Andy and I caught the McFlu.
We stopped in at CVS yesterday to pick up eyedrops and see about Halloween costumes when we saw the Flu shot sign just beyond the Mecca of candy corn.
We signed ourselves up. Both of us. At the same time. This is crucial information for later....
So we corral Abby who is already illegally donning a Cinderella costume and a bored Grayson to sit in the CVS waiting room. You know, the two scratchy gray chairs and a 1982 blood pressure machine.
Finally the pharmacist calls our names and she administers one shot to me while I pretend faint to freak out the children. Then she gives Andy's. "Please remain in the store for at least five minutes," the pharmacist warns. Well that doesn't sound very promising, does it?
We return home where Andy prepares a shrimp pesto dinner. (I know, I'm very lucky.)
An hour later Andy's eyes turn so bloodshot he looks like a walking Bloody Mary. Seconds later, he says his throat feels funny. This is when I privately jump ship, reach for the iPad and google the hell out of "symptoms shellfish allergy."
"Are you hot? I'm so hot. Its's really hot in here," Andy says as I mentally grab the car keys and map out the quickest route to the ER.
And then it hits me.
It's the flu.
My husband is getting flu like symptoms from his body fighting the flu virus backstroking through his veins. Google hit that and BINGO, all signs point to yes.
Poor man goes right to bed, shivering like a chihuahua within an hour. I think when it comes to being sick, this adage holds true: The bigger they are, the harder they fall. He was up until 2am with aches and pains and I was up with him layering on blankets like there was no heat left in the world anymore. Dude was mega sick.
Four hours later, we get out of bed and my body feels like someone snuck into my muscles with a few paintball guns and twenty teenagers. It is my turn.
"That's what we get for getting the convenience store version of the flu shot," Andy says under his breath.
As I sit here hours later, still with a fever and the chills, I have to agree.
The only thing convenient about the McFlu shot is that we now have Halloween costumes, plenty of eye drops and an extra large bag of candy corn.