a restful visit.

6:04 PM  
Blogger JunieRose2005 said...


So sorry you've been having such a hard time the past few days.Hope things stay better for awhile.

We, too, have had some health problems recently!

Hope your Thanksgiving is a good one!


7:12 PM  
Blogger Cheyenne said...

I'll take the gingerbread cookie, lower right corner.
I hope by now all is well in your household. It's not easy when so many are sick.

10:19 PM  
Blogger OldLady Of The Hills said...

You have had a time of it, Rachel...I hope Pup gets better on his own...cause then you know it is nothing too serious...! Prayers coming your way, my dear....

Oh, and I have been allowing myself two truffles a day...Isn't that good? I don't gave much discipline when it comes to Chocolate, so I am proud of myself that it is only 2 a day....(LOL)

2:28 AM  
Blogger OldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh and I forgot to say, those Cookies are BEAUTIFUL! You are quite the amazing Baker, Rachel....they are so very very colorful and I LOVE the different shapes!
And I'm glad to read that Phil is better....! That is a very 'angry' looking thing he gets....!

2:30 AM  
Blogger Live Well, Laugh Often and Love Much said...

Fell better sweetie !

8:56 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

Hi Rachel, I should have come a lot earlier, you were hurting! I am sorry for that, it's kinda like the song, "Everybody's leaving town."
But then you had 26 friends come to cheer you up and give you some advice.
I don't have any advice except I think it is something you ate. The dog got the leftovers and got it last.
Adi hurt her back shaking her teddy bear one year, maybe Pup is getting too old to be doing the things he is doing.
Hang in there,
Are there any cookies left?

10:24 PM  
Blogger Renie Burghardt said...

Hope everyone is feeling much better now, Rachel.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Hugs and blessings,


5:02 AM  
Blogger Midlife Mom said...

Thanks for stopping by! I hope everyone is feeling better by now, you sure have had your share of it haven't you?! Hope your Hubby's rash has gone away by now, that can't be very comfortable!

I love all of your Sunday signs!

5:19 PM  

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