Saturday, January 12, 2013

It's Been a Rough Week

Once again I have no pictures to post, but I made a promise to blog more and so I thought I would explain why I don't have any pictures.  Life was going along as normal till Tuesday night then entered stomach flu.  Now as a rule I never get the flu.  The kids always get it at some point but I always seem to get by without.  This time mom was the only one who lucked out.  I started feeling a little sick at dinner time but still ate because I knew I needed to for Danni.  Looking back I should just have not ate or had something little.  I got so sick afterwards.  Can I just say I threw up or had the runs from after dinner till I woke up Corey to take me to the ER at 1:30am.  Normally I am the type of person who says you wait it out until you are dying to go to the ER.  I hate the ER.  But when you keep throwing up the small sips of water you are trying to take and going to the bathroom every 15 minutes you know you are in trouble.  If I wasn't pregnant I would have stuck it out till morning.  But I was most concerned about Danni and me becoming dehydrated.

So off we went to the ER and thank goodness we live in a small town.  There was no one in the ER, just us.  They took me right back and got me started.  I was super dehydrated so they gave me IV fluids.  They wouldn't let me go till I could give them a urine sample and keep something down.  They gave me nausea meds so I was able to drink, but even after all the fluids I still had a hard time giving them a sample.  I feel extremely lucky because not once did I have a contraction.  That was the main concern that I would start contracting with being so dehydrated.  I was truly blessed.  I was only there for 3 hours from start to finish.  So I came home and layed low and Corey took the day off to recoup and watch after me.

So today is Saturday and the first morning since then that I was able to eat breakfast and keep it down.  This is the longest i have ever taken getting over something like this.  It has been horrible.  Corey had the Missionaries come over on Thursday night and they helped Corey give me a blessing.  I am so grateful for the gospel and the fact that I know I am going to get better and make a full recover.  Let's just hope I don't have to deal with that again.  Just a couple more weeks till Danni comes and I am so ready!!


Seth and Julie said...

Ugh! So sorry! Nine months pregnant and the flu should not mix. I'm glad you got medical attention and that you are feeling better.

Anonymous said...

What a memory you'll have. She will soon be here. Love you tons.