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...