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#1 of 5 Old 09-18-2011, 05:40 PM - Thread Starter
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Having irrational fears that baby in belly is "in danger" due to my stupid illness.


Ugh - this is awful!  I have been sick since Thursday afternoon with what has finally been called gastroenteritis.  Basically I am having the Big D all the time and the occasional vomiting.  My wonderful DH took off early on Friday to take me to get IV fluids and care for my 2 year old.  He has been a saint and I've not lifted a finger since then - not that I've been able to.  I really am in a bad way - this suuuux!  Am finally able to keep some fluids down somewhat today and had 1/4c applesauce this afternoon.  Of course I just was in the bathroom vomiting and having D, but anyway.


On Friday the Dr who administered the IV fluids listened to baby and heartbeat sounded great.  I happen to have an ultrasound scheduled tomorrow morning to see where my placenta is, so I am sure I'll get reassurance from the tech at that point, but in the meantime, looking for reassurance from BTDT mommas to tell me baby is not being adversely effected/afftected (?) by all my gutteral distress.  Have been too sick to do kick counts, but did notice lots of movement today.


It is late, I'm sick and tired - just need some reassurance. 



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DDCC.  I had a really bad case of either stomach flu or food poisoning when I was 19 weeks pregnant with DS and everything turned out totally fine with him.  I needed to be hospitalized and have an IV.  I literally could not lift my head an inch off the pillow without fainting.  DH and the nurses were carrying me to the bathroom while I puked, had terrible D, and passed out, again and again and again--on the toilet, on the way to the bathroom, trying to sit up in bed to puke, etc.  Those tiny babies are tougher than we give them credit for. 


I hope you feel better soon though!

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My sister had gastroenteritis in her third trimester and everything was fine with baby :)  Don't worry!

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Ah thank you!  You have helped me!

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Baby continues to take everything it needs from your reserves.  It is you that will suffer the mal/under-nutrition effects.  I'm so sorry that you are extremely sick.  How horrible.  Why didn't the doctors give you anti-nausea meds with the IV? 


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