Monday, August 3, 2009

Operation Rehydration

The stomach flu and pregnant women do not mix! I don't remember being this sick in a very long time.

Thank goodness Sean and I planned a relaxing weekend catching up on Tr.ue Blood thanks to a free HBO promotion because I felt blah from the moment I woke up on Sunday morning. I was kind of gaggy and I thought my 2 week streak with no morning sickness was coming to an end. I got on the couch and had a bout of diarrhea around 11am and it was all downhill from there. The vomiting began a little while later and just did not stop. I could not keep anything down at all - not water or gatorade or broth. It was a very long day and night.

I called the OB around dinner time and he wasn't too concerned. He said it sounded like a 24 hr bug and that I was ok just sipping on whatever fluid I could muster until it passed. He said if it went beyond 24hrs with no fluids or if I spiked a high fever, I should come into L&D. He advised me to avoid all solids and to try some Immo.dium for some relief. He also gave me the option of coming right into L&D and getting and IV and some anti-nausea meds. I wanted to avoid the hospital, so I told him I would stick it out.

I finally stopped vomiting around 8pm, but the diarrhea continued all night long, every hour on the hour until I finally took the Immo.dium around 4am. I was trying to let it run it course without taking anything, but by 4am, I was feeling a little nervous and so very exhausted. It helped and I was able to sleep for a few hours. I was even able to munch on some ice chips and saltines at that point.

I felt much better when I got up this morning, but, I lost 5lbs in the past 24hrs! My fever broke overnight and I have been able to drink and hold down some Gat.orade and saltines. I feel hung over, sore and beat up.

Today's mission is Operation Rehydration!

14 comments:

Teri said...

Feel better, Em! It sounds horrible! :(

Barefoot said...

Oh, man -- how horrible!!! I hope you're feeling better and that you're hydrated again soon.

Allison said...

:( That sounds awful! Im sorry that you had to go through that! Hoping you are feeling better today and are able to complete your operation :)

sweetpeanme said...

Wow!!!!!!!! That does sound horrible! I'm so glad you survived! :o) Drink that gatorade girl!!!

sweetpeanme said...

I didn't know you were a 6dt!! That makes me feel so much better!!
Thanks too for the all the heads up about the office...I will do my best to not overdo it with the water because my bladder is seriously the size of a grape normally...I'm always going to the bathroom!

Sprogblogger said...

Ugh. Sounds miserable. Sounds like you're drinking plenty, but KEEP drinking plenty - that's a scary amount of weight to lose in 24 hours! Feel better, sweetie. Thinking of you.

Meant to be a mom said...

Bless your heart thats terrible. I'm so sorry that you had to go through that.
I hope your getting completely better.

The Patterson's said...

So sorry you are feeling crappy!!! Hope you get better soon!

Carrie said...

Terrible to feel hungover without having been drunk! So glad the worst is over but so sorry you were sick at all. Big hugs!

Lorza said...

I hope you get to feeling better soon!!! That really really sucks. Anyother time a 5 pound loss would be awesome...just not when you are preggo!!

Suzanne said...

Yikes - that is miserable!!
Sounds like you are on the mend - take care of yourself!

Just me said...

I had the stomach flu this week too. :( It wasn't as bad as it sounds like yours was- I only threw up twice early Sat morning, though I didn't really eat much for the whole day. My bowels are still not 100% back to normal... I finally took an immo.dium last night. Glad you feel better!!!

Clio said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this. how awful. can't imagine stomach flu being pregnant like that...
Hope you feel better by now.
tons of gatorade should help

meinsideout said...

I hope you feel better - that sounds brutal.