30 week update

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youngmom08's picture
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30 week update

Sorry I haven't updated or posted in a while! Just been really busy with school and work and trying to catch up on sleep in between times. I was in the hospital last Wednesday because I had been sick with stomach flu or food poisoning like symptoms since that Monday and things had only gotten worse by Wednesday morning. DF kept insisting I go to the hospital Tuesday night but I refused, so around 6 in the morning (Wednesday) he pretty much made me go lol. I was so miserable because no food or liquids were staying down and even when my stomach was empty, I was still hacking my brains out. I kept blacking out after vomiting so I guess being in the hospital was the best place for me. When I got there, they got me in immediately and had me hooked up to an IV in the regular ER part. They told me they were gonna give me some fluids (ending up getting 4 bags) and anti-nausea meds and have someone from L&D come monitor the baby. When they gave me my first round of anti-nausea meds, it literally did not do a thing at all! I asked them for some more if possible and asked for more blankets too because I was having chills and could not stay warm at all. I looked so pitiful. DF was asking a million questions about everything. They had ran some bloodwork and said I had a bladder infection so they gave me antibiotics to knock that out. During this time a lady from L&D was looking at the machine monitoring the baby's heartrate and my contractions and noticed that I was having some pretty strong contractions every 2 minutes. I was so groggy from the meds that I really didn't pay any attention to anything around me, but I remember that they kept calling codes for my room. They ended up sending me to the other campus at the same hospital to the L&D floor. There they told me they were gonna give me something to help out with the contractions and perform a FFN. If that came back positive, they were going to keep me overnight which I was hoping wasn't the case. Thankfully it came back negative and I was able to get released by 5:00pm or so. I have an appointment on Thursday so I'm sure my dr. will be discussing things with me then. I've noticed that I am still having contractions as well though and they are sometimes painful so I will be sure to bring that up at my appt. I ended up having to switch to two flintstone vitamins a day too in order to help me keep my vitamin down since I still am having nausea/vomiting issues when I take those from time to time. Sorry for all the super long post, but just wanted to update you all.

Jeffininer's picture
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Wow, you've been through a lot! Glad you seem to be on the mend, though. Hopefully those contractions will slow down and your LO will stay put.

KUP

youngmom08's picture
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Thank you Jennifer! I am hoping they slow down as well!

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Joined: 08/13/11
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Wow I'm glad your DF made you go! That sounds miserable!

I hope things get better and that the contractions stop too! Hopefully the throwing up will stop and your dr will have answers for you at your next appt.

Feel better soon and KUP!

PsycheGal's picture
Joined: 12/07/08
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and a 3rd WOW! So glad you went to the hospital and so sorry you are feeling so horrible. Hope all the bad goes away fast. Lots of hugs and a big applause for your DF for making you go in when he did! Hope the contractions were just from dehydration and that they will dissipate completely once your body gets itself back in order.

Joined: 01/16/07
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wow glad you went
were the contractions due to the bug? hope they'll go away soon

kup

youngmom08's picture
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They were thinking it could be either from the bug or the bladder infection but not quite sure. All I know is that I'm still having them and at times they get pretty painful to the point where I have to stop what I'm doing or get woken up out of my sleep because of them. I will definitely mention that to my Dr tomorrow at my appointment. Thanks for the comments ladies. I hope I get back to feeling like normal soon. I almost feel like the bottom half of my body is gonna fall off because of all the pressure and pain.

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Oh no to being so sick. I'm glad your DF made you go in. I hope things improve for you soon and that LO stays put will all those contractions. Hopefully extra rest and fluid will help them go away soon.

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Sad

youngmom08's picture
Joined: 06/23/11
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Thanks ladies. My appt went pretty good they just told me that my iron is still low so now I will need to start taking iron twice a day instead of once. Also, I gained 3 lbs so total weight gain is at 11.5 lbs and other than that everything looks good. They did tell me to keep an eye on my contractions though especially since from time to time they are pretty painful and wake me up out of my sleep. My next appt is next Wednesday at 1:40 pm EST so I will update you all again then. Can't believe only 60 more days left according to my ticker. Forgot to add I took my 1 hr glucose test and I should be hearing the results back soon. Hope I passed it!

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glad to hear it went well! Hoping you keep getting decent news!