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07 October 2010

Vacation traded for Hospital Stay

Right now I should be throwing the last few items into my suitcase so we can dash to the airport and fly to Austria.  Instead I am on the couch recovering from a two day hospital stay.  Late Monday night, I had a severe allergic reaction to an antibiotic I had been prescribed for a sinus infection.  My breathing was impaired and I passed out striking my head.  I was taken by ambulance to the hospital where my heart rate dropped to around thirty beats a minute.  I have been pumped full of meds, had more tests then I remember, and my arms look like pin cushions.   Thankfully the kids slept through the ambulance arrival and our neighbors stayed at the house until Hubby came back to wake the kids for school.  I am fine but I'll be visiting an allergist soon.  So no lovely autumn pictures from Austria and Northern Italy.  However considering the last few days, I am just happy to be sitting on the couch at home.

7 comments:

Irish Nomad said...

Oh poor you - you must be so disappointed, and shaken. Wishing you a quick recovery.

christine said...

Oh wow, sorry! :(

Merisi said...

Oh, I am sorry, but also so glad to hear that you made it through that horrible allergic reaction. How frightening that must have been to you and your family.
Ever thought of coming for Christmas to Austria?
The Wolfgangsee area is gorgeous during Christmas time, as are Salzburg and Vienna.
A big big hug,
M.

Expat Traveler said...

I'm so sad... But hope you are back to normal soon!

Merisi said...

Thinking of you!
Big hug,
M.

christina said...

Oh wow, I'm so behind on my blog reading. I'm so sorry this happened and hope you're all better now.

Rosie said...

eek feel better soon...