Stomach Bug and Headaches

Monday afternoon I came down with a bug that left my stomach feeling bubbly and my head hurting for hours; I could barely make it through the day. It was a challenge getting through my afternoon shift at work and when I got home I had to make myself cook dinner when all I wanted to do was lay down and go to sleep. Amari had been a terror all day and poor Trevor had been having horrible migraine headaches for days and found no relief from Tylenol. We ate dinner, entertained Amari to the best of our abilities seeing as we both were not feeling too well and we all were in bed by 9:30.
Around 10:15 Trevor sat up and said that he was experiencing a stabbing pain in the back of his head and that he was going to call Group Health's on-call nurse. Half awake, sick, and worrying about my husband, I hoped she would just tell him to up his dosage of medication and try to get some rest... To bad that was not what she told him to do! Instead, Trevor ended up having to go into the emergency room. The doctor's at St. Peter's wanted to make sure that it wasn't anything life threatening. Trev called Betsy to let her know what was going on while I debated waking Amari so we could all go to the E.R. together. Being the amazing husband that he is, he insisted that I stay home and try to get some sleep seeing as I had to be up at five for work. He would call me around 2 am if it were serious (so I could call in and get a sub) and Betsy or Steve would come get Amari and I around 4 am so I could go to the hospital to be with Trevor. Thankfully, we didn't have to do that. Trev ended up waking me at 2:30 am when he got home and informed me that he was experiencing tension headaches due to stress, which was work related.
The doctor at St. Peter's prescribed him muscle relaxers to help ease some of the stress that he was experiencing and advised him to take a few days off work and wrote him a referral to see a massage therapist. I am so thankful that we now know what is the cause of Trevor's headaches and that he has found some relief to all of his stress. My stomach bug has finally gone and we are both feeling so much better today.


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