they suspect i've got a C.diff infection, which is common after a couple rounds of antibiotics.. sigh. so i'm on yet ANOTHER antibiotic from that.
and now, i'm throwing up. i don't know why. it's bad enough i'm not holding onto my daily meds long enough to absorb them thanks to the diarrhea (i take anticonvulsants and antidepressants daily), i'm also not really able to eat. keeping up with fluids is a challenge. i'm not actually hungry because really.. when your whole system is in reject mode, who wants to eat? but i NEED to eat because i don't want this baby to have problems!
i totally don't know what to do. i'm still peeing on occasion (every 4-6 hours.. normally i pee every 1-2 hours) so i don't think i need to go to the hospital for IV fluids yet. but this totally sucks, i'm at a loss, and i'm feeling very sorry for myself at this point.
I also have incredibly painful gas trapped in my intestines and have been dealing with that every other day from about 6 weeks on. It's PAINFUL!
And let's not even talk about the constipation. I'm sure I'll have hemorrhoids before it's all over.
4 years and 5 IVF cycles in the making, Elliott was born at home in water on 2/2/11.
Sorry you are going through so much.
I'll keep sending good thoughts and prayers your way.
Natasha - wife to Mr. Nicholes, mom to the Cellist(13) the Ladybug(4) and the Twizzlers (2)
marisgirl, that's one of my pet peeves too. luckily, all my real-life people have been very compassionate to me. my husband's coworkers are constantly asking about me, and (being the guy he is..) he actually tells them the truth LOL..
i can't find Florastor in town, and man is it expensive online! i haven't gone to the big city to look for it yet, but it's on the to-do list. i REALLY hope i can find it so i don't have to shell out for shipping charges. from what i gather.. it's well worth it. it's just a bit of a pinch at the moment, kwim? sigh.
not as good an update as i'd like! the C.diff came back with a vengeance.. last saturday i went to the hospital with abdominal pain, and they kept me in for observation.. sunday night i was getting VERY strong contractions 5 minutes apart. i was incredibly dehydrated, they had me hooked up to some major IV fluids, desperately trying to halt labour. which i'm happy to report was SUCCESSFUL!
i am finally home now after a very difficult week. i'm going to get some more Florastor and i may be on antibiotics for the C.diff for the remainder of the pregnancy. it was so awful you guys.. i wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. i am glad that Katie seems to be doing fine, and i'm working hard at staying out of the hospital.
the worst part of it has been the isolation. i was in an isolation room at the hospital, and even though my 6 year old came to visit, she had to wear protective gear and i couldn't hug and kiss her. it broke my heart when she begged to stay with me, promising to be good.. she's at my parents house for most of this week and i'm really hoping i can get her back sunday. i've never wanted to hold anyone so much in my entire life.
prayers for healing are greatly appreciated! i have to get well so my family can be together again.
Oh man Mama you really are having time. If you weren't feeling sorry for yourself I would worry! Hope things start looking up and keep getting better for the rest of the pregnancy!