That evening, I left the office at exactly 5pm. I had a migraine since early afternoon. Even though I had taken a painkiller from the office medical cabinet, it did not help in reducing the pain I was in.
As I drove home, I passed by the drugstore and picked up more pills. By now, I was almost crying. It was so painful!
I entered the house, said hi to both the nanny and Chloe and went to bed. I didn’t have the energy left to lift the covers over my body. I fell asleep immediately.
“Kate?” I heard a voice calling my name.
I thought I was dreaming so I continued to sleep.
I felt a hand on my back. I opened my eyes slowly and saw Fred looking at me.
“Are you okay?” He asked.
“No. I have a bad headache.” I replied trying to lift myself up.
“Let me help you up.” He said while holding my shoulders. I sat upright with a pillow on my back.
“Have you taken any medication?” He asked.
“I took Ibuprofen.”
“Has it helped in anyway?”
“Should I take you to see the doctor?” He asked.
“Nah, let us see how I’ll be after a few minutes.” I said. “What time is it?”
“It’s a quarter to eight.” He replied while checking his wrist watch.
“Wow!” I exclaimed. “Time has really gone by quickly.”
“Yes, but don’t worry, I have everything under control.” Fred said.
“What about the nanny?” I asked.
“She left as soon as I arrived.”
“She is playing in the other room.” He said. “Why don’t I bring for you something to eat?”
“I am really not that hungry.”
“You have to eat dear.” He said. “Let me serve you just a little bit.”
I went and sat in the living room and watched Chloe play. She was playing with her doll Lisa. When Fred brought the food, I ate slowly as any quick movements made the pain increase. Fred kept watching over me as he fed Chloe.
I finished my food and placed my plate on the table.
“Can I add you some more?” He asked.
“I’m good. A glass of water will be good.” I said.
He rose up and brought a glass of water for me.
We ate in silence.
After dinner, we all went to bed. Fred helped me remove my clothes and tuck me in bed. I touched my forehead. It was hot. Even though the pain had reduced, I still felt sick. I decided to go and see a doctor tomorrow morning.