I have not been neglecting my blog, I have been stuck in the hospital with no internet access!
Last Monday night, June 22nd, I had felt ill all day, terribel heartburn , no appetite & just generally crappy. Les brought me home a milkshake to try & help with the heartburn. Shortly after starting to srink the shake & trying to eat a sandwich I become extrememly sick. I started vomiting & had severe pain in my back & upper right abdomen. I knew something was really wrong. We headed to the hospital.
At the hospital they did some PIH bloodwork & checked my B/P, which was low. They gave me gravol but I continued to be sick. After soemtime my bloodwork was fine however the vomiting continued, when I started vomiting blood they admitted me. That was SO scary!
The next day an ultrasound revealed gallstones & "sludge" in my gallbladder, I had been having a very severe gallbladder attack.
To sum up the last week, we have consulted a general surgeon who does not want to operate while I am peregnant, the plan is to have my gallbladder removed at 6 weeks post-partum. I have gone back and forth between a clear fluid diet & attempting a fat free diet. Every time I try to eat I get very sick, have severe pain & vomiting. This morning Dr.J decided that BB needs some nutritional help, more then just an IV so they plan on starting me on TPN.
It looks like I will be here for at least a few more weeks, possibly until delivery. We also may need to induce labour early if this continues. This is all very overwhelming & scary.
BB is doing well, moving tons, an ultrasound on Monday showed he or she weighs 3lbs 11oz, a good size. I feel so guilty for taking medications and for not being able to nourish him or her. I just keep telling myself that in 5 weeks or less it will all be worth it.
I will try to keep things updated here, my dad gave me his portable modem so I have internet access now. Please pray for me & Baby Bear!