Lions and Migraines and Pink Eye, OH MY!

Well, there were no lions here today, but it just didn’t sound right to say Migraines and Pink Eye, Oh My!

Any-Who. I went to bed last night with a mild headache. I knew better than to go to bed leaving it untreated, but I was too lazy to get up and get the Advil so I paid for it today.

I woke up with the NASTIEST headache I’ve ever had in my life. Three Advil didn’t touch it, and all I could do was lay comatose on the couch while the girls poured their Cheerios all over the kitchen floor and had a heyday with Play-Doh. If I so much as moved my head, I felt like I was going to puke.

I finally resorted to something I don’t think I’ve ever done before. I called my husband at the office and begged him to come home. Thank goodness he was able to leave.

He got me some Excedrin Migraine, which finally seemed to do the trick — that and a good, long nap. I’m feeling okay right now, but I’m still weak, and my stomach is still feeling tender and irritable.

I’ve always been prone to headaches, but never anything this severe. My doctor told me once that he suspected my headaches to be migraines and that someday I would probably need a prescription medicine to combat them.

I think “someday” just arrived.

And as if that’s not exciting enough, C has pink eye. She got it from another child in the neighborhood. Thanks, guys! The way I heard it, his parents thought he had seasonal allergies. In just one eye. Uh-huh, ooooookay.

I’m just waiting for the rest of us to come down with it, as I’ve heard horror stories of families who get it and pass it around for months before they finally beat it. I hope that’s not the case for us.


I guess I’ll spend the afternoon on the porch, enjoying this glorious weather with my family.  I think it may be safe to say that spring has finally sprung.

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  1. I was going to say that it sounds like a migraine to me. I’ve had 2 of them in my life and I wouldn’t wish one on my worst enemy! Those things are painful! For days after I had one I’d feel the slightest twinge of a headache and freak out thinking another one was coming on.

    I sent my kid to school with pink eye once. Bad bad me! I didn’t want her to ruin her perfect attendance! haha, they called about a half hour after school started and I had to go get her. Rats!

  2. Ah- not sure if you saw but the other day I got my new pink iPod PLUS three boys with pink eye. My youngest is the LAST to have it and hopefully this is THE END. Just wash wash wash all bedding and hands repeatedly!!!!!!!!


  3. I, too, have heard horror stories about Pink Eye.
    We have gone through two cases of Pink Eye with our 21 month old so far, and to be perfectly honest, it wasn’t that bad. Yeah, putting the drops in suck, but it went away just like it was supposed to, and it didn’t get spread throughout our family.
    I had a few cases of it when I was little too, and never was it spread.
    I KNOW it is a very contagious communicable virus, but it can be handled fairly easily.

    Hoping your family doesn’t get it, and that you have a better day tomorrow!

  4. I was worried when you didn’t blog about American Idol right away. I knew you must have been ill.

    If those pesky migraines continue, get some Imitrex from your doctor. It sounds like you did have a migraine. I get them, but that wonderful Imitrex usually fixes me right up.

    And, um, pink is a pretty color!

  5. I’m so happy your headache is better! Hooray for hubby coming home, that is wonderful!


  6. When Phil sang “Going down in a blaze of glory” on Tuesday night, I turned to my husband and said “That one is going to hurt tomorrow when he has to sing it again!”

    I hope you’re feeling better. I get very bad headaches as well – they’re sinus/migrainy type headaches that I think are hormonally related and they’re the worst.

    As is pinkeye, gosh, I hate washing my hands and everything in the house 962 times and hour to make sure no one else gets it. I’m saying a prayer for healthy and quick recoveries for ALL of you!!

  7. I would never not have Excedrin Migraine in my house and in my purse. I did a post about this ten days ago. My migraines didn’t start until my girls were pretty much grown. I told Rob ten days ago, when I had one, there’s no way I could have handled taking care of the kids with a migraine. My tip: take Excedrin Migraine the minute you suspect a headache is coming on – it seems to make it less severe.

  8. I KNEW you must be sick! When I logged on this morning to get your Idol recap and it wasn’t there, and then it wasn’t there again at noon, or at 3 I just knew you must have something going on. I was about ready to call your mother tonight if you hadn’t written! lol! Yeah it was sad to see those two go but we all saw it coming. Glad Jordin didn’t get bumped off due to her bad song on Tuesday night. What’s this with Lakisha and Simon? The lipstick on him just didn’t go with his outfit!
    We’re off to Florida tomorrow morning.

  9. I’ve started getting migraines myself as of late. Just a couple but.. Yikes! I hope I don’t get to the point of feeling like puking along with them. That’s so great that your husband was able to come home. There’s nothing like trying to look after kids when you can barely look after yourself!

  10. I get those nasty pukey migraines too. All to often. Oh they are the death of me. I will tell you that I swear by Excedrin Migraine and that roll on stuff Head ON. Sounds dumb but twice now, I could feel it coming on and one time I couldn’t even keep my eyes open on a bright day, I rolled this stuff on my forehead and 10 min later I was outside getting things out of the garage for the kids. The sharp, achey nausea was turned into a dull ache that the excedrin knocked out a half hour later. Awesome stuff! Hope it all gets better your way soon!

  11. You poor thing – hang in there! I’ve been fortunate never to have migraines, and I can’t imagine. Get well and wash those kiddies hands!

  12. OOh, sorry you had a bad headache. I get the sinus/migraine/hormone ones like Sari described above. Yuck! I have to use Excedrin during the daytime, and then Benedryl or Zyrtec at night (to make it feel fuzzy intead of painful)to sleep…but really, it never goes away from the medicine. I just have to wait a day or two. Glad you are better!

  13. Oh NO.. I’m Glad Paul was able to come home and I hope your feeling better.. Did you take Caroline in to get her something to treat the pink eye? Wash Wash Wash.. EVERYTHING.. It has been along time since we had to deal with it THANKGOODNESS.. the one time I remember it being bad wasn’t really even too bad because we all seem to get it at the same time and all went into the doctor at the same time.. That was back when I only had 2 kids.. i really would hate to deal with 6 people with pink eye.. Just make sure she isn’t rubbing her eye then touching her sister 😉
    Migraines YICKES.. I”m so sorry.. personally I have never had them but i see just how much pain and how sick Princess gets when she has them and it breaks my heart that my baby is going thought that.. Thankfully she has only had one since starting the treatment for them.
    Well I hope you don’t end up with any Lions and that the Migraines and pink eye goes away quickly.

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