Blah... Friday was a long day... Larry called me at around 2 AM asking me to come over and drive my sister to the hospital - apparently Chelsea'd been throwing up and stuff since around 12:30, they thought she had food poisoning, and someone needed to watch the kids - plus, Larry had to get up for work at 5.
So I got dressed and went over there to find Chelsea curled up on the couch dry heaving into a small wastebasket with the kids wide awake and sitting down by her feet. Zach started throwing up like 10 minutes after I got there, but stopped pretty quickly (it was just sympathy, he wasn't really sick).
The problem? Chelsea didn't want to go to the hospital, and it took me about 2 hours to talk her into even taking some medicine because she didn't think she could keep it down. Admittedly, she could barely hold water down, but still. Anti-nausea meds. It's what they're designed
Talked to rei_andou
online when Chelsea was resting between dry heaves and such (thanks, Kyle!), and after running to the store at 6 for ginger ale and 7UP, I finally called and talked to an ER nurse. Chelsea finally gave in and let me drive her to the ER after we dropped the kids at my house so mom and Tracy could watch them (Larry went to work at 5). Doc put her on two saline drips and some anti-nausea meds, did some labs and an x-ray (wtf). Told her that if she'd been any more dehydrated, they'd have admitted her - she's 100 lbs dripping wet, so when something like this hits her, she's down for the count. I was right, she had food poisoning and a bladder infection. Got the prescription, drove back to my house, and let mom take over fussing nurse duties.
Took a nap at 12:30ish, and didn't wake up until like 2 AM... which I totally needed.
Amusing part of today? Chelsea was laying down on the gurney when the doctor came in, so he saw me first... and thought I was Chelsea's mother
. Because I obviously look old enough to have given birth to a 25 year old woman. >>; Almost said something like, "Her age is on the chart, dumbass!" but restrained myself out of surprise.
Am surprised I'm not more hungry... the only thing I ate before I woke up a bit ago was a serving of biscuts and gravy and half a cup of hospital coffee. :/ Had some ramen for the hell of it just now.