Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Internal Conflict

I'm starting to believe that my body just doesn't know how to coexist with the babies. It's either me or them. My body has managed to miscarry and misplace my previous embryos. The little one I'm carrying right now, however, is a fighter. It tried to take me out over the weekend. At least that's what it felt like. I couldn't keep any food or water down over the weekend. I was hungry, dehydrated and nauseous for 48 hours which made me think I was going to die.

So an emergency visit to my REs office on Monday morning revealed that the little one is doing fine, but I am severely dehydrated. The nurses hooked me up to an IV for fluids and Dr. Hotstuff prescribed Zofran for the nausea and sent me to see my regular OB.

In the afternoon, when I was properly hydrated, I went to the my new OBs office and had them remove the IV and had my first appointment with the new Doctor, I'll call him Dr. NiceGuy. He was sweet and empathetic, and told me that I should take it easy and everything is OK and I probably have Hyperemesis Gravidarium (severe nausea and vomiting) and the Zofran should take care of that, and does it ever! I'm telling you ladies I was apprehensive about taking any drugs during pregnancy, but this one was like a miracle drug. After only one dose, I was able to drink Gatorade and eat some crackers. It was awesome!

So it seems like my lovley parasite and I are going to be able to coexist for now thanks to the marvels of modern medicine.


mybabyquest.wordpress.com said...

So glad to hear that you are feeling better.

the Babychaser: said...

It's stories like this that make me wonder if I'll be able to survive pregnancy, if I ever get so lucky to try. Ugh.

So glad you're feeling better. Yay modern medicine!!!

Shinejil said...

There's nothing worse than the feeling of dehydration. So glad you got some treatment to help you get through this.

I hope you continue to feel better and that no more crappy things happen to you during this pregnancy!

Thanks for your comment recently.

Jess said...

Ugh..sorry about the nausea. I took Zofran too. Glad it's helping you. They say nausea is a really good sign--in fact, when I told people I was nauseous, they would say "OH GOOD" or "YAY"...I never liked that! But I knew they meant well. So I won't say those things to you, but I will say that it DOES go away at some point!!! Hang in there! :)