Friday, October 19, 2007

Never been sicker in my life...

So, I spent some time in the hospital yesterday. Yes, that's right...the hospital. I have never...ever...in my entire life been as sick with vomitting and "other" as I was Wednesday starting at about 11:45 through Thursday morning and beyond. I ended up having Mark take me to the hospital at about 6:30ish for dehydration. Because of the fact that I had flu-like symptoms Sunday/Monday...felt fine Tuesday and Wednesday...had flu-like symptoms again Wednesday night PLUS the fact that I had had some cramping in my extreme lower right pelvic region, they were concerned about a possible ectopic gestation. This is the same as a tubal pregnancy. Basically, the baby implants somewhere other than in the uterus (in the fallopian tubes in the case of a tubal pregnancy) and the pregnancy has to be terminated. After much worry, they did a sonogram and as soon as she got to my uterus, I recognized the glorious sight of my precious baby's yolk sac (what will become the amniotic sac). I confirmed with the sonographer that that was indeed what I thought it was and let out a huge sigh of relief and thank you to God.

Two bags of fluid and 2 doses of Zofran (nausea medicine) later, I was sent home and spent the entire rest of the day in bed. The prognosis: Intestinal flu and dehydration. I'm going to be okay. I am feeling better today, though awfully weak and worn out. Oh, and my abs are sore from all of the "clean out."

The doctor can only assume that I picked up 2 different flu bugs...1 mild and 1 really harsh. It was definitely the flu and not just pregnancy sickness as so many people have assumed. I could have told you that without the dr's diagnosis. I have seriously never been that violently ill in my memory. It was awful.

So, like I said, I'm doing better and am just resting a bunch. For you church people...I doubt I'll be there Sunday, as I just want to rest up as much as possible before starting my week of daycare. I've already lost quite enough income from being sick to where I really, really need to be healthy this week.

Please, please, please pray that Mark, Cassie, and my daycare kids stay healthy. That's the most important thing to me right now...

2 comments:

Bek said...

We prayed for you at group tonight, so God will keep you and all your babies safe!!! By the way, if you saw a car pull in your driveway Sat. night around 7:15 and sit in front of your house...that was us! We went to the pumpkin patch and on our way back to Ben and Tracy's we stopped to see if you were home. Well, we thought no one was because the lights were out, but then we found out you were sick! So I'm sorry if we freaked ya out!

Holly said...

Devon, I am so sorry you have been so sick. The flu is absolutely no fun and I am sorry that it landed you in the hospital for a while. I am glad that everything is alright with the baby! Praise God for that. I hope that today finds you feeling much better. FYI--I am scheduled for surgery on Oct. 30th. Bummer :(, but this is our only option now. At least this will hopefully take care of the problem once and for all, yeah? Well have a good week! Hope you are much much better!! Love ya!