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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