So this morning I awoke to find hubby slumped and seated at side of the bed.
"Something wrong Babe?"
"Yeah, I can't stand up."
"I can't stand up. Every time I do I feel like I'm gonna fall over - I'm so dizzy and nauseous."
"OK, lay back down. What can I do? Should we go to the Doctor?"
(laying down) "mmmmmmm"
"mmmmm"..."Get me my laptop and blackberry - I need to check into work and cancel some stuff."
(10 minutes later - all work notices done)
"I'm gonna take a shower...ok?"
(10 minutes later)
"I want to take you to the Doctor or ER - you pick"
"mmm"..."I just want to lay here"..."you can take me tonight if I don't feel better"
"Um, no, we should go now."
"mumble mumble mumble" (I believe I heard bitch in there somewhere)
"What would you do if it were me?"
"grumble grumble - I would do what YOU want to do. I ALWAYS do what YOU want to do."
"So I guess we're going huh?"
Diagnosis: Peripheral vertigo from fluid in the ear.
Treatment: travel sickness meds and antihistamines
Direction: NO DRIVING. STAY STILL.
Followup: See a neurologist and they will recommend exercises.
Current Status: Patient is drugged and dozing on couch while I rock out on i-tunes and work on the computer.
Sidenote: Patient is happy to have A's Mom's favorite companion - Maggie Dog - visiting and sleeping at his feet (I think this is winning him over to getting another pet). Nothing like the comfort of a sweet and fuzzy animal when you don't feel well.