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By jayhawk88 (Fri Mar 21, 2008 at 03:12:19 PM EST) (all tags)
We were getting worried the neighbors might soon show up to stone us out of town.

All in all I started to clear up around Monday, enough to go to work anyway, though I would have rather not. Jenns kind of hung on a bit longer, she's still coughing up junk and has a bit of a sore throat, but she's on the mend. F------ Would Not Catch Again.

Things got a little dicey yesterday, as Jenn all week had been having trouble keeping anything down; whether because of morning sickness or because she had a bit of the flu all along, who knows. Regardless, it was getting to the point where she was feeling the effects of dehydration. Monday we had taken her to the doctor (as she had had this crud for more than a week total) who had told her to pinch the skin on the back of her hand and observe how long it took to return to normal; apparently the longer it takes the more dehydrated you are. Thursday she emails me from work saying her pee was "almost brown" and "it did take a bit for my skin to go back to normal when I pinched it". I thought for a minute I was going to have to show up at her office and drag her kicking and screaming to the emergency room for an IV, but she drank lots that day and started feeling better. That same day we got the doctors to prescribe her some anti-nausea meds for the morning sickness, which so far seems to have helped. It ought to, as according to the paperwork from Walgreens this stuff runs $450 for 20 pills (yay State insurance, $10 copay); online descriptions of the stuff say it's a drug of last resort for chemo patients. I'm half tempted to sneak one and see if I ever puke again in my entire life.

So anyway, Jenn's starting to eat semi-regularly again, hasn't thrown up in a couple days, and in general is looking much better, and all slowly returns to normal.

Meanwhile, it's the most wonderful time of the year. Being sick and having other things to worry about means I haven't really got quite as excited for the NCAA's as I usually do, but it's always fun to keep an online scoreboard up all day at work and keep track of scores those first two days. My bracket went pretty much like normal; nearly perfect the first day and bleeding red like a gut shot the second, but it's not officially March until Mike watches half his Sweet 16 teams go down in flames. The good news is KU put a nice ass-kicking on their #16 sacrificial lamb like they should have, and look like they have as good a shot as anyone to make the Final Four this year. It's been 20 years since they last won a national championship, they've got Danny Manning on their staff, K-State is in their bracket again this year....people around here are starting to think something special is happening.

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If it's Zofran she's taking... by toxicfur (2.00 / 0) #1 Sat Mar 22, 2008 at 04:34:46 AM EST
it only recently went generic. Before then, it was $2,000 for a month's supply. Yup, that's a comma and three zeros. It works, though.

I hope she continues to improve and that the little ones are progressing as they should.
If you don't get a Bonnie, my universe will not make sense. --blixco

It is by jayhawk88 (2.00 / 0) #2 Sat Mar 22, 2008 at 05:11:43 PM EST
Was kind of funny. I had called the doctor on this one and they called me back saying that they had called in the prescription. They told me what it was and I called Jenn to let her know, and she looked it up on the web real quick and came across some mention of it being $4k a bottle or some ridiculous number like that. We didn't figure it would be that much of course but still I kind of was thinking what I'd do if I showed up and Walgreens wanted $500 or something for this prescription.

The luxury of having good health insurance I guess, you just kind of assume that whatever the doc says you need, you just go show up at the pharmacy and pay ~$10 for it.

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