5 Critters and CTU cure congestion!

During the holidays, I was 95% sure that I had a sinus infection, but hoped it would just get better on its own because I didn't want to have to visit the doctor during our brief break. It turns out, that was not the best idea. I spent the last week in a crazy amount of pain and wasn't sure what the problem was, since my sinus infection had been gone for a week and these symptoms were different. My back was killing me, I couldn't get rid of my fever, my heart was racing and my teeth ached so badly that I couldn't sleep.

I went to the doctor on Friday and he told me that the sinus infection had never really left and my body was basically like, "Stop ignoring me, I need attention and antibiotics. K thanks." He was also concerned that my resting heart rate was at 120 (60-90 beats per minute is the norm). I've been testing my heart rate periodically over the weekend, and the only thing that seems to slow it down and distract me from being stressed is working on my critter illustrations while blazing through five seasons of 24 (oh my god I have no life!!!). Everytime Jack Bauer screamed "DAMN IT!" I drank a sip of water. Needless to say, I am no longer dehydrated. So, without further ado, here are the most recent exotic pets in my "say hello to my little friends" series.
Chinchillin' Like a Villain
Sugar Gliders Need Hugs too



  1. "Everytime Jack Bauer screamed "DAMN IT!" I drank a sip of water." Hahaha...awesome!

  2. I never thought you'd become dehydrated of all people. I hope you are feeling better my mumpkins.

  3. Aw! Sorry you feel so crappy lady! But on the other hand, your critter art is very cute.
    Hope you feel better soon!

  4. Hi there! I'm a fan of yours from weddingbee :)

    I just wanted to say I hope the antibiotics make you better...I hate being sick!

    Also, if you notice your resting heart rate doesn't go down, then maybe you should have your doc check your thyroid levels. That was a major symptom of mine before I found out I had hyperthyroidism. I never thought anything of it, but over time it became exhausting...my heart was racing all the time and it got worse over time (I couldn't exercise anymore and became easily fatigued). I hope this isn't the case for you, but it's the first thing that came to my mind when I read about your fast heart rate.

    On another note, can't wait for your recaps on weddingbee!

  5. thanks everyone!

    sandy-thank you for the tips! i've heard that before about the thyroid and i will definitely have to get it checked out since my heart is all spazztacular. i really appreciate you taking the time to comment with advice! i'll try to get a move on with the wedding beecaps ;)