- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2012
Well, Bees, I am in a bit of a dilemma. I hope I can get some insight on my situation from all of you wonderful bees.
First off, I will paste the post here – that I wrote on the pregnancy board earlier today, because it explains my current situation.
“Bees, please pray for baby and I. I work in an Assisted Living community and I apparently picked up a horrible, horrible virus from work. I have had nonstop diarrhea and vomit these past 18 hours and a 101 temp. I finally went into the Emergency Room at 4pm yesterday and wasn’t released until 1:30am today. I was severely dehydrated, so they hooked me up to all sorts of IVs immediately. The diarrhea and vomit seemed to come to a hault the past three hours while in the ER, so they sent me home. Now, since I’ve been home, I haven’t slept at all – I have been up every 20-30 minutes either running to the bathroom or getting sick in the bucket next to my bed. I am just laying here now with tears rolling down my face, because every inch of my body aches. I am so scared. It’s such a helpless feeling, knowing that there’s nothing that I can do. This virus just needs to run its course. I think I will be going back to the ER in a few hours to get another IV. Please please pray that my precious baby is not effected by this. Thank you.”
So, I have only been working at this Assisted Living community for approximately a month and a half. Within this past month and a half, I have been ill 6 times. I normally have a suppressed immune system, and this pregnancy has just dwindled my immune system down to nothing. My doctor has expressed her concern to me now, and says that she is unsure if this is a safe job for me at this time.
More information, my grandmother had a massive stroke a month ago and has been told that she cannot return home unless my grandfather hires a full time at-home caregiver for her. My grandfather just called me and asked if I would be their caregiver – since it’s in my line of work. This is such a blessing because not only am I able to care for my grandmother so she can return home, but this will get me out of my current work environment.
Here’s my question though, my grandfather wants me to start this week. My husband has asked me not to return to my current job, because the doctor warned us that it’s extremely easy for me to catch this virus again – as soon as I return.
I have never not given a two weeks notice – so I am just completely torn right now.
So, my question to you is – what would you do in this situation? Thank you.