So, here I am at my parent's house on vacation with Jack, and I find myself sitting down to blog. Lame? I think so. Anyhow, I have a lot to update, and didn't want anything else to slip by before I get this written. Also, I have edited this to the G version, since I can't stand going to blogs and looking at kids puking or whatever (although, I must admist Cee Cee, yours was pretty good.) Sick! And sorry if I sound like I'm complaining. I just wanted everyone to know why I've been MIA the last week, and also wanted to get it written down for the journal that I make this into at the end of each year.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, I had a really bad sinus headache. You know, the kind where your head kills every time you sit down, lay down, bend over, turn sideways, stand up, etc. I called the OB Tuesday afternoon, and they said to just try some Claritin-D or Sudafed. I did try some Claritin-D, and it kept me up all night on Tuesday night. Sweet. Wednesday night, I tried taking some Tylenol Cold, and woke up at about 2 AM, and was totally sick until about 4:30. I finally fell asleep around 5:30 again, so that was a lousy night.
Doug stayed home from work with us on Thursday to take care of us, while I lay sick to my stomach half the day in bed. Meanwhile, my sinus headache lingered somewhere in the background. At about 4 PM, I started feeling really sick again, but didn't get really sick until 7:30. From 7:30 to 11 PM, I was throwing up every half hour. No, not fun. I called the on-call doctor about 10:00 and said I was worried about getting dehydrated, since I read in my "What To Expect When You're Expecting" book that you can get dehydrated really fast if you're throwing up. The OB said they like to wait 12-24 hours of you being sick before they do anything, and to call the office back in the morning and see what they say. Needless to say, another lousy night, with my parents heading into town on Friday.
I called their office Friday morning, where they had me come in to check to see if I was dehydrated. They call me back to a room, and say, "Well, you're DEFINITELY dehydrated! We want you to go to the hospital to do some IV therapy, and they'll hydrate you. They'll also give you some anti-nausea medication." Ahh, those words were so heavenly! The baby would be okay, plus I wouldn't feel so sick anymore! She also prescribed me some anti-nausea pills to take with me on my trip, and some meds for a sinus infection. This nurse was the best I've ever dealt with! Very rarely do I come across someone where I can say, "This is the problem." And without having to do 100 tests, they say, "Okay, here's a Rx." Doug took me to my hydration appointment while his parents came and got Jack. The hydration made me a little sleepy, and only made my nausea go away a little bit. But I was SO glad to see my parents when I got back! There's nothing like having your mom come and help take care of you when you're that sick, and I don't get that opportunity very often. I was a little annoyed when our power went out around 9:30 PM for FOURTEEN hours! It got so cold in our house, I think down to 50 degrees by morning. Brrr! Anyone else experience that problem? Ugh.
Saturday, I took my anti-nausea pills at breakfast and lunch, and felt so dizzy by the afternoon, I was totally useless. I took a nap, and could barely eat one piece of pizza for dinner before going back to the couch to just lay there with my eyes closed. I swear, I felt like I was on so many drugs, I barely knew what was going on. It was pretty much a scary feeling, and I thought I'd never recover. My dad and Doug gave me a blessing Saturday night, and I felt so much better Sunday morning! I still felt really weak, but not dizzy. On Sunday, we packed up, and Jack and I tagged along with my parent's to their house. And... here we are!
I'm thankful for the blessing I was able to receive, and know that that helped me recover quicker than normal. I'm also blessed that the baby is still healthy, and to have this time with my family this week. Being sick sucks, but I have so many other things to be thankful for at the same time! I just hope Jack doesn't get sick...