if i have talked to you within the last 24 hours you probably dont need to read this post because your already aware of all the details, unless you wanting to see what clever little one liners i can throw into a story you already heard once =)
So, as you know for the last 7 or so weeks I have been throwing up everyday, pretty much anything I eat or drink, anytime of the day. My doctor had been suggesting I go to the ER to get some fluids/IV a few times but I wasn't feeling "dehydrated" so I kept putting it off. Until yesterday that is.
Monday was a bit of an emotional day for me, I was so frustrated with being sick and having such a hard time about being "happy" about having a baby when i'm spending most of the time with my head in a toilet. Thankfully, I work with some amazing women who are sooo good about listening to me and offering such sweet suggestions, making going to work for 40 hours a week a little bit easier. That same night danny and i ate at Red Lobster with our friends The Vaculiks, for Amanda's birthday. I love going out to eat and i love red lobster, its probably one of my favorite "chain" restaurants, their wood fire grilled shrimp is just a little slice of heaven in your mouth. Well, less than 30 minutes after eating that so called slice of heaven, it ended up being a huge pile of vomit on the side of a dirt road. Luckily, danny always knows random back roads and short cuts so when i told him I was about to throw up, he basically said "no problem, heres a good place." And he was right. And then I didnt stop throwing up. So when Tuesday rolled around I started wondering if I was dehydrated, so I called my doctor and she told me to go to the ER. So we went.
Yes, my sweet husband took off work 3 hours early to come to the hospital with me and I'm so glad he did because I ended up being there for over 5 hours. Apparently I was very much dehydrated and had a urinary tract infection due to being dehydrated. My blood pressure was pretty low, i had lost 6 pounds and my hormone levels were crazy high, causing the constant vomiting. I was diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarium, which is basically a severe form of "morning sickness" and usually doesn't go away until 16 to 20 weeks and will probably still hang around the entire pregnancy, just not as aggressive.
Heres a really attractive picture of me in the hospital (that was sarcasm):
Heres a picture of what the side of my bed looks like right now, propped up by a phone book, a plastic bag in case of sudden vomit, and yes a lot of reading material on "having a baby!"
I havent thrown up at all today, but I admit I feel like i need to pretty consistently, and right now i'm not feeling too "hot". But overrall, throwing up maybe once is a lot better than 10 times. Maybe this 3 bite diet thing is working, but keep in mind i am starving. I'm making some banana bread right now, which should be a good source of carbs =) Next week I may attempt zucchini bread!
So today, I'm 13 weeks! The baby is the size of shrimp and weighs an ounce, which is funny since we just talked about throwing up shrimp! umm so anyway, Thank you to all who called, texted, emailed or facebooked me to see how I was doing!! I really do have such sweet friends and family!