First, everything is okay. Baby is fine, and I'm okay, too.
Apparently, my gall bladder is giving me trouble. On Monday, I was fine. I ate a big salad and some veggie soup for lunch. That afternoon, I ate a bag of cheese popcorn (I thought it was a better choice than chips.....wrong!) Oy!
Within an hour's time, I had pain up under my ribcage and felt like there was a ball in my gut. Not good. I went home, had a small dinner, and went to bed early bc I was so uncomfy. I woke up about 3a and that is when the puking began. I pretty much puked hourly until 3p, when Trey took me to the ER to get some fluids and some relief (at the direction of my mom, a nurse, and my primary care physician.)
They gave me fluids and nausea meds-- and tried to hydrate me (I still didn't pee the entire time I was there....) And took blood to check enzyme levels. I also had an u/s of my liver, gall bladder, kidneys, spleen, and a quick peek at the baby (doing just fine!) Gah.
In the end they said, it *might* be your gall bladder. It sounds like a gall bladder problem, but they are hard to diagnose. Gave me some Zofran and sent me on my way....
Anyone have experience with gall bladders? I've since learned that none of my female relatives have theirs anymore (my mom is one of 4 sisters and they all had theirs removed....as did my maternal grandmother and great grandmother.....) And apparently they crap out around age 35 (I'm 34....) And looking back, it seems that some of the "symptoms" I've attributed to this pregnancy, might actually be my GB. This go around I've been waking at night and puking, and get sick in the evenings.....and have been burping a lot....gross.
So for now, I'm okay. I was scared to eat yesterday, and just had a bowl of cereal today...so I'm weak, but back at work. I was really worthless for two days. Thing is, I did this about 4 weeks ago and just assumed it was the pregnancy, now I'm not so sure...
I have to follow-up with my primary care and figure out what the next step is. For now, I'm avoiding fatty stuff, whole grains, leafy greens.....things that are hard to digest. I just don't want to go through the relentless puking again-- that sucked!