To Infuse

Nausea. Sickness. Vomiting. I take my wet shirt off. I am all covered in cold sweat. I get under two blankets, but I’m still freezing. For a few minutes, I feel better. Exhausted, but better. Then the cycle starts all over again. Nausea. Sickness. Vomiting. I take my shirt off and wipe the cold sweat off. I run under the blankets, freezing. It goes on all day. The doctor comes with an infusion bag. It should make up for the liquids I lost. He tries to find a vein, but from dehydration, my veins have disappeared. He tries one, two, three, then finally the forth pinch finds a vein. I get my infusion, then a bit of sleep. When I wake up, it starts all over again. In the evening I get a drive to the hospital where I’m given an obligatory pregnancy check (everything ok there), and a night of non-stop infusions. I wake up this morning all fresh and new.

My word of the day: to infuse.

Main Entry:          infuse
Part of Speech:     verb

Synonyms:
fill, imbue, impart, implant, inculcate, inspire, instill, introduce, leaven, pervade, plant, saturate, soak, steep.

Dictionary meanings:
1.    to introduce, as if by pouring; cause to penetrate; instill (usually fol. by into): The energetic new principal infused new life into the school.
2.    to imbue or inspire (usually fol. by with): The new coach infused the team with enthusiasm.
3.    to steep or soak (leaves, bark, roots, etc.) in a liquid so as to extract the soluble properties or ingredients.
4.    Obsolete. to pour in.

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